1)  Visit Belgrade Fortress which is the oldest part of Belgrade and first mentioned in the 3rd century BC as Singindunum. Later the city become part of the Roman Empire but was always attacked by the Huns and the Goths. Legend says Attila’s grave is at the confluence of the Sava and Danube rivers under Belgrade Fortress. The longest occupants of the Fortress were Ottomans, nearly 500 years.

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2. Walk to the statute of the Pobednik (The Victor). It’s a work by the famous sculptor Ivan Mestrovic and it’s built to commemorate Serbia’s liberation from the Ottoman occupation. An excellent place to take photos of New Belgrade and the confluence of the Danube and Sava.

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3. Visit St Petka Church (avoid Friday which is celebrated in this church – Petka means Friday) and St Ruzica Church (used to be an Austrian gun depot) within the Fortress.

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4. The Non-Aligned Movement (NAM) was founded in Belgrade in 1961. There is a derelict monument to mark the occasion but today it’s an excellent place for graffiti and a good spot for taking photos.

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5.  Walk along Zemun promenade and admire Austro- Hungarian architecture. Continue to Gardos Tower for a beautiful photo opportunity of Zemun and Belgrade.

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6. Walk along the Sava all the way to Ada Cingalija, a lake within the city. Excellent place for swimming or cycling.

Free things to see and do in Belgrade, Visit Ada Cingalija, ReadyClickAndGo

7. Check the open food markets. They are full of colours and freshness especially in the spring.

Free Things to see and do in Belgrade, ReadyClickAndGo

8. Visit the old bohemian part of Belgrade called Skadrlija which is an excellent place to enjoy a Serbian’s second home – the kafana.

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9.  Take photos of the NATO bombed buildings, monuments to wrong-headed politics which won’t last long as there are talks of pulling them down and opening hotels instead.

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10. Try to play basketball with the local kids on one of the many free basketball grounds built during Tito’s time when lots of energy and money was invested in sport.

Free advice: Chat. Everyone has an endless amount of time to chat.  Buying a can of coke turns into a long discussion of bad dietary habits, advice of how to avoid them and the phone number of a local nutritionist.

For more information about things to see and do in Belgrade please email Tara@ReadyClickAndGo.com. Alternatively for day tours, city tours and excursions in Belgrade please visit our website at www.ReadyClickAndGo.com

 

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About the author: Tara

 

The travel professional with years of experience in the travel industry – in guiding, reservations, operations, contracting, customer service and product development – and have travelled extensively in Asia and Eastern Europe not just on holiday but also for work, inspecting hotels, visiting attractions and seeing exactly what each destination has to offer. The only way I could do this properly was with my own guide, car and driver and this inspired me to create my own range of customised private day tours for other people to be able to explore in-depth and learn to love their destination as much as I do.

Website: www.readyclickandgo.com