Belgrade – meaning “the White City – is the capital of the Republic of Serbia and as such, is the country’s largest city with an estimated population of about 1.7 million people. It lies on the confluence of the Danube and Sava rivers. Belgrade has a long history dating back to the 4th century when the area was settled by Celtic tribes. It went on to become the Roman city of Singidunum, and in the middle ages, the town was turned into a Serbian stronghold until the ottoman Turks invaded.
While this rich history makes itself reminded in a variety of ways throughout the city, most notably in the old Belgrade Fortress, the city also features an abundance of cultural attractions and a wide variety of events that attract visitors from across Europe. The city is distinctly European with oriental influences that make it a great destination for a weekend break, with lots of interesting sights and attraction, a fast-paced nightlife, splendid architecture, affordable shopping, and a thriving cultural scene.
Cheap apartment accommodation in Belgrade
For the business and leisure traveler alike, there are exciting options when it comes to finding apartment accommodation in Belgrade for short term stay. If you are looking for a place to live rather than just sleep, Belgrade serviced apartments could just be what you need. There are numerous of these self-contained apartments in Belgrade to give both adults and children the benefit of their own personal space. Regardless of your needs, there will always be a top modern flat, a spacious, classic family apartment or a fully-equipped apartment with business facilities waiting for you. They all offer the comfort, privacy and flexibility you will experience in any self-catering property. You could rent an apartment or a studio for a night or even for a year.
Top things to do in Belgrade
Visit the Belgrade fortress
The Belgrade fortress and the Kalemegdan Park form the core of today’s two million-strong population of Belgrade city. They form a unique spatial entity with clearly visible remains of the forts divided into the upper and lower town with two distinct styles – elements of medieval architecture combined with dominant baroque solutions that are typical for the 18the century.
KNEZ Mikhailov & Republic square
These are literally the city’s epicenter, being surrounded by the National Museum and the National Theatre. The Republic Square is best known for the statue of Prince Mihailo on the horse and favorite meeting place for most Belgradians.
Once a separate city, Zemun is nowadays known as the poetic and romantic part of Belgrade on the Danube River Glavna Ulica (its main street) features a Homeland museum and the Madlenianum Theatre and Opera.
Belgrade bike tours
The best to discover Belgrade is by bike and the city’s all iBike-guides are young, cool and nice people who will tell you everything you need to know about the city without boring you with too much mundane history. The tours will not only give you an insight into the city’s recent history and will also tell you about how people live there now.