See the story Belgrade has to tell

Belgrade at glance
(1) Belgrade at glance

There is beauty in the old, especially when found in objects and places. The old tells us about the past from traces and their remains.

See the trance of the good old days as Belgrade allows traveling back in time through the stories it generously tells in an artistic way via its structures and tourist spots.

Pay respect to the road that this beautiful city has traveled and meet up with the present time through the sights of the past’s antiquities.

Location

Belgrade Map
(2) Belgrade Map

Belgrade is Serbia’s capital. It is the country’s biggest city measuring 3959.96 square kilometers. It is found in the Balkan Peninsula, which is situated in the southeastern part of Europe.

Located between the Sava and Danube rivers, Belgrade is also considered as the gateway to the Balkans and the door to Central Europe.

Since it serves as a crossroad, its location played a vital role in Europe’s history, specifically in the field of trade.

Climate

Belgrade on a random day
(3) Belgrade on a random day

The city is in the subtropical climate zone. It is best to visit between the months of May to September because these have nice average temperatures.

The warmest month is August while January is the coolest on average. June would be the wettest month, so tourists typically want to avoid going to this place at this time to avoid any possibilities of hassle during travel.

Transportation

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(4) Belgrade Nikola Tesla Airport

Belgrade is quite developed in its transportation. Its airport, Belgrade Nikola Tesla Airport, has flights to 40 destinations worldwide.

Trains going to and from the city are operated by Serbian Railways. Cities where trains pass by include Budapest, Ljubljana, Skopje, Sofia, Vienna and Zagreb.

Belgrade can also be reached through bus and car. Do not forget that the city lies in between two rivers, which is why traveling by sea is also an option.

This can take longer in terms of travel time though, but can work well, especially for those who are after sightseeing.

Attractions

Belgrade Fortress

Belgrade Fortress
(5) Belgrade Fortress

Built between the 2nd and 18th century, this structure’s main function was to defend from invaders. It is primarily divided into three parts, namely Upper Town, Lower Town and Kalemegdan Park.

The interior consists of an art pavilion, a zoo, an amusement park, a museum and random relics from Belgrade’s military history.

Nikola Tesla Museum

Nikola Tesla Museum
(6) Nikola Tesla Museum

Enrich the mind by hopping into Nikola Tesla Museum. The name is derived from the great inventor himself. The place houses records of Tesla’s journals, photos, works, outlines and apparatus.

This is an important hub for both fields of science and history, as it exhibits the footprints of one of the world’s best scientists and inventors.

Great War Island

Great War Island
(7)Great War Island

Triangular in shape, the island got its name from the role it played during the country’s resistance to siege. This is where most of the planning attacks were made.

It gradually transformed into an amusement park made available to the public, boasting luscious flora and fauna.

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See More:

Belgrade travel tips: Where to go and what to see in 48 hours
http://www.independent.co.uk/travel/48-hours-in/belgrade-travel-tips-where-to-go-and-what-to-see-in-48-hours-10379967.html

BBC – Travel – Mini guide to Belgrade, Serbia
http://www.bbc.com/travel/story/20120309-mini-guide-to-belgrade-serbia

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