THE CAPITAL OF SERBIA
Spreading at the confluence of and around the Danube and the Sava rivers, Belgrade is the capital and the largest city of Serbia. The capital is the cultural, educational, economical and scientific hub of the country. The repeatedly collapsed and rebuilt city has been hosting a great deal of civilizations and nations throughout its history.
There is a very user friendly public transport system. Buses, trams and trolleybuses are used.
Belgrade has a wide selection of hotels and guest houses to suit anyone and everyone. It is possible to find accommodation near the city’s main historic sites. You can also stay in Skadarlija and Treazije near the city centre.
The Old Palace is the house for the City Assembly of Belgrade. Built between 1882 and 1884, this architectural highlight has magnificent carved ceilings of the Turkish time. Belgrade houses a great deal of monuments. To mention one, Millenary Monument established in 1896 for the commemoration of the 1000th anniversary of the founding of Hungarian state. Belgrade is home to 65 public parks and more than 40 drinking fountains. Kalemegdan, Pionirski, Tašmajdan, Karađorđev and Gradski Parks are among the most famous parks of the city. Kalemegdan is the largest and the most beautiful park of the city. The park harbors a plenty of monuments, Military Museum, Belgrade ZOO, Cvijeta Zuzorić art pavilion, Belgrade Cultural Protection Institute, an amusement park and Belgrade Fortress. The fortress overlooks Sava and Danube rivers. The two rivers confluence along the fortress. The riverbanks of the Sava and Danube rivers have a length of 20 km in the city's urban area. At this area, 16 islands are existed. Ada Ciganlija, Veliko ratno ostrvo and Gročanska ada are the most famous ones of these islands. Nikola Tesla Museum and National Museum are the two of the best museums of Belgrade.
Handicrafts and local products are sold at very reasonable prices. International brands are also easy to find in Belgrade. A great many shops selling all manner of goods line Knez Mihailova from Trg Republike all the way to Kalmegdan. Other places you might want to try include the centre above Kent Pasaj or Obilicev Venac and the shopping centre at Spasicev Prolaz. In the area around Terazije - Kralja Milana – Slavija Square is a must-see.
Belgrade is the cultural capital of Serbia. The number of theatres, galleries, libraries and concert halls are testimony to Belgrade’s cultural riches. The National Theatre, the University of the Arts and the Serbian Academy of Sciences and Arts are just a few of its cultural institutions. There are also several important festivals: the International Film Festival (February to March), the Summer Festival (July to August), the International Youth Music Competition (March), the International Theatrical Belgrade Adventure (June), the Belgrade International Theatre Festival (September) and the Music Festival (October).