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Introduction

Knez Mihailova Street

Knez Mihailova Street

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Belgrade (Београд) is the focal point of Serbian economy, culture and education. Found in the northern half of Serbia where the Danube and Sava Rivers meet, Belgrade has a population of 1.5 million, making it the country's largest city. Belgrade has a long and proud history, dating back to 4,800 BC. The ravages of war over the past two centuries, however, have destroyed much of the city's historical appearance: 'old' architecture in Belgrade is that which has survived since the 19th century.

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Sights and Activities

Historic Belgrade

While war has destroyed much of Belgrade, there are still a number of ways to delve into Belgrade's history. The city has a network of streets built up after the Turks left the city in the latter half of the 19th century, some of which are Skadarlija, Knez Mihailova Street, Nemanjina Street and Kralja Petra I Street. Important buildings include the National Museum, National Theatre, Kalemegdan Fortress, the Parliament, the Temple of Saint Sava and the Old Palace. You can also visit Josip Broz Tito's mausoleum, Kuća Cveća.

Other Sights and Activities

  • Ada Ciganlija - A penninsula on Sava River that springs to life each summer as Belgraders flock to it to enjoy its sports and recreational facilities.
  • Military Museum - Visit this wonderful museum is a great place to see military relics from ancient times to modern jets, including one downed USA stealth fighter. The building itself is also amazing and worth seeing.
  • Miroslav Gospels - One of the oldest surviving written documents in the world located in Belgrade.

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Weather

Belgrade has a continental climate with warm summers are cold winters. Summers last from June to September with average highs of 25 °C to 30 °C Celsius, sometimes hitting 40 °C. Winters last from December to February when temperatures during the day are around or slightly above zero, while nights are freezing and temperatures below -20 °C are possible.
Summers are somewhat wetter compared to the other season, though rain or snow is possible year round. In summer, rain is more like heavy showers with enough sunshine during the days as well.

JanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec
Avg Max3.5 °C6.4 °C11.9 °C17.5 °C22.5 °C25.3 °C27.3 °C27.3 °C23.7 °C18.1 °C11 °C5.3 °C
Avg Min-2.3 °C-0.2 °C3.3 °C7.8 °C12.1 °C15 °C16.3 °C16.1 °C13 °C8.3 °C4 °C-0.2 °C
Rainfall49 mm44 mm50 mm59 mm71 mm90 mm66 mm51 mm51 mm40 mm54 mm58 mm
Rain Days131212131414109981214

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Getting There

By Plane

Jat Airways is the national airlines of Serbia and is based at Belgrade Nikola Tesla Airport (BEG). International destinations are Amsterdam, Athens, Brussels, Copenhagen, Dubai, Düsseldorf, Frankfurt, Göteborg, Istanbul, Larnaca, Ljubljana, Kiev, London, Malta, Monastir, Moscow, Munich, Oslo, Paris, Podgorica, Pula, Prague, Rome, Sarajevo, Skopje, Stockholm, Stuttgart, Tel Aviv, Thessaloniki, Tirana, Trieste, Tripoli, Tunis, Vienna and Zürich.
A number of other European airlines fly to Belgrade as well and cities outside Europe with services include seasonal flights to and from Toronto, and flights to Tunis and Monastir in Tunesia.

By Train

Serbian Railways has a few lines which might be of use for travellers. Destinations include Nis and Novi Sad. You can also contact them over here.
International trains go to Skopje, Zagreb, Vienna, Budapest, Bucharest and Istanbul, among other cities.

By Bus

Lasta is the national long distance bus line and there are frequent connections, most of them originating or terminating in Belgrade. Check the Belgrade Bus Station website for information about schedules and prices.

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Eat

  • Burek - a sort of "pie", which comes in flaky layers - there are different kinds, cheese, meat, plain, spinach etc. They can be bought at any bakery (and there are many), as well as individual Burek Shops (of which there are many, as well). Tastes best when eaten with a glass of yogurt.
  • Crepes - not quite like French crepes. The crepe is made in the same way, but the filling is different - it is spread onto the crepe and the crepe is then rolled up and eaten. There are different fillings, jam, nutella, eurocreme, the list goes on...
  • Fish lovers beware, you are missing out if you don't try the traditional gourmet fish Restaurant Mika Alas (Stari Obrenovacki put 14). The restaurant is close to Ada Ciganlija and offers a variety of fresh fish and other delicious seafood. The so-called "Smudj Romanov", a pike perch fish fillet, is the house specialty and is definitely not to miss.

