21 Of The Best Things To Do In Belgrade, Serbia

If it wasn’t for THAT pandemic, we wouldn’t have seen some of the places that we have so far… or had some of the best experiences on our travels around the world. And, one of the regions that we hadn’t had on the top of our list of places to visit was… the Balkans.

Now, if you’ve read our travel blog posts… you will have found out that the first country that we discovered in the Balkans was Bulgaria. And, needless to say, we were absolutely enthralled about the history of this country, the architecture, culture… and of course, the food and drinks. 

And, thanks to Bulgaria… we would continue our travel adventures to other Balkan countries. So, one Balkan country we believe is so underrated is Serbia. And, it’s capital city of Belgrade is NOT what we were expecting. 

So, you MUST read on to discover 21 top things to do in Belgrade, Serbia. You’ll be amazed at what it has to offer!

Belgrade Fortress

If you’ve seen photos or videos of Belgrade Fortress, you’ll see how majestic and commanding it looks. So, when we were going to head out there, we found out one most surprising thing. To get into the fortress, there is NO entrance fee. 

We thought that this was a local joke at first… considering it’s such an incredible historic landmark. Yet, it’s true. It won’t cost you even a cent to see this amazing fort.

It’s said that the Belgrade fortress dates back to as far back as the 2nd Century. Yet, from this moment on and for centuries later, Belgrade would be dominated by many rulers… including the Ottomans, Romans, and Austro-Hungarians. And, you’ll notice as you explore the fort and the complex, the variety of architectural styles.

The views are breathtaking from day through to night. From families, couples, through to the youth… there is a mix of people that go to the Belgrade Fortress to relax, have fun or enjoy the beautiful surroundings. And, even in Summer, it doesn’t feel claustrophobic, like other European cities.

Now, when you’re at the Fortress, another of the top things to do in Belgrade is this…

Relax in Kalemegdan Park

The big and beautiful Kalemegdan Park is in the grounds of Belgrade Fortress. There are many places to enjoy wonderful views of Belgrade city, or overlooking the Danube River… or enjoying the greenery in the park itself to have a picnic or even people watch. 

And, when you go there in Summer… there are exhibitions or events that frequently occur to keep everyone entertained.

See the Many Different Statues

When you’re in Belgrade, you’ll notice many statues, from the small to huge ones… with simple to elaborate detailing. So, here are a couple of them that you could see on your travels through Belgrade…

Next on our list of best things to do in Belgrade, is a MUST do…

St Sava Serbian Orthodox Church

WAIT, before you think in your mind, they’re recommending we go see a boring church… think again! Luckily for us we spent a few months in Serbia. Otherwise, we would have missed out on seeing one of the most elaborate places to visit in Belgrade.

Now, I remember saying to Paul that for whatever reason… after seeing the photos we took of St Sava Church, it gave me chills up and down my spine. I’m not sure what it was, but it sure was a weird feeling. When you look at the church it is striking… with its white exterior and the dark trimmings.

Yet, we had to go back to St Sava Church, thus visiting it twice. And, you may be thinking, why? 

Because, the first time we went, we forgot to see the Crypt! And, when you go downstairs beneath the ground level of the church… it will amaze you at how elaborate and exquisite it is.

Again, it was so surprising for us, that when we went there was NO entrance fee… especially to see such an incredible landmark. 

Ada Ciganlija

In Summer, it’d be great to head on over to a beach in Belgrade, right? Well, you’ll be happy to know that can experience the “beach life” in Belgrade, by going to Ada… which is about 7km from the city centre give or take.

When speaking with many of the locals, they’ll recommend you go see this man-made lake / beach area. There are lots of things to do for everyone including cycling, water sports, golf, sunbathing, picnics… through to eating and drinking at one of the waterfront restaurants.

Make a Stop in Skardarlija

Skardarlija, also known as the Bohemian quarter of Belgrade, was established in the 1800’s. It’s a quaint area in Belgrade, with it’s cute cobblestoned streets. 

Now, when we went there earlier in the day, it was relaxing to have some drinks and people watch. Yet, don’t be fooled by this laidback environment! When the evening starts to set in… Skardarlija becomes a vibrant and bustling area for eating, drinking and socialising. 

