It’s the legacies of the past that have shaped Belgrade into an interesting city of different cultural influences reflected in simple statues and ornate architecture. From the old Kalemegdan fortress, Victor monument, as a symbol of the city, across Kosančićev Venac, the Patriarchate, the monument of Prince Mihailo, bohemian Skadarlija quarter and other monuments, churches and all those legacy of the past that have shaped an interesting city, through a mixture and blend of different cultures and influences. Introduction of Belgrade can be very interesting and, according to foreign tourists, does not often happen quickly. Well, it takes time to understand and accept and understand all its peculiarities, contrasts and secrets!
In Belgrade, there are many sites that are interesting and may be part of your tour. Although many magnificent buildings, monuments, archives and cultural institutions were irreparably destroyed throughout the centuries, Belgrade has still managed to hold on to some gems. Below is our recommendation for the TOP 5 sites not to miss on your White City tour!
Belgrade buildings are a mixture of architectural styles, most of them are enlightened by Academism, Art Nouveau, Renaissance and Romanticism. Several decades of communist rule have made the architecture in Belgrade a bit chaotic; an unusual combination of beauty and, we feel free to say, ugly-gray.
Streets and squares
Belgrade has a lot of boulevards and squares, but its center is a labyrinth of small streets filled with greenery, where you will be so happy to stroll! Turn freely of the Knez Mihailova street to Karadjordjeva, from where you will descend to the river. Or, climb down to the Marine Dorćol by beautiful streets of the Upper and Lower Dorćol! Or simply let your feet take you! Around every corner something new is waiting for you, some new unforgettable sight!
Serbs are mostly Orthodox Christians, very religious and adhere to their traditions. After the fall of communism, the people started to turn back to their religious roots looking to restore their tradition, spirituality and culture.
If you are in Belgrade for the first time, or simply are not too adventurous to explore the city on your own, we have organized city tours for you. Also, there are some things in the city to see and reveal by yourself. We offer some interesting suggestions.
One the city rims
There are numerous picnic grounds, cultural and historic monuments, archaeological sites, nature reserves and many other places to visit near Belgrade, within a hundred kilometres from the city centre.
What you can do in BG for…
For free! Most of the permanent museum and gallery exhibitions, visit the Tower of Gardoš, sunset on the Danube Promenade, visit of Kalemegdan Park and churches Ružica and Sv.Petka.