Belgrade Tourism

Located on the confluence of the Rivers Danube and Sava, Belgrade is the capital as well as the largest city of Serbia. The city’s name literally translates into ‘White City’. It is the biggest centre of Tourism, trade, communication, industry and transportation in Serbia. With its fascinating history and culture, Belgrade often finds a place on many vacation planners.

Belgrade is home to Vinca Culture, which is said to be one among the most important European pre-historic cultures. The earliest archaeological findings in the region trace back to the 5th Millennium BC. The city was first inhabited by the Celtic tribes who founded Singidunum in the 3rd century BC. Romans invaded the area until it became the part of Byzantine Empire in 395. It was later ruled by Frankish, Bulgarian Empires and the Kingdom of Hungary before it was made the Capital of Stephnen Dragutin, a Serbian King. Ottomans took over the city in 1521. It is said that Belgrade was destroyed 44 times in various wars. The city served as a capital to the country of Yugoslavia from its inception in 1918 to the dissolution in 2006.

Belgrade’s itineraries are filled with a number of historical monuments, socialist edifices and age-old theatres. The charming restaurants, quaint cafés, museums, shops and gardens situated on both sides of the river are an absolute visitors. Further, the city has elite areas which are adorned with searing sky rises, colourful boulevards and lush green parks.

A major cultural and academic centre of Serbia, Belgrade is home to a several universities and educational institutions. It attracts a large student population from different parts of the country. The city also boasts of a huge sports and recreational complex located at Ada Ciganlija, which facilitates various entertainment events and sports.

Belgrade is said to have one of the best and most unique night cultures of Europe, with many bars and clubs open until the dawn, offering a variety of activities to do. A number of night-out spots, party boats, and elite clubs with old town music performances gives you an insight of authentic Serbian nightlife experience.

Essential travel information and Belgrade tips for your visit

  • Carry comfortable shoes as there might be long walks while touring the city.
  • Bring along a bottle of Sunscreen while visiting in summer as it can be scorching.
  • Make a note of the traffic and plan ahead if you want to go sightseeing or somewhere else.
  • Be careful while hiring a taxi. The drivers might distract you and charge high.

The best tours and activities in the city, guided by experts to give you a local insight to the best of Belgrade

  • Know the pollution level of Belgrade before you plan your visit.

    • Air Pollution 58.8 (Moderate)
    • Water Pollution 52.48 (Moderate)
    • Noise and Light Pollution 56.41 (Moderate)
    • Unattended dirt and garbage 64.26 (High)
    • Drinking Water Pollution and Inaccessibility 33.55 (Low)
    • Dissatisfaction with Garbage Disposal 60 (High)
    • Dissatisfaction to Spend Time in the City 42.25 (Moderate)
    • Dissatisfaction with Green zones and parks 37.26 (Low)
  • How safe is Belgrade for tourists? Understand risks and safety concerns that can hamper your travel experience in Belgrade.

    • Burglary and Theft 31.47 (Low)
    • Mugging and Robbery 29.43 (Low)
    • Assault and Armed Robbery 30.68 (Low)
    • Corruption and Bribery 83.42 (Very High)
    • Car Stealing 37.02 (Low)
    • Robbery of Car belongings 42.57 (Moderate)
    • Attacks 26.31 (Low)
    • Drug offense 45.92 (Moderate)
    • Safety walking alone during daylight 88.41 (Very High)
    • Safety walking alone during night 70.33 (High)
    • Insulting and offensive behaviour 31.36 (Low)
    • Hate crime due to Racism, Religion, ethnic origin 23.52 (Low)
    • Property crimes and Vandalism 46.44 (Moderate)
  • Quality of Life Index of Belgrade is 109.35 (Moderate)

    • Safety Index 62.68 (High)
    • Climate Index 84.14 (Very High)
    • Pollution Index 61.11 (High)
    • Traffic Commute Time Index 35.91 (Moderate)
    • Cost of Living Index 39.84 (Very Low)
    • Health Care Index 54.08 (Moderate)
    • Property Price to Income Ratio 23.33 (Very High)
    • Purchasing Power Index 35.83 (Very Low)
    • Indices such as Quality of life, Climate & Healthcare index are good to be high whereas others such as Property price, Traffic & Cost of living Index are good to be low.

  • Here's how much it will cost to shop in Belgrade

    • Local calling per minute on Prepaid mobile 0.11 USD
    • International Movie per seat 4.74 USD
    • Summer clothing in a chain store 30.34 USD
    • Pair of Basic Nike Shoes 84.83 USD
    • Pair of Basic Levis Jeans 68.31 USD

*Stats and figures mentioned are crowd-sourced ‚Äčand subjected to change without notice.

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