Nearby Skardarlija is this famous Belgrade attraction… which is most likely on most people’s list of things to do in Belgrade.

Republic Square

Surrounded by amazing architectural delights is Rebuplic Square Belgrade. This vast, open area is not only a place to see some of the most incredible buildings in Belgrade… it’s a popular meeting spot for friends, family and tourists, before heading on to other places. Plus, there are many different events that are held here, especially during Summer.

So, you’ll notice the landmark statue of a man and his horse, in the centre of the square. Now, you may be thinking that this is “normal” when it comes to historic statues. Yet, it’s said that in Serbian history, a statue of this type is one of the first of its kind, making it extra special. 

The statue which was established in the late 1800’s, is in honor of Prince Mihailo Obrenović… who was a key figure to help move Belgrade and Serbia forward, in its independence from other rulers.

Shop Until You Drop on Knez Mihailova

Knez Mihailova Street is the main pedestrian boulevard in Belgrade. On either side of the street are many clothing and accessories shops. And, if you need a break for some food and drinks… there are many cafes, bars and restaurants to please your belly and tastebuds. 

Now, in Summer, it’s interesting to see that during certain times of the day… many people will flock to one side of the street. And, you may ask why? When the Summer sun swelters over Belgrade, it’s HOT! So, many will take comfort from the shade that the tall buildings give for some relief! 

Yet, if you’re needing some hydration, one of the Belgrade attractions on Knez Mihailova Street is… the large water fountain, by the name of Delijska Česma.

So, while we’re on the subject of hydration… you’ll be pleased to know that there are LOTS of places to quench your thirst in Belgrade!

The Belgrade Nightlife

OK, so when we talk about the nightlife here, we’re more focusing on the drinking and eating part of it. Yet, if that’s not for you… then you still need to check out Belgrade at night. Some of the landmarks come to life… with the strategic lights bringing a new perspective, making the city look magical.

Now, we found first hand that the Serbians are extremely friendly and welcoming. So, don’t be surprised that if they discover you’re a tourist… you may get invites to join the locals for a night out on the town!

There are so many places to drink and be merry. Whether it’s in the city, or along the waterfront, you can dance or drink the night away… until the early hours in the morning.

Just be wary though, that the public transport doesn’t operate 24 hours a day. Many of the services stop before 1am. So, if you’re wanting to spend a late night out, your other options are to take a taxi… or use one of the rideshare apps. GOOD LUCK with that!

If you’ve had a big night out, then put this on your list of things to do in Belgrade…

Grab a Delicious Burek

Yes, our followers know that we are burek, banitsa and pastizzi lovers! And, when we were in Belgrade we tried LOTS! Depending on where you go there are various flavors you can try. Our favorite was the cheese burek, followed closely by the spinach and cheese.

Plus, when they came out piping hot and fresh, they are so melt in the mouth DELICIOUS. Paul burnt his mouth a couple of times as he couldn’t wait! Plus, what we found with the bureks in Belgrade… most of the time the amount of filling was decent. On average a big burek can cost around 120 Dinar (about 1 Euro / USD $1.10 / GBP 0.90). That is crazy cheap for such a filling feed.

And, the bureks taste even better after a big night out!

Go on a Walking Tour to See Amazing Buildings

Although Belgrade and Serbia have a long and interesting history… many of the buildings you see today were built in the 19th Century. And, when you stroll around Belgrade you’ll see some incredible architecture, like this…

If you’re organized and a planner, then you can set up your own self-guided walking tour. When you’re planning, it will surprise you at how big Belgrade is… and with so much to see.

Yet, if you’re limited on time and don’t want to miss out on any important landmarks… then get a local guide to take you around. To see what’s on offer, CLICK HERE.

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Avala Tower


Avala Tower, standing at over 200 metres in height, is the tallest structure in Belgrade. It was originally built in the 1960’s, with its main purpose being a television tower. Yet, in the late 1990’s the tower was damaged after being hit by bombs. Even so, the locals would help with donations, to help rebuild and restore Avala Tower.

Now, there is an observation deck where you can see amazing views over Belgrade. Yet, you will need to pay a fee for this privilege. Otherwise, there’s parks, walking trails… and even a little wooden chapel that you can discover, while in the Avala Tower area. 

