In the cobblestone alleys flanked with bistros, Belgrade’s somber air gives way to convivial gatherings.
Throughout Serbia’s rich history, the capital Belgrade has remained a pivotal center of culture and administration. The area boasts a record of being the oldest constantly inhabited region in Europe. It has gone through cycles of destruction and restoration under several major empires. Marked by such an adventurous past, Belgrade still carries traces of intense military presence. But don’t be cheated by its solemn, almost gloomy looks. As charmful hangouts spread further inland, Belgrade is emerging from its profound story to become a cheerful city.
The Sava and Danube rivers meet at its heart, lined with the verdant courtyards of Kalemegdan and the oldest woodlands of the city. Everything from touristic activity to cultural events seems to revolve around this fairytale atmosphere. One of the most popular sites to admire the scenery is the Kalemegdan (Belgrade) Fortress, an atmospheric esplanade and a showcase for Neo-Byzantine architectural feats. The Church of St. Sava stands a dozen blocks away in the bustling downtown. It constitutes a part of Belgrade’s Yugoslav heritage. No visit to Belgrade would be complete without going on a tour in the museums surrounding the marble-white masterpiece. There, Belgrade’s profound history from prehistoric times to the post-socialist era breathes life.
Similar to all other European capitals, Belgrade gains its mojo at nightfall. Fantastic smells and fetching local tunes will lure you to the bohemian quarter Skadarlija. They will wrap you in the jolly ambiance of Balkan leisure before you know it.
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