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BELGRADE “Explore its past and its present”

I was surprised by Belgrade, the biggest city of Serbia.

The country is a landlocked country in Southeast Europe that was previously part of Yugoslavia (made up of Bosnia and Herzegovina, Croatia, Macedonia, Montenegro, Serbia and Slovenia).

Since Yugoslavia collapsed, the country has struggled with ethnic conflict between Christian Serbs and Muslim Kosovo Albanians.  

The capital city of Serbia, Belgrade, lies in between the Danube & Sava rivers and is one of the most coveted cities in the world – it’s been occupied or destroyed over 40 times in the past 2,000 years.

Belgrade, or Beograd in Serbia translates as The White City, so named after the white walls of the citadel that sits proudly above the town. Built back in 535 this huge complex consists of towers, gardens, museums and offers some amazing views over the new part of the city and the place where the Rivers Sava and Danube combine.

The fortress itself is free to visit and is a must do when in Belgrade. Here the atmosphere is always chilled and the history really quite impressive.

 

 

Belgrade is a well know party city.Every night in Belgrade is a weekend and everywhere you look their is a party going on.

Straddle up and prepare yourself, in Belgrade if you party, you party hard!

The rakija will be flowing and you will surely get drank under the table by the fierce locals!

Take one of the party boats for an unforgettable night!

Those visiting for Belgrade’s vibrant night life will not feel disappointed as the city seldom sleeps and offers an affordable break.

 

St. Sava Temple – The largest Orthodox church in the world (Christian Orthodox is the main religion of Serbia). One of the most stunning and impressive buildings in the Serbian capital is that of the Orthodox cathedral of St. Sava. This huge church is still under construction and has been since 1935 with the outside being completed in 1989.

This impressive building is one of the largest churches in the world and sits on an important place for the Serbian Orthodox religion:

The place on which the Ottomans burnt St. Sava when they invaded the city.

Here the faithful often queue outside the door the pray inside and people travel across the country just to step foot inside.

The walls might be strangely bare but it is a moving and somewhat strange structure non the less.

Go and visit like i did ” Belgrade” .You will agree places like Prague are wonderful for architecture but they have a theme park atmosphere with trails of tourists in every direction.

Belgrade is void of this phenomenon making it quite safe for a tourist to freely explore with its residents more than keen to assist in most situations.

Belgrade will best suit an extrovert visitor seeking history and culture that needs to be discovered rather than consumed through the usual tourist attractions.

For all my photo’s of Belgrade and my journey

through Serbia visit my website:

www.myworldtrips.com