Monument to the Unknown War Hero

Now, when you’re in the Avala area, you should go and see this monument…

And, this is the Monument to the Unknown War Hero… built in memory of the soldiers who fought in World War I, and the Balkans wars. The original monument built in 1922, was done by the local village folk… where there was a grave for an unknown war hero. 

Then, the monument with sarcophagus that you see today was built in the 1930’s… on the former medieval town of Zrnovo. And, when you’re here you’ll see wide-sweeping views over Belgrade.

Zemun

Now, if you want to see a gorgeous little town in Belgrade, you must head on over to Zemun. You’ll be amazed at how quaint this place is as you stroll through the streets… with a distinctly different feel in comparison to the city of Belgrade itself. It’s said that Zemun was never under the rule of the Ottomans… and primarily by the Austro-Hungarians. Hence, the difference in atmosphere and architecture. 

There are plenty of restaurants and bars to keep your belly and tastebuds satisfied… whether it’s in town or by the waterfront. It has a very relaxing environment, and you could spend a whole day out here.

Gardos Tower (Millennium Tower)

While you’re in Zemun, you must go and see Gardos Tower.

This tower was built in 1896… to commemorate a thousand years since the Hungarians inhabited the area. Plus, it’s main use was also part of a defensive mechanism, including a watchtower. 

Yet, it’s said that there are secret passage ways… as well as a tunnel in the basement, which goes from the Danube all the way to Kalemegdan Fortress! 

See the Grandeur of the Royal Palaces

Belgrade does have several palaces, that housed the royal dynasties many centuries ago. And, like many royal buildings, no expense was spared in constructing them!

Walk Along the Waterfront

The promenade along the Belgrade waterfront is wide and large. So, whether you’re walking or cycling there’s plenty of room for everyone. In Summer it’s pleasant walking along the waterfront at night… with the breeze helping to cool everyone down. 

Every now and again there’ll be festivals that pop up. Or, there are the infamous nightclubs and bars that line some of the promenade.

Discover the Street Art

When we were strolling the streets of Belgrade, we did notice street art dotted around. From colourful artworks through to black and white street art… count how many you can find when you’re in the city!

See the Different Churches

While St Sava is such an important church in Belgrade, if churches are your thing… then there are plenty to see in the city. There are many varied architectural styles, and inside some are so elaborate. Here’s a few other churches in Belgrade you can check out…

Get Cultured and Learn About Belgrade’s History

In Belgrade there are many different types of museums… where you can learn about the history of Belgrade and Serbia. Plus, there are art galleries and other types of museums where you can spend time… if that’s your thing.

Relax In One of the Many Parks and Forests

While Kalemegdan Park is one of the most popular green areas in Belgrade… if you’re in other parts of the city and want to chill out, there are plenty of other parks and even forests to choose from.

Wow, so there are 21 top things to do in Belgrade, Serbia. And, when you start to explore this vibrant capital city… you’ll discover that there is so much more to do. Plus, you could even take day trips from Belgrade, if you have the time and resources.

Whatever you decide to do… we’re sure that you’ll find a new city to enjoy and have amazing experiences. 

Have you been to Belgrade? What were the top things you did when you were there?

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Top Recommendations For The Best Pizza In Belgrade, Serbia

When we went to Belgrade, we could take our time discovering this vibrant capital city… as we were spending a few months there. And, while we love many of the traditional Serbian dishes… sometimes we were craving some comfort food, especially after a night out!

OK, so it’s no secret that we are PIZZA LOVERS! Pizza for breakfast, lunch and dinner? Yes, we have done that before… ha ha ha!

And, one of the great things about Belgrade is… there are lots of places to choose from when those pizza cravings kick in. So, in this foodie travel blog, we’ll run through our top recommendations for the best pizza in Belgrade… from top shelf, to cheap and cheerful.

Mama Shelter

Now, the Mama Shelter global hotel brand is known for its unique design, and fun atmosphere. Not only that… it offers a restaurants with an enjoyable ambience from day through to night. Plus, there’s a variety of food options on Mama Shelter’s menu.

Yet, after seeing all the mouth-watering dishes we could have, we had to try some pizza. And, that’s because what stood out for us was their Black Truffle pizza. Pizza and truffles… that’s a match made in heaven for us!

