Top Attractions in Belgrade
Step 1 — Kalemegdan Park
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Belgrade starting point we have from Kalemegdan Park to begin a good reference map to select the trend attractions they want to go.
Kalemegdan is not only a park, it is also a castle, and the castle in the park is the best witness of Serbian history. Whether it is for locals or out-of-towners, this place is a must-see for check-in. The main body of Kalemegdan Castle was built in the 17th century, and it also embodies medieval, Islamic and Turkish architectural styles.
Kalemegdan Castle is divided into 2 districts, namely the upper and lower districts, the small Kalemegdan and the large Kalemegdan. Each part has its own characteristics and is of great appreciation value. Kalemegdan Castle is also the most famous park in Serbia.
The castle has been repaired and expanded many times in its history, and the architectural relics of ancient Rome and Austro-Hungary are still visible, but most of the remaining sites are mainly built during the Turkish rule. Composed of huge stones, it has been a military powerhouse since the time of Celtic rule. Tiangong Kaiwu happened to be located at the confluence of the Danube and Sava rivers, which made it a battleground for ancient military strategists.
Previously, this was an important military base. Walking in the park, you can see many military weapons, which are used to show the traumatic years that people have experienced here, and to warn future generations to cherish peace.
The Ruzica church is located near the castle of Belemegdan and is classified in Kalemegdan. The church has a long history. There are many portraits of the Virgin Mary in it. Every stone brick is full of sense of history. The church is covered with plants, adding a sacred color to it. The sculptures at the door are also very distinctive, especially impressive.
Address: Kalemegdan Park, Belgrade 11000, Serbia (check the map) How
to get there: Bus No. 2, 19, 21, 22, 28, 29, 41, 31 and get off at Kalemegdan stop.
Opening hours: Open all day
Kalemegdan fortress and park
Step 2-Belgrad Zoo-(Belgrad Zoo)
Belgrade Zoo-established in 1936, it is one of the oldest zoos in Europe. It contains the largest white lion in the world. I don’t know if the creatures are locked in for too long or what, it looks particularly docile. However, there are many rare birds here, as well as common animals (white lions), pythons, crocodiles, golden pythons, hippos, peacocks, giraffes, camels, bighorn sheep, deer, roe deer, storks, elephants and so on.
Looking at the creatures in the zoo, there is a kind of inexplicable sadness. The small living space and living environment are very different from other zoos. Freedom may be the most extravagant thing for them.
Opening hours: 08:00–19:00
Tickets: 5 Euros
Number of animals: 1,700
Number of species: 150
Phone number: +381 11 2624526
Step 3 — The heart of the city — Mikhailo Grande Street
Ulica Knez Mihailova (Ulica Knez Mihailova, Serbian: Улица Кнез Михаилова is the main pedestrian shopping street in Belgrade, named in 1870.
Walking in the streets of the heart of the city, there are many impressive buildings built in the 1870s. According to historical records, this was the place where the most influential and wealthy family in Belgrade built their homes.
In 1979, as one of the oldest and most valuable symbols of the city, Grand Duke Mihailo Street was declared a historical and cultural protection unit under state protection. It is a very characteristic street in Belgrade, with various shops, cafes, old galleries, old bookstores, antique shops, and many street artists on both sides.
The clown grandpa who sells balloons has become one of the most distinctive features of this street.
Street performers can be seen everywhere on the street
Address: Knez Mihailova Street, Belgrade, Serbia (View the map)
Ways of arrival: Road 9, 21, 22, 28, 29, 41, 16, 24, 26, 31, 37, Get off at Trg Republike by bus No. 46 and No. 95.
Opening hours: Monday to Saturday 9:00-21:00, some shops are closed on Sunday
Mihailo Grande Street
Step 4 Belgrade Republic Square-National Museum of Serbia
The Republic Square in Belgrade is located in the center of Belgrade, the capital of Serbia, next to the National Museum, the statue of Duke Mihailo, and the Belgrade National Theatre. Republic Square is one of the main city squares in the city. The National Museum was completed on May 10, 1844, and is the largest and oldest museum in Serbia. In 1979, the museum was recognized as a “high-value cultural heritage”, and now it has more than 400,000 items in its collection. The museum is currently closed for renovation and temporarily closed to the public.
Republic Square is one of the main town squares in Serbia. Many people regard Republic Square as the center of the country. The square is at the end of Takung Street, and it is a three-point line with Kalemegdan Park and Takung Street.
