Belgrade is caught between its past and present.
The city breathes with the nostalgia of old days, but hides it under the image of fun-filled city. Over time, it has become a really chic destination, but in its downtown you still can enjoy one of the oldest European capitals.
From its past to present, Belgrade is a charming destination. You can experience it with Booked.net. From cheap hotels in Belgrade to luxury offers all available with maps, photos and secure forms at our website.
In Belgrade the most developed art form is that of enjoying itself, perhaps which is understandable given the city’s past.
Whether you are about the city's modern social whirl, or its communist past under the rule of the ex-president Slobodan Milosevic, you will find something to keep yourself entertained in Belgrade.
Even though Belgrade makes efforts to abandon its socialist legacy and move forward, it is stuck in past days. This constant image of its past is reflected in the beautiful orthodox churches and communist-era governmental buildings and brick facades in downtown. Other attractions include;
- Knez Mihailova Street, a central pedestrian-only street in Belgrade
- Kalemegdan, a former military fortification, but today serves as central park of Belgrade
- Skadarlija breathes with nostalgia of old Belgrade
- The National Museum has more than 400,000 exhibits including Italian Art Collection
- The Temple of Saint Sava, Serbia’s largest Orthodox Temple from 1935
All these sites are soaked in the history of Belgrade that makes it the oldest city in Europe. Relics of civilization in the city, sitting at the confluence of the Sava and the Danube Rivers date back to the Paleolithic period. Belgrade often changed hands from the Romans to the Turks, but the Serbians took over the area in 1284. Actually, Belgrade began to take the shape of modern metropolis only in the 20th century when the railway station and river port arrived to the city. Since then it has undergone a radical change that only the architecture is a reminder of old Belgrade today.
Architecture is the only way to relive the city's past as with the times it has converted into a fun-filled destination and cultural hub of Serbia. Belgrade lays a claim to chic European destination with a large number of dining choices, cheerful bars and the best nightlife in southeast Europe.
This change to tourist-friendly destination has led to Belgrade becoming a very sociable city. There you can meet welcoming locals chatting in cafes, strolling parks and drinking beer in the stylish pubs. This cultural vibe makes Belgrade such an unforgettable experience you’ll want to go back there again and again. Your trip to Belgrade takes a click at Booked.net.