We just finished our second visit to Belgrade in the past ten years and it is truly an underestimated destination which has never been more exciting to visit than now.
We recommend you get here before everyone else does. Like many other Eastern European capitals (e.g. Budapest, Bucharest, & Sophia), your money will go far, there is a feeling of authentic culture, societal renewal and a fresh interest in luxury.
Belgrade is inundated with restaurants, bars, music venues and cultural attractions. These photos reveal our biggest highlights on the trip.
Central Belgrade is made up of the old town which has wide boulevards and a smattering of various architectural styles. It sits near the confluence of two major rivers on top of a hill which presents commanding views. The Republic Square here is home to tourism information offices, shops and it is a popular spot to meet friends.
This cathedral of St. Sava has been under construction since 1935 and it is the largest Orthodox Church in the world. It is well worth exploring inside. The main church is years from completion, but the crypt is a marvel of artistry.
People are quite religiously active here compared to other parts of Europe. Churches can be found everywhere and they sell images and candles and are quite impressive spaces.
Skadarlija is the name of this cobble stoned, restaurant heavy and overall Bohemian part of Belgrade. It is one of the most artsy streets in the world, filled with quaint little places that are filled with modern day poets, philosophers and all around lively discussions.
Families can be seen out and about especially on Sundays around the popular parts of the city in summer, however winters can be cold and most of the activity on the streets is restricted to the warmer months.
This is the capital building for the city and the nation. It has a beautiful fascade and across the street sits the massive Russian embassy indicative of the influence Russia has wielded in the history of Serbia. There are often demonstrations in front of the parliament due to the Balkan conflicts of previous decades.
The city’s most historic and panoramic spot are the fortress which overlooks the confluence of the Danube and Sava rivers. This expansive fort has chapels, restaurants, walls, turrets and drawbridges. It is incredibly scenic and one of the best attractions in the city.