Belgrade is the capital and largest city of Serbia. With a population of 1.1 million, it is one of the largest cities in Southeast Europe and has a long history dating back to antiquity. This city is situated at the meeting point of two rivers, namely Sava and the Danube. The English meaning of the name Belgrade is White City. Most of the architectural splendors of Belgrade have their roots in the Middle Ages. Downtown, beautiful traditional Orthodox churches mingle with elaborate government buildings and rigid, communist-era structures.The magnificent Belgrade fortress is probably the citys most spectacular sight, especially at sunset, when people stroll through the imposing ancient brick walls and relax with a glorious panoramic view of the city.
The National Museum in Belgrade is a special treat for tourists who wish to get an insight into the lives and culture of the Serbian people. The place has been open since 1844 and houses a whopping collection of 400,000 artifacts, art pieces and objects. For science geeks, Nikola Tesla Museum is a must see attraction in Belgrade which holds hundreds of original documents and photographs of Nikola Tesla along with equipment and materials he used. This place actually has 165,000 documents written originally by him. The Museum of Contemporary Art is a lovely place to visit, with a comprehensive art collection from 1900 onwards with more than 35,000 artworks displayed in this museum.
The Old City also called the Bohemian Quarter, is home to the oldest buildings in Belgrade. Lots of Belgrades best restaurants, cafes, art galleries and performance zones are on the Skadarska street. As no cars are allowed in this area, you will have to explore this area by foot. You can explore the old cobblestone alleys or catch a street performance upon the streets of Old City. Do not miss the traditional music of Serbia presented by street performers. For the shopaholics, Miailova Republic Square is where one should go on a shopping spree in Belgrade. The place is full of international and local branded shops where you can enjoy shopping of top trend items.
Belgrade also has a reputation of offering a vibrant nightlife; many clubs that are open until the wee hours of the morning can be found throughout the city. The most recognizable nightlife features of Belgrade are the barges splavovi, spread along the banks of the Sava and Danube Rivers.There's always a friendly atmosphere, great clubs and bars, great music, cheap drinks, the lack of restrictive night life regulation, alcohol regulations are a lot more relaxed than in most other nations.