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50 pictures that will inspire you to visit Belgrade, Serbia

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(Last Updated On: 20/02/2019)

I must admit I’ve had a problematic relationship with Belgrade, Serbia – the capital of the country and the biggest city in the Balkans. I partly blame myself for that as I had some prejudices towards the city. It has never seemed as attractive as other Balkan highlights; I didn’t know much about Belgrade attractions and most of all – during my first, brief visit to the city I had a very unpleasant incident with bedbugs in the hostel. That’s why the city has never been very high on my bucket list, and I wasn’t very eager to visit Belgrade again.

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Downtown Belgrade

During my numerous Balkan travels I passed by Belgrade so many times on the way either to Kotor, to Sarajevo or Novi Sad but I’ve never really given much of my time to the city itself. Or maybe I needed time and Belgrade had to grow on me?

Eventually, I gave the city a proper chance and spent a sunny weekend in the capital of Serbia. The city turned out to be so much fun and two days were not enough to see all I wanted to! Now I really wish I had discovered it earlier!

How is Belgrade, Serbia?

I read somewhere that Belgrade is kind of like Warsaw, Poland – harsh at first, with difficult history and not so many things to do, yet once you get to know it better and find some of the best hidden or weird spots you fell for the city. That’s what happened to me with Warsaw a couple of years ago, that’s also what happened to me with Belgrade recently.

Besides the typical Belgrade sightseeing, I found myself hyperventilating so many times when finding so many quirky gems around. Even the stunning sunset over the city watched from the Kalemegdan fortress made my heart beat faster!

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Skadarlija

Belgrade is one of those cities that you either love or hate. And if you happen to be among the first group – the more time you spend there, the more you get to know it the more you fall for it. My recent weekend in Belgrade was not enough to even scratch the surface of the place, my list of things to do in Belgrade was getting longer and longer with every minute spent in the city, and I know I need to visit Belgrade properly again, the sooner, the better.

Who should visit Belgrade

If you like beautiful cities with cute old towns and pastel houses, then Belgrade might not be for you. But if you don’t mind more of an edgy place, with the funky vibe, great cafe scene and nightlife, some cool street art around and a peculiar mix of architecture (with some of the best examples of brutalism), then Belgrade is your place.

And don’t worry, you can get your share of charming place here too, just take the bus to Zemun – the suburb located on the Danube shore that used to be part of Austria-Hungary (whereas Belgrade wasn’t) and has this ubiquitous Central European charm.

Belgrade pictures

For me always the biggest inspiration comes from pictures. A single photo can be a reason good enough for me to plan a trip to a specific destination. So before I start telling you properly about the capital of Serbia let me show you some Belgrade pictures that will hopefully inspire you to visit Belgrade too.

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Burek, the famous Balkan pastry is always a good way to start a day in Belgrade. It keeps you full for most of the day!


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Skadarlija, known also as the Bohemian part of Belgrade, a cobbled street with lots of charming restaurants and cafes


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Skadarlija


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Skadarlija


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Sebilj, a replica of the one from Sarajevo, donated to Belgrade by the capital of Bosnia and Herzegovina in 1989


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Beautiful pharmacy building in Belgrade


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Green streets of Belgrade


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Terazije, the main street in downtown Belgrade


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Belgrade downtown


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Hotel Moskva, a great example of art nouveau architecture in Belgrade


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Belgrade is full of great cafes, like this one – Aviator Coffee Explorer


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Terazije, the main street in downtown Belgrade


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one of beautiful hidden corridors


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National Assembly of Serbia


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St. Mark’s Church


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The futuristic interior of the main post office


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Beautiful architecture of downtown Belgrade


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Church of Saint Sava


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Inside Belgrade Cooperative building


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Awesome Belgrade street art


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Busy Belgrade waterfront


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Busy Belgrade waterfront


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Belgrade view


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Mural by the famous Italian artist Blu


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Beautiful architecture of downtown Belgrade


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Belgrade streetlife


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Kneza Mihaila – main pedestrian street in Belgrade


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Kneza Mihaila – main pedestrian street in Belgrade


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View from Kalemegdan fortress


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Kalemegdan fortress


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View from Kalemegdan fortress


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View from Kalemegdan fortress


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View from Kalemegdan fortress


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Kneza Mihaila – main pedestrian street in Belgrade


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Kneza Mihaila – main pedestrian street in Belgrade


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Kneza Mihaila – main pedestrian street in Belgrade


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Hidden passage in Belgrade


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View over Belgrade old town and Sava river


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Kalemegdan fortress seen from across the Sava river


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Serbia Palace


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Belgrade Western City Gate


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Details of Belgrade Western City Gate


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Danube river in Zemun


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Zemun from above


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Zemun streets


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Futuristic interior of Sava Center


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BIGZ building


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Museum of Yugoslavia, with the grave of Josip Broz Tito in the back


PLAN YOUR TRIP TO BELGRADE, SERBIA

With over 15 years of independent traveling I’ve learned which websites and services are the best when planning a trip. I always use and trust the following websites:

Flights – I search for the best deals on either Momondo or SkyScanner. Both search numerous sites to find the best offers. I also really like the “everywhere” option when searching for the flights as it often gives me the inspiration, if not for this trip then for the next time.

Accommodation – I always book my accommodation through Booking.com. They have really good deals (especially with their “Genius” program that you become a member of after few reservations) and in most of the cases, if your plans change, you can cancel the reservation without any extra costs. I also value them for a really good customer service that I had to use a few times. Check the best deals on accommodation in Belgrade here

Insurance – I never travel without the insurance as you never know what might happen on the road (I’ve learnt my lesson). I can recommend World Nomads that offer the insurance dedicated to travelers just like you and me. Check the insurance options for your trip here!

Guide books – I do like reading a guide book before and during the trip. For Belgrade and Serbia I recommend Bradt guide – get your copy here!

Day tours in Belgrade – I do go for a day trips when I travel as often they are the most convenient way to see the place that save you time and money. Click here to see and book the best day tours in Belgrade


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    Mark
    20/02/2019 at 18:53

    Some great photos Kami! I’ve never thought to go inside the post office but will do now! Also, haven’t seen the street art on the side of the Western City Gate before – I’m guessing it must be relatively new.

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      kami
      21/02/2019 at 01:36

      Thanks Mark! I always go inside some weird buildings and found some real gems that way :) have you been inside Sava Centar? It’s awesome too! These pics are from September 2017, there was some decent street art around Western Gates then!

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