Belgrade | Queen of Balkan fun

Belgrade sight gives the impression of a great European capital. The signs of the recent bombings are (almost) gone, the capital of Serbia is the queen of Balkan fun. Almost everywhere and any time of the day or night you will find rooms, bars and restaurants willing to give you food and drinks along with music. From the Balkan turbofolk to something more traditional, Belgrade also has great international hits. This capital enters in effect the ranks of the great European capitals, without the fear of comparisons.

Belgrade NATO ruins

Belgrade NATO ruins

Let’s start with the apartment: you cannot go wrong. There is no place on the board like the Nusic Apartment. It’s a great location that has a short walking distance from the center, away from Trg Republic and Moscow, clean and equipped with every comfort. The charge is 22 euros per night, perfect for 3-4 days that are required for the first approach in Belgrade. Trg Republic Square in the center of the town has some of the most famous buildings and attractions,including the National Museum, the National Theatre and the statue of Prince Michael.

Belgrad

Belgrad

Dedicate at least one morning to visit the citadel of Kalemegdan. A stunning location that overlooks the two rivers that cut Belgrade, you can see the confluence of the Sava and Danube in the district of Novi Beograd. Inside the fortified citadel discover the Clock Tower, the Military Museum and the Monument of the winner. At the confluence of the Sava and the Danube you will find a bar-restaurant Cantina de Frida and you should definitely try some of their delicious appetizers.

Belgrad

Belgrad

Although it started in 2003 ,the Belgrade beer festival becomes more and more famous every year. Held annually in mid-August, in Ušće, located outside the city center, on the side of New Belgrade.Visitors have the opportunity to choose from among 25 labels of beer that are either local or imported. Hosted by many bands from around the world, with different types of music. Finally, it is noteworthy that the entrance to the festival and the concerts is free which is reflected in the positive feedback from the international press.

Belgrad

Belgrad

For a wonderful evening take a trip to Skadarska, a cobbled street full of quaint corners and cafes, live music, which refers to the bohemian side of the town. Finally, have a great dinner here (Kralja Petra in front of the Church of St. Michael the Archangel). Great service, great food and average prices. It will be a disappointment to leave Belgrade and its vices.

By Nicole P.

Belgrade photos: Milan Gucic, Atanas Dimitrov, Sasa Dragisic, Slobodan Miskovic, Stefan Amer.

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