Plus, we made the decision to get a Margherita pizza too, which was 790 Dinar (about 6.85 USD/ 6.80 Euro/ 5.75 GBP).

You can even get a 1 metre pizza for 2,600 Dinar… where you can choose 3 different pizza flavors. We did ask our waiter about it as a joke, and he did say that for the 2 of us… he recommends us to not have it, as it’s HUGE.

There’s also an extensive drinks menu from non-alocholic, to beers, wines and cocktails. So, you’ll have plenty of drinks to choose from… that will go well with your choice of yummy pizza. 

Plus, Mama Shelter offers a variety of seating options… from relaxing alfresco to admire the wonderful views from the rooftop. Or, you can relax inside on comfy couches, at the bar… or you can grab a spot on their communal tables. 

So, while we sat in our cosy couch area… we were devouring our absolutely delicious gourmet pizzas.

They are simply divine, and very filling. The Black Truffle pizza was one of the most delicious pizzas we’ve ever had!

And, we loved the big, luscious mozzarella ball on the Margarita Pizza. When we cut into it, it was oozing delicious, gooey cheesiness.

Plus, the pizzas are wood-fired, which adds a delicious smoky flavor. They know how to make amazing pizzas. Remember, if the truffle pizza is on offer… you MUST try it!

You can find Mama Shelter in the Rajiceva Shopping Center, at Kneza Mihaila 54A.

Now, for a mega size quality pizza with lots of topping and flavor, in a vibrant environment… we recommend you check out this restaurant…

Piano Loco

When we were staying in the area of Belgrade called, Voždovac… the locals said that we should try a restaurant by the name of, Piano Loco. And, while they have an extensive menu… popular meals are the pizzas, as well as sandwiches with stuffings called, panuozzi.

There are over 20 different varieties to suit meat eaters as well as vegetarians.

Plus, the pizzas come in 3 sizes – 32cm, 40cm and 50cm. So, the prices of pizzas start at 700 Dinar (about 6.20 USD/ 5.95 Euro/ 5.10 GBP)… right up to around 1,550 for the 50cm size. 

Well, as we admit we are pizza pigs, we had to choose the mega size pizza… even just for the 2 of us! We could never finish a whole 50cm pizza ourselves in one sitting, with just the 2 of us. But remember, pizza for breakfast, lunch and dinner… ha ha ha!

So, we did try a few different types of pizza during our time in Belgrade. Yet, our favorite was the Greca Pizza. The 50cm cost us 1,150 Dinar (about 10.05 USD/ 9.80 Euro/ 8.40 GBP).

The pizza dough is delicious and a medium size, rather than thin. The ingredients were fresh and flavorsome. The rocket (arugula) was fresh and pungent, and the feta had a sharp yummy saltiness to it. Plus, the olives added another element… which skyrocketed the entire pizza flavor.

And, what went well with the pizza, was the variety of craft beers.

Now, the size of Piano Loco restaurant is actually deceiving, when you see it from the outside. There is outdoor seating, and many tables on the ground floor inside. Yet, there are heaps more seats and tables upstairs. 

We even found that sometimes during the week, it can get just as busy as the weekends. Thus, we recommend that you reserve a table, especially in peak times.

You can find Piano Loco in the suburb of Voždovac, on Vojvode Stepe 203.

Majstor i Margarita

If you’re in the vicinity of Republic Square Belgrade, then to satisfy your pizza cravings… head on over to Majstor i Margarita.

This casual and relaxing restaurant was busy every time we went. In saying that, every time we were there it was at night time. It must have been our luck… as we were always able to get a table without reserving. Yet, if you were to go in a big group, it would be more challenging.

Now, there are about 18 different types of mouth-watering flavors here… with a variety to suit vegetarians too. Their pizzas come in 2 sizes – 25cm and 32cm. Of course, we would always get the bigger size!

And here, we believe they are the masters of making pizza, especially the Margarita.

When we had it, we got taken to flavortown! The perfect wood-firing, thin base with chunky crust… and tasty, melted mozzarella oozing over the pizza! Plus, the bursts of flavor from the fragrant fresh basil, adds to the party in our mouths!

A large Margarita pizza cost us 690 Dinar. And, it’s worth every bit of money spent. Plus, the Gvint craft beers go amazingly well with the pizzas.

