Belgrade is a special city, one of the oldest in Europe, and the story of an extremely long, rich and above all exciting history that has never been fully told and has attracted a large number of cultures to the hills near the confluence of the Sava and the Danube.
The capital of Serbia is an unusual mixture of rich and colorful history, architecture and urban spirit.
Belgrade has always been at the crossroads of important European roads, which makes it easily available by various types of transport. If you travel:
By plane: Airport Nikola Tesla Belgrade is 20 km from the city center and offers numerous national and international flights.
By car: Belgrade is located at the crossroads of E-70 and E-75, which makes it easier to arrive by car from different directions.
By train: The main railway station is about 10 km from the center of Belgrade.
By boat: Belgrade is located at the confluence of the Sava and Danube rivers, which makes it possible to travel by boat or river cruise to other cities along these rivers.
By bicycle: Belgrade is also suitable for cycling trips. Following routes such as the EURO Velo 6 and other cycle paths, visitors can explore the city and its surroundings by bicycle
These transportation options make Belgrade easily accessible and provide different options for traveling to and from the city.
Today, walking along Knez Mihailova Street, the old part of Belgrade, you will reach the Republic Square and the National Museum, a representative example of the architecture of public palaces from the end of the 19th and the beginning of the 20th century. A step over the threshold of that museum is a step into a time machine through which the key points of the development of the history of Serbia and the entire civilization are revealed.
The Nikola Tesla Museum, of one of the world’s greatest inventors and scientists, gives special energy to the rhythm of the city. Check out why the Museum of Yugoslavia is always full of tourists during the museum tour, and tame your imagination, curiosity and intelligence in the Museum of Illusions.
You won’t hear and feel the music anywhere like in the Kolarac Endowment, the most acoustic hall in Serbia, a concert venue for numerous international and local artists.
Visit the Avala Tower, one of the symbols of Belgrade, where from a height of 204 meters you can see the beautiful landscapes of Serbia.
The crown of visit should be Ada Ciganlija, one of the most favorite natural oases in Belgrade, where you can enjoy nature, recreation and hedonism.
National Museum – Step into a time machine
Walking along Knez Mihailova Street, Belgrade’s main thoroughfare, you will reach the Republic Square where the National Museum is located, a kind of time machine where you will have the opportunity to experience key points in the development of history, not only of Serbia, but of the entire civilization.
On three levels, i.e. over 5,000 m² of exhibition space, exhibits from various eras are presented, from the Paleolithic, Ancient Greece and Rome, through the Middle Ages, all the way to the modern era. No matter how many days you stay in Belgrade, visit the National Museum because this unique collection of objects and works of art will completely change your experience of history.
Nikola Tesla Museum – Life of a Genius
One of the greatest giants of science and invention, Nikola Tesla, stayed in Belgrade for only one day and for a few hours. However, you can learn more about this scientist and his discoveries that the whole world is proud of at the Nikola Tesla Museum. Professionally trained staff will introduce you to Tesla’s life and his inventions with interesting stories and putting into operation fantastic exhibits, and also in the museum you can watch a short documentary film about the life of the scientist whose inventions changed the world.
Museum of Yugoslavia – Traces of a time
The Museum of Yugoslavia is one of the most visited attractions in Belgrade. Recently, an increasing number of foreign tourists have shown interest in the Brutalist architecture of Belgrade as well as the history of the SFRY.
Within the memorial center located in the museum complex, during a tour of the permanent exhibition, you will learn more details from the life of Josip Broz Tito, the president of the SFRY and one of the founders of the Non-Aligned Movement. Apart from Tito’s memorabilia (objects and gifts) and the socialist revolution, in the last part of the exhibition there are objects collected during the last twenty years, which reflect the Yugoslav heritage in a broader sense.
Kolarac Endowment – The constant pulse of culture
If you hear classical or modern music while walking through the city center, you are most likely in the vicinity of the Student Park, i.e. the Kolarac Endowment, one of the most important cultural institutions in Serbia. Check the repertoire of the endowment and enjoy one of the concerts of world and local artists in the most acoustic hall in Serbia. You can also enjoy programs in the art gallery, cinema, lectures in different fields, and bring some of the musical souvenirs that will remind you of the unforgettable time spent there.
Museum of Illusions – (Don’t) trust your senses
The Museum of Illusions offers a very different kind of experience. If you want entertainment that will completely shake your confidence in your senses, the Museum of Illusions is the right place for you and your family. Deceptive rings, deceiving rod, inverted room, stereogram and kaleidoscope are just some of the exhibits that will deceive your perception and make you doubt the consistency of natural laws. In addition to the possibility of a regular visit, the Museum of Illusions also has workshops in its program that will spark the imagination of the youngest visitors, and it is also possible to organize corporate programs and birthdays.
Avala Tower – the highest point of Belgrade
If you are a nature lover and want to escape from the hustle and bustle of the city, we suggest you visit the Avala Tower, one of the symbols of Belgrade at a height of 204.68 m and a place from which you can enjoy a panoramic view of the beautiful landscapes of Serbia. On clear days, turn to the east, because from the tower it is possible to see other important attractions, such as the Smederevo Fortress. The tower also has a cafe-bar, so you can enjoy one of the most beautiful viewpoints in Serbia with your favorite drink.
Ada Ciganlija – Belgrade sea
Ada Ciganlija is one of the Top 10 tourist attractions in Belgrade with a superb range of sports facilities in a natural green environment surrounded by a beautiful lake on one side and the Sava River on the other. The area of 800 hectares occupied by this attraction, just 4 km from the city center, is enough to accommodate over 100,000 visitors during the summer. Ada Ciganlija is beautiful and attractive during all four seasons, because it changes its colors from green, through yellow and red to pure white in winter when the lake is covered with ice.
The variety of recreational and tourist offers is represented by over 15 km of hiking and cycling trails, 6 km of landscaped beaches around the lake, 40 different sports and adventure activities and attractions, over 50 sport courts and more than 70 catering facilities.