The bronze sculpture of Prince Michael was placed on the square in 1882 to commemorate the prince’s outstanding merits and achievements. It is one of the busiest central business districts in Belgrade. In 2000, a modern public millennium clock was hung on the square. In addition to being used as a clock, it was also a weather forecaster, constantly updating the weather. The Millennium Clock and its stands are made of chrome steel and glass, in sharp contrast with other ancient buildings in the square.
Address: Trg republike, Beograd 11000 Serbia (check the map)
Opening hours: all day
Step 5 — Skadarlija — (Skadarlija Street)
Here you will see the look of Belgrade in the 19th century. Skardaria Pedestrian Street is not far from Republic Square. This small street full of bohemian style has completely maintained the appearance of the second half of the 19th century, along the famous Walking through the cobblestone streets, on both sides are mostly traditional Serbian specialty restaurants.
Each restaurant has local traditional band performances to attract customers. If you think the performance is good, give them meaning. You can also join their performance if you are happy.
Among them, the three hats (Tri Še šir) and the two small deer (Dva Jelena) restaurants have a history of a hundred years. Walking on the undulating, cobblestone pavement makes people feel like going back in time.
The famous cobblestone streets of Skadalia recommended by the President of Serbia
Address: Beograd, Ulica Skadarska (check the map) How
to get there: No. 16, No. 58, or No. 95 to Skadarska Station
Scalea Pedestrian Street
Step 6 — Serbian Parliament Building
The office of the Serbian National Assembly, built in 1936, is one of the most magnificent buildings in Belgrade and one of the landmark buildings in Belgrade. The black horse sculpture at the entrance of the building is also worthy of attention. The pair of sculptures were made by the famous Serbian sculptor Toma Rosandi ć. You can make an appointment to visit the parliament building, but only on working days, you need to make an appointment by phone or email 3 days in advance, and at least 15 people are required.
From 1938 to 2006, the Serbian Parliament Building was now the seat of the Serbian Parliament. It was also the office of the Yugoslav Parliament and the Parliament of Serbia and Montenegro. It belongs to a neo-Baroque building. It took nearly 30 years to construct from the start of construction in 1907 to the completion in 1936.
Address: Trg Nikole Pašića 13, Beograd, Serbia (check the map) How
to get there: Bus No. 23, 24, 26, 37, 58 and get off at Pionirski Park.
Reservation Tel: +381-11-3026273
Serbian Parliament Building
Step 7 — St. Mark’s Church
The Church of Saint Mark (Serbian: Црква Светог Марка / Crkva Svetog Marka) is a Serbian Orthodox church located in Belgrade, the capital of Serbia. The church is located in the park near the Serbian Parliament building and is easy to spot. There is a smaller Russian Orthodox church next door.
The church was built between 1931 and 1940. There used to be a smaller church on the original site, built in 1835. The building also belongs to the Byzantine style. The unique color and style of the church’s exterior makes this church in the crowd let you take a look at him. There is a sarcophagus on the south side of the church, and a marble basement on the north side. Enter the spiritual civilization center of the Serbs here.
Address: Tasmajdan Park, Belgrade, Serbia
St. Mark’s Church
Step 8-Remains of NATO Air Strike-(Kneza Milo ša)
Beginning on March 24, 1999, NATO launched a 78-day bombing of the former Yugoslavia, which killed more than 3,500 people, injured 12,500, and caused at least US$30 billion in property damage. In this airstrike, many government agencies, factories, hospitals, and television stations of the Yugoslav Federation suffered severe or even devastating damage, including the Chinese Embassy in Yugoslavia at that time.
In order to commemorate this devastating humanitarian disaster, Serbia has preserved some of the buildings that were bombed at that time intact. The most famous ones are the Yugoslav Ministry of Defense Building, the Ministry of Interior Building and the Serbian National Television Station. Not far away, opposite is the current Serbian Government and Ministry of Foreign Affairs building.
The part that was not bombed next to it is still in use as an office. The building of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Yugoslavia was bombed on the same street as these buildings. The next part will talk about the ruins of the Chinese Embassy in the New City of Belgrade. Unfortunately, the ruins have been demolished, and now they have assumed a new mission and will soon build the Serbian Chinese Cultural Center.
