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Belgrade (Serbian: Београд, Beograd) meaning 'White City' — is the capital of the Republic of Serbia with the population of around 2 million.
It is situated in South-Eastern Europe, on the Balkan Peninsula, at the confluence of the Sava and Danube rivers.
It is one of the oldest cities in Europe and has since ancient times been an important focal point for traffic, an intersection of the roads of Eastern and Western Europe.
Belgrade offers sights and enjoyment not to miss: Any visit to Belgrade should start with Kalemegdan Fortress – the historic sight, Princess Ljubica's House, The Gathering Church and the Patriarchy, Knez Mihajlova Street - Belgrade's best known street and pedestrian zone, the Republic Square – 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 from 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 striking 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 spend.
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.
Belgrade is the capital of Serbian culture, education, science and economy. As a result of its tumultuous history, Belgrade has for centuries been home to many nationalities, with Serbs of the Orthodox Christian religion making up the majority of the population (90%). Whilst there is not much by way of ethnic or cultural diversity in Belgrade, in terms of different populations – compared to other European cities – there still are minority communities (largely Roma, Chinese, Jews), as well as people from other former Yugoslav republics, such as Bosnia, Croatia, Slovenia and Macedonia.
Cultural events from around the world are increasingly common, particularly in the spring and summer months, thanks in no small part to local arts and culture organizations, as well as foreign embassies and/or cultural centers. These attract a good deal of local attention, and will help in raising the city's profile as a cultural hotspot.
Get to know and have fun in Belgrade!