Over the previous few years the capital of Serbia, Belgrade, has change into more and more widespread with guests who need to get an actual style of the Balkans.
Sadly there usually are not many information books which cowl this wonderful metropolis which makes it a bit troublesome to plan a visit prematurely and know which locations to go to in Belgrade.
Over the previous 5 years I’ve spent fairly a couple of months in Belgrade and if I needed to give you the 5 greatest issues to take a look at for a primary time customer it might look one thing like this:
Locations to go to in Belgrade
Listed below are the very best kinds of locations to go to in Belgrade!
Belgraders love going for a espresso. You’ll find cafés on each nook and they’re all the time filled with folks. “Going for a espresso” can simply imply sitting round for a couple of hours, chatting with mates, watching passers-by and being watched.
Take a look at the assorted locations on the central pedestrian Knez Mihailova road, the attractive art-deco Lodge Moskva (Terazije 20), the distinctly nineteenth century “Ruski Automobile” (Obilicev venac 29), or the choice “Centrala” (ul. Simina 6).
A Quick Meals Place
Serbians love meat they usually love their quick meals locations. Upon getting tasted a typical Balkan burger you’ll by no means need to return to the likes of McDonald’s.
Strive a “gurmanska pljeskavica” (beef patty with cubes of bacon and cheese labored in); there’s nothing higher than that after an evening out. Really helpful locations embrace “Loki” (nook of ul. Kralja Petra and ul. Gospodar Jovanova), “Sis” (ul. Goce Delceva 27), and “Stepin Vajat” (ul. Vojvode Stepe 2I).
Belgrade is famend for its nightlife and what higher technique to begin your night time out than with a cool beer or a pleasant cocktail. Streets like Obilicev venac or Strahinica bana supply loads of bars and pubs. The latter is dubbed “Silicone Valley” for the excessive variety of silicone-enhanced items on show at night time.
In case you’re searching for one thing a bit extra hidden, attempt to discover “Klub Svetskih Putnika” (often known as “The Federal Affiliation of Globe Trotters”; bul. Despota Stefana 7). For a standard environment with gypsy music you’ll have to go to a “kafana“, e.g. “Blek panters” (Ada Ciganlija).
Whenever you’ve had a couple of drinks and the night time continues to be younger, then it’s best to head out to the golf equipment. Undoubtedly try the rafts (“splavovi“) on the Sava and Danube rivers. They’re a bit mainstream and a bit costlier however typical for Belgrade (a preferred one consists of “Freestyler“; truthful warning: don’t chat up random women in these locations, this might finish badly).
In case you’re searching for a extra different crowd try the golf equipment within the centre, e.g. “Francuska Sobarica” (ul. Francuska 12), “Siprazje” (ul. Golsvordijeva 13) or “Corba Kafe” (ul. Bra?e Krsmanovi?a 3; good reside music).
Notice that many of those golf equipment could also be quickly closed because of the Covid-19 pandemic.
One thing Else
And now that I’ve talked in size about choices for meals and drinks, I understand I ought to most likely additionally advocate one thing that higher matches the phrase “sight”.
So, when in Belgrade these are the issues to see:
- Kalemegdan Fortress
- Temple of Saint Sava
- Saint Marko’s Church
- Museum of Nikola Tesla
- Home of Flowers/Tito Memorial
- Ada Ciganlija
- Palace of Kneginja Lubica
… phew, that’s greater than sufficient for a couple of days in Belgrade!
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