Belgrade Unveiled: A 3-Day Itinerary for Your Serbian Adventure

Belgrade Unveiled: A 3-Day Itinerary for Your Serbian Adventure

Welcome to Belgrade Unveiled: A 3-Day Itinerary for Your Serbian Adventure!

Tucked away along the confluence of the Danube and Sava rivers, the capital of Serbia Belgrade stands as a fascinating blend of history and modernity. In this blog post, we invite you to join us as we wander through the cobblestone streets of the Old Town, savour the flavours of local cuisine, explore the modern Belgrade Waterfront and enjoy the rhythms of Balkan music echoing through the many bars across the city.

Where we stayed?

Our base camp was Hotel Moskva, located in the town centre. Its discreet charm and top-notch service have attracted renowned artists, musicians, and even political figures over the years. We enjoyed looking along the walls of the hotel, where there are many pictures of celebrities who stayed there while visiting Belgrade, including Albert Einstein, Kirk Douglas and Brad Pitt. The hotel is
considered iconic in Belgrade, and besides staying there we also recommend visiting its fancy restaurant and enjoying the live piano music.

We enjoyed the hotel very much! It was very clean, the service was very professional, food was delicious. If we ever come back to Belgrade, we for sure stay in the Moskva Hotel.

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Belgrade Unveiled: A 3-Day Itinerary for Your Serbian Adventure

Day 1 – Belgrade 3-Day Itinerary

Skadarlija Street

After checking in at our luxury hotel, we walked around the city centre. Our first destination was Skadarlija Street. This charming cobblestone street, often referred to as the Montmartre of Belgrade, exudes an irresistible bohemian spirit. We walked through the charming streets and enjoyed the old-fashioned atmosphere. The area is full of Serbian traditional restaurants with live music, bars and cafes. Skadarlija is also a hub for artists, and we saw painters and craftsmen selling their art along the street. During the evenings the area is very popular with tourists so if you plan on going there for dinner we recommend booking in
advance. we couldn’t find any available seats when we went there to eat.

Skadarlija Street is a true bohemic gem.


After finishing exploring Skadarlija Street we walked about 10 minutes towards Kalemegdan. This is the largest park and the most important historical monument in Belgrade. The park is massive and we spent there several hours. It’s full of green trees, a playground for children and ancient architecture. At the top of Kalemegdan, there’s a giant stone castle that’s surrounded by big, thick walls. Inside the castle, there are also old cannons. These cannons are like big metal tubes that were used a long time ago to protect the castle.

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The entrance to the fort.

You can see them lined up along the walls, and they give you a sense of how the fortress was defended in the past. Beside the cannons, there is a display of old army tanks and vehicles. From the walls, we saw an amazing panoramic view of the two rivers, the Danube and the Sava, meet. It’s recommended to go there at sunset time to see the sun go down over the rivers. Overall the park is fully alive and attracts locals and tourists alike, a must-visit spot when you’re in Belgrade!

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We enjoy Kalemegdan very much!

Knez Mihailova Street

From Kalemegdan Park we continued to Knez Mihailova Street. This area is the heart of the old city, a captivating blend of history, culture, shopping, and entertainment. As we walked through the hectic street, struck by its elegant, 19th-century architecture. The street has an air of old-world sophistication, with ornate facades, wrought-iron balconies, and majestic buildings lining both sides. For shoppers, this street is a true paradise.

It’s lined with boutiques, designer stores, and souvenir shops where you can find everything from stylish fashion items to traditional Serbian crafts. The street is very long and eventually, we had to stop at one of the bars, for a refreshment drink, give some rest for our feet and absorb the atmosphere.

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The busiest street in Belgrade.

After finishing our beers we went for dinner at one of the many restaurants along the street. The prices were not cheap and it felt more designed for tourists, but we still managed to enjoy the very rich local Serbian food while observing the crowds outside.

