Top Historical Places in Belgrade

Are you looking to explore the history of Belgrade through the ages? There are a number of historical destinations in Belgrade including the time-honored buildings, monuments, palaces, and parks where you can learn about the glorious past of Belgrade. The presence of these historical sites and museums will take you on a walk through Belgrade ‘s rich history.
If you are willing to have an in-depth historical information about Belgrade, we recommend that you take a wonderful guided tour to cover the major historical attractions. Also, check the opening and closing time for each so that you can organize your time. Make sure that you go through the complete list of historical places in Belgrade for a great trip!

Let's witness the history of Belgrade with these top historical places - monuments and landmarks:

  1. The Belgrade Fortress

    Tags: Museum, Military Museum, Park, Fort

    It’s not often that a fortress is also a park, but that’s how Belgrade views the fortress. It’s always open. You can stroll in anytime. The fort overlooks the confluence of the Danube and Sava rivers. Many times, and then a few more times, the fortress has been destroyed, razed to the ground, and then rebuilt. It’s the oldest part of Belgrade; in fact, for many years, wh...Read more
  2. Crkva Svetog Marka

    Tags: Church, Religious Site, Historical Site, Cathedral

    This beautiful church, despite its clearly Serbian Byzantine architecture, was built very recently, between 1931 – 1940. It was greatly influenced by the It is a copy of Gracanica monastery from Kosovo. People often remark on the fact that it was built in the peace between the two world wars. The church has one of the richest collections of 18th and 1th century icons. Highlights of the ch...Read more
  3. Gardos Tower

    Tags: Memorial, Monument, Fort, Exhibition

    This striking Romanesque tower is actually a memorial. It was opened in 1896 to mark 1000 years of Hungarian settlement in the Pannonian plain. It rises from the ruins of the Zemun fortress. It looks quite magical. When you enter, the first thing you see is photography exhibit. The stair on the right take you to the view point though, from where you have a 360 degree panorama of Belgrade to enj...Read more
  4. St. Michael's Cathedral

    Tags: Church, Religious Site, Cathedral

    This 19th century church’s architecture is mainly Classical, with some Baroque influences. It is famous for its lavish, romantic and dramatic painted interior (especially the ceiling), but it’s the lovely sculpture work that people really freak out over. It’s treasury is significant too, containing the 17th century CROSS KIR Veniamin HARTOFILAKSA, the Reliquary of vice-abbot M...Read more
  5. Residence Of Princess Ljubica

    Tags: Historical Site, Palace, Exhibition , Heritage Building

    This Turkish and European style palace used to be the residence of Princess Ljubica. Today, though it’s used mostly for temporary exhibitions. There’s a permanent exhibition too – furniture and other everyday objects and tools such as Belgraders in the 19th century may have used. On Fridays, at 5pm and Saturdays at 11am, you can catch a really fun show – ‘Coffee wi...Read more
  6. Republic Square

    Tags: Historical Site, Square

    The square’s history is a teensy bit gruesome. There used to be a gate here, by the name of Stambol, where the ruling Turks would impale their non-Muslim subjects. Once that was destroyed in 1866 though, and once the National Theatre was built, the square slowly became more popular. More buildings came up once the monument to Prince Mihailo was set up in the middle of the square (it was s...Read more
  7. Church Of The Holy Mother Of God

    Tags: Church, Religious Site, Historical Site, Heritage Building

    The church has seen quite an evolution. The original church in this location was destroyed when the Turks moved in in 1521. Later, in the 18th century, the building was used as a gunpowder storage, and then as a military church. Technically, it could be counted as Belgrade’s oldest church. It’s inside Belgrade’s fortress complex. The church has a terrific iconostasis. The wall...Read more
  8. Dorcol

    Tags: Museum, Educational Site, Town, Fort

    This is one of Belgrade’s oldest, smallest and most charming neighborhoods. They call it the ‘Manhattan of Belgrade’. The quarter began to truly flourish under Turkish rule, when there many merchants set up shop here, mostly Shepardi Jews in the 15th and 16th centuries. Today, the area around the Danube in Dorcol is considered to be the most beautiful place to live. You’...Read more
  9. The National Assembly

    Tags: Heritage Building

    This is one of the city’s most beautiful buildings, and is Serbia’s political heart. The structure is neo-Renaissance and neo-Baroque. Thanks to the two Balkan wars, the Great Depression, and WWI it took a long time to complete it’s building – 30 years. From the outside, it’s a pleasure just to see the incredible façade; also check out the Black Horses sculp...Read more
  10. Nebojsa Tower

    Tags: View Point, Historical Site, Tower, Exhibition

    Rising above the river that flows below Belgrade Fortress, this tower was built by the Hungarians in 1460 to defend the city. Later it was used by the Ottomans as a torture dungeon.The Greek national hero Rigas Feraios was tortured to death here, as were many other Serbian soldiers. Yeah, it’s a grim place. Today, the 22 high metre tower hosts exhibits on medieval Belgrade, Ottoman rule, ...Read more
  11. Terazije Square And Fountain

    Tags: Historical Site, Square, Fountain, Streets

    The squares name (which means ‘Scales’) has a very interesting origin. An ancient Roman aqueduct that distributed water to the rest of the city was maintained by several water-towers (su terazisi) that regulated water pressure. The Romantic style fountain in the centre of the square was built on the orders of Prince Milos. It’s 6.35 metres tall. The area around the fountain is...Read more
  12. The Royal Compound

    Tags: Garden, Palace

    There are two parts to these palaces, built in Belgrade’s most luxurious area. There is the White Palace and the Royal Palace. The Royal Palace, built in 1929, is still in used by the royal family – the prince Aleksandar Karadjordjevi II and his wife, Princess Katarina, live here. The White Palace was built for the three sons of King Aleksandar I. Today, the compound is home to some...Read more
  13. Spomenim Sovjetskim Ratnim Veteranima

    Tags: Monument, War Memorial

    War memorials offer a great sense of pride and the Spomenik Sovjetskom Ratnim Veteranima is one such place that guarantees you the same. Situated in the city of Belgrade, Serbia, this war memorial is a monument to Soviet war veterans. The memorial is dedicated to members of the Soviet military delegation who died in a plane crash on Avala on October 19, 1964. An ideal place to visit with your f...Read more
  14. Belgrade Fortress

    Tags: Historical Site, Fort

    If you are looking for a date with history, the Belgrade Fortress is an ideal place to fulfill your dreams. A majestic and timeless piece of history, the fortress is in Serbian capital city of Belgrade's municipality of Stari Grad. Built in 279 BC, the fortress consists of the old citadel and Kalemegdan Park on the confluence of the River Sava and Danube and in an urban area of modern city. Thi...Read more