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Things to do in Belgrade

Top recommendations from locals

From sightseeing to hidden gems, find out what makes the city unique with the help of the locals who know it best.
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“Belgrade’s Bohemian Quarter isn’t entirely Bohemian and constitutes more of a street than a quarter, but that doesn’t make it any less essential when visiting the Serbian capital. A cobblestoned thoroughfare lined by restaurants, bars and artisanal stores from top to bottom, it has come a long way from being where those the city deemed undesirable were forced to live in the 19th century. The early 20th century saw the writers, artists and drunks of the city move in, filling the kafanas with intense creative thought and emptying the cellars of whatever booze was available. The artists have now been replaced with tourists, but the street remains one of the most energetic spots of this most energetic city.”
  • 223 locals recommend
Science Museum
“Undoubtedly the most popular Serbian of the last century, Nikola Tesla’s life is covered in this small museum in Vračar. A short video gives a strong overview of the great man, before visitors get the chance to interact with some of his most famous inventions. The rest of the museum is given over to a Tesla-centric exhibition. If you are in any way curious about the life of the Electric Jesus, be sure to make a beeline for the Nikola Tesla Museum.”
  • 143 locals recommend
Church
“Churches in the Balkans don’t come much more monolithic than this. That is a descriptor and a fact, as the Church of St Sava is the largest in the region and one of the biggest Orthodox cathedrals on the planet. Built on the spot where the eponymous saint’s remains were supposedly burned to dust in 1594, work on the church began in the late 19th century and continues to this day. That work was understandably interrupted by World War II, before Tito and the socialists decided it would make a good place for a car park. It wasn’t until 1985 that work on what many assumed was an old castle continued. The interior is still under construction, but that adds a certain humanity to this most impressive of spiritual buildings.”
  • 159 locals recommend
Shopping Centre
“The ultimate shopping destination which offers you unforgettable journey that brings to the surface your self-esteem, boldness and empathy.”
  • 40 locals recommend
Restaurant
“Restaurant Kalemegdan Terrace is located in the most beautiful part of Belgrade, on Kalemegdan, fully integrated into the ambience of the fort.A prestigious restaurant with a terrace and fantastic views of the mouth of the Sava River into the Danube, War Island and Zoo. Close to Ruzice Church and St. Petka.”
  • 128 locals recommend
Lake
“Artificial lake designed in recent decades by city government to provide Belgraders a peace of nature and leisure during weekends or any other days off. ”
  • 111 locals recommend
General Entertainment
“On Republic Square the National Theatre is somewhere to go for a feast of high culture at a very affordable price. The venue opened in 1869, and has come through war damage and a few architectural updates to remain an esteemed beacon of Serbian culture. During the day you can go on a backstage tour to discover how the wardrobes and scenery are stored and maintained, and will be treated to an aria by the theatre’s singers in residence. There’s a varied schedule of drama, opera and ballet at the theatre, always high brow and always unbelievably affordable thanks to state subsidies. Front stalls are from as little as $7 and boxes aren’t much more. ”
  • 52 locals recommend
Museum
“The National Museum in Belgrade is a complex type museum dedicated to the protection, interpretation and promotion of the layered, multicultural heritage of the Central Balkans and Europe - culture from prehistory to the present - through archeological, numismatic and artistic material.The museum’s new permanent exhibit spans a huge chronological range from the far Paleolithic to 20th century art. Organized on three levels of a representative building, the exhibition is spread over 5000m² of exhibition space.”
  • 64 locals recommend
Pedestrian Plaza
“Most popular pedestrian street, a lot of people, bars, shopping places and more.”
  • 49 locals recommend
Neighbourhood
“Belgrad is a fantastic party-town. In Savamala you will find cosy bars where you can discover Racija or exclusive cocktails. This is for you if you want to spend time bar-hoping or dancing. You will also find a lot of good restaurants. ”
  • 78 locals recommend
Park
“You can go here for a walk or a jog. There are many museums (e.g. military is one of my favorites) that you can visit. In the night, you can admire a beautiful sun set over the confluence of Danube and Sava rivers. ”
  • 56 locals recommend
Shopping Centre
“With the opening of the shopping mall Rajiceva, the main pedestrian zone, Knez Mihailova Street became an authentic cosmopolitan location of the best shopping. Between buildings of great historical significance, which preserve the spirit of old Belgrade and memories of rich history, there is an imposing trade complex of a very modern look and rich offer. In addition to famous domestic and foreign brands, the new zone of the best shopping in Belgrade will premiere the brands that are appearing on the Serbian market for the first time. Restaurants of the highest quality that follow world trends make the gastronomic offer of a shopping center. A large supermarket and other shops.”
  • 18 locals recommend
Diner
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“Historical place.Beautiful park, one the two rivers, Sava and Danube.You can jog, walk, play tenis, enjoy.. ”
  • 42 locals recommend
Art Museum
“After being closed for more than 10 years, the newly renovated museum of contemporary art is an important stop when visiting the left side of the river. Besides the historical relevance that it holds, the museum is a testimony for Yugoslavian and Serbian art, something people don’t hear about too often. Explore the five levels of this unique building as an introduction to the various galleries, exhibitions and festivals you might stumble across, as well as the brutalist architecture you will be seeing around the city.”
  • 30 locals recommend
Route
“From the beginig of this street to her end it is packed with restourants,caffees, pubs, etc.”
  • 59 locals recommend
Shopping Centre
“Good shopping. It has a cinema and a kid friendly play area with few restaurants. ”
  • 11 locals recommend

Top restaurants

Restaurant
“Restaurant Kalemegdan Terrace is located in the most beautiful part of Belgrade, on Kalemegdan, fully integrated into the ambience of the fort.A prestigious restaurant with a terrace and fantastic views of the mouth of the Sava River into the Danube, War Island and Zoo. Close to Ruzice Church and St. Petka.”
  • 128 locals recommend
Mexican Restaurant
“Overlooking the Sava river this upmarket restaurant serves South American specialities. ”
  • 30 locals recommend
Restaurant
“One of the oldest restaurant in Belgrade with typical Serbian food and nice atmosphere. Afternoon and in the night you can enjoy old Serbian live acoustic music.”
  • 25 locals recommend
Eastern European Restaurant
“Madera is popular traditional restaurant located in the metropolitan area with a long history. Have a great outdoor patio. ”
  • 32 locals recommend
Restaurant
“Walter is a chain restaurant that provides amazing Serbian BBQ. This is another place where locals go for food. It is not in any way considered expensive, fine dining, but locals love it for the nice warm atmosphere and great food. My recommendation is to try the ćevapi (Serbian sausage like food), or pljeskavica (burger) along with this get a šopska salad (salad with cheese) and some nice cold beer. They have nice deserts as well. Whatever you get you cannot go wrong at Walter's. ”
  • 30 locals recommend
Café
“Great place for your morning coffee and very cool local hangout place. Pronounced "Smok-vee-tsah".”
  • 32 locals recommend
Restaurant
“If you are tired of "good old" restaurants and would like a different feel to dining than this might do the trick. The food varies from classic Serbian, international and fusion dishes.”
  • 27 locals recommend
Restaurant
“Famouse Belgrade restourant with good choice of fodd and wine. woks all day from breakfast until late night dinner.”
  • 12 locals recommend

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