Places of interest
The Serbia's capital city will show you why is a strategic stopover at the crossroads of Eastern and Western civilizations since ancient times, with its position at the confluence of the Danube and Sava river. Belgrade has become an increasingly popular tourist destination due to very good hospitality, people's kindness, openness, good food, nigh life, festivals..... You should come and see that Serbians are the best hosts you ever seen!
Any visit to Belgrade should start with Kalemegdan Fortress – the historic sight, Princess Ljubica's House, The Gathering Church and the Patriarchy, Knez Mihailova Street - Belgrade's best known street and pedestrian zone, the Republic Square – the favorit central meeting point for locals, the National Museum and the National Theatre, the Belgrade's City Hall constructed between 1912. and 1920., the New Court, the Parliament, St. Mark's Church built in 1935. (the Church contains the tombs of Tsar Stefan Dusan, King Aleksandar and Queen Draga). After that you simply have to visit the St. Sava Temple, the largest Christian Orthodox Temple in the Balkans, the Royal and The White Court. In the evening you will finish your tour in Skadarlija, Belgrade's bohemian quarter. Skadarlia bears a sriking resemblance to Paris's Montmartre neighborhood. There you will enjoy Serbia's national dishes to the sound of traditional folk music. Next day you will continue your sightseeing visiting New Belgrade with impressive Belgrade Arena and the Sava conference center.
Belgrade has a reputation for its nightlife with a good reason. There is no day of the week in Belgrade when you cannot have a night out. This is true whatever your age, whatever your lifestyle and however much you want to spent. Belgrade is famous for many annual cultural events, including FEST (Belgrade Film Festival), BITEF (Belgrade Theatre Festival), BELEF (Belgrade Summer Festival), BEMUS (Belgrade Music Festival), Belgrade Book Fair, and the Belgrade Beer Festival.
Novi Sad is the northern part and capital of Autonomous Province of Vojvodina and is the second largest city in Serbia. Novi Sad is 75 km north of Belgrade. Unlike most metropolises in Europe, here life is going slow and without stress.
In the 19th century, the city was the capital of Serbian culture, earning the nickname Serbian Athens. In that time, almost every Serbian novelist, poets, jurist, and publicist at the end of 19th century and at the beginning of 20th century had lived or worked in Novi Sad some time of his career. Among others, these cultural workers include Vuk Stefanović Karadzić, Mika Antić, Đura Jakšić, etc. Matica Srpska, the oldest cultural-scientific institution of Serbia, was moved from Budapest to Novi Sad in 1864., while Serbian National Theatre, the oldest professional theatre among the South Slavs, was founded in Novi Sad in 1861. Today, Novi Sad is the second cultural centre in Serbia, besides Belgrade and city’s officials try to make the city more attractive to numerous cultural events and music concerts. The city hosts a number of events and the most famous is EXIT music festival.
Petrovaradin Fortress is the city's most popular and attractive cultural and historic site. The Austrians originally built it as a military fort to reinforce their defenses against the Ottomans. The most well known museum in the city is Museum of Vojvodina, founded by Matica Srpska in 1847., which houses a permanent collection of Serbian culture and a life in Vojvodina through history. Museum of Novi Sad in Petrovaradin fortress has a permanent collection of history of fortress. Gallery of Matica Srpska is the biggest and most respected gallery in the city, which has two galleries in the city centre. There is also The Gallery of Fine Arts – Gift Collection of Rajko Mamuzic and The Pavle Beljanski Memorial Collection – one of the biggest collections of Serbian art from 1900's until 1970's.