Whether you are a tourist visiting Belgrade for the first time or someone who’s been living in Belgrade for a while but hasn’t had a chance to explore it yet, we’ve created this guide to help you around.
In 2020, Belgrade was visited by almost half a million tourists and more and more people are coming every year. Therefore, we’ve listed the 5 most famous Belgrade tourist attractions that are worth visiting when you decide to plan your next trip to Belgrade.
Situated in the Republic Square, the very heart of Belgrade, this long pedestrian street is where you should start your endeavors. The street starts at the popular meeting spot, Knez Mihailo’s monument, a monument known as “the horse” among the locals.
This popular tourist area is paved with all kinds of attractions worth visiting, some of them being the Zepter Museum, the Gallery of the culture center of Belgrade, and the establishment of the Serbian Academy of Sciences and Arts.
Along the 790 meters of this street, you can find cafes, restaurants, and shops. This is a perfect stop if you need a cup of coffee, a quick lunch, or a souvenir to bring home.
Right at the end of the Knez Mihajlova street, there is a Rajiceva mall if you are in need of some shopping, and our next famous attraction on the list, the Kalemegdan fortress.
The Kalemegdan Fortress
On the ridge above the mouth of Danube and Sava lies a 16 centuries-old Kalemegdan fortress. It is believed that the fortress was built between the 2nd and 18th centuries and it served as a shield against the occupying forces.
Nowadays, this is a popular tourist attraction with parks blooming with trees, greenery, and fresh air. This is where Pobednik (The Victor), a symbol of Belgrade, is located.
Apart from the park and cafes, you can visit the Miltary Museum, The Church of St. Petka, and the Church of St. Rosary.
Of all the places to visit in Belgrade, this is a must-visit spot if you are in for a truly hedonistic experience. In Skadarska street, not that far from the Republic Square lies 400m of pure bohemian Serbian charm with local food and some top-notch wine.
This is where the time stops and you get to live a different life, at least for a night. Find a seat in some of the most popular restaurants in Skadarlija and enjoy a delicious Serbian feast. Places that we recommend visiting are Two deers, Three hats, and Big Skadarlja. You don’t get to enjoy only the food, but the live old town music as well, a true feast for your ears.
Beautified by meadows and forests, surrounded by the river Sava and packed with restaurants and cafes, Ada Ciganlija is a perfect spot for a picnic day. During the summer months, this peninsula is highly visited by locals who are in need of quick refreshment, whether that’s in the river or in a cocktail bar nearby.
Ada is not only meant for a picnic or a swim in the river, but this place is also full of different sports activities you can enjoy: kayaking, paintball, and cycling to name a few.
While you’re there, don’t miss out on the organized tour of sculptures and parks, and a visit to the science park.
Even though the Avala is not exactly located in Belgrade, but 17 kilometers away from it, it is still considered a part of Belgrade tourist attractions and a treasure worth exploring. Avala is a popular picnic spot preferred by locals, especially popular on the Labor day, as a place where one can run away from the busy city to the wilderness and nature to rest.
At the top of the mountain, you can find the Avala tower, and on top of it, a restaurant and an observation deck from which you can see the whole area from a different perspective. The tower was destroyed in 1999 by NATO forces, but a new one was built ten years later.
Other spots worth visiting are a Monument to the Unknown Hero, one of the soldiers of the First World War, and a Monument to the delegation of the Soviet Army.
If visiting Belgrade is on your to-do list we hope that our collection of the five most famous tourist attractions gave you an idea of what to see and where to eat when you arrive in Belgrade. This is just the tip of the iceberg as there are many more spots worth exploring.