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Sleep

Belgrade has plenty of accommodation options on offer. From Hotel Moscow built in 1860 in the heart of Belgrade to more modern structures like Hyatt and Hotel Intercontinental across the river Sava. There are also numerous apartments that can be booked privately.

Budget

PropertyAddressTypePopularity
Af-TERR HostelObilicev Venac 8/5Hostel-
Apollo 011Tomasa Jeza 2/26 Suboticka 23/II flat number: 14Apartment-
ArkaBarka Floating HostelBulevar Nikole Tesle bb Park UsceHostel92
Villa PetraDubrovacka 10HOTEL-
Backpackers' LoungeVase Crapica 15HOSTEL-
Belgrade ApartmentKralja Petra 70Apartment86
Belgrade Centre HostelZeleni venac 4/1Hostel80
Beli gradNemanjina 42Hostel-
Beograd HotelBalkanska 52Hotel-
Tash Apartment 2Vladetina 8Apartment-
Central Hotel - BelgradeGlavna 10Hotel-
ChilltonKataniceva 7Hostel95
Chillton 2Vase Carapica (Vasina) 15Hostel91
City HostelSavski trg 7Hostel-
City Code HotelDobricanina 26HOTEL-
City DiamondVisnjicka 91Apartment-
Cricket hostelMakenzijeva 46Hostel93
Crossroad Belgrade Hostel41, Gospodar Jevremova streetHostel94
DJ ApartmentSavski Trg 1AApartment-
DJ Hostel BelgradeStrahinjića Bana 33AHOSTEL-
Downtown Belgrade HostelKaradjordjeva 91Hostel84
Elegance Hotel - BelgradeZrenjaninski put 98A, BelgradeHotel-
ETC HosteliKraljice Marije 31Hostel-
Green Studio HostelKaradordeva 69HOSTEL84
Happy HostelKralja Milutina street no. 28Hostel-
Hostel 011Viktora Igoa 3HOSTEL-
Hostel 360�Kneza Mihaila 21HOSTEL85
Hostel BelgradeKralja Milana 17Hostel79
Hostel Belgrade EyeEntrance from Krunska 6bHostel-
Hostel CaptainKapetan Misina 16Hostel-
Hostel Central StationKaradjordjeva 87Hostel82
Hostel FairBulevar Vojvode Misica 37-39Hostel89
Hostel JasminKaradjordjeva 69, 1st Floor Apartment 5Hostel88
Hostel LucyMilesevska 63Hostel83
Hostel New MorningBalkanska 16 3rd FloorHostel77
Hostel Sweet DreamsKaradjordjeva 69/ Apartment 26 2nd FloorHostel81
Tis HostelKoste Abrasevica No 17Hostel-
HostelCentarGavrila Principa 46 aHostel84
HostelcheKralja Petra 8 Apt 7HOSTEL95
HostelFlashNusiceva 3a 1st FloorHostel90
Avala HotelAvalski put bbHostel-
Hotel Continental - BelgradeVladimira Popovica 10, Vladimira Popovica 10,Hotel-
Hotel KasinaTerazije 25, 11000 BelgradeHotel-
Hotel LavCara Dusana 240, 11080 Zemun, BelgradeHotel-
Hotel MoskvaBalkanska nr.1Hotel-
Hotel NBilecka 57Hotel-
Hotel NacionalAutoput br. 5Hotel-
Hotel President-KovilovoZrenjaninski put 170Hotel-
Hotel Royal BelgradeKralja Petra 56Hotel79
Hotel SlavijaSvetog Save nr.1Hotel-
Hotel Zeleznicar-BelgradeHajduk Veljkov Venac 4/1,Hotel-
Hotel ZlatnikDobanovacka 95, 11080 Zemun, Belgrade, SerbiaHotel-
In Old ShoesBrankova 18Hostel93
Inn HotelBulevar Arsenija Carnojevica 56,Hotel-
King of BelgradeVenizelosova 58 DorcolHostel77
Madness hostelBrace Jugovica 7Hostel94
Manga hostelResavska 7Hostel96
Mondo Club GuesthouseSurcinski put 16DGUESTHOUSE-
Mr.President Design HotelKaradjordjeva 75Hotel-
Hostel New York LightsBulevar kralja Aleksandra 202Hostel-
Orange PlaceDositejeva 32/14Apartment87
Pansion LugHazarska 35Apartment-
Park HotelNjegoševa 4Hotel-
Rex HotelSarajevska 37Hotel-
San Mara's HostelKralja Milana 3Hostel92
Skala Hotel BelgradeBezanijska 3Hotel-
Sky Dream ApartmentKralja Petra 60Apartment-
Slavija Lux HotelSvetog Save 2Hotel-
Spirit HostelBrace Baruh 20bHostel95
Star hostelCara Urosa 37bHostel88
Sun HostelNovopazarska 25Hostel92
Tash-innBul. Kralja Aleksandra 61 Address 2 :Hostel83
Three Black CatzCika Ljubina no 7/49Hostel86
Uncle Steve's StudioBrace Ribnikar 44Apartment-
UNI HostelAndricev Venac 12/3Hostel-
Union HotelKosovska 11Hotel-
