Top 20 things you need to know about Belgrade

  1. Belgrade is one of the oldest cities in the entire old continent. In antiquity, Thraco-Dacians inhabited the region, and after 279 BC Celts conquered the city, naming it Singidūn. It was conquered by the Romans during the reign of Augustus, and awarded city rights in the mid-2nd century.
  2. Belgrade is the capital and the largest city of Serbia. It is located at the confluence of the Sava and Danube rivers, where the Pannonian Plain meets the Balkans. Its name translates to White city.
  3. Belgrade has a population of around 2 million
  4. Kalemegdan fortress known as Belgrade fortress and the statue of Victor designed by the famous Yugoslav and European sculptor Ivan Mestrovic are the landmarks of Belgrade
  5. Belgrade was destroyed and rebuilt more than 50 times in the history
  6. Belgrade was bombed several times in the 20 century, both in First and Second World Wars and once again in 1999 by NATO
  7. The most of architecture in Belgrade comes from the period after the WW II
  8. The best locations to book accommodation in Belgrade are Stari Grad (Old town), Dorcol historical, Kosančićev Venac, Vračar, Savamala and Zemun
  9. You don’t have to worry about free Wi-Fi because its available in almost every bar, restaurant and coffee shop
  10.  You can’t pay anything in euros, because Serbia isn’t a part of EU. Serbian currency is dinar. 1 euro is around 12o dinars
  11. Temple of Sveti Sava  is the largest orthodox church in the Balkans
  12. Belgrade is well known by its nightlife and clubs (splavs) on the rivers Sava and Danube
  13. The creative hub of the city is the Savamala neighborhood
  14. The city is also well known by its restaurant and bar culture
  15. The bohemian quarter of the city is an old Skadarlija street known for proper traditional restaurants and music
  16. Belgrade is very friendly, open and vibrant city
  17. Almost everybody speak or at least try to speak English
  18. Belgrade is not much dangerous city, especially if you are situated in the downtown of Belgrade
  19. Belgrade museums are not big and modern, but around 50 museums are open for public
  20. Belgrade has s small but interesting art and street art scene.

 

Source: http://www.city-break.rs/en/top-20-things-you-need-to-know-about-belgrade/

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