Serbia City: Belgrade
Capital of Serbia, Belgrade (Bograd) – a special city. The first settlements on the site of the modern city appeared more than 3 thousand years ago, and since then there were no centuries so that on this land did not converge in the army duel and did not flow blood (it is believed that the city was completely destroyed 39 times!). Hence the fancy mixture of Eastern and Western cultures, creating a unique charm of modern Belgrade.
The heart of the city is the fusion of the Sava and the Danube Medieval fortress Calembal belonging from white stone – one of the oldest fortresses of Europe (XII-XVII centuries., Now there is a military museum). Most buildings on the territory of the fortress, including medieval gates, Orthodox churches, Muslim graves and Turkish baths, dated XVII century. Before entering the fortress there is a monument of gratitude to France (1930 g), and an excellent park spread around the defensive structures, on the territory of which almost the entire Flora of the European continent is preserved, and the remnants of the Austrian fortress are preserved.
Next to the fortress is Stari-Grad – the oldest part Belgrade. Now among his winding streets, most of the Museums of the capital are concentrated, here are the most expensive restaurants and carefully renovated at the time of Yugoslavia Palaces. It is worth a visit to the Old Quarter. Scatarity, Park Hell-Siganlia, National Museum (1844 g) on the Republic Square with an extensive archaeological collection and a collection of painting, House of Prince Milosh (1831 g), Old Palace (1882 g), Ethnographic Museum on Studentsky-TRG Square With the collection of Serbian costumes and folk art, the temple of St. Savvah (XIX C), Barakli-Jamia Mosque (1690 g), Fresco Gallery, Palace of Princess Lovers (1831 g) in the Balkan style with a large collection of furniture of the XIX century, Museum of Contemporary Art (1965 g), to inspect the remnants of Roman, medieval Serbian and Turkish fortifications, Mosque XVI-XVII centuries. and numerous colorful houses of the XVIII-XIX centuries.
The new city has grown south of the Belgrade Fortress, its bright and spacious quarters were built according to the latest architecture, with many parks, alleys and boulevards framed by modern buildings. There are interesting buildings of folk stamps (1937 g), complex of facilities of an industrial fair (1950-57.), the Orthodox Church of St. Mark (1932-1939.), Union Executive Veterge (1958), Museum of Revolution (one of the last in Eastern Europe), the building of the Supilchina (Parliament, 1907-1932.), a small our Orthodox Church, the former residence and the grave of Marshal Tito, a sports center "May 25" (1973), Congress Center "Sava" (1977) and many houses in pseudostali style.
Not far from Belgrade, in Schaderevo, there is the largest plain fortress in Europe – Brankovich Fortress (XV B), which occupies a territory in 11 hectares and surrounded by a whole complex of structures "Small" and "Big" Cities.
In Kraguev, there is an excellent cathedral in the Byzantine style. You can visit the unique medieval monasteries of the Zhić and Mileshyev, and the student and coolant are even under the protection of UNESCO.
The south of the capital, near the small town of Priepet, is one of the most famous and ancient Serbian monasteries – Mileshevo (1218-1219.) based on the nephew of St. Savva Serbian – Korolevich Vladislav. It was here in 1237 were postponed from Tyrnov’s relics. Savva, here is the world famous fresco "White Angel on the coffin of the Lord". Currently, the monastery is a residence of Bishop Milezhevsky.
Reviews and studies of trips
Hotel Bristol in Belgrade is simple, cheap and convenient
It is about a 7-minute walk from the Fortress and Park, 5 minutes from the modern center and 3 minutes from Belgrade railway and bus station. Read more →
Polina Boytsova | Winter 2018
Bus station in Belgrade: What you need to know the tourist
The main bus station in Belgrade is located near the railway station, in the city center and about 10 minutes walk from the fortress. Read more →
Polina Boytsova | January 2018
Serbia. Belgrade. Above Danube
About how the Danube is spreading in Slavic songs! I can understand Pushkin fascinated by these gorgeous, heroic songs. Songs of Western Slavs. Read more →