Address: Kneza Miloša, Beograd, Serbia (view map)
NATO air raid site
Step 9 — Nikola Tesla Museum
(Muzej Nikola Tesla)—Nikola Tesla is often regarded as the “greatest scientist in human history”. He invented the AC system and was the founder of modern radio and wireless communication. Regrettably, this Serbian scientific master has never lived in Serbia. After
Tesla passed away, his nephew Sava Kosanovi ċ inherited some of his personal belongings, including research materials, Books, photos, etc., according to Tesla’s last wish.
These personal belongings and his ashes were sent to Belgrade and kept in this museum.
The Serbs are still proud of him, naming the airport after him and printing his head on the currency (100 dinars).
There will be a small multifunctional lecture hall in the museum. The lecture will introduce you to Tesla’s life, and then will show you all of Tesla’s inventions. When talking about alternating current, the audience will be invited to use it. Try the alternating current with your fingers to bring you the “pleasure”. Get through your two veins of Ren and Du.
Tesla’s work or daily necessities displayed in the showcase
Address: Beograd, Krunska 51 (check the map) How
to reach: Bus No. 2, No. 10, No. 12, No. 14, No. 24, No. 26, No. 27, No. 74 and get off at Pravni Fakultet.
Opening hours: Tuesday to Sunday 10:00-18:00. Demonstrations such as scientific experiments in the museum are held once an hour. It will be open until 8pm in summer.
Tickets: 250 dinars (in Serbian language), 500 dinars (in English)
Nikola Tesla Museum
Step10 — St. Sava Cathedral
The Church of Saint Sava (Church of Saint Sava) is by far the largest Orthodox church in the world, and it has not yet been fully completed. The church was built in 1935 and was interrupted during Hitler’s time, and the construction of the church was not able to continue during the Communist Party’s rule. The cross on the dome of the church is made of pure gold, and the entire church is expensive to build.
The majestic church exterior
The vivid murals in the church have to marvel at the exquisite skills of the painters. Whether it is a character or an object, every part is drawn by the painters one by one.
Address: Svetosavski Square | Karadjordje’s Park, Vracar, Belgrade, Serbia (View the map)
Ways to reach: Road 9, 10, 14, 31, 33, 42, 47, 48, 59 Bus No. 78 and get off at Kara đor đev Park.
Opening hours: All day
Step 11-Tito Memorial Hall-(House Of Flowe rs)
The tomb of Marshal Tito, also known as the Flower House, is a resting place for a generation of great men. Tito buried his body in the Flower House after his death. Because Tito loved flowers when he was alive, there is also another name “Flower House”. This is a cemetery and a museum. The entire museum consists of three parts, the “May 25th” museum, the old museum and the tomb of Tito.
The main museum is named “May 25th” because Tito was born on May 25th to honor this great man. There are exhibitions throughout the year. The Tomb of Tito is a rectangular tomb made of white marble. The tomb is inlaid with three rows of gilded characters: Josip Broz, Tito, 1892-1980.
There are many items from Tito’s life on display in the museum, including weapons, clothing, gifts from various countries, and so on. The staff at Tito’s Tomb will lead you to the story about Tito and China if they meet a Chinese visit.
A large number of articles and pictures are displayed in the memorial hall, mainly around the persecution and trauma caused by the war to the Serbs. I walked inside and looked at the pictures and texts with a heavy heart.
Address: Bulevar Mira
Opening hours: Tuesday-Sunday 9:00-17:00
Ticket information: 400.0 dinars 400 dinars (half price for students, free for children under 10 years old) )
Step 12—Belgrade “Red Star” Football Club
Belgrade Red Star Football Club is located in Belgrade, the capital of Serbia. It
is the club that has won the most league titles in Serbia. In the Yugoslavia era, it has won 18 league championships, and after the disintegration of Yugoslavia, it has won 6 championships. Belgrade Red Star Football Club won the UEFA Champions League in 1991.
Inside, you can see the glorious history and glorious years of the red star collected by the club.
Address: Beograd, Humska 1
Step 13 — Shooting Club — (Shooting Club)
Serbia allows citizens to legally own guns. If you are interested in guns, then you must play with guns in the shooting club outside the club when you come to the Red Star Club. Partizan Belgrade has its own shooting club, which is open to the public.
The RMB is about 4 yuan per bullet, and the coach is very patient. The gun sound is loud, so you need to wear earmuffs. The target distance is about six meters, which is a good experience. It is best to call ahead to ask if you want to open the door, because sometimes business may be closed due to equipment maintenance.