Villa KalemegdanStrahinjica Bana 7, Strahinjica Bana 7,Hotel-
Visnja ApartmentBabavisnjina 31Apartment-
Royal Palace Lux ApartmentsVelisava Vulovica 11Apartment-
Yachting Club KejUsce bbHostel-
YellowbedVisnjiceva3/2/4Apartment-
Zira Hotel35 Ruzveltova StreetHotel-
Eurostar Hostel BelgradeKrunska 21Hostel-
Balkan Garni Hotel-BelgradePozeska 67A,HOTEL-
Hostelche HostelKralja Petra Street No 8 First floor appartament No 7Hostel95
6th Floor HostelKaradjordjeva 91HOSTEL82
Lav HotelDusanova 240Hotel-
Hotel CityRableova 1Hotel-
Hram ApartmentRankeova 12/1, VracarApartment-
Studio AppleKumanovska 12Apartment89
Mr Walker HostelZagrebacka 9Hostel-
Hotel Excelsior BelgradeKneza Milosa 5HOTEL-
S.D. Hostel Sveti DjordjeBrace Jugovica 7 BelgradeHostel-
City Diamond CentreZorza Klemansoa 18 AAPARTMENT-
Hostel 40 Garden ParkLomina 40Hostel86
Hostel ApartmentGospodar Jovanova 32aApartment-
Avnoy HostelAntifasiticke borbe 2Hostel82
Vila Terazije BelgradePrizrenska 1GUESTHOUSE-
1001 Nights HostelBulevar Kralja Aleksandra 40Hostel91
Townhouse 50Marsala Birjuzova 50HOTEL-
Euro Garni Zemun-BelgradeRatarski put 37b ZemunHOTEL-
Panorama-Dedinje lux apartmentOmladinska 15bApartment-
Mondo hostelDubljanska 69Hostel-
Ela ApartmentsTosin bunar 13Apartment-
Red doorul. Gavrila principa 60Hostel-
Hostel BridgeSvetozara Radica 7Hostel90
Go2 HostelPrizrenska 1Hostel86
Hotel Forever-BelgradeMasrsala Birjuzova 44HOTEL-
Apartments 360Knez Mihailova 21Apartment-
BG City HotelSavski trg 7Hotel-
Flat with a view10 Avijaticara 9Apartment-
Queen's Astoria Design Hotel BelgradeMilovana Milovanovica 1 Stari gradHOTEL-
Habitat-HostelKneza Milosa 4, BelgradeHOSTEL89
Hedonist HostelSimina 7HOSTEL95
Boat Hostel BelgradeBulevar Nikole Tesle 3Hostel-
Hostel MagicKneza Milosa 52Hostel-
Belcity HostelStojana Protica 11Hostel88
Pop Art HostelKaradjordjeva 69 / 2nd floor Apartment 8, BelgradeHOSTEL-
Vila JelenaGenerala Sturma 1aGUESTHOUSE-
Montmartre HostelNusićeva 17/5HOSTEL93
Selection ApartmentsDobracina 9 Belgrade, SerbiaGuesthouse-
Hostel Zetska 5ul. Zetska 5 , 11000HOSTEL-
Good Morning Hostel BelgradeTakovska 36-38Hostel84
SD Hostel Sveti Djordje 2Karadjordjeva 81HOSTEL76
Time HostelCara Lazara 9HOSTEL91
City Lights Hostel BelgradeBulevard Kralja Aleksandra 202Hostel-
Hostel MedijapanDalmatinska 3HOSTEL88
Hostel KrisKneza Milosa 54HOSTEL-
Hostel ParliamentKosovska 49HOSTEL-
Central Apartman15 Zmaj Jovina StreetAPARTMENT-
BB'S HouseBulevar despota Stefana 63, BelgradeHOSTEL89
Hedonist 2Jug Bogdanova 8HOSTEL-
Center ApartmentZetska 3APARTMENT88
Epicenter HostelMakedonska 5HOSTEL-
The Big HostelJevrejska 24HOSTEL-
City Code InnZmaj Jovina 7 Stari gradHOTEL-
Hostel Le JardinBojanska 22 Mate Vidakovica 22HOSTEL87
Residence Kalemegdan ParkParis Street 15HOSTEL-
Apartment Mineral85 Jove Ilica StreetAPARTMENT-
Hostel KavalaKaramatina 25, ZemunHOSTEL-
Dunavska pricaKej Oslobodjenja 69HOSTEL-
Allegra HotelVojvode Dragomira 18bHOTEL-
Skadarlija apartmentZetska 3Apartment-
City D Republic SquareMakedonska 15Apartment-
Gold Apartment near Tasmajdan ParkIlije GarasaninaAPARTMENT-
River ApartmentGandijeva 99 GAPARTMENT-
Sweet House HostelHilandarska 7aHostel-
Apartment King AlexanderGenerala Mihajla ZivkovicaAPARTMENT-
Hostel DaliKosovska 3HOSTEL-
City BreakBeogradska 41HOSTEL90
Beli Grad HostelNemanjina 42Hostel-
Apartment BelgradeKlare Cetkin 5Apartment-
Dream Hostel BelgradeBircaninova 16HOSTEL85
Apartments ResidenceCara Dusana 73APARTMENT-
Hostel 12Vladimira Popovica 18/12Hostel-
Hostel 57Sarajevska 57Hostel-
Rooms 29thBulevar Despota Stefana 3GUESTHOUSE-
Strahinjic BanStrahinjica Bana 52Guesthouse-
