BELGRADE. BELGRADE NIGHTLIFE.
Belgrade is the capital of the southeast European country of Serbia.
Belgrade is the capital of the southeast European country of Serbia. Its most significant landmark is the Beogradska Tvrđava, an imposing fortress at the confluence of the Danube and the Sava rivers. The fort is a testament to the city’s strategic importance to the Roman, Byzantine, Ottoman, Serbian and Austrian empires, and it’s now the site of several museums as well as Kalemegdan, a vast park.
Stari Grad, the old city, is home to 19th-century mansions, opera and ballet at Narodno Pozorište (national theater), and the cafe-lined pedestrian street Knez Mihailova. The city skyline is marked by Hram Svetog Save, a Serbian Orthodox Church whose massive dome was completed in 1989, as well as imposing, Communist-era Brutalist architecture like the Zapadna Kapija Beograda skyscraper. At the Nikola Tesla Museum, visitors can view drawings and inventions by the Serbian-American pioneer of electricity. Nightlife options include the old taverns of the bohemian Skadarlija quarter and the rivers’ floating nightclubs (splavovi).