An adventure in Belgrade was made more convenient and relaxing because of my stay at the most strategic hotel in the city, MARK Hotel Belgrade.
Visiting Serbia is one of the best things to do when you’re in the Balkans. A lot of historic sites, amazing food, lovely people, and vibrant towns. Its capital, Belgrade, is the most visited city in the country. Given the fact that it’s the center of Serbia, there is also a lot to explore here. Below is a list of the best things to do in Serbia and our stay at the MARK Hotel.
List of Best Things to do in Belgrade, Serbia
Offering great views, The Belgrade Fortress offers a bunch of history. It consists of the old citadel and Kalemegdan Park. As you enter this old fortress, you’ll be confronted with World War II. There are tanks and missiles inside. And when you’re inside the park overlooking the rivers from the height of the fortress, you can easily see why it was such a valuable strategic location for the many battles that were fought over it. This is a must-visit. During the day or night, without any rush, take time and travel back into the past.
Suggested Tour: 2.5-Hour Small-Group Walking Tour
Knez Mihailova is the main pedestrian zone in Belgrade with a bunch of shops, street musicians, galleries, cafes, and restaurants. Expect a lot of people anytime, but really comes alive at night. Because of its location, it’s considered as the heart of the old city and leads you straight to the park and Belgrade Fort. It’s a little busy though because of the tourists, however, it is still a wonderful car-free area in the center of the city.
Suggested Tour: 1-Hour Must-See Express Tour
From here you have a beautiful view of the Sava and the Danube as well as the various bridges over the Sava. It is such an extensive green area that there are various restaurants in the park, but the boho bar is an absolute must.
Going to Ada Ciganlija is totally one of the best things to do in Belgrade, Serbia. Whether you’re looking for a beach, lake, picnic spots, beer garden, water skiing, bicycle or rollerblades rental, golfing, tennis, fishing, cafes and restaurants, or sightseeing – you name it and it’s available at Ada Ciganlija lake. Summer or Spring, this is one of the best places in Belgrade. The water in the lake is warm and quality is controlled. Having a relaxing and productive day here is just like no other.
This might be one of the best things to do in Belgrade, Serbia. Visiting this vintage street in Belgrade is worth your trip. Skadarlija is consists of cool vibrant restaurants with lots of art on the buildings. These buildings are really picturesque and very soothing in the eyes. Staying here is such a fun thing to do, choose from numerous authentic restaurants with terraces that allow you to watch the nightlife, listen to traditional live music and enjoy a drink. Have a wonderful moment here at Skadarlija!
Suggested Tour: Mash-Up City Walking Tour with Local Guide
St. Sava Temple is one of the largest East Orthodox church buildings on earth. Boasting glorious beauty, the church is undeniably attractive both inside and out. When you go here, you must also see the crypt located underground of the temple. The crypt alone is already worth a visit. You can take a lot of really good pictures from the outside. There is a gift shop in the main lobby if you want to buy some souvenirs.
Suggested Tour: Panoramic Tour by Minibus
If you want some mind-blowing art, the Museum of Illusions is the place to be. It is both entertaining and educational. There are numerous opportunities for taking memorable photographs. It’s fun not only for the kids but also for adults. The museum is well provisioned, with almost every example of baffling, mind-boggling, and stupefying illusion your brain can’t process and confuse you with. There are explanations available in Serbian and English that will inform you of everything about these illusions. Going here to the Museum of Illusions is very fun and interesting, you can take photos and videos, and just have a great experience!
8. Avala Tower
If you want a break from the urban part of Belgrade and you’re in need of some fresh breath in nature and a stunning aerial view of Serbia’s capital and its outskirts, then, this is the perfect place to start with! The Avala Tower provides you the chance to admire the panoramic view of a part of the wonderful Serbian landscape around the Avala hill, as well as to enjoy the adrenalin produced by the intriguing top of the Tower itself. If you still have free time while you’re in Belgrade, go ahead and visit this gem.
Suggested Tour: Belgrade to Oplenac & Avala Mountain – Half-Day Excursion
9. Danube River
If you’re in Belgrade, then you should visit the Danube River. It is the second-longest river in Europe. You can either have a lovely walk along the river banks or ride a boat. There are also a lot of restaurants along the river to choose from. This is probably one of the best trips you’ll have in Belgrade. Eating in many restaurants on the river or even dancing in the evening is really something you’ve never seen before. And that’s all possible in the Danube River.
Suggested Tour: 2-Hour Sightseeing Boat Cruise with Welcome Drink
Anyone interested in the subject of Tito and the former Yugoslavia should definitely visit the mausoleum. The mausoleum is very lovingly furnished, in addition to Tito’s and Jovanka’s grave, there are also some personal items from his time. Furthermore, the outdoor area above the mausoleum is very well maintained and great for a short walk. Along with the complex are some art objects that Tito got from various artists from all over the world.
Where to stay in Belgrade, Serbia – MARK Hotel
Set in Belgrade, Mark Hotel is a 15-minute walk from Trg Republike and St. Sava Temple. All rooms are air-conditioned and fitted with a flat-screen cable TV, minibar and a desk. Some units include a seating area and a kettle. The private bathroom is fitted with a walk-in shower or a spa bath and a hairdryer. Slippers, a bathrobe, and free toiletries are provided as well. A continental breakfast is also served at the property. And after a busy day, guests can have a refreshing drink at the on-site bar.
Price: Starts at $107 per night for a add $3 for taxes and charges, breakfast included, but it’s non-refundable.
More of our review about MARK Hotel Belgrade here.
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