Belgrade Vacations

Belgrade, the capital of Serbia, has seen its share of violence throughout the years, most recently in 1999 during the NATO bombing, but dating back to the Byzantine Empire. Perhaps that sense of survival and impermanence has contributed to the formation of its great party scene, as underground clubs, floating bars, and more, tempting you to seize ... Read more
the moment and stay out just one more hour. There are also a few interesting attractions, especially the Kalemegdan Fortress, an ancient structure serving as Belgrade’s Central Park, and the Knez Mihailova street, a pedestrian channel lined with shops and restaurants. These last are plentiful throughout the city, serving traditional Serbian food heavy on the meats and cheeses, and beer flowing freely. After a few too many late nights, try hitting the Ada Ciganlija, a river island with an artificial lake smack in the middle of the city on the Sava River; you’ll be in good company sunbathing with other Belgrade citizens.

Belgrade places to stay and top hotels

Belgrade things to do and experiences

  • The Belgrade Fortress
    9.257 reviews
    Sights and Museums, Historic Site, Scenic Lookout, Fort
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  • Temple of Saint Sava
    9.532 reviews
    Sights and Museums, Church, Temple
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  • Zemun
    9.622 reviews
    Sights and Museums, Neighborhood
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  • Nikola Tesla Museum
    9.621 reviews
    Sights and Museums, History Museum
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Top Belgrade restaurants

  • Drama Cevapi
    9.33 reviews
    Barbecue, Local Traditional Cuisine
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  • Lorenzo & Kakalamba
    9.89 reviews
    Italian, Mediterranean
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  • Pasta Bar
    9.33 reviews
    Italian, Bar
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  • Tri Sesira
    9.08 reviews
    Local Traditional Cuisine
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    Nightlife Lovers
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    History Buffs
  • 6.5
    Art & Design Lovers
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    Adventure Travelers

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Awesome city - culture history architecture museums restaurants - good bus and tram system - Nikola Tesla museum a must see - also St Sava church - largest Orthodox Church in the world - beautiful - visit Skadarlija for traditional restaurants great food and live music - £12- 20 per head - also visit Kalemegdan fortress on the banks of the Danube and Sava rivers there is a lovely restaurant on the terrace serving the best gibanica (cheese pie) Good shopping too and the airport named after Nikola Tesla is very efficient and easy to navigate - we will be back soon

Recommended for:Outdoor EnthusiastsFoodiesHistory BuffsSpiritual Seekers

I spent 3 days in Belgrade. That city has a lot to offer, make sure you spent here Friday or Saturday, as Belgrade has a lot of clubs and bars that you don't want to miss. The cheapest city out of my whole trip, great food, awesome people and I felt safe here at all times. I stayed in a hostel and couch-surfed as well.

Recommended for:Budget TravelersFamily TravelersFoodiesNightlife Lovers
San Diego, California, USA

well , it all start when we try to visit belgrade after exit in novi sad.We rent a car and find nice place in luxury suburbia of belgrade trought
we had a great time,our parking was safe ,under surveliance and price for apartments was 30 eur for 4 persons,crasy cheap.

Recommended for:Family TravelersBackpackers

best city as ever,call it small amsterdam as trought
agency.we got for 40 eur flat in the center for 6 people.when i went out home,i went to bank to get money to buy property in Serbia,people and nature are awesome.

Recommended for:BackpackersNightlife Lovers
Cork, Ireland

I love Belgrade as a second home.
This is perhaps the best and most honest review.
I give you the love-child of New York and Paris

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Krakow, Poland

Belgrade is a great city with lots of things to do. The people, the culture, and the food can really make a difference. Most people have no idea about the richness of Serbia. Belgrade is just the best option to start learning about this country. There is so much to do if you go deeper into the countryside and start exploring even more. For example, the Guca Trumpet Festival, which is a must see and takes place every year in August. Belgrade is more about the people, the two rivers, the huge portions of food, the good wines, the melting pot of cultures, and many more. It is a must see destination. Nightlife is really everywhere with plenty of places specialized in all kinds of music and evening atmospheres. Public transportation is excellent although it could be tricky to get around with no bus maps. In any case, getting lost and finding your way around is part of the fun. Enjoy!

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San Francisco, California

I really like Belgrade, I was fortunate to visit here several times. It is very famous for their food (very good meats, breads and pastas), their history (the monster civil war, and of course the US intervening), the nightlife (the Danube is full of clubs located right on the water and the city has a lot of hot spots). I recommend stopping by if you are in Eastern Europe.

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Local from Belgrade

Capital city of Serbia is place that u will never forget!Usually people dont have idea how it is there,and after they visit Belgrade they r always coming back..Great nightlife,rich history and especially people who are very warm and the best hosts in all world.If u will chose to visit Belgrade u will never regret :D

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Phoenix, Arizona, USA

Belgrade has to be one of the most overlooked and underrated cities in all of Europe. In Americans' and Western Europeans' minds, grey memories of the 1990s war still linger but the real picture can not be further from that perception.

2013 Belgrade is a modern, lively city yet has managed to keep most of its Old Europe charms, more so than her more popular Mitteleuropa sisters Prague and Budapest, so irreversibly overrun with tourists. She may not be as pretty but she's beautiful in her own right and more than makes up for it with everything else that she has to offer - a rich cultural and artistic life, gorgeous churches and monuments, an amazing café scene (not only in picturesque Skadarlija, in the heart of bohemian Old Belgrade, but everywhere in the city), a vibrant nightlife, delightful green areas (a picnic and a swim at Ada Ciganlija, an artificial lake on the Sava River in the center of the city, is a must in the summer), a very bicycle-friendly environment, wonderful restaurants that cater to every taste and every budget, and so, so much more. Oh, did I mention that it's on the banks of the Danube as well, beautiful, romantic Danube? :-) You will also meet exceedingly friendly people, like most everywhere in the Balkans.

One simply falls in love with Belgrade and her people - in my (too short) stay, I met a number of foreigners who've decided to move and live there; it really isn't hard to understand why, for all the reasons mentioned above. I can certainly see myself moving to Belgrade, if the right circumstances and the right opportunities present themselves. I'm not joking at all, I would move there. Absolutely. In a HEARTbeat.

Vienna, Austria

Belgrade is nice party location for few days but than it is time to go home. 3 days is enough. Additional days are more and more painful 'couse of the traffic, bad transportation, nervous people and lack of culture.