Things To Do In Belgrade, Serbia

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Things To Do In Belgrade, Serbia

Originally posted in 2016

A few years ago, I made a trip to Belgrade. A friend of mine was there for a meeting and he invited me to come hang out. It was pretty amazing. The city is interesting as lots of buildings look old on the outside, but on the inside they are fine. Some of them when you peek your head inside are just like the outside too.

Belgrade Parliament

Belgrade Parliament

The people were very friendly, but most speak little or no English. I still had a great time walking around and interacting with them though. I think you should take a visit and see for your self especially with Air Serbia having nonstop service now from JFK Airport in new York.

Of course you can always connect over the major European cities such as:

Warsaw, Poland (WAW)

via the following airlines:

 

You can see more connecting cities using the Airport Schedules tool at https://www.passrider.com/reservations/airport-schedules/.

This area of the world is rich in culture and beauty, but apart from Croatia is not visited much by the rest of the world, especially Americans. You should check out the other countries in the region as well: Bosnia and Herzegovina, Croatia, Kosovo, Macedonia, Montenegro and Slovenia.

Belgrade, Serbia - flying over the city

Belgrade, Serbia – flying over the city

Here’s some information about this fine city:

Scheduled Service Airlines Serving Belgrade Nikola Tesla Airport, Belgrade, Serbia (BEG)

Aegean Airlines (A3), Air Cairo (SM), Air Serbia (JU), AirBaltic (BT), Austrian Airlines (OS), British Airways (BA), EasyJet Airlines (U2), Eurowings (EW), FlyDubai (FZ), Hainan Airlines (HU), InterJet (4O), KLM Royal Dutch Airlines (KL), LOT Polish (LO), Lufthansa German Airlines (LH), Luxair (LG), Norwegian Air Shuttle (DY), Nouvelair Tunisie (BJ), Pegasus Airlines (PC), Qatar Airways (QR), Swiss Airlines (LX), Tarom (RO), Turkish Airlines – Star Alliance (TK), Wizz Air (W6), WizzAir Abu Dhabi (5W) and WizzAir UK (W9).

National Airline

Air Serbia (JU), formerly JAT Airways.

Jat Airways Boeing 737-300 circa 2012

Jat Airways Boeing 737-300 circa 2012

Airfare Tip

If looking for a low fare, book at the Web sites for the low cost carriers as you’ll more than likely get the best value there. Try SkyScanner. Also Air Serbia just launched service on Airbus A330 from JFK to Belgrade.

Airport Lounges

Air Serbia Premium Lounge and The Business Lounge. You can refer to the LoungeBuddy App for more details.

Airport To The City Of Belgrade, Serbia

There is a local bus, the #72 and the #607 which takes you into the city. It’s a very popular bus by the locals and you get to see a part of the Serbian life as you drive in. You can find additional information at http://www.beg.aero/en/strana/8811/bus and I’ve also included a video I did when I visited a few years ago.

 

Airport Area Hotels

There are not really any hotels at the airport, just some small apartments and other smaller accommodations. So just head downtown to find a place to stay. Check out this map, if you want to stay in the airport area though.

 

Currency

Serbian Dinar (RSD).

Language

Serbian. English is not widely spoken.

Visa Information For Belgrade, Serbia

No visa is required for U.S. citizens. Use this link to check visa requirements. Here is some additional information for U.S. Citizens.

Food

There are many food places and local food to be had. Be sure and check out the local places and just try everything. I’ll tell you, the pastry is really good; go try it.

Belgrade, Serbia - passenger eating a sandwich on the tram

Belgrade, Serbia – passenger eating a sandwich on the tram

 

Belgrade, Serbia - pastry

Belgrade, Serbia – pastry

 

Belgrade, Serbia - more pastry

Belgrade, Serbia – more pastry

How To Get Around

It’s quite easy to get around the city as you can walk or take the tram or bus. They do have old trams and new ones. Just get on a tram and ride the line. The city has a lot to discover.

Belgrade, Serbia - old tram in city

Belgrade, Serbia – old tram in city

 

Belgrade, Serbia - new tram in city

Belgrade, Serbia – new tram in city

Where to Stay

There accommodations in Belgrade are primarily local places. The top of the ladder is the Hotel Moskva in the center of the city. There are also a Crowne Plaza, Hyatt and a Radisson Blue. If you are up for a hostel you can find many here as well with differing accommodation options.

Use this map to book a hotel:

 

Hotel Moskva in Belgrade, Serbia

Hotel Moskva in Belgrade, Serbia

 

Belgrade, Serbia - hostel

Belgrade, Serbia – hostel

Things To Do in Belgrade

The city sits on the banks for the beautiful Danube so you won’t be disappointed. I did a lot of walking as its a walking city. I’d walk from the city center to the Fortress at the other end. Here are some other things to take a look at. Whatever you do, you have to see the Fortress.

Here are some things to do in Belgrade from Lonely Planet. And also some blog posts from fellow travel bloggers to the area:

Belgrade, Serbia - city center

Belgrade, Serbia – city center

 

Belgrade, Serbia - Wedding at the Russian Orthodox Chruch

Belgrade, Serbia – Wedding at the Russian Orthodox Church

 

Belgrade, Serbia - Crossing the Danube on the new tram

Belgrade, Serbia – Crossing the Danube on the new tram

10 Additional Things To Do in BELGRADE, SERBIA

  1. Explore Kalemegdan Fortress – Start your day by visiting the iconic Kalemegdan Fortress, a historic landmark with beautiful views of the confluence of the Danube and Sava rivers. Wander through the park, visit the Military Museum, and enjoy the peaceful atmosphere.
  2. Stroll along Knez Mihailova Street – Take a walk along Belgrade’s main pedestrian street, Knez Mihailova. This bustling street is lined with shops, cafes, and historical buildings. Don’t forget to stop by the Republic Square and admire the statue of Prince Mihailo.
  3. Visit the Nikola Tesla Museum – Learn about the life and inventions of the famous inventor Nikola Tesla at the Nikola Tesla Museum. Marvel at his creations and explore the interactive exhibits.
  4. Try Serbian cuisine at Skadarlija – Head to the bohemian neighborhood of Skadarlija for lunch or dinner. This charming cobblestone street is filled with traditional Serbian restaurants serving delicious local dishes like cevapi, sarma, and rakija.
  5. Take a river cruise – Enjoy a leisurely boat ride along the Danube or Sava rivers. Take in the panoramic views of Belgrade’s skyline, bridges, and waterfront attractions. Some cruises also offer live music and dinner options.
  6. Visit the Church of St. Sava – Explore the largest Orthodox church in the Balkans, the Church of St. Sava. Admire its stunning architecture and beautiful interior, as well as the surrounding park.
  7. Explore the Ada Ciganlija – If you’re visiting during the warmer months, head to Ada Ciganlija, a peninsula on the Sava River. Relax on the beach, rent a bike, or try various water sports activities.
  8. Discover the underground world of Belgrade – Join a guided tour and explore the hidden underground tunnels and bunkers that were used during World War II and the Cold War era. Gain insight into Belgrade’s history and secrets.
  9. Experience Belgrade’s nightlife – Belgrade is known for its vibrant nightlife scene. Visit one of the many clubs, bars, or live music venues and dance the night away. Skadarlija and Savamala neighborhoods are popular areas for nightlife.
  10. Watch the sunset at Ada Bridge – End your day by watching the sunset from the Ada Bridge. This cable-stayed bridge offers breathtaking views of the city, especially during sunset when the sky turns into a mesmerizing canvas of colors.

You can find more things to do at https://www.10in24.com.

Have you made it to Belgrade as yet? How did you like it?

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