10 Reasons why you should visit Belgrade

When you think of Eastern Europe, most people have in mind, Russia, Hungary, Poland. One country that people rarely talk about is the former Yugoslavia, mix of socialist ideas and Western pop culture.

Belgrade was the capital of former Yugoslavia, and today is the Capital of the best parties in the Balkans. The tumultuous history, the diverse culture, the breadth of good people, will leave a deep trace in you.

Here are some good reasons to help you visit and take photos this city:

  1. Low costs of accommodation, transportation and food

The British telegraph has been published several times articles about Belgrade, saying that you can have a lot with 100 pounds in Belgrade.

For example, the ticket for public transport costs less than 1 eur, the cost of accommodation, food and drinks are also very popular (coffee  1 eur,  hamburger/sandwich 2 eur, the average accommodation  costs around 20 eur).

  1. Night life (rafts)

During the summer, you can find a lot of fun on Belgrade’s rafts. The most famous are Ben Akiba Raspust Abortion, Abortion Blaywatch, Freestyler, Hot Mess Abortion, Abortion Tavern Usce, Lasta Abortion, Abortion year, Raft ‘n Shake Shake. This is something that the Belgrade may be the most popular. In Belgrade, you can hear different kind of music,  from jazz, rock and folk. The most popular nightclubs are Mandala, Jazz Cafe, Cafe Hotel Moscow, Red Bred, Koffein, Aviator Coffee Explorer, Coffee Dream etc…

3. City on 2 rivers

It is located in the center of Belgrade at a location between the Great War Island, New Belgrade and the foothills of the Belgrade Fortress.

Often it’s just called “Ušće”.

 

 

4. St. Sava Temple

The Temple of St. Sava is the largest religious temple in the world. Construction began in 1935, and it is not finished, the interior of the template is still under construction.

This fact can explain the size of this project.

5. Ćevapcici 

Traditionally, the most popular dish on the Balkans, of course, also in Belgrade. There is a lot of competition, many chefs are competing  who will make the best kevap.

Recipes are kept in the highest secrecy, and on Belgrade streets you can find very well for just 2-3 euros.

  1. Kalemegdan

Fortress, a symbol of Belgrade, built to defend the city from the Turks.

It has a beautiful view of the Sava and the Danube and one of the favorite parks in which children and adults enjoy.

7. Tito’s grave

You probably heard about Yugoslav former life president Tito, Yugoslav communist leader.

This construction is a must place you have to visit during your stay in Belgrade.

  1. Architecture of Belgrade

Due to its strategic location, Belgrade survived 144 wars, and 44 demolitions, which affected on his todays look.  Very diverse look, from traditional ones, to those built during communism, and in the old town, you can feel the Skadarlia bohemian quarter.

  1. Exit Festival

One of the world’s largest popular music festivals is held at the beginning of July in Novi Sad, which is an hour’s drive away from Belgrade. 

 

 

  1. Photographing

And of course, after all above mentioned, it is not difficult to conclude that after visiting Belgrade, you will have memorable photos in your photo portfolio.

Cheers, 

Pick Your Cam

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