12 Monkeys HostelDeligradska 22HOSTEL93
Happy Star ClubBrace Jerkovic 227a, Savski VenacHOTEL-
Vila Senjak - BelgradeKursumlijska 2, Savski VenacHOTEL-
Apartment Rialto7 St. DecanskaAPARTMENT-
City Code Spa - Belgrade18 Slavonska Street ZemunHOTEL-
Belgrade Art HotelKnez Mihailova 27 Stari gradHOTEL-
Hostel SevenHostel Seven, Belgrade, TeraziHostel-
Konak MikanMarsala Birjuzova 14Guesthouse-
Semlin BB HotelUgrinovacki put 116HOTEL-
Square HostelSvetog Save 1HOSTEL-
Terazije ApartmentKraljice Natalije 30APARTMENT-
Apartment OzoneZmaj Jovina 2APARTMENT-
Apartments Belgrade Center CityResavska 33 Str.APARTMENT87
Apartments Belgrade Center LightDobrinjska 9APARTMENT-
Eldorado HostelProte Mateje 46HOSTEL-
Hostel Indigo BelgradeUzun Mirkova 10HOSTEL90
Bonbon ApartmentMarsala Birjuzova 50APARTMENT-
Hostel RulerSvetosavska 29GUESTHOUSE-
Hostel Skadarlija SunriseSkadarska 15HOSTEL91
Hostel No 9Vlajkoviceva 9HOSTEL-
Balkan FlowerMilentija Popovica 20GUESTHOUSE-
Mackenzie HostelBulevar Oslobodjenja 11HOSTEL-
Hostel INVlajkoviceva 14/3HOSTEL-
Admiral Bed & BreakfastBulevar vojvode Bojovica bbGUESTHOUSE-
Hostel Old Town BelgradeBudimska 10AHOSTEL-
San Art Floating HostelUsce bb Company Headquarters: Cerova 4HOSTEL91
Shine HostelTakovska 12HOSTEL84
Apartment AnaMolerova 25Apartment-
Olive Hostel BelgradeVase Carapica 3HOSTEL92
Next Door HostelSimina 7HOSTEL-
Hostel Inn DowntownZagrebacka 6 / 19HOSTEL87
Belgrade Apartment AleksandarBulevar Kralja Aleksandra 44/5/10APARTMENT-
The Belgrade HillsVolgina 25aHOSTEL-
The 5th Floor ApartmentsVasina 3APARTMENT-
Club House ApartmentResavska 4APARTMENT-
Vela ApartmentVele Nigrinove 10APARTMENT-
Kiki & Smoki HostelGospodar Jevremova 7HOSTEL90
Apartement Hyatt TerraceBulevar Mihajla Pupina 57APARTMENT-
Hostel Namaste BelgradeTerazije 38HOSTEL-
Belgrade Apartments - Republic SquareCika LjubinaAPARTMENT-
Hostel Jasmin 2Karadjordjeva 91 1st floorHOSTEL-
Tomato & PaprikaCara Dusana 31APARTMENT-
Sweetie flat45 Mutapova StApartment-
Hostel BeoroomMihaila Bogicevica 3,Hostel-
Lado HostelKosovska br. 1HOSTEL-
Hotel Rezime CrownKnez Mihailova 33HOTEL-
Bulbulder HostelDimitrija Tucovica 101HOSTEL-
Belcity ApartmentBircaninova 20APARTMENT-
Boutique Hotel TashBeogradska 71, Belgrade, SerbiaHOTEL-
Apartments BelgradeDalmatinska 87APARTMENT-
De Lux TerazijeKralja Milana 4bAPARTMENT-
Guest House BelgradeArcibalda Rajsa 48GUESTHOUSE-
Vila PortokaloUgrinovacka 122 ZemunGUESTHOUSE-
City Code B&BCara Dušana 105GUESTHOUSE-
Green Studio Hostel & LoungeKaradordeva 61HOSTEL-
City Break ApartmentsHilandarskaApartment-
Backpackers LoungeVase Carapica 15Hostel-
Tash BoutiqueBeogradska 71Hotel-
Villa MystiqueVajara Djoke Jovanovica 16HOTEL-
Hostel StudioKnićaninova 12HOSTEL-
Belgrade Flat City Centre ApartmentDimitrija Tucovića 43APARTMENT-
Centar BalasevicMiska Kranjca 17aHOTEL-
Townhouse 27 HotelMarsala Birjuzova 56HOTEL-
Villa Belvedere BelgradeDr Nedeljka Ercegovca 39 ZemunGUESTHOUSE-
Villa ForeverMaršala Birjuzova 44Hotel-
Hostel FriendsCara Urosa 7HOSTEL-
Endless Blue Apartment 1Pjera Krizanica 1/1APARTMENT-
King Aleksandar Boulevard Central ApartmentBulevar Kralja Aleksandra 99APARTMENT-
VIB 011Bakićeva 19HOSTEL-
Bed and Breakfast BelgradeKapetan Mišina 16Guesthouse-
Savski Trg ApartmentSavski Trg 1aGUESTHOUSE-
El Diablo Hostel Belgrade75 Strahinjića BanaHOSTEL-
VIB 011 - Vase CarapicaVase Carapica 5HOSTEL-
Hostel CapitalZetska 4aHOSTEL-
Apartment17Strahinjica Bana 38 8th floor, apartment 17Apartment-
Luj apartmentLuja Adamica 8APARTMENT-
Apartment Ronin Slavija SquareBeogradska 16APARTMENT-
Hostel Goodnight GroovesZeleni VenacHOSTEL-

