Belgrade

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Cathedral of Saint Sava featuring heritage architecture, a park and a church or cathedral

Learn about the intriguing history surrounding this once war-torn city. Explore its fascinating monuments within the walls of the Belgrade Fortress.

As the capital city of Serbia, Belgrade is the country’s hub of commerce, culture and history. It is the site of one of the most important prehistoric cultures of Europe, the Vinča of 5000 B.C. Since these ancient times, Belgrade has passed through many hands, including the Ottoman Empire and, more recently, Yugoslavia. Many of the historical attractions of the city are found within the walls of an immense fortress.

Visit the well-preserved sixth-century Belgrade Fortress near the city center. Enjoy panoramic views of the city skyline, an island and the convergence of two rivers. Stroll around the ancient walls and learn about their history containing the entire city. See a concert at the historic landmark. In recent years Simply Red, Amy Winehouse and Moby have performed.

Peruse more than 3,000 historical items at the Belgrade Military Museum inside Belgrade Fortress. Relics dating back to the Roman occupancy of the city include swords and shields. The Ružica Church, sitting within the walls, features paintings by a Russian artist. Admire the quaint moss-covered exterior.

Explore Kalemegdan Park, which surrounds the fortress. The large park is perched atop a cliff. Its name translates to “Fortress Plaza.” Amble among the trees and relax on the grass.

Examine some of the more than 400,000 works of art from Cézanne, Matisse, Picasso, Renoir, Van Gogh, Monet and others at the National Museum of Serbia. Visit the museum at night to see it covered in a majestic purple-and-white glow. See works from Hockney and Warhol at the Museum of Contemporary Art.

The rivers of the Danube and Sava converge at Belgrade. Parts of the city are hilly. Two mountain ranges sit just to the south. Temperatures fall below freezing in winter, with some snow flurries, while summer is often very hot. Serbian is the language of Belgrade as well as the neighboring countries of Montenegro and Bosnia and Herzegovina.

After a day of sightseeing, make the most of Belgrade’s famous nightlife at one of the bars or discos.

Where to stay in Belgrade

Metropol Palace, a Luxury Collection Hotel, Belgrade
Metropol Palace, a Luxury Collection Hotel, Belgrade
5 out of 5
Bulevar kralja Aleksandra 69, Belgrade
The price is ¥12,134 per night from Oct 4 to Oct 4
This family-friendly Belgrade hotel is located in the business district, within 1 mi (2 km) of Tasmajdan Park, Nikola Tesla Museum, and Knez Mihailova Street. ...
4.5/5Wonderful! (348 reviews)
"Perfect once more!"

Reviewed on Jul 28, 2021

Metropol Palace, a Luxury Collection Hotel, Belgrade
Hotel Moskva
Hotel Moskva
4 out of 5
Terazije 20, Belgrade
The price is ¥15,050 per night from Sep 27 to Sep 27
Located in Stari Grad, this spa hotel is within a 10-minute walk of Knez Mihailova Street and Republic Square. Tasmajdan Park and Nikola Tesla Museum are also ...
4.5/5Wonderful! (689 reviews)
"It has unique style of old Belgrade. It is hard to stop and wait in valet to come and get your car since street is so small and crowded."

Reviewed on Aug 19, 2021

Hotel Moskva
Courtyard Marriott Belgrade City Center
Courtyard Marriott Belgrade City Center
4 out of 5
Vase Carapica 2-4, Belgrade
The price is ¥12,793 per night from Sep 25 to Sep 25
Located in Stari Grad, this hotel is steps from National Museum and Republic Square. Kalemegdan Citadel and Botanical Garden are also within 1 mi (2 km). Belgrade ...
4.7/5Exceptional! (429 reviews)
"Wow! There aren’t enough words to praise the entire staff for their attentiveness and offer comments about the hotel’s perfect location! My entire trip was a grand adventure."

Reviewed on Aug 24, 2021

Courtyard Marriott Belgrade City Center
Lowest nightly price found within the past 24 hours based on a 1 night stay for 2 adults. Prices and availability subject to change. Additional terms may apply.
Airport Belgrade Rest Apartments Hotel
Airport Belgrade Rest Apartments Hotel
3 out of 5
Majakovskog 36 Surcin, Belgrade
The price is ¥2,917 per night from Sep 28 to Sep 28
Situated in Belgrade, this aparthotel is within 6 mi (10 km) of Merkur, Sportski Centar 11. april, and Aeronautical Museum. Nikolajevska Church and Millenary ...
4.2/5Excellent! (54 reviews)
"The property was very clean and the staff was very friendly and helpful at all times."

Reviewed on Sep 16, 2021

Airport Belgrade Rest Apartments Hotel
Five Points Square City Center
Five Points Square City Center
4 out of 5
Trg Republike 3, sprat 5, Belgrade
The price is ¥4,200 per night from Oct 3 to Oct 3
Located in Stari Grad, this apartment building is within 1 mi (2 km) of Republic Square and Nikola Tesla Museum. Knez Mihailova Street and National Museum are ...
4.2/5Excellent! (196 reviews)
Worst on Check in
"they Guy on checkin time is totally out of his mind. Giving hard time and not taking cash. when i ask to use different card he say come in morning and refuses to check in at 2 AM in the morning. we are like in Panic where to go in Midnight. ridicules"

Reviewed on Jun 2, 2021

Five Points Square City Center
Feel Belgrade Aparthotel
Feel Belgrade Aparthotel
4 out of 5
Lomina 44, Belgrade
The price is ¥5,775 per night from Oct 3 to Oct 3
Located near the slopes, this Savski Venac apartment building is in the city center and within 1 mi (2 km) of Knez Mihailova Street, Nikola Tesla Museum, and ...
4.5/5Wonderful! (131 reviews)
"Amazing customer service"

Reviewed on Sep 11, 2021

Feel Belgrade Aparthotel
Lowest nightly price found within the past 24 hours based on a 1 night stay for 2 adults. Prices and availability subject to change. Additional terms may apply.

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