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Located at the confluence of the Sava and the Danube, Belgrade is the focal point between Central and Southeastern Europe and is therefore also known as the “gateway to the Balkans”. The fortress on a hill above the estuary and the cathedral of St. Sava in the north are the landmarks of the capital of Serbia, which was extensively expanded and rebuilt in the neoclassical style from 1867. The old town offers shopping opportunities and the bohemian district, while the new district in the west has modern architecture and great views.
Stari Grad: Lively old town & Kalemegdan fortress
Stari Grad is the oldest part of the city and therefore houses the historical as well as the geographical heart of Belgrade. Terazije Square and the geographic center of the city is located at the southern end of the Knez Mihailova boulevard and shopping street. Social life still takes place today mainly on the Trg Republike, which is only a few steps away from the boulevard and where tourists and locals meet at any time of the day. The most famous landmark of the city, however, is the Kalemegdan fortress above the Sava estuary. Their parks can be found at the southern end of Knez Mihailova. The first fortification came from the Romans and has been steadily expanded into today's fortress.
Novi Beograd: Modern Architecture & Quiet Riverside
Separated from the Sava, to the west of the old town, lies the largest district: "New Belgrade". In contrast to the hilly Stari Grad, this part of the city lies on a flat surface, which was a swamp area until 1948. Here a small village developed into a modern, almost futuristic-looking urban area within a few decades. The most striking structure is the 115-meter-high Genex Tower with a revolving restaurant on the 26th floor. On the river bank of the Save you can relax from the hustle and bustle of the city center and enjoy a great view of the fortress on the opposite bank. Open-air concerts are also held here in summer.
Vračar: Underground Railway Station & St. Sava Cathedral
The Vokov Spomenik train station is one of the prestigious buildings in Belgrade and, based on the Russian model, is 40 meters below the surface of the earth. The escalator ride therefore takes a minute and a half and leads up to the Vračar district. Here, on a small hill and surrounded by a park, stands the St. Sava Cathedral, the largest Christian church on the Balkan Peninsula. The imposing outdoor area was completed in 2007, the interior is still in progress, but can still be visited.
Skadarlija street: bohemian quarter & culinary specialties
This street is located at the southern end of Stari Grad and is considered the bohemian district, where many well-known artists and writers settled at the beginning of the 20th century. In and around the cobbled street you will find cafés and in the small restaurants, called Kafana’s, typical dishes - such as the hearty meat and fish platters - are served. According to one story, Alfred Hitchcock even ended his diet here because he could not resist the food. Shops here offer antiques and souvenirs, and small galleries display works by Belgrade artists.
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