Exploring Europe: Top 7 Attractions and Events in Belgrade

Some people might assume that, even though Belgrade is the capital of Serbia, there are not a lot of things you can do and see there. And boy, are those people wrong! Even though Belgrade definitely doesn’t come even close to some other capitals around the world, it is still filled with interesting sights and fun places to visit, and it’s definitely not lacking in entertaining events either.

So, let’s just scratch the surface of the things you can expect to see and experience in the wonderful city of Belgrade.

Kalemegdan fortress

Kalemegdan fortress is definitely the first place you should visit if you ever find yourself in Belgrade. Aside from having amazing parks – and a zoo – it’s also a treasure trove of culture and history. Built in 279 BC, this amazing fortress is one of the oldest fortresses in Serbia. Aside from the parks, it also features numerous museums and it has been voted one of the most romantic places to watch the sun set (or rise).

 

Knez Mihailova

The next must-see is definitely Knez Mihailova street. This is the Belgrade’s “nerve center” where people of all ages come to be seen, take a walk, do some shopping or simply have a cup of coffee with their friends. It’s also the street that has been named one of the prettiest pedestrian zones in entire South East Europe. Aside from numerous coffees hops, fast-food joints, high-end restaurants and shopping malls, this street is also home to Serbian Academy of Sciences and Arts, Goethe-Institut, Instituto Cervantes, as well as offices of various airlines.

Church of St Sava

The Church of St Sava is the biggest Orthodox church in the Balkan region. The base of the church covers amazing 299 ft from east to west and 266 ft from north to south. The dome of the church is 230 ft tall with a 39 ft tall golden-plated cross on the top which makes it easily noticeable from all the approaches to the city. The exterior of the church is covered in white marble, and the church is located on the Vračar plateau – the place where Ottoman Grand Vizier, Sinan Pasha, burned St Sava’s relics during a Serbian uprising in 1594.

But, enough with the historical sights, let’s now see what else can you expect to find in this amazing city.

AksGamblers Awards 2019

A few days ago, a gala was held in the Hyatt hotel where the world-renowned AskGamblers asked their players to choose the best online casinos. The entire event was live-streamed world-wide which offered the opportunity for everyone to follow this amazing event. The participants competed in a few categories, such as Best New Casinos, Best Casino in 2018, Best Partner, Player’s Choice, Best Slot and Best Game Provider. The AskGamblers Awards were handed to Campeonbet Casino – for the best new casino in 2018, Betsson Casino – for the best casino of 2018, BitzStarzCasino – for player’s choice, Legacy of Egypt – for the best slot, NetEnt – for the best game provider and 7 stars – for the best partner.

Something for everyone

No matter if you’re an avid clubber, or you rather enjoy dining in high-end restaurants, Belgrade’s got you covered. Considered a “Bohemian Quarter” of Belgrade, Skadarlija is the cobblestone-covered street that features some of the finest and oldest restaurants in the city. Here, you can indulge in a delicious meal, while sipping on some strong rakija and enjoy live bands serenading. On the other hand, if clubs are more up your alley, check out the Cetinjska street – the city’s premier nightlife street.

Have some summer fun at Ada Ciganlija

Ada Ciganlija is an artificial lake in Belgrade that’s also pet-named the “Belgrade’s seaside”. Jokes aside, this is the hottest place to be at during summer, as Belgraders love to spend time at this beach catching some sun rays or having a refreshing swim. Beach sports and parties are no strangers to this lively beach either, so get ready to make some fun memories.

Belgrade Beer Fest

With more than half a million attendees every year, the Belgrade beer fest became a true summertime social hub for anyone who enjoys good beer, great company and excellent music. People from all over Serbia, but foreign countries as well, flock every August to Belgrade for this four-day festival where they can enjoy hot summer nights filled with cold beer and hard rock.

As you can see, Belgrade has something to offer to anybody who’s in the search for unique experiences, rich history and amazing food. From all the historical sights and extravagant nightlife to amazing cultural events and fun low-action enjoyment, you’re definitely bound to find something to your taste in the capital of Serbia.

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