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Top recommendations from locals

From sightseeing to hidden gems, find out what makes the city unique with the help of the locals who know it best.
Bed & Breakfast
“Food, drinks and music in traditional Serbian ways. Take a stroll and enjoy the atmosphere. I would recommend to eat at Restoran Tri šešira - Skadarska 29”
  • 215 locals recommend
Science Museum
“Learn more about the extraordinary life of one of the most famous Serbs. Tesla was the brains behind the technological revolution and no doubt you will enjoy this place. The museum offers guided tours in English and VR tours. Exciting!”
  • 140 locals recommend
Church
“During the five centuries under Turkish slavery, the greatest insult was made to the Serbian people in 1594, when the Turkish invaders brought the body of Saint Sava, which rested in the Mileseva Monastery (died 1235), brought to Belgrade and burned it down on Vracar. Only a few decades after the definitive liberation from the Turkish occupation, in 1895, the hundred most prominent citizens of the then Belgrade, headed by Metropolitan Mihajlo, founded the Society for the Raising of the Temple of St. Sava in Vracar, at the site where his relics were burned. The construction of the temple began in 1935, but the bombing of Belgrade by the Germans - on April 6, 1941, stopped building after laying the foundations and building of two walls, 7 and 11 meters high. By destroying the organization of the construction sites and the offices of the construction companies, the immigration of the German army car park into the space within the walls of the Temple and the robbery of the property of the Society froze any thoughts about the construction of the Temple. Society for raising the temple of St. Sava was no longer existent. In 1958, Patriarch German renewed the idea of ​​raising the temple. After 88 repeated requests and the same number of refusals, the building permit was obtained in the summer of 1984. The construction was restarted on August 12, 1985. The greatest achievement was the elevation of the central dome of 4,000 tons. It was made on the ground, and then, together with a copper sheet cover and a large 12-meter high gold plated cross and heavy 4 tons, was raised and placed on the walls. The lift, which lasted 40 days, was completed on June 26, 1989.”
  • 157 locals recommend
Shopping Centre
“The ultimate shopping destination which offers you unforgettable journey that brings to the surface your self-esteem, boldness and empathy.”
  • 39 locals recommend
Restaurant
“Fantastic location! This upmarket restaurant is situated in the Kalemegdan Fortress and offers amazing views of the surrounding area. ”
  • 127 locals recommend
Lake
“The largest and most beautiful beach in Belgrade, "Belgrade Sea", Lake Ada Ciganlija, with several kilometers of coastline along, which there are countless cafes and restaurants, playgrounds, sports fields and facilities, water skiing, kayaking, renting roller skates and bicycles, bike path, etc.”
  • 108 locals recommend
General Entertainment
“In 1868, when the National Theater in Belgrade was founded, Serbia barely had over a million and two hundred thousand inhabitants. The entire Serbian education had 423 male and 54 female "teachers" of female elementary schools. Belgrade has just passed a figure of 25,000 residents living in 3,444 homes. There were 68 residents, one teacher 262, one doctor 442, and one lawyer 1481 inhabitants. Sixties of the 19th century Belgrade is one big village halfway from Ottoman to European civilization. It is home to traders, craftsmen, clerks, soldiers, peasants, wardens and homeless people. ”
  • 51 locals recommend
Museum
“This museum has been recently renovated and is set in a beautiful old building. It is well curated.”
  • 63 locals recommend
Pedestrian Plaza
“Most popular pedestrian street, a lot of people, bars, shopping places and more.”
  • 50 locals recommend
Neighbourhood
“Belgrad is a fantastic party-town. In Savamala you will find cosy bars where you can discover Racija or exclusive cocktails. This is for you if you want to spend time bar-hoping or dancing. You will also find a lot of good restaurants. ”
  • 78 locals recommend
Park
“You can go here for a walk or a jog. There are many museums (e.g. military is one of my favorites) that you can visit. In the night, you can admire a beautiful sun set over the confluence of Danube and Sava rivers. ”
  • 55 locals recommend
Shopping Centre
“With the opening of the shopping mall Rajiceva, the main pedestrian zone, Knez Mihailova Street became an authentic cosmopolitan location of the best shopping. Between buildings of great historical significance, which preserve the spirit of old Belgrade and memories of rich history, there is an imposing trade complex of a very modern look and rich offer. In addition to famous domestic and foreign brands, the new zone of the best shopping in Belgrade will premiere the brands that are appearing on the Serbian market for the first time. Restaurants of the highest quality that follow world trends make the gastronomic offer of a shopping center. A large supermarket and other shops.”
  • 18 locals recommend
Diner
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“Historical place.Beautiful park, one the two rivers, Sava and Danube.You can jog, walk, play tenis, enjoy.. ”
  • 42 locals recommend
Art Museum
“It was founded in 1958 as the Modern Gallery. It was moved into the current building in the Ušće neighborhood of New Belgrade in 1965. The building is a masterpiece of architects Ivan Antić and Ivanka Raspopović, a short-lived but highly successful partnership, which also produced the 21 October Museum in Šumarice Memorial Park in Kragujevac. The collection contains more than 35,000 works of art. The museum collects and displays art works produced since 1900 in Serbia and Yugoslavia. It also organizes international exhibitions of modern and contemporary art. The museum was closed for renovation between 2007 and 2017. After several deadlines were pushed back, the museum was finally reopened for visitors on 20 October 2017”
  • 29 locals recommend
Route
“From the beginig of this street to her end it is packed with restourants,caffees, pubs, etc.”
  • 59 locals recommend
Shopping Centre
“Good shopping. It has a cinema and a kid friendly play area with few restaurants. ”
  • 11 locals recommend

Top restaurants

Restaurant
“Fantastic location! This upmarket restaurant is situated in the Kalemegdan Fortress and offers amazing views of the surrounding area. ”
  • 127 locals recommend
Mexican Restaurant
“Overlooking the Sava river this upmarket restaurant serves South American specialities. ”
  • 30 locals recommend
Restaurant
“Tri Šešira, in English “Three Hats”, is a true pearl among the restaurants of Skadarlija. It was built in the heart of Skadarska street and remains in a recognizable ambiance for more than 150 years. The restaurant is known for its service and quality even outside the borders of our country. It had the honor to host some of the most eminent domestic and international figures: King Juan Carlos, George Bush, Pertini, Willie Brant, and others”
  • 24 locals recommend
Eastern European Restaurant
“Madera is popular traditional restaurant located in the metropolitan area with a long history. Have a great outdoor patio. ”
  • 32 locals recommend
Restaurant
“Walter is a chain restaurant that provides amazing Serbian BBQ. This is another place where locals go for food. It is not in any way considered expensive, fine dining, but locals love it for the nice warm atmosphere and great food. My recommendation is to try the ćevapi (Serbian sausage like food), or pljeskavica (burger) along with this get a šopska salad (salad with cheese) and some nice cold beer. They have nice deserts as well. Whatever you get you cannot go wrong at Walter's. ”
  • 30 locals recommend
Café
“Located in Dorcol, the old district of Belgrade, "Smokvica" takes its name by the fig tree growing in its old stone garden, tucked in between Belgrade's old buildings. It sports a variety of international foods, drinks, deserts and cocktails all year round. One of the places to visit regardless of the weather. The garden fills up quickly in the summer!”
  • 32 locals recommend
Restaurant
“If you are tired of "good old" restaurants and would like a different feel to dining than this might do the trick. The food varies from classic Serbian, international and fusion dishes.”
  • 26 locals recommend
Restaurant
“Famouse Belgrade restourant with good choice of fodd and wine. woks all day from breakfast until late night dinner.”
  • 12 locals recommend

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