Sightseeing Belgrade City Tour
Sightseeing in Belgrade is a highly tempting experience bearing in mind the city’s rich and turbulent history during which it has been under both the eastern and western political, religious and cultural influences.
One of Belgrade guided sightseeing tours we offer leads you all the way through the very heart of this vibrant city enabling you to see and learn about Belgrade top attractions.
You will visit:
Temple of Saint Sava: One of the largest Orthodox cathedrals in the world covering a surface of 7371 square meters, it is 70 m tall and has a 12 m high gold- plated main cross dominating Belgrade sky. Its construction in the Serbo-Byzantine architectural style began in 1935. In 1941 the work ceased altogether and was not resumed until 1985. The capacity of the interior , which is still under construction, is awe-inspiring as it can house 10,000 people.
Monument to Karađorđe: This monument is located on the plateau in front of The Temple of Saint Sava and the National Library and was erected in 1979. It was built to commemorate Karađorđe (1768-1817) who was the leader of the First Serbian Uprising.
Kneza Milosa Street: Many government buildings and embassies are located in this street. During the 1999 Nato bombings the Ministry of Defense headquarters and other parts of the street were bombed.
One of Belgrade’s most beautiful churches, the Church of the Ascension (‘Vaznesenjska’) is located in this street as well. This church was built in 1963 with the help of financial contribution on the part of the citizens of Belgrade. Its interior is rich in artwork.
The Beogradanka Building : It was under construction from 1969 until 1974 as a business building and the first skyscraper built in the center of Belgrade (24 storeys, 101m).
Dorcol 25th of May: One of the beautiful sights to visit in this area is The Nebojsa tower which was built around 1460 as an artillery cannon tower. A few centuries later, when it lost its military importance it was transformed into a dungeon. At the end of the 18th and in the first decades of the 19th century it represented a symbol of Turkish repression and a place of perishing of Christian warriors from the Balkans during the centuries long Ottoman rule. The most famous captive of Nebojsa Tower was Rigas Feraios, a Greek revolutionary killed in Nebojša Tower in 1798. During the First World War the tower was badly damaged, but was successfully restored in 1938.
This area also boasts one of the nicest and largest sports centers in Belgrade placed by the Danube river. The world swimming and waterpolo championships were held here in 1973, the year when the center was opened to the public. Numerous restaurants, cafes and boats can be found in this enjoyable area on the Danube coast.
Kalemegdan Fortress: The Belgrade Fortress is literally an open-air museum displaying the lengthy history of Belgrade
Different parts of the fortress were constructed and reconstructed at different times during the period between the 1st and 18th century. Kalemegdan park is made up of the fortress and a large park, and contains a remarkable number of cultural monuments, beautiful gardens and the Belgrade Zoo.
Military Museum: The Military Museum was opened in 1878 and has a large assortment of weapons, paintings and uniforms on display. Outside the museum cannons from the 18th and 19th century are displayed, as well as numerous tanks, howitzers and armoured cars of many types from the First and Second World War.
Sahat Gate: The Sahat Gate was built in the 17th century, while the Sahat Tower was built during the 18th century Austro-Hungarian occupation. It was built in Baroque style and named Sahat because of the clock located on the top of it.
Victor (‘Pobednik’): Along with the sparrow, this statue is the symbol of Belgrade. Created by Ivan Mestrovic, this landmark was put up in 1928 to commemorate the 10th anniversary of the breakthrough at the Thessaloniki Front.
Knez Mihajlova Street: This street is one of the oldest and most popular streets in Belgrade. It is characterized by old and historic buildings and was believed to represent the center of Singidunum ( the ancient town which later on became Belgrade ). It is currently a major business and pedestrian area boasting beautiful fountains, museums, art galleries and famous shops. The National Library of Belgrade is also located in Knez Mihajlova Strret.
Republic Square: Republic square is a main city square and a favourite meeting spot for people in Belgrade. It is the site of some of Belgrade’s most recognizable public buildings, including the National Museum, the National Theater and the famous statue of Prince Mihajlo Obrenovic after whom Knez Mihajlova was named.