Serbia’s main metropolis and capital is among the largest and liveliest cities in the Balkans. Famed for its nightlife and rich with museums, theatre, shopping districts, and traditional and international cuisine, Belgrade is a logical place to use as a travel hub (for the entire region) and a place to learn about the history of the country. Once the capital of Yugoslavia, the city, which sits at the confluence of the Danube and Sava Rivers, can mark human existence to at least the Stone Age.
Travellers visiting Belgrade will find a dynamic, social town teeming with culture and activities. The city is packed with squares, a fortress, palaces, galleries, and parks. Perhaps most famous for the “splavs,” or floating nightclubs, the city has many places to imbibe and eat well. Belgrade’s popular Savamala district buzzes with bars, but also art venues and cafes. Other must-see sites include: the Belgrade Fortress and Kalemegdan Park; the pedestrian-only, shopping-friendly Knez Mihailova Street; and Skadarlija, the city’s “bohemian quarter.”