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Belgrade – Reasons why travelers are exploring the capital of Serbia

 

Belgrade by Night/Photo credit: Coyotes_75/sxc.hu

Belgrade by Night/Photo credit: Coyotes_75/sxc.hu

Chances are you probably don’t know much about Belgradethe capital of Serbia – a small country in Southeastern Europe. It’s nowhere near as famous as Rome, Madrid or, even, nearby Budapest; but in the recent years it definitely made a name for itself, especially when it comes to the nightlife, attracting more and more young tourists every year.

Belgrade/Image Source: nightlife-belgrade.com

Belgrade/Image Source: nightlife-belgrade.com

There are several reasons why a lot of young travelers choose to visit this city. First of all, the cost of living is pretty low for anyone coming from United States or Western Europe. The typical street food – “pljeskavica” (similar to a hamburger) will set you back less than $3, while the cost of a pint of beer in a bar is about $2. Newer generations also like to explore the new and emerging regions, and Belgrade definitely falls into that category for most tourists. Finally, Belgrade’s energy, primarily during the night, makes a lasting impression on many tourists. Night is when the city comes to life, especially during the summer months. Make sure to visit the famous “splavs,” which are bars/nightclubs located on the water. Since two major rivers flow through Belgrade, you will encounter a lot of splavs.

Belgrade Fortress/Image Source:dunavision.eu

Belgrade Fortress/Image Source:dunavision.eu

After a night of partying, take a walk along the Knez Mihailova Street, the most famous pedestrian street in Belgrade. You will notice numerous cafés, which are almost always full of people. Once you reach the end of the street, you will enter Kalemegedan Park, which is a part of the Belgrade Fortress. If you want to experience the history of Belgrade, then make sure to visit this place. Between the restaurants, cafés and a nearby zoo, you can easily spend the whole day exploring the Belgrade Fortress.

 

 

Dusan is a freelance writer and passionate traveler from Europe.

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