Belgrade

Belgrade

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Belgrade

Belgrade is fast building a reputation as a city that really knows how to enjoy itself, with excellent museums, a vast selection of restaurants and cafés, and probably the best nightlife in southeast Europe. Modern-day Serbia has worked hard to put the torrid 1990s behind it, with most visitors speaking warmly of the friendliness and generosity of Belgradians.

Belgrade is the capital of Serbia and one of the largest cities in Southeast Europe. Its name literally means “the white city”. The urban area is populated with 1.35 million+, while over 1.65 million+ people live within its administrative borders.

Overlooking the convergence of its mighty rivers Danube and Sava is the stunning fortress of Kalemegdan, one of Belgrade’s most impressive sights, set within a large and pleasant park that rises into a sheer hill. The battlements were built to defend the city from various invaders.

The city has a long and tumultuous history, dating back to the 4th century BC, when the area was settled by Celtic tribes. In the Roman times, the city became the Roman city of Singidunum, and relics of that era can still be seen in the city, particularly at the Kalemegdan Fortress. During the Middle Ages the town changed hands between the Kingdom of Hungary, the Serbian Despotate and the Ottoman Empire. The first time the city became the Serbian capital was during the medieval Serbian Despotate in the 15th c. If you visit Serbia you can discover a great cultural heritage influenced by the entire European culture.

Today’s Belgrade is an energetic city re-discovering its potential as an inviting travel destination.

It is recognized for its quality food and drinks.

The city has hundreds of restaurants specializing in local cuisine and a number of international restaurants. On the whole, prices are cheap compared to Western Europe with main dishes ranging from €5–20 per person. The Serbian cuisine is famous for its heavy use of varied vegetables, fresh or cooked. Most Serbian restaurants offer  “roštilj” (ROSH-teel), which is a large plate of various grilled meat, including grilled chicken wrapped in bacon and stuffed with cheese. The most celebrated ingredient of a “roštilj plate is ćevapčići, also called “Ćevapi”, the most famous dish in Serbia (pronounced: chay-VAP-chitchee). It is a traditional food eaten throughout the Balkans.

Coffee culture is particularly splendid in Serbia. Walking about the central areas of the city you will find sprawling terraces and cafés, serving all types of coffee and sweets. Be sure to try Serbian “Turkish” coffee and chestnut purée with whipped cream.

There are plenty of places to stay in Belgrade and try all of its delicacies – all you have to do is chose your favorite accommodation in Belgrade.

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Nightlife info

With its reputation as one of Europe's foremost party capitals firmly entrenched, there's little need to list Belgrade's ample nightlife credentials. However, during the spring and summer months things reach truly epic proportions with revellers packing the streets until dawn on a nightly basis, and a general festive atmosphere permeating throughout the whole city.

If there's one word for visitors to familiarise themselves with is 'splavovi' - the Serbian name for the party boats moored along Belgrade's river banks. Coming in various shapes and sizes, these are a must for any night out during summer (many are working during the whole year).

You can have a night out in Belgrade every single night. Locals usually don't go out to nightclubs before midnight. Well prepared to dance the night away, they often go straight to work the next day. You can dance in old fortresses and on boats, in underground caverns and cocktail bars. And there's a great array of musical styles to dance to: from ragged Gypsy fiddlers to Serbian turbo-folk, from banging techno through heavy metal, and more, much more.

There are two types of clubs in Belgrade: winter and summer clubs. Winter clubs are indoor clubs which are mostly located in the city center – open from late September to early May. Summer clubs are open type clubs with large gardens or located on river (splavovi).

Many of the most popular drinking and dancing venues are only a short walk from the central Republic Square (Trg Republike). The place bustles with young people all year round who meet there before heading out to clubs. With some located inside the walls of the Kalemegdan Fortress, hidden in passages or up stairwells, they serve up world-class live and DJ music.

The Kalemegdan park at the top of Knez Mihailova, the main pedestrian street, has multiple spaces at night reserved for gigs and parties, which is a great way to spend a summer night if the clubs are making you claustrophobic or overheated.

What marks Belgrade as an exceptional clubbing city is its waterways. Remember 'splavovi'? Several kilometres of the Sava and Danube rivers are home to anchored rafts shoring up cafes, restaurants and clubs. The most recognizable summer nightlife features of Belgrade are these party boats offering many different musical genres. They are open from May to September.

A more low-key Serbian nightlife experience, accompanied by traditional music known as "Starogradska" (roughly translated as Old Town Music), is most prominent in Skadarlija, the city's old bohemian neighborhood that features historic taverns and bars with Gypsy fiddlers.

With so many places to chose from it could take months to find your favourite clubs. Feel free to ask the Belgradians to recommend you a place to go in the city center or other locations where you can enjoy your drink and have fun.