You can find Majstor i Margarita close to Republic Square at, Vuka Karadžića 12.

Now, if you’re after a cheap and cheerful pizza, then head on over to this place… 

Kli Kli Pizzeria

The family owned and operated Kli Kli Pizzeria, has been serving hungry pizza lovers for a long time. Each time we went there it was busy, but we were happy to wait.

OK, so it’s a different level of quality as the previous pizza places we recommend. Plus, it’s the thin style pizza base and crust. Yet, it still tastes great, and the prices are cheap for the size!

There are 2 sizes at Kli Kli… the “small” size at 32cm, will cost on average about 300 Dinar (about 2.60 USD/ 2.50 Euro/ 2.20 GBP).

Yet, whenever we went, which was usually after a boozy night out… we would get the large size. And, at 50cm this was more than enough to keep us happy after drinking. 

Now, prices will vary depending on what pizza variety you get. Yet, on average it will cost about 530 Dinar for a 50cm pizza. Now, that’s cheap!

Oh, be careful though, when you pick up a slice and forget that it’s the thin style pizza… the pizza will droop and some of the ingredients may fall off!

So, we did go to Kli Kli a few times, to try some different flavors. Yet, our favorite was the Funghi. It was loaded with mushrooms.

While most people get take away or delivery, there are a few seats and tables at the front. And don’t worry, if you’re Serbian language isn’t that great or non-existent… then someone there can speak English.

You can find this family-owned pizza restaurant in Belgrade, at Venizelosova 2.

Well, I don’t know about you… but writing this travel blog has made me hungry! So, time to wrap it up.

Belgrade is such a lively and awesome place to visit. Whether you go for a short time or for longer, when you’re looking for the best pizza in Belgrade… remember to check out our top recommendations. Try one, or all of the places!

Prices are so cheap in comparison to other parts of Europe. Yet, the quality and flavor is outstanding.

What’s your favorite pizza place in Belgrade, Serbia?

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7 Surprising Things You Should Know About Belgrade Fortress

When we were traveling through the Balkans… we were loving discovering new countries that we never really thought about. Yet, we’ve had some of the most memorable experiences. So, if you’ve never thought of visiting the Balkan region, you MUST go! 

We have plenty of blogs, photos and videos to help inspire you… and provide travel tips.

Now, one of the places we hadn’t thought of visiting was Belgrade, Serbia… let alone the country. And boy, are we glad we did. This is one of our favorite places in the Balkans! The food, the culture, the people, the history, the sights… you must visit Belgrade. 

Belgrade has a interesting and vast history, spanning back to around 7,000 years… making it one of the oldest cities in Europe, let alone the Balkans

We found that there were so many things to do in Belgrade, as well as places to visit. Yet, one of the top things on our list of places to see in Belgrade was… the majestic Belgrade Fortress.

It’s said that this is one of the most visited attractions in Belgrade… with over 2 million people per year going to see the Belgrade Fortress. Now, that’s a lot of visitors! And, once you discover how magnificent it is… you’ll want to put it on the top of your list as a must see in Belgrade.

So, keep reading as we share with you 7 surprising things about Belgrade Fortress… that you may not know, and to inspire you to go experience it!

The Belgrade Fortress Area was Founded in the 1st Century AD

Belgrade has a unique and long history. And, it’s said that the first settlement of the Belgrade Fortress area, dates back to the 1st Century AD… during the Roman Period. 

The former name of the area, was “Singidunum.” And, this is made up of a tribal name, “Singi”… as well as the Celtic word of, “dunum,” which means town. 

Yet, over time the different rulers would change its name. 

So, when the Slavs took charge, it became known as “Beli Grad,” (White City)… as the fortress had been built of white stone. Plus, it was dominating the city skyline, sitting atop the white limestone ridge. Then, it became known as “Beograd”, which you’ll commonly see.

Belgrade Fortress was Destroyed and Modified Many Times

Being such an ancient and important site… since its inception, Belgrade Fortress underwent a lot of destruction over its history. It’s said that over 100 battles took place at the fortress. Plus, with the different rulers… additions and modifications were made to strengthen and reconstruct it.

