Ada Ciganlija lies on the Sava River, a mere 4 km from the city centre.
On the river Sava, close to where it flows into the Danube, just 4 km from the city centre lies Ada Ciganlija, at one time an island, now a peninsula. Covered with thick deciduous trees and dotted with clearings and fields, Ada has become the largest, most beautiful and most popular, picnic spot, bathing beach and place to relax in Belgrade.
The Sava Lake is surrounded by more than 7 km of well-kept shingle beaches, whose water is warmer and cleaner than in the river. The lake is ideal for mass recreation, swimming, rowing, kayaking, water polo, diving, wind-surfing and other sports, and a number of international and domestic championships have been held there.
Ada Ciganlija has more than 50 open-air sports fields, including agolf course, and cable-ski circuit. There are football pitches, tennis courts, handball, volleyball and basketball courts, as well as baseball, rugby and hockey pitches. There are also beach volleyball courts and inflatable water soccer pitches, and facilities for the extreme sports of bungee-jumping, wall-climbing and paintball. For anglers there is the Ada Safari Lake, covering 6 hectares, stocked with prize and rare fish of strictly controlled quality.
Ada Ciganlija is a cultural and entertainment centre of Belgrade, especially during the summer. Numerous events are organised with the participation of eminent writers, show-business and theatre stars, folklore ensembles, choirs, orchestras and amateurs from many fields. The catering facilities of Ada comprise dozens of rustic restaurants, floating restaurants and house boats, which by their individual styles preserve and foster the Bohemian tradition of Belgrade. At the entrance there is parking for one thousand vehicles and a marina in the Čukarički rukavac, ideal for mooring of launches, yachts and smaller boats. For visitors to Ada Ciganlija there are shops, picnic sites, a bowling alley, mini-golf, horse-drawn carriages, a tourist train, pedal-boats and beach canoes for sailing on the lake as well as an electrically-powered eco-friendly boat.
JP “Ada Ciganlija”, tel. 3541-117, www.adaciganlija.rs