Serbia

Belgrade

Dating back to the 4th century, Belgrade is the capital of Serbia and was the capital of Yugoslavia.  Belgrade means the White City because the fortress looked white from the river.  It is at the junction of the Sava and Danube rivers.

There are many historical sites, fabulous food, and wonderful people.  I arrived from Sofia, Bulgaria and my first glimpses of Belgrade were fantastic.  There is so much history here ~ I loved Belgrade!

Belgrade from the airplane!

 

In addition to the fabulous duty free man giving out free wine samples, the luggage carousel at Belgrade airport is cool.

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I had a cute little room with an ancient elevator by Knez Mihailova Street.

 

 


Knez Mihailova

This is the main street is Belgrade and is a pedestrian and shopping area.  A common meeting point and I had a meal at this fabulous spot.

 

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Belgrade Fortress & Kalemegdan Park

The fortress consists of the Old Citadel and Kalmegdan Park and is located at the Danube and Sava rivers.  It is the oldest part of Belgrade and dates back to the 3rd century.

The park!

 

Loved this!

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The fortress!

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The views!

 

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Pobednik, the Victor Monument

Built in 1928, this monument commemorates Serbia’s victory over Ottoman and Austro-Hungarian Empire during the Balkan Wars and the First World War.  The monument looks out over the Danube and Sava rivers and it is 14 metres high.

 

Belgrade Waterfront

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NATO Bombings

In 1999, NATO bombed Belgrade for 78 days resulting in casualities and damage.  It is still visible today.  I was chatting with one of the guards on the corner by the government buildings and he was explaining which building was which.

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Question Mark Kafana

Built in 1824, the Question Mark Kafana is the oldest traditional restaurant in Belgrade.  The name was supposed to be temporary while a name was picked, but the ? stuck!

I had ćevapčići which is a grilled dish of minced meat ~ it was very, very good!

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Church of Saint Sava

The Church of Saint Sava is a Serbian Orthodox Church begun in 1935.  It is dedicated to Saint Sava and is the location of his grave.

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Random Pictures of Belgrade

 

Let’s wrap it up with the Starbucks!

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Happy Travels

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