And, this includes the initial stages to build a solid wall around the area. Plus, major battles with the Byzantines from the 11th Century… resulted in them building up the fortress with several strategic towers, ramparts, and more. 

In the early 1400’s under the rule of Despot Stefan Lazarevic… new walls and towers were built, a new castle, as well as a division of the town. 

The battles and rebuilding continued thereafter… with the Turks and Austrians, as well as after World War 1, to name a few more. 

So, the entire Belgrade Fortress complex that you see today… was mainly from construction around the 18thCentury, and also including modern day restorations. It showcases the history of triumph, resilience, and dedication… to protect the town and its people. 

Plus, it’s development helps to preserve this historic area, so that in the current day… we can learn about it and enjoy this incredible landmark.

Belgrade Fortress Consists of 4 Main Sections

The Belgrade Fortress was built in a strategic location, and sits over 125 metres atop a ridge… overlooking the Danube and Sava Rivers, for incredible landscape views. Yet, did you know that it is made up of 4 different sections?

So, here are the 4 areas of Belgrade Fortress, and some of the landmarks you can see in each…

1. Upper Town

The Upper Town section of the fortress, also known as Gornji Grad in Serbian… has undergone several transformations since it was first built. So, some of the landmarks you can see, when strolling through the Upper Town include…

Eastern Gate with Dizdar’s Tower

Fortress Cannon and the Austrian Gate

Damad Ali Pasha Turbe

Monument to Despot Stefan Lazarevic

Monument to the 1456 Turkish Seige

Mehmed Pasa Sokolovic’s Fountain

Roman Well

2. Lower Town

The Lower Town section of the Belgrade fortress, also known as Donji Grad in Serbian… is as the name suggests at the lower level of the complex. The main entrance to this area is nearby the picturesque Danube and Sava Rivers. And, here are some of the landmarks you can see in this section…

The Gate of Carl VI

Nebojsa Tower

The Old Turkish Bath

Gunpowder Storage Area

Remains of Metropolitan Palace

St Petka’s Church

Ruzica Church

Ossuary of the Belgrade Defenders

Jaksic’s Tower

3. Little Kalemegdan Park

You can find the Little Kalemegdan Park section of Belgrade Fortress… on the Eastern side of the complex, nearby the trendy and vibrant Dorcol neighborhood. And, one of the key landmarks here is the Belgrade Zoo.

Plus, the other notable attraction here is, Cvijeta Zuzoric Art Pavilion.

We found this section of the entire complex to be the less visited area… and therefore the most quiet. So, if you still want to be in the vicinty but away from it all… head on over the Little Kalemegdan Park section.

4. Large Kalemegdan Park

You can find the Large Kalemegdan Park section of Belgrade Fortress… on the Southern side of the complex. And here, you’ll discover a big and beautiful park area… with wonderful views overlooking the fortress and Belgrade.

So, some of the main landmarks here includes…

Monument of Gratitude to France

Fisherman’s Fountain

Military Museum

Karadorde’s Gate


There’s Something for Everyone at the Belgrade Fortress Complex

When you’re in the grounds of Belgrade Fortress and Kalemegdan… because of its huge size you could spend hours here. Yet, you’ll also find out that there’s actually lots of other things to do for everyone.

Now, please be mindful that with some of these next activities, you may need to pay.

As you’re wandering around exploring, you may want to re-energize. So, why not grab a bite to eat, or have some refreshing drinks at the bars and restaurants. Plus, you’ll be spoilt with amazing views, in an awesome environment. One of our favorite places was, Boho Bar, and it’s especially magical at night.

Now, if you want to get in touch with your cultural side… there’s also museums and galleries. Plus, during Summer there are more activities… including concerts and pop up art exhibitions. Plus, there are small stalls that are set up, selling snacks, drinks, ice-cream and souvenirs.

And, if you’re feeling sporty, there’s even tennis and basketball courts.

Plus, for the kids entertainment or for the young at heart… there’s also the Dino Park. And here, on display are various dinosaur life-size replicas. You can even hear them roar!

Or, you can simply relax on the seats in the shade of the trees… or you can pack a picnic and enjoy some quality time with family and friends.

So, when you think about it… you could spend a whole day here.

