24. Belgrade, Serbia

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Why

This part of the world is not widely traveled. The people are friendly, the sites are beautiful and the food is really good and things are pretty inexpensive. Perfect combinations.

Belgrade, Serbia - Old Tram

Belgrade, Serbia – Old Tram

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Where

Serbia is located in eastern Europe. It is a land-locked country bordered by Croatia,  Hungary, Romania, Bulgaria, Macedonia, Albania and Montenegro.

Belgrade, Serbia - Old Buildings

Belgrade, Serbia – Old Buildings

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How To Get Here

By Train

There is train service from the neighboring countries such as Croatia. Start your search with Eurail.com.

By Plane

The closest airport is the Nikola Tesla International Airport (BEG), the home of Air Serbia. Air Serbia now has nonstop service from New York-JFK, so that makes it easier if you are coming from the U.S. They fly to several major European cities so no issues there either.

Belgrade, Serbia - Belgrade International Airport (BEG)

Belgrade, Serbia – Belgrade International Airport (BEG)

The following airlines has service to Belgrade:

Aegean Airlines (A3), Aeroflot (SU), Alitalia (AZ), Air Cairo (SM), Air Serbia (JU), Arkia-Israeli Airlines (IZ), Austrian Airlines (OS), Belavia Belarusian Airlines (B2), Croatia Airlines (OU), EasyJet Airlines (U2), ELLINAIR S.A. (EL), Etihad Airways (EY), Eurowings (EW), FlyDubai (FZ), Germanwings (4U), LOT Polish (LO), Lufthansa German Airlines (LH), Montenegro Airlines (YM), Norwegian Air Shuttle (DY), Pegasus Airlines (PC), Qatar Airways (QR), Swiss Airlines (LX), Tarom (RO), Transavia (HV), Tunisair (TU), Turkish Airlines (TK), Vueling (VY) and Wizz Air (W6).

By Bus

There is bus service on eurolines.

By Car

If you are already in Europe you can take the drive. Just use a service like Google Maps for directions. It’s about three hours drive.

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Where To Stay

The main hotel, located in the heart of the city is the Hotel Moskova. It is grand and is from the Soviet era. There are of course other hotels as well as hostels. Don’t be fooled by the somewhat shabby exteriors they are really nice inside.

Belgrade, Serbia – Hotel Moskva

 

Belgrade, Serbia - Hostel

Belgrade, Serbia – Hostel

==>> You can find a list of hotels from TripAdvisor here.

==>> Try Airbnb.

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Where To Eat

There’s an abundance of street foods in the walkways around the city. Plus of course restaurants both fast food and sit down places. The pastry is actually quite good and worth the try.

==>> You can find a list of restaurants from TripAdvisor here.

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What To Do

The city is an old one so there are lots of historic buildings. The buildings may look derelict outside, but some are quite nice inside. The train station is definitely one to see as there are many old trains which are still in service.

Belgrade, Serbia - Old Train with Graffiti

Belgrade, Serbia – Old Train with Graffiti

There is also a newer part of the city which is accessible by the local rail service and/or buses.

Belgrade, Serbia - New Belgrade Apartments

Belgrade, Serbia – New Belgrade Apartments

The city sits on the Danube, so you can follow it and enjoy what it has to offer.

Belgrade, Serbia - Park

Belgrade, Serbia – Park

At one end of the city is the Belgrade Fortress which used to be used to protect the city. The views from here of the city and the Danube are worth the visit.

 

==>> Here is a list of things to do from Trip Advisor.

==>> Here is a list of Tour offered by Viator.

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Additional Information

  1. Language: Serbian
  2. Currency: Serbian Dinar (RSD)
  3. Belgrade Tourism Board #GoBelgrade
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Belgrade, Serbia - Russian Orthodox Church

Belgrade, Serbia – Russian Orthodox Church

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1 Response

  1. February 15, 2017

    […] There are lots of places to eat including a McDonald’s which is very well decorated and located. It’s frequented by the locals as well. I always try to have a local beer and I was able to do that at the train station before my train back to Belgrade. […]

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