When you think of Serbia you probably think of cold winter nights and sleepy cities, but the country's capital and largest city is a far cry from what you'd expect. Belgrade's exuberant nightlife should not be missed and its adventures atmosphere not to be taken lightly. It is considered one of the most happening cities in Europe. But it's not just a city of the future, it is also rich in history. Watch as the past unfolds before your eyes socialist blocks are squeezed between art nouveau masterpieces and remnants of the Habsburg legacy contrast with Ottoman relics. Download the Belgrade Travel Guide and Offline Map now and start exploring!
1. Kalemegdan Citadel
The Kalemegdan Citadel is a testament to strength and power. After 115 battles it was destroyed more than 40 times throughout the centuries. Much of what stands today is the product of 18th-century Austro-Hungarian and Turkish reconstructions. The fort's bloody history is discernible despite the abundance of today's modern time cafes and funfairs, only making Kalemegdan all the more fascinating.
2. Great War Island
Don't let its name fool you Belgrade's Great War Island is considered a peaceful reprieve to many from the city's bustling lifestyle. It was one a defense point during various battles for the city. Today, the lush greens run wild and is a haven for almost 200 bird species. At the Northern tip of the island, you'll find its famous swimming spot the Lido Beach. Located at the confluence of Sava and Danube during Summer, a temporary bridge is set up between Zemun and the island, though getting here by kayak is a lot more fun.
3. Nikola Tesla Museum
Considered as one of Belgrade's best museums, here you'll meet the man the 100DIN note. Watch your sci-fi dreams unfold in the museum as even Tesla's ashes are controversially kept here in a glowing, golden orb. Dedicated to the life and work of Nikola Tesla, the museum houses more than 160,000 original documents, over 2,000 books and journals, over 1,200 historical technical exhibits, over 1,500 photographs and photo plates of original, technical objects, instruments, and apparatus, and over 1,000 plans and drawings.
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