The Belgrade Fortress Entrance Fee is ZERO

That’s right, you read that correctly. It was so surprising to learn that anyone and everyone can get in to see Belgrade Fortress… WITHOUT having to pay an entrance fee. When you think of other Fortresses of this calibre, and in a big capital city… how many of them are free to see? Not many in our experience!

Plus, it’s open all day, all night, every day of the year.

And, in 1979, the announcement was made… to make Belgrade Fortress a Monument of Culture of Exceptional Importance. So, making it one of the most notable structures… and having the highest protection by the Republic of Serbia. 

So, for such an historical and incredible landmark… we were so grateful to experience the Fortress in all its glory, for free. And, this is one of the many reasons why it makes Belgrade so affordable for all types of travelers from backpackers… through to families. 

If you get a chance, you should visit Belgrade Fortress at night time too… because it looks so incredibly breathtaking, and the atmosphere is amazing. 

The fortress is lit up with different colored lights, showcasing the different structures and artefacts. Plus, the views from the complex are magnificent. In Summer especially, lots of locals and tourists alike, flock to the fort at night.

Belgrade Fortress has LOTS of Gates!

Now, it was surprising to find out that the Belgrade Fortress has about 20 different gates. Many of them were built around the 18th Century, having to be re-built after destruction… or as a new strategic structure for the fort.

Even so, each gate is unique, having its own architectural style… ranging from medieval façades to Baroque.

While there are many gates, when you go to visit Belgrade Fortress… you may find that not all of them are open to visitors. Yet, there’ll be a few main gates that you’ll most likely enter the fort.

So, if you’re coming from the city centre or Republic Square area… one of the popular ways is via the main pedestrian street of Knez Mihailova. Then, you’ll walk through Kalemegdan Park… to one of the main gates being Stambol Gate.

And, if you’re coming via the Lower Town area, one of the main gates is Vidin Gate. Yet, one of the most jaw-dropping entrances is via Zindan Gate…

This gate was first built in the mid 1400’s… and its 2 huge cylindrical towers dominate this part of the fort. Because of its photo-worthy presence… we had to be patient to get a pic without anyone in it!

Save Money When Seeing the Tourist Attractions in Belgrade Fortress

Now, as we said earlier, it’s free to get into Belgrade Fortress and Kalemegdan Park. And, after exploring these areas, that may be enough for you to be content.

Yet, if you’re keen to see more of the history and artefacts in detail… you can pay to see them. And, this includes the Roman Well, Nebojsa Tower, the Military Bunker, the Big Gunpowder Warehouse… as well as the Casemates, Sahat Tower, Inner Stambol Gate Exhibition.

An individual ticket starts from RSD 50 (about 0.45 Euros / USD, 0.35 GBP) right up to RSD 300 per tourist attraction. So, that could mean spending over 1,000 Dinar (about 8.50 Euros / USD, 7.30 GBP) to see them all! Now, in the scheme of things this is still cheap, in comparison to other places in the world.

Yet, there is a combination ticket that costs just RSD 450 (about 3.90 Euros / USD, 3.25 GBP). For students, pupils and pensioners it’s a reduced price of RSD 350.00 per ticket.

And, this combination ticket gives you entry into 5 of the attractions: the Roman Well, Nebojsa Tower, Military Bunker, Sahat Tower… as well as the Big Gunpowder Warehouse. Plus, the great thing is you don’t have to see all those landmarks in one day. So, you can take your time and relax.

Yet, if you prefer to have a local guide take you around on a tour… then that may be a great option. You could go underground and have rakias or wine… and hear the locals share their stories with you. To see what’s on offer, CLICK HERE.

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Belgrade Fortress – A Must See Attraction

So, there you have it… 7 surprising things you may not have known about Belgrade Fortress. We’re still gobsmacked that for such an ancient, grandiose landmark… it’s free to get in and explore this magnificent structure.

And, we’re sure that when you go, you’ll be blown away at how amazing it is. Plus, remember that if you have time… go to the fort at night time, as it has a different atmosphere and is absolutely stunning.

You could even grab a bite to eat or have some drinks in the complex. Or, if you want to save money… bring your own food and drinks to have while taking in the amazing landscape.

There’s so much to see and do at the fortress, that you could spend a whole day there!

Have you been to Belgrade Fortress? What was your favorite part when you went to see it? 

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