Attractions in Belgrade

 

 

The countries that formed the former Yugoslavia offer a wealth of opportunities.  Wide open roads, fascinating cities and pretty landscapes make them ideal destinations to get away from the daily grind. With many cheap car rental options now available online, it’s the perfect opportunity to fill up the tank and take off for a great holiday break. Driving in Belgrade may seem somewhat chaotic at first, especially during the rush hours of 6:00 am-10:00 am and 5:00 pm-7:00 pm, and this is mainly because of the few bridges in the city.

Conveniently for visitors arriving by car, a motorway runs through the central part of Belgrade. The city was for centuries a bulwark of western Christendom against the ever-present threat of a Turkish invasion of Western Europe, and has had a particularly turbulent history. Nowadays, however, things have settled down after the Balkan Wars of recent memory, and Belgrade offers many attractions for the modern tourist interested in exploring culture and natural beauty, which harmonise perfectly here.

The city is split up into three separate zones (Red, Yellow and Green) for parking between7:00amand9:00pm. On Saturdays after2:00pm and all Sundays parking throughout the city is free, so these are the best times to see the many interesting attractions here and learn something of Belgrade’s turbulent history. Belgrade is dominated by the magnificent Belgrade Fortress, towering above the Saba and Danube Rivers. The spacious Kalemegdan Park is also located here, a central locale in the city and home to several sports leagues and various sporting events. The fortress goes back to the 1st century AD, when the Romans built an important camp here at the confluence of the Danube and Sava, and it has been improved upon down the centuries by successive rulers. It has even been flattened on more than one occasion and rebuilt from scratch again afterwards.

 

 

 

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