Famous Belgrade fortress, located right at the confluence of the Sava River in the Danube, was built in
2 nd century (AD) as a Roman castrum, and was soon destroyed by the Goths and Huns. It was rebuilt in
6 th century, and destroyed all over again by the Avars and Slavs.
Since then, the fort has been restored and razed with the ground numerous times, until the 18 th century when it got the final look.
Now, Kalemegdan is the largest park in Belgrade, and between its walls, among other, there is famous statue The Victor, the Monument of Gratitude to France, Roman well, Despot Stefan tower, Orthodox church Ružica, the Cvijeta Zuzorić Art Pavilion, the Music Pavilion, the Zoo, a children’s fun fair, and many sports facilities, restaurants and cafés.
The main pedestrian zone in Belgrade is one of the oldest and most valuable landmarks in the city. It
was named after Mihailo Obrenović III, Prince of Serbia during the 19 th century.
Today, this one kilometer long street is the main shopping center in Belgrade, crowded with restaurants and cafés, as well as art galleries, important cultural monuments and a number of buildings built during the late 1870s.
At the end of Knez Mihailova, there is a modern shopping center Rajićeva, where you can find some of the world's most famous brands, but also take a break and enjoy a coffee or lunch at the popular restaurant Mamma’s Shelter, which is located within this shopping center.
This bohemian quarter of Belgrade that resembles to Montmartre in Paris is a vintage street located in
the heart of Belgrade. Filled with numerous ethno restaurants, it promises unforgettable time, and
enjoyment in traditional food and music.
Besides its exotic look, this quarter became famous because of the Serbian writers, actors and other artists who enjoyed meeting in the restaurants (kafana) that were over 15 in this street in the 20th century.
We recommend you to visit Two deer (Dva jelena), Three hats (Tri šešira), or My hat (Šešir moj).
It is the largest Orthodox Church currently in use, named after St. Sava, the first Archbishop of Serbia.
Sava was born as a Prince Rastko Nemanjić, whose father Stefan Nemanja was a ruler of Serbia, and
founder of medieval Serbian state. His brother Stefan Prvovenčani was the first Serbian king. However,
Rastko left home to join Orthodox monastery, and there he was renamed and became Sava.
The church is located on Vračar Plato, where it is thought that Sinan-Pasha burned the relics of Saint
Sava in 1595.
The highest point of the dome is 70 m in height, and with the addition of 12m of the main gilded cross, its total height is 82 m. The temple is covered with white marble and granite, and the murals, which are yet to be finished, will be mosaics. It can hold up to 10 000 people at one time.
Currently the tallest tower in Balkans (204.68 m), which was destroyed during the NATO bombing and
reconstructed a decade later, is located on small mountain Avala.
Deciduous and pine forest with 8 springs of fresh mountain water is a protected natural wealth and one of the favorite picnic sites for both Belgraders and tourists.
Today over 150 000 people visits Avala Tower every year and enjoys in a breathtaking view of the city from the terrace at the top of it. Avala Tower complex includes, among other facilities, a restaurant, ethno-gallery, souvenir shop, sports fields and outdoor gym.
Ada Ciganlija is a peninsula located in the Sava River, which is used as a recreational zone. It has a beach,
filled with cafes and restaurants, as well as numerous sports facilities. Ada is also known as a Belgrade’s
Sea, and during the summer, it has over 100 000 visitors per day.
Ada is an oasis in urban area. Most of it is forested; therefore the visitors have an illusion of being in a complete wildlife.
The lake is stretched for 6 km from west to east and 700 m from north to south at its widest, covering an area of 2.7 km 2 . The entire Ada Ciganlija ecological complex, which includes the islands of Ada Ciganlija and Ada Međica, but there is another small lake on Ada Ciganlija itself, known as Ada Safari.