The club provides more than 30 different types of guns, and you don’t need any basic experience in shooting. However, if you are in contact with guns for the first time, the instructor will generally recommend you to try small pistols.
Address: Beograd, Humska 1 (check the map) next to the Red Star Football Club.
Opening hours: Tuesday to Sunday 15:00-20:00, Mondays and football
stadiums are closed. Phone: +381-11- 2647942
Step 14-Awala Mountain-(Awala Mountain)
Avala Mountain is located 15 kilometers south of downtown Belgrade, with an altitude of 511 meters and dense forests. It is the best place for Belgrade people to go out in the wild. The Monument of Unknown Heroes (Spomenik Neznanom junaku) on the top of the mountain was built in 1934 to commemorate the national heroes who died in World War I. Eight tall gray stone figures stand opposite each other, majestic and solemn, symbolizing the indomitable spirit of the Yugoslav nation.
The tallest building in Serbia, Avala Toranj, is located on the halfway of the Avala Mountain. The TV tower is 205 meters high. It integrates radio and television transmission and tourism functions. It is also the tallest TV tower in the entire Balkans. There is an observation deck and restaurant on the top of the tower. It is a great place to enjoy the panoramic view of Belgrade and the surrounding area. You need to pay to go up to the tower.
In the 1999 NATO bombing, the Avala TV Tower was also destroyed. After difficult reconstruction, it was finally put back into service in April 2010, which commemorates the 11th anniversary of the NATO bombing.
How to get there: Public transportation is only available from May to August every year. There are 400 buses between Belgrade city and Avala Mountain every Saturday and Sunday.
Address: Beograd, Belo Potok, Put za Avalu ( see map)
Opening hours: April to October, Monday to Sunday 9: 00-19: 00, November to March Monday to Sunday 9:00-17:00
Ada Island (Ada Ciganlija)
Ada Island is a small island in the heart of the Sava River. There are 7 kilometers of river beaches and various bars along the coast. In summer, it is a resort for citizens to swim and sunbathe. It is called the “Belgrade Sea”.
Ada Island is the largest sports center in Belgrade, and it is also a place with the most complete sports equipment and facilities. There are football fields, basketball courts, tennis courts, golf courses and other sports facilities on the island. There are also various entertainment projects such as bungee jumping and live-action CS. Of course, in addition to these, here you can also rent a bicycle or rent a pair of roller skates to travel around the island. Or take a small train for sightseeing. The price is very reasonable for the whole journey. Just sit quietly with your chin in your hand, observe everyone’s demeanor and behavior along the way, and feel the cultural atmosphere that you have never experienced.
There is an artificial lake here. In summer, many people basking in the sun and swimming by the river. The lake is surrounded by dense trees and the environment is very pleasant. There are various creatures in the forest gathering here, but you will find that they and humans get along very harmoniously without disturbing each other. mean. Here you can rent bicycles and roller skating, walk around the artificial lake a few times, and find a place to sit and have a coffee break when you are tired. This is the product of Belgrade people who are famous for their leisure and entertainment.
Address: Ada Ciganlija 2 (check the map) How
to reach : Bus No. 23, 37, 52, 53, 58, and 88 and get off at Ada Ciganlija.
Ada Ciganlija Park Island
Danube & Sava River (Danube&Sava)
Belgrade is the only capital city in Europe where two rivers meet. It is located at the confluence of the Danube and Sava rivers. The best way to discover and experience this city is to take a boat trip and look at the colorful outline of the city along the river.
You are sentimental, young, beautiful, docile and kind-hearted, like gold sparkling in the mine, where your true feelings wake up, beside the Danube, beside the beautiful blue Danube, the sweet flowers spit out, soothing the shadows in my heart and The flowers are still open in the wounded, barren bushes, and the nightingale is singing, beside the Danube, beside the beautiful blue Danube.
The boat will pass many famous scenic spots, allowing you to get close to them and feel the city’s ancient history, long culture, and its rise and fall. A famous poet wrote “The Danube is crying” here. From the poem, you can understand how much blood and blood this ancient city has gone through, and it can no longer withstand the slightest trauma.
I think of a verse: I don’t know the sky is in the water after being drunk, and the boats are full of clear dreams and the galaxy is pressed down. Walk into the residential area along the river. In the evening, there are many dog-walkers, walkers, joggers, and play ball players. You will be infected by their attitude towards life, and the atmosphere of life is very strong.
