Belgrade In Photos

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In today’s post, Zorica of Eurotribe is sharing with us some stunning photos from Belgrade where she is living right now. On her blog you can find lots of topics which revolve around budget travel, photography and culture so feel free to drop her a line on Twitter or check out her Facebook page.

A Few Words About Belgrade

As you may know Belgrade is the capital of Serbia and it’s slowly becoming a rising star of European tourism. Just few days ago the city has been proclaimed as the best tourist place in South Eastern Europe by the International Center for Tourism and Hospitality Development.

Belgrade photos

What draws tourists to come to Balgrade?

First of all, Belgrade is different and it’s a city full of contrasts. It consists of good and bad, nice and ugly. Good things include places like Kalemegdan and Zemun, food and hospitable people, while communist architecture and New Belgrade blocks can be put in a ‘bad category’. Belgrade is not a typical beautiful city, but did you know that Belgrade is one of the most bombed cities in the world? It was rebuilt from its ashes 38 times!

”You had so much to rebuild, having been bombed by both the Germans and the Allies. The other cities of Europe have an easy time boasting of their beauty… You have a beautiful little zoo… They told me that during the bombing the zoo was destroyed and the animals fled to the streets, but returned of their own volition… It is truly a lovely tale – though I do not know if it is true…”

Alfred Hitchcock

In short, to love Belgrade you have to go under its skin. You have to drink coffee with your Serbian friends for at least two hours, party until 5am on Belgrade boats, feel crazy Serbian humor and learn some history! Getting lost in non touristic areas is also perfectly fine as everything is the way it is for some reason. You will be rewarded with great photo opportunities.

Postcards from Belgrade

This is the view of the confluence of Sava and Danube rivers from the Belgrade Fortress which is the number one tourist attraction of the city. Locals come here to enjoy the view, to drink and talk.

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Oh and also to soak some sun…

And that is how Kalemegdan park and Belgrade fortress look like in winter months.

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A typical example of brutal communist architecture in Belgrade.

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 This is the largest Orthodox church in the world, known as “Saint Sava Temple”. It dominates Belgrade’s cityscape and it’s one of the most important Belgrade landmarks and a tourist attraction.

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An interesting mailbox in Zemun neighborhood.

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Just resting…

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This is Zemun view from Gardos hill. Zemun used to be a separate town and it’s one of the oldest neighborhoods of the city, famous for its narrow and cobblestoned streets.

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This photo was taken in the Museum of Yugoslav History and it represents batons that Josip Broz Tito got from all young people of Yugoslavia. There are hundreds of them displayed here and it’s one of the most famous museums in Belgrade.

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Museum of Yugoslav History

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The Avala Tower is the tallest tower in Serbia and the Balkan region, and it replaced the old tower which was destroyed in NATO bombardment of Serbia in 1999. It serves as a telecommunication tower and it has a viewing platform on top.

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View from the tower!

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The tower is located on Avala mountain, which is one of the protected green areas of the city. It’s a great place for sport activities like walking, climbing, mountain biking and running.

How do you like Belgrade? Is it on your bucket list?

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Agness Walewinder
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48 thoughts on “Belgrade In Photos”

  1. My husband is a Martinak, His roots are there. Love seeing where his folks lived thanks for sharing. Love the food that comes from there also. The chicken pupligsoh (spelling?) nut rolls, cabbage rolls all good stuff.

    1. Yes, one of the most popular Serbian dishes called sarma is made out of cabbage rolls. I suggest you look for “Soulfood Serbia’ video on youtube, as I’m sure you’ll enjoy it. Be careful though, as it might make you hungry! :)

  2. I’ve never been to Belgrade, but your pics are great!! I really liked the winter ones. The cat is pretty funny – they get comfortable anywhere! I love cities with contrast, photographing them is so much fun.

    1. Thank you Katie! Glad to hear that you liked the photos :) You should visit Belgrade then, you’ll find many great photo opportunities. And yes you’ll find contrasts everywhere!

  3. I have Been to Belgrade , and I can confirm everything :) I fell in love with belgrade mainly because of the fact that its a different city, which makes it one of a kind.
    You explained it the best way , why people should visit Belgrade.
    And Great Photos of lovely places.

    1. It’s great that you want to visit Belgrade Anna! Should you have any questions on Belgrade feel free to post them to my twitter account.

  4. Built 38 times! That’s a bit too much! But I like your take on it. I appreciate the fact that Zorica is honest in sharing her views about the city – that it’s not a beautiful city. I understand, some cities need a slower travel to show their true essence.

      1. Haha thanks Agness! I try to be as objective as I can :) But really what makes Belgrade lovely are the people and its atmosphere, not architecture.

  5. Zorica, what’s one place in Belgrade that tourists often miss and yet they should see? It could be a restaurant, bar, neighborhood, or a flavor of rakia. :)

    1. Zemun neighbourhood is often overlooked by tourists, and it’s different to a city center as it used to be a separate town in the past. When it comes to rakia and bars, Triangle bar has awesome homemade rakia. Plum rakia is the most famous one, but I recommend honey, raspberry and apricot ones too! :)

  6. This selection of photos makes me miss Belgrade. We went there almost at the beginning of our RTW trip and loved it, I even remember trying some typical cabbage rolls which were pretty delicious.

    1. Thanks for the comment Franca. Happy that you liked the photos and if you miss Belgrade why not visit it again? ;) You were eating sarma, one of the most popular Serbian dishes.

  7. Tim | UrbanDuniya

    I actually had no idea what Belgrade was like until I read this post, and I’m impressed!! That cathedral is huge!!! Great!!

    1. Agness Walewinder

      I’ve never been to Belgrade either, but this Cathedral is definitely a place where I would love to go once day!

      1. Yes it’s the largest Orthodox church in the world. It’s especially nice at night. You two should definitely visit! :)

  8. In my opinion, every place has its own contrast. So, let’s just say that Belgrade is remarkable, for it continually stood up despite everything (and all the bombings).
    I was touched by the quote, though. It was very appropriate for the place. So, does that mean that Alfred Hitchcock was referring to Belgrade?
    Lovely photos!

  9. I really enjoyed Belgrade, it was such a surprisingly cool and cosmopolitan yet still alternative destination! I’m so glad I’m going to be back in November, even if just for a day or so! :)

  10. I have only ever driven past Belgrade which is a real shame. Looks like a great place. you did well with the sepia/black and white looking ones. Certainly a place I would love to visit

  11. Raphael Alexander Zoren

    Interesting shots! I’ll be in Serbia next month and I cannot wait to see Belgrade (and Zorica if she’s around the area!).

    :)

  12. Anna @ shenANNAgans

    Ahhhhh…. How great is the cat napping on the car. :)
    Ive never been, but Ill add to the list, you are really showing me parts of the world I had never considered before. :)

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