Belgrade refers to the largest city which is also the capital city of Serbia. It lies on the confluence of the Danube and Sava rivers. The name of the city when loosely translated into English is taken to mean “White City”. It has a population of over one million making it one of the largest cities in South Eastern Europe. Some of the cities that lie in close proximity with the city of Belgrade include Timisora, Sarajevo, Pristina, Banja Luka and Craiova.
There are a number of attractions in and around the city of Belgrade. One such attraction is the Kalemegdan. This refers to a rocky ridge which is the location for the original fortified city. It overlooks the confluence of the Danube and Sava rivers. The surrounding area is now maintained as a park that features among other things a zoo, observatory, the ancient fortress, the military Museum, planetarium, a Roman well, art pavilion as well as some lovely walks. The other attraction is the National Museum of Serbia which is home to a large collection of over four hundred thousand items. These attractions range from Old Masters to medieval and modern art, numismatics as well as an assortment of archaeological exhibits. The artifacts are divided into thirty-four numismatic, historical, artistic and archaeological collections that form the most comprehensive picture of the culture and history of Serbia that you will ever come across. To get to these attractions, you need to hire a car in Belgrade.
The other attraction that is worth visiting in Belgrade is the residence of Princess Ljubica. It was constructed between the years of 1829 and 1831 to serve as the private residence of the wife of Prince Mijos. The residence of Princess Ljubica is now home to the Belgrade city Museum and among its features is uniquely Balkan architectural style that blends very well with some Baroque elements that it has incorporated. The interior has been preserved to showcase the lifestyle of the wealthy homes of Belgrade in the nineteenth century and also forms a vital cultural heritage icon in the city of Belgrade. To get to this attraction, you need to rent a car in Belgrade.
The other attraction in Belgrade is the Royal Palace of Serbia of the Obrenovic dynasty. It has been transformed into a widely popular attraction that features among other things worthwhile artworks, elegant salons, exquisite interior décor. The palace was constructed in the last quarter of the nineteenth century. Currently, it plays host to the City Assembly of Belgrade as it is taken to be a national architectural treasure. To get to this attraction, you need car rental in Belgrade.
There are a number of other attractions in Belgrade that are a must visit and it is worth mentioning a few of them. The Temple of Saint Sava is the largest Orthodox Church that is still in use in the world today. The other attraction worth mentioning is Skadarlija Street. It features a number of attractions and forms an ideal destination to soak in the sights and sounds of Serbia.
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