The White city, as the literal, true name (in Serbian) Beograd, or internationally very well known as the city of Belgrade, is located at the confluence of the Sava and Danube rivers and it is one of the oldest European cities. As such, it is the only Capital city built on the confluence of the two rivers that gives Belgrade uniqueness and versatility through the energies in nature that restlessly work in it and thus affect and shape the life of its inhabitants and visitors.
Therefore Belgrade is renowned as the city that never sleeps and that has become the symbol of the magnificent and unforgettable nightlife”. City line on the river banks of its two rivers appears with numerous attractive floating cafes and restaurants and night clubs that have become a synonym for the great time and amusement. Also at the very center of Belgrade is located Skadarlija, the bohemian street abundant with traditional food restaurants and known, for a place where live music and singing can be heard until the very dawn hours.
Geographically speaking the area where Belgrade is situated has been inhabited from the ancient times. One of the cities quarters, Vincha, is the home of prehistoric culture named Vincha, that has many significant excavation sites to visit and see.
Many different tribes and nations have lived in the area – the Celts have called their settlement Singidun while Slavs have finally named it “The White City” as it truly depicts approach to the city from the Pannonian river side where the Belgrade gloriously shines and reflects sunlight which is seen from the distance as strong white reflection to all the travelers by the riverside.
Ever since, it has been known by many different names yet always with the same recognizable property. The White reflection as the city’s property has been recognizably woven into its name during its long history. This name of the city with many names of the white fortress city Alba Bulgariae, Alabanandor, Nandoralba, Nandorfejervar, Griechisch Weissenburg, Alba Graeca, Castelbiancho… remained until today as the WHITEcity. In Serbian BEOgrad and eventually it has kept its internationally name Belgrade.
All the people that have lived in this remarkable city and the armies that passed through Belgrade throughout its old and modern history have left their trace on the city visibly in culture and different styles of building and as such it became the very legacy of its own turbulent history. Many magnificent sites of Belgrade that are part of this history are simply inviting to discover them.
The city grew, and when its size grew enough it has crossed the river Sava, and it became quite new and quite different from the old Belgrade in many respect. So New Belgrade (Novi Beograd) has become the famous international center of Serbia’s business where there are seats of the numerous international companies. Nevertheless, there you can find not only the seats of the numerous international companies, but also the major shopping malls with the famous international brands, and also the Belgrade Arena – the largest hall in the Balkans – that has already hosted some world famous events like the Eurosong contest, Summer Universiade, Davis cup finals… So there is much to see in the city of Belgrade!
There are many historical museums, and also the museum of Nikola Tesla renowned inventor and scientist you will get a pretty good picture of everything that has happened here throughout the ages.
By all means visit the Center of Belgrade Knez Mihailova street, Kalemegdan fortress, Ada ciganlija and Avala tower.
The Belgrade fortress which is the symbol of Belgrade, and in it visit the upper city in which you can find the Despots gate, “Sahat kula”(clock tower), the roman well and the statue of the Victor. In the lower city, you can see Nebojša’s tower, Amam- the Turkish bathroom and the gate of Charles the 7th are located.
Take a walk along the Belgrade Bohemian quarter- Skadarlija and enjoy the specialities of National cuisine in one of the Kafana’s (traditional tavern).
Walk along the Zemun quay to Gard
oš where the remainder of the Zemun fort is- The beautiful tower of Sibiljanin Janko.
Stroll from Kalemegdan over Knez Mihajlova Street Terazije, then through king Milan’s street and the Slavija square to the magnificent Saint Sava temple, this way you will also get to know the Centre of town.
Cruise the Belgrade’s rivers.
In mid-august don’t miss Belgrade Beer Fest on the confluence, one of the most visited festivals in Serbia.
Still, Belgrade is most famous by its rich nightlife and the wide variety of options it offers for having fun, especially to young people. Though there is something for everybody: from modern restaurants, “splavs” (floating river clubs), alternative music clubs and theatres to famous “kafanas” (traditional Serbian taverns) of Skadarlija. One of the Belgrade’s citizens’ most popular picnic and excursion destinations is mount Avala – located not far from the city with famous Avala tower daily open to all who would love to have beautiful view. The other is Ada Ciganlija a lake surrounded by a river island turned into a peninsula with a promenade and beaches. It is an ideal site to visit during hot summer days.
Belgrade is interesting every time of year, but it is most beautiful in springtime – the temperature is around 20 degrees Celsius, which makes the perfect conditions for long walks and sightseeing.
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