Belgrade on the Danube is one of the most important cities in the Balkans. In this diverse city you can see both the old fortress, representative streets with eclectic buildings, and the intimate district on the river.
Above the city center, at the fork of the Sava and Danube rises the most famous monument of the Serbian capital, Kalemegdan fortress. It owes its present appearance to the reconstruction carried out in the 17th century by the Austrians, while foundations of the building and wells from Roman times were found in its area.
The fortress now has a public park, and the walls offer a beautiful panorama of the city and the mouth of the Sawa to the Danube. The former barracks houses a Military Museum with an outdoor exhibition of equipment.
Below the fortress stretches the long pedestrian Kniaź Michał leading to the Republic Square. There are many Art Nouveau and eclectic tenement houses from the turn of the 19th and 20th centuries. Today, there are numerous restaurants, cafes and bars, as well as shops.
The Zemun district on the other side of the Danube has a completely different character. In the past, it was a separate city and the historic buildings from the 17th and 18th centuries with aristocracy villas and small wooden houses have survived to this day. Boats on the Danube sail from the coast in summer, cafes and pubs stand along the river, and the atmosphere resembles a resort.
The new attraction of Belgrade is the monumental church of St. Sawy belongs to the largest in Europe. Its interior is being finished all the time, and the Serbian authorities have made efforts to enter it on the UNESCO list.