BELGRADE CITY TOUR
Belgrade is Serbia’s capital city, one of the oldest cities in Europe and the largest city in Serbia. The city was built on the confuence of Sava and Danube rivers. The most significant part of the city is Belgrade Fortress. It is the oldest area of the city that was rebuilt numerous times by many different conquestors of Belgrade in city’s long history. It was built by Romans, renewed in medieval time and changed once again during the long Ottoman rule in Serbia and a short Austro-Hungarian rule in 18th century. Today this place is a true witness of all those changes that can still be seen at the Upper and Lower town of the fortress with many gates and walls, towers, churches and cultural monuments. Symbol of Belgrade Fortress is Victor monument built in 1928, a work of a famous sculptor Ivan Mestrovic.
Kalemegdan Park is located around Belgrade Fortress. The name comes from the Turkish language – kale, meaning castle and megdan, meaning a field. As its name suggests, this park is designed as a field in front of Belgrade Fortress in 19th century. Today it is the most visited green area of the city where you can enjoy a beautiful panoramic view of the whole city.
Central street and the main pedestrian and shopping zone is named Knez Mihailova Street. The street is named after a famous Serbian Prince Mihailo Obrenovic whose equestrian monument you can find on the main city square – Republic Square.
Walking Tour through the center of Belgrade, that covers many of the top Belgrade attractions including:
Terazije Square, a central city square, with famous landmarks – Terazije Fountain, Moskva and Balkan Hotels and Albania Palace, one of the first skyscrapers in Belgrade.
House of Parliament and City Hall are both located in one of Belgrade’s longest street, King Alexander Boulevard. The House of Parliament – former Parliament of Yugoslavia and today the Parliament of Serbia, was built at the beginning of the 20th century, while the City Hall, or more famous as the Old city Palace, represented the royal residence of important Serbian dynasties – Obrenović and later Karadjordjevic dynasty through the 19th and 20th century.
Republic Square is the city’s most famous square. Monument to Serbian Prince Mihailo Obrenovic dominates the square, surrounded by the National Theatre and National Museum of Serbia.
Continue the walk through Knez Mihailova Street, the main pedestrian and shopping zone, that connects the Republic Square and Belgrade Fortress.
The Cathedral Church is the main Ortodoh church located near the oldest Belgrade’s tavern – ’’?’’ restaurant and Princess Ljubica Residence, todays City of Belgrade Museum.
The tour ends at Belgrade Fortress, city’s most important landmark, situated on the confluence of two rivers – the Sava and the Danube. The Fortress is surrounded by Kalemegdan Park and many historical sights like Victor monument, Clock tower, Gratitude to France monument, Military Museum, Roman well etc.
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