Ruins of the Embassy in the former Yugoslavia
The site of the Chinese Embassy in Belgrade (Former Yugoslavia) as a Chinese citizen in Belgrade should visit this special attraction. Needless to say, the history of 1999 should not be forgotten. This place is called “atypical scenic spot” by young Chinese people. “As a Chinese, you must come and see it. This history shouldn’t be forgotten.
At the same time, I also think of a sentence once said by a Serbian scholar “The Serbian people will always remember China and The sacrifices made by the Chinese people to Serbia”.
The monument reads “Thanks to China for its support and friendship at the most difficult time of the Serbian people, and to cherish the memory of the martyrs who died.”
Located in the New Belgrade area, close to the Serbian Palace, it is recommended to go straight ahead after crossing the river from the Brankov Bridge. After reaching the Serbian Palace, continue walking for a short distance, turn right after seeing the first intersection, and then turn left. When you look at it, you will see a building with a glass exterior. Next to the building, there is a desolate green space. There is a simple children’s slide on the green space. The green space is the former embassy site. The iron sign is on the right edge of the green space.
The statue of Confucius standing next to the embassy site
The embassy site is about to take on a new mission, and the Serbian Chinese Cultural Center was established here to build a friendly bridge for cultural exchanges between China and Serbia. In 2016, he visited Serbia and personally participated in the foundation laying ceremony of the project.
Ruins of the Chinese Embassy in the former Yugoslavia
The ruins of the Chinese Embassy in the former Yugoslavia in 1999, and the Chinese Cultural Center is now being built. The only commemorative plaque left at the door commemorates the compatriots who sacrificed that year. You can bring a small bouquet of flowers when you go.
Zemun is a district under the jurisdiction of Belgrade. It is located on the bank of the Danube River. It is a typical Central European town. Walking along the pedestrian street of Zemun, you can see markets, fruits, flowers, antiques and so on along the way. Soon you will see a small red tower standing upright. At the vantage point of Zemun, it is the Gordosta favored by many friends.
Walking on the gravel road of Zemun, looking down on the beautiful scenery of Zemun from the small Gardos Tower, it is recommended to go at dusk, the setting sun and the green water of the Danube will reflect each other, close your eyes and listen to his tranquility . Following the Danube River, you will find many restaurants, markets, and churches along the way.
It takes 200 DIN to climb the tower, and you can see the whole picture of BELGRADE, so many tourists here are vying for the lighthouse to see the panoramic view of the city.
When you come to the Danube, you can buy popcorn and feed the swans by the river. Warm reminder: Swans are more sturdy and fierce, do not stretch out your hand to feed, so as not to be hurt by pecking.
Address: Zemun, Belgrade Serbia How
to reach: Buses starting with 700 can be reached
Museum of Aviation Belgrade
On your way back from the city to Nikola Tesla Airport, you will find an oblate glass exterior building near the airport, which is very eye-catching. This is the Aviation Museum of Serbia. If you are an aviation enthusiast, this must be the most anticipated stop, and you will also spend the last stop of your Serbia trip here.
The Aviation Museum was established in Belgrade in 1957. The shape of the museum is a polygonal oblate glass exterior building. It houses more than 200 airplanes. These airplanes are displayed in the open space near the museum, including gliders, helicopters and jet fighters. Most of them are Models left over from World War II.
At a specific time and place, there will be dozens of aircraft on display in the museum, and some aircraft models are even the only few remaining in the world, which are very rare. In addition, the Aviation Museum also houses 130 aero engines, radars, rockets and various aviation equipment, as well as more than 20,000 reference books and technical documents, and more than 200,000 photos.
Some types of aircraft in the museum are the only few remaining in the world, such as Fiat G.50 fighter jets. The museum also contains some downed US and NATO aircraft.
Address: Nikola Tesla Air port next to Nikola Tesla Airport (check the map) How
to arrive: Airport Line 72 or minibus A1 to the airport.
Opening hours: April to October Monday 9:00-16:00 (stop ticket inspection at 15:30), Tuesday to Sunday 9:00-18:30 (stop ticket inspection at 18:00); November to March of the following year Monday to Sunday 9:00-16:00 (check-in stops at 15:30)
Tickets: 500 dinars for adults, 260 dinars for children under 16 years old (accompanied by an adult)