Belgrade, the capital of Serbia, is one of the oldest cities in Europe, the city with extraordinary history that lays on two rivers is nowadays a modern city with numerous sights that are worth visiting. Discover Belgrade on a half-day walking tour.
What to Expect
The tour begins with the Vračar Plateau, where you will see one of the most important sights of Belgrade. The square is dominated by the Saint Sava Temple, one of the biggest orthodox temples on the Balkans, besides the temple is also a so-called small Saint Sava Church. On the plateau in front of it is the bronzed monument dedicated to Saint Sava, the first Serbian archbishop, the monument was made by the Russian sculptor Klikov. In the park in front of the Temple there is a monument dedicated to Karađorđe Petrović, the leader of the First Serbian Uprising. In the vicinity is also the National Serbian Library.
The tour continues to the center of the city and Slavija Square, called after the Hotel with the same name, built in 1888. In the second half of the 19th century this location was a swamp, nowadays – it’s one of the biggest squares of Belgrade where 7 streets are crossing. One of this streets is King Milan Street that hosts Yugoslavian Drama Theater founded in 1947, one of the most important cultural institutions in Belgrade. Across the road, recently reconstructed is the Cvetni Trg or Flower Square, former Flower market, that is nowadays famous for numerous authentic Belgrade cafes.
Towards the center, pass by SKC, Students Cultural Centre, and the popular „Beograđanka”, the first skyscraper in the center of the city that used to be the biggest department store on the Balkans. Resavska Street will lead you to St. Mark Church in Serbian- Byzantine style that is preserving the ashes of Tsar Dušan, the greatest ruler of Serbia.
Really close to St. Mark Church, the Serbian Parliament is located, across which the Old and New Palace are situated. Old Palace used to be King Milan Obrenović’s residency, nowadays it is the City Parliament. New Palace, former King Petar I Karađorđević’s residency, is now the Serbian President’s residency.
Next, go to Terazije Square, one of the most beautiful squares of Belgrade. In the late 19th and the 1st part of the 20th century after numerous reconstruction, Terazije becomes the center of social life. It is also famous for the hotel triangle.
Afterwards, arrive to the epicenter of the city, Republic Square with the Prince Mihail Monument in the center. On this square are also the two most important cultural artistic institutions, the National Theater and National Museum. A walk through the always lively Knez Mihailo Street, main walking and shopping zone, on the way to Kalemegdan, visit the Congregational Church. In the capital church of Belgrade, lie the tombs of some of the most important people form Serbian history. Across from the Congregation Church is the building of Patriarch, with the Museum of the Serbian Orthodox Church.
The tour will end at Kalemegdan, the most important cultural-historic complex of the city. In the Kalemegdan Park, on the confluence of the rivers Sava and Danube, the Belgrade Fortress raises proudly, and is the witness of the tumultuous history of this ancient city. On the outermost part of the fortress raises the monument dedicated to the Victor, one of cities symbols, a piece of the famous sculptor Ivan Meštrović.
- Walking and panoramic tour
- Licensed guide
Know Before You Go
• You need to book this activity at least 2 days prior to tour departure
• Children under 6 years accompanied by parents can participate on this tour for free. For children from 6 to 12 years a 30% discount is offered