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Keep Connected

Internet

Serbia is very well covered with broad band internet. It is widely available in urban areas. Almost every cafe or restaurant has an wi-fi connection which is free for guests. Also there are public hot spots in major cities in some areas which are free of charge as well. There are 3G USB sticks at mobile operators which are easy to use and inexpensive to purchase.

Phone

See also: International Telephone Calls

International dial code for Serbia is +381. Emergency phone numbers are 192 (police), 193 (fire department) and 194 (ambulance). There are three mobile operators in Serbia:

1. Telenor - 063, 062
2. Telekom MTS (National telecom) - 064, 065
3. VIP (Vodafone) - 060, 061

Prepaid SIM cards usually cost 200 dinars and there is no need for identification when buying them. In some stores you can buy a simple mobile phone packaged with prepaid SIM card for 2000-3000 dinars.

Post

Serbia has a postal service since 1840 and it was one of 21 countries which founded the Universal Postal Union in 1874 in Bern. Serbia Post is today a public, state owned company with post offices in almost every village. Postal service is pretty good and reliable. In smaller towns work hours of post offices can vary so don't count on long working hours even on non-weekend days. For sending packages you can also use companies like UPS, TNT or DHL.

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Coordinates
  • Latitude: 44.804756
  • Longitude: 20.478101

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