Belgrade is the capital of Serbia and has remained a significant part of history from ancient civilization to modern times. Tourists who are fascinated by historical sites and stories will find themselves lost in the charm of Belgrade. Its name roughly translates to “white city” and it is located at the junction of River Danube and River Sava. Geographically, Belgrade has strategic importance as the Pannonian Plain touches the Balkans at this point. Changing hands between several rulers, this region is an astonishing blend of cultural delight for visitors.
Vacation rentals in Belgrade
While you are planning cultural tours in Belgrade, allow CuddlyNest to take care of your accommodation. Just like the mesmerizing city itself, there are plenty of lovely houses and cheap apartments for rent in Belgrade for vacations. You may use the advanced search filters on our website to find Belgrade apartments for rent that fit your personal taste. There are vacation rentals close to the main city centers so you may plan fun-filled activities daily.
Tourist attractions in Belgrade
If you are a lover of nature, you may want to spend the day at the rivers that define the spirit of Belgrade. Owing to its rich heritage, the city has an array of exciting events and tours that you may wish to participate in depending on your particular hobbies and interests. While it is nearly impossible to list all the incredible places you can visit on your trip to Belgrade, here is a list of some of the most popular tourist destinations in the city.
Relive thousands of years of fascinating history within the fortified walls of the Belgrade Fortress. It offers a spectacular view of the River Danube and River Sava. So, if you are in the mood to enjoy some magnificent scenery, head over to the ridge above these rivers. From the 2nd to 18th century, Belgrade Fortress has been destroyed and rebuilt many times. The structure consists of Upper Town and Lower Town. It boasts gates that stand the test of time, the Roman Well, Sahat Tower, Big Gunpowder Magazine, Turkish Bath, Damad Ali Pasha’s Turbeh, Military Museum and Nebojša tower.
Knez Mihailova Street
When the Romans ruled this region, Via Cardo Road existed in the place of the Knez Mihailova Street. Urbanization in 1867 resulted in this street becoming the fastest way to get to Belgrade Fortress from the town. Today, it is a cultural center that flaunts gorgeous European architecture. You can shop to your heart’s content, have some drinks with your friends, go clubbing on the weekends and taste some of the finest cuisine in Serbia. Sit down in a nice café on the Knez Mihailova and just watch the hustle and bustle of a regular day in Belgrade.
When the heat of the summer days gets unbearable head over to the Ada Ciganlija which is a peninsula surrounded by the Sava River located only 4km away from central Belgrade. Refresh your soul among the bountiful oak and elm forests. Sit down by the serene beaches that are ideal for arranging delicious picnics with your friends and family. There is a wide variety of water sports organized at Ada Ciganlija for the adventurous spirits. You can enjoy outdoor sports as well like volleyball, tennis, basketball, hockey, etc. There are lots of popular night clubs in the area so you can dance the night away.
Located in the Old Town of Belgrade, Skadarlija is a vintage street that has preserved history and culture for the people of today to reminisce. If you are a fan of Serbian literature, art or music you will wish to visit the taverns and places here that famous painters, writers and musicians frequented in their time. After renovation, the cobblestoned paths are still there along with an old fountain. There are enthralling murals painted on the walls of Skadarlija depicting the history of the city under various rulers. It is currently under state protection as a site of great cultural significance.
St. Sava Temple
You will be surprised by the religious diversity of Belgrade with its captivating mosques, temples and historic places of worship. The city is home to the biggest Orthodox Church in the country located in the Svetosavski Trg square. While flaunting architecture belonging to Serbian-Byzantine style, St. Sava Temple rises up to 82m at its highest point. There are breathtaking galleries lining its walls and the church can accommodate up to 10, 000 worshippers at a time. Boasting a marble and granite structure, St. Sava Temple has endured as a prominent part of the city’s skyline.
Nikola Tesla Museum
It started out as a grand residential villa in 1929 and is now a museum famous throughout the world for its contribution to science and technology while honoring the late Nikola Tesla. The building houses the largest collection of information on Nikola Tesla who is one of the most important figures in the study of the electromagnetic field. Physics majors would surely not miss the opportunity to learn more about his incredible work and extraordinary life as a Siberian-American inventor. You will see how important this nation has been to the history of the world and in shaping the future.
Josip Broz Tito Mausoleum
This is the resting place of the president of Yugoslavia which was a socialist nation. Along with him lays his wife. The Josip Broz Tito Mausoleum is also known as the House of Flowers. While you will get to see precious treasures of the late president himself as well as his personal collections, there are irreplaceable relics from the Yugoslavia era displayed at the Josip Broz Tito Mausoleum. Before the republic came to an end, there was a wide variety of flowers surrounding the tomb.
In addition to these sites, you may wish to check out the Millenary Monument, Museum of Illusions and Museum of Aviation among other hot tourist destinations in Belgrade. Book your vacation rental in Belgrade with CuddlyNest today!