They don't charge entrance fees at Belgrade clubs. But it doesn’t mean you can come and go as you wish. All local clubs have a checkpoint at their entrance where face control is carried out by staff. Without the reservation, there are very slim chances you’re going to get into the club that evening.

Also, Belgrade has many festivals & parties that may interest you. The biggest festival of all is the "Belgrade Beer Fest", an annual event in mid-August with lots of beer and good music. If you are more into closed parties, you can visit the "Belgrade Foam Fest" or the "White Sensation party". If you are a jazz fan, don't miss out the "Belgrade Jazz Festival".

And the list goes on....

If you're not sure where to start, below you can find a list of the most well-known clubs for a night out depending on the choice of music/venue.

Center City Penthouse

Center City Penthouse

Nušićeva, Belgrade
This beautiful Center City Penthouse apartment that can accommodate maximum 10 people that is located in the center More info
Apartment Greenfield

Apartment Greenfield

Cerska 119, Belgrade
Price from 19.00
Apartment Greenfield is a fully equipped, cozy studio (24m2), offering comfortable accommodation, perfect for everyone who would like More info
Tiny romantic place

Tiny romantic place

Crnogorska 7, Belgrade
Price from 25.00
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Turquoise romance

Turquoise romance

Crnogorska 7, Belgrade
Price from 25.00
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Phoenix Apartment

Phoenix Apartment

Vladimira Popovića 30, Belgrade
Price from 35.00
Phoenix Apartment offers accommodation in New Belgrade. The apartment that can accommodate 2 persons features views of the More info
Deluxe one bedroom apartment

Deluxe one bedroom apartment

Crnogorska 7, Belgrade
Price from 35.00
Deluxe one bedroom apartment in Belgrade is an excellent, newly decorated and equipped apartment in the Savamala district, More info
White harmony

White harmony

Crnogorska 7, Belgrade
Price from 35.00
Deluxe White harmony apartment in Belgrade is beautiful newly renovated apartment, close to the city center, river banks More info
Luxury & Intimate Spa Intimo - Apartment Amantes

Spa Intimo - Apartment Amantes

Španskih boraca 22b, Belgrade
Price from 35.00
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Luxury & Intimate Jacuzzi Spa Intimo - Apartment Amor

Spa Intimo - Apartment Amor

Bulevar Arsenija Čarnojevića 52, Belgrade
Price from 40.00
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Avala Lux Apartment

Avala Lux Apartment

Nikolaja Krasnova 6, Belgrade
Price from 40.00
Avala Lux Apartment in Belgrade is modern and tastefully arranged apartment. Located at Slavija and can accommodate up More info
City center Villa Forever

Villa Forever

Maršala Birjuzova 44, Belgrade
Price from 40.00
Villa Forever is a hotel located in the center of Belgrade and offers accommodation on a room basis. More info
Several units Carpe Diem Apartments

Carpe Diem Apartments

Bore Prodanovića 15, Belgrade9.7 / 10
Price from 40.00
Carpe Diem Apartments Belgrade are located 3.5 km from the center of Belgrade, in a quiet family neighborhood  More info
Breakfast included! Bed & Breakfast Villa Marija

Bed & Breakfast Villa Marija

Bežanijska 4, Belgrade
Price from 43.00
Bed & Breakfast Villa Marija Belgrade is located 550 m away from the River Danube in Zemun, municipality More info
Breakfast included! Lazar Lux Apartments

Lazar Lux Apartments

Stjepana Ljubiše 31, Belgrade
Price from 45.00
Lazar Lux Apartments is located in Belgrade, about 700 m from the Botanical Garden and 1.5 km from More info
Breakfast included B&B Botel Charlie

B&B Botel Charlie

Bulevar Nikole Tesle bb, Belgrade
Price from 45.00
Bed & Breakfast Botel Charlie is a barge located under the shades of riverside trees, on the banks More info
Luxury & Intimate Jacuzzi Spa Intimo - Apartment Glam

Spa Intimo - Apartment Glam

Bulevar Zorana Đinđića 66, Belgrade
Price from 50.00
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Luxury & Intimate Jacuzzi, sauna Spa Intimo - Apartment El Capo

Spa Intimo - Apartment El Capo

Bulevar Arsenija Čarnojevića 85, Belgrade
Price from 70.00
Spa Intimo Apartment El Capo is a luxuriously furnished apartment, modernly designed with a seat in New Belgrade. More info
Luxury & Intimate Jacuzzi, sauna, steam bath Spa Intimo - Apartment Play Spa

Spa Intimo - Apartment Play Spa

Bulevar Mihaila Pupina 10d, Belgrade
Price from 100.00
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Walking Tour Belgrade Center - Kalemegdan

Walking Tour Belgrade Center - Kalemegdan

Belgrade, Serbia
Price per person from 15.00
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