10 of the most popular attractions in Belgrade

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After surviving a devastating war in the past, Belgrade as the Phoenix rises from the ashes to become one of the most touristic European capitals. Belgrade, where two million people live, it’s quite a beautiful city located at the confluence of the Danube and Sava rivers. You can stroll along the banks of the river, perhaps a glass of wine or on the boat, which was converted into a restaurant. The Serbian capital is quickly becoming known as a center of international festivals, which is held here for more than 100 a year.

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10. Avala Tower.

Avala Tower was built in 1965 and destroyed by NATO bombing in 1999, it was restored in 2010, becoming the tallest telecommunication tower in the Balkans. The original tower with an observation platform has been a source of pride for the whole of Yugoslavia.

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9. flower House

Josip Broz Tito’s Yugoslav partisans led the resistance during the Second World War, and later became president of Yugoslavia. Recognized as a leader in the international arena, he died in 1980. He and his wife were buried in the House of Flowers, also known as Tito’s Mausoleum. It was built in 1975 for Tito, who chose this place to be buried here. The mausoleum is now part of the Museum of Yugoslav History.

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8. Gardos Tower

Tower Gardos youth compared with the ancient and medieval monuments, it was built in 1896. It is also known as the Millennium Tower or Tower Huniadina János, the Hungarian hero, who died more than 400 years ago on the site of an earlier fortress. Some ruins of the old castle remain today.

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7. Nikola Tesla Museum

More than a century ago, Nikola Tesla invented alternating current system, electric coils and related items. Later generations, paying tribute to his genius, called the electric car in his honor, Tesla. And in the center of Belgrade, there is even a museum dedicated to the scientist. Nikola Tesla Museum contains thousands of documents, books, photographs and drawings related to his work on electrification. In the museum are also interactive exhibits, including computer models of his inventions.

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6. The Church of St. Mark

Tserkva Svetog Mark and St. Mark, was largely completed in 1940 on the site of the wooden church, which was built in 1835. This is one of the largest churches in the country. Above the outside entrance to the temple you will find a mosaic depicting the Apostle Mark, in whose honor and named the church. The church is full of ancient icons, some rulers were buried in the crypt.

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5. Mihailova street

In every town there is a street that exudes charm and is surrounded by historical buildings. In Belgrade, a street of Prince Michael, in honor of the Serbian prince. With a length of less than one and a half kilometers, the street goes back to the times of the Ottoman Empire, although only in the 19th century, wealthy people began to build houses here. Historic buildings along the street include Serbian Kroon Hotel, built in 1869; homes at numbers 46, 48 and 50, which date back 1870 years, and the Greek Kraliycha, a coffee shop in a building built in 1835.

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4. Temple of Saint Sava

With a dome 134 meters high, the St. Sava temple majestically towers over Belgrade. To make it even above the dome crowned gold cross about 12 meters in height. The largest Orthodox church today, it is dedicated to Saint Sava, an important medieval character, who founded the Serbian Orthodox Church. Construction of the church of white marble and granite began in 1935, stopped during the Second World War and reopened in 1985. Although it is still under construction, it is already one of the most popular attractions in Belgrade.

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3. Ada Ciganlija

Ada Ciganlija – island, the end of the artificial peninsula on the Sava River, which flows through the center of Belgrade. With beautiful beaches and sports facilities, Ada Ciganlija attracts over 100 000 visitors per day during the summer. Nicknamed the “Sea of ​​Belgrade”, the peninsula Hell is filled with dense forests, so that you can see deer, rabbits and foxes. Ada Ciganlija – a dream for an athlete, you can engage in dozens of sports, from tennis to rugby, skiing and snowboarding.

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2. Skadarlija Street.

Skadarlija street is not very long, only 400 meters, but it is the most famous street in Belgrade. The street is located in the Old City, and connects the Boulevard of Despot Stefan street with Dusanova. The street shall be built again ancient buildings. From bohemian atmosphere, Skadarlija street is a version of the Belgrade Montmartre in Paris. In fact, the area was known as the gypsy quarter of the 19th century. This is the place where poets gather in the evenings in the house of the late poet Dura Jaksic, where the Children’s street theater shows circus.

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1. The Belgrade Fortress

Because of its strategic defensive position, people lived at the confluence of the rivers Sava and Danube from Neolithic times. Then came the new peoples, first the Celts, then the Romans, who built a fortress with palisades, and then the Goths and the Huns. The stone castle was built here in the 15th century by the Serbian king. Fortress is remarkably well preserved, occupying most of the area.

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