Day 2 – Belgrade Unveiled: A 3-Day Itinerary

Belgrade Waterfront

As we finished our luxurious breakfast at the Moskow Hotel, we headed towards the waterfront area in Belgrade. This area stands as a symbol of the city’s progressive and contemporary side. It’s a vibrant, modern oasis amidst Belgrade’s historical charm. The
contrast between the historical Kalemegdan Fortress and the sleek, futuristic architecture of the waterfront is a visual treat. Right next to the confluence of the Danube and Sava rivers, we walked through the wide promenade along the riverbanks enjoying
the fresh air and the river views.

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The Belgrade Waterfront is one of the most significant and ambitious real estate and urban planning ventures in the city’s history.

There are also lots of benches and places to sit if you want to relax and watch the water flow by. The waterfront also boasts some of the city’s most striking modern architecture. Iconic buildings like the Belgrade Waterfront Towers and the Gazela Bridge illuminate the skyline, particularly at night when they’re beautifully illuminated. It’s a photographer’s dream.

A mandatory haircut

After finishing exploring the waterfront area, we headed back to the centre and found a very budget-friendly saloon. Both of us had a very nice haircut and chatted a bit with the friendly local hair designer. When we travel to cheaper countries at least one of us goes to a hairdresser.

Fresh and clean.

Saint of Sava Temple

Felling fresh and clean we continued exploring the center of Belgrade and went to see the Saint Sava Temple. The Temple is an enormous (the biggest Orthodox temple in the world), gleaming white structure that dominates the Belgrade skyline. Its size and grandeur are immediately striking. The temple’s design is a harmonious blend of Byzantine and Serbian architectural styles, featuring intricate details and ornate decorations.

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The Saint Sava Temple is one of the most prominent landmarks in Belgrade, Serbia.

We took some pictures from the outside and went back to our hotel to relax for the rest of the day.

Day 3 – Belgrade Unveiled: A 3-Day Itinerary

Nikola Tesla Museum

For our last day in Belgrade, we went to see the famous Nikola Tesla Museum. The museum is housed in a charming 1920s-era residential villa in the heart of Belgrade, Serbia. It’s dedicated to preserving the legacy of Nikola Tesla, a visionary inventor and
engineer known for his groundbreaking contributions to electricity and modern technology. In the house, you can see a vast collection of Tesla’s personal belongings, original documents, scientific instruments, and working models of his inventions.

Visitors can see firsthand how Tesla’s inventions revolutionized the world and paved the way for modern electricity distribution. The museum is open to the public, but we recommend checking the official website for current opening hours, ticket prices, and any special exhibitions or events(when we came, it was a full line of people and we discovered it only for group visits). Guided tours are available in multiple languages, providing in-depth insights into Tesla’s life and work.

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The entrance to Nikola Tesla Museum.

Shopping and Farmer’s Markets

After the museum, it was time to do some shopping. First, we went to a local deli and bought as much cheese as we could. We highly recommend buying cheese in Serbia due to its budget-friendly prices and also for the high quality of Serbian cheeses, especially the rich creamy famous Kajmak (somewhere between butter and cheese).

Later, we continued to one of the many farmers’ markets in Belgrade and went to Green Market Banjica, where we bought many fresh local vegetables directly from the farmers for almost no money, free range eggs and delicious burek (traditional Balkan snack) for lunch.

We love farmer’s markets!

Belgrade = Great Experience

In conclusion, Belgrade is a city that weaves together a rich tapestry of experiences. Its vibrant atmosphere, a perfect fusion of history and modernity, leaves an indelible mark on every traveller. From savouring the delectable flavours of Serbian cuisine to exploring the monumental landmarks and charming streets, Belgrade offers a delightful blend of culture, art, and cuisine.

As you soak in the city’s lively vibe, you’ll discover that Belgrade is a place where history whispers through every cobblestone, where the aroma of hearty food dances in the air, and where both the past and present converge seamlessly. Whether you’re wandering through the bustling streets, sipping coffee at a riverside cafe, or immersing yourself in the fascinating stories of its museums, Belgrade is a city that beckons you to explore, indulge, and embrace its unique charm.

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