BELGRADE

Welcome to

What makes Belgrade special?

Belgrade has a special place in my heart. A city ravaged by war and in a tug-o-war between the Ottoman and Austro-Hungarian empires, that turned into a prosperous center of intellect and culture during the Yugoslavia period to finding it's own unique flavour and style today in our modern world. The architecture is varied, and no two areas of the city look the same.

 

In the historic center you will find a mix of elegant Austro-Hungarian architecture and historic Ottoman architecture, with some modern buildings and glass high-rises sprinked in as well. Across the river in New Belgrade, you'll find large gray socialist buildings and soviet-inspired architecture. 

 

In my opinion, the people in Belgrade live to live, as opposed to being solely focused on making money similar to my experience in Western-European capitals and the business cities of the world.

Belgrade is a wonderful green city, with trees, parks, and a beautiful nature-filled fort which can be found at the intersection of 2 of Europe's greatest rivers: Sava and Danube.

Belgrade has a up-and-coming arts scene, and you can find art festivals and exhibitions whatever time of year you visit. KC Grad is a venue in the center that hosts fascinating artistic displays and a weekly polyglot gathering. Techno clubs like Drugstore make you feel like you're deep in the techno scene in Berlin, partying in an industrial abandoned slaughterhouse with bass pumping through the speakers.

The prices of Belgrade are among the cheapest in European capitals, and although the local wages are not up to international standards, you can spread your funds further coming as a foreigner.

All of these things combined make Belgrade my absolute favourite city in Europe, and is why I decide to base myself there whenever I'm in Europe. With cheap flights all around the continent from Budapest Airport, and exciting cities just a bus ride away including Skopje, Sofia, Sarajevo, Zagreb, and Ljubljana, it's a well located city as well.

unnamed.png

W H A T   T O   S E E

 

KALEMAGDAM

(BELGRADE

FORT)

Beautiful large fort with sunset views, a zoo, gates, open-air-military museum and more!

TRG

REPUBLIKA

This main square is the heart of Belgrade which makes a great meeting point. Smack center of the city. 

TEMPLE

SAVA

This large orthodox church is one of the largest church building in the wolrld. Located in the bustling Vracar area

SKADARLIJA

STREET

The Bohemian Quarter with trendy 'kafanas' (local  lively bar/restaurant). This cobblestone street is a must-see, and has a really lovely atmosphere in the evening. Also check out the fresh market nearby. My favourite restaraunt in this area is Tezga.

GENEX

TOWER

This is one of my favourite buildings in Belgrade, which represents the rise and fall of Yugoslavia. Once the tallest building in the greater region, this half-abandoned tower is filled with graffiti today.

KNEZ

MIHAILA

The main pedestrian and shopping street in Belgrae. Here you can find shops, street musicians, and more.

NEW

BELGARDE

Across the river from the historic old city, you'll find Novi Beograd or New Belgrade.

ZEMUN

District with Lake Ontario views, concerts and festivals at Harbourfront Center, biking trails, and a ferry to the islands.

TASMAJDAN

Nice historic church with a large park around.

ADA

BEACH

The go-to summer spot for  enjoying the beaches or going for a relaxing bike ride. The beaches get quite busy during the hotter days, but it's still worth a visit.

W H E R E   T O   S T A Y

 

DORCOL

Trendy and hip area. Tree-lined streets with charming architecture. Quiet, but very central. Walking distance to the heart of the city, and the Kalemagdan Fort.

VRACAR

Up and coming area tucked away 30 minutes south of the Center. Here you can find trendy bars, restaraunts, and the St. Sava Church

SAVA

MALA

Central neighbourhood closer to the waterfront. Close to the parties and nightlife centre.

F A V O R I T E  S P O T S

Restaurants

Tezga

Nice European restaurant near Skadarlija 

Walter Sarajevski Cevap

Local meat-heavy restaurant 

Smokvica

Central restaurant with wide selection 

Tri Sesira

Local atmospheric kafana with music 

Cafes

Leila Records

Record shop/cafe/bar with cool beats 

Koffein

Cafe with good quality coffee 

Red Bread

Non-smoking cafe with wide snack selection 

Meduza

Hip cafe steps away from Belgrade Fort

Uzitak Coffee

Another cafe with good quality coffee 

Bars

Dim

My favourite bar, underground with cool artists 

Samo Pivo

Craft-beer centric bar with wide beer selection 

Zaokret

2nd level bar in the Cetinjska area 

Oktobar

Secret bar in residential building in Doecol 

Nightlife

Drugstore

Techno venue in a old slaughterhouse 

Ben Akiba

Ecentric venue w/ dolls and swings 

KC Grad

Lively cultural center with many events 

Strogi Centar

Central venue in a more intimate setting 

Half

Popular after-hours spot with good music 

MAP

All mentioned locations on an easy to navigate map

Click on this icon (on the map) to see a list of all locations

← Click on this icon (on the map) 

 
 

D A Y  T R I P S

novi sad

1 HR DRIVE

Uvac

4 HR DRIVE

nis

2 HR DRIVE

subotica

3 HR DRIVE

© 2020 Tal Braiman