When I mention Belgrade is my
Really, Belgrade or Beograd is my absolute
After the initial surprise that my favorite European city wasn’t some top 10 destination city like Rome or Paris or Barcelona settles, it’s always followed by “Why Belgrade?”
Let me tell you a little bit about this amazing city and
First, a little Intro to Belgrade
Belgrade is a city that has many different amazing sides to it sitting smack dab in between the beautiful Danube and Sava rivers. Given Serbia’s proximity to Eastern European hotspots, Belgrade also makes for the perfect base to launch from to explore Romania, Hungary, Bulgaria, Croatia, Montenegro and more.
Though it may not be as revered like Croatian cities for the Venetian architecture and Game of Thrones film locations, or lacking the lore and haunted castle vibes of Romania, this city has the best of the Balkans all rolled into one. It’s a city that needs to be explored to discover what is special, like my own first impressions of Belgrade showed me. But once you do, you’ll fall in love.
No matter what the season or weather, there is always something happening in Belgrade and one of the liveliest cities I’ve ever visited. Go to Kalemegdan Park for sunset and you’ll find everyone from students to families and couples sitting in the park or on the walls of the fortress sipping a beer at sunset. In the colder months, you can find warmth within the rowdy smokey
Graffiti and street art lovers, Belgrade will be paradise for you. All over the city, most surfaces will be dressed in a bit of spray paint, and though the bad tags can give a bit of a rough look to much of the city, many parts show off the bright and burgeoning underground art scene here. Massive murals adorn otherwise bleak communist-era architecture to breathe life into the surroundings and quirky cafes are filled artists of all types. Better yet, if you visit in fall, the numerous parks around the city, the fortress, and trees along the river are bursting with autumn colors of orange and crimson.
Unique is a good word to describe Belgrade, because though it may appear a bit more rough around the edges compared to Dubrovnik or Prague or Kotor, it has way more character. You have abandoned historic movie
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