About Belgrade

Outspoken, adventurous, proud and audacious, Belgrade’s dynamic spirit makes it one of Europe’s most happening cities. This is where the Sava and Danube Rivers kiss, and feels like the old-world meets the new!

One of the oldest cities in Europe and the only one built on the confluence of two rivers, Belgrade is known as “The White City”- Beograd as the Slavs, of many tribes and nations lived in this area, have name it. Today, Belgrade is a modern European city with population of about 1.7 million people. It is an administrative, political and cultural center of Serbia.

A lively pedestrian boulevard full of historical buildings all the way to the ancient Belgrade Fortress, the riverside Savamala quarter, Skadarlija, the bohemian Street are all full of energy.  Deeper in Belgrade’s bowels are museums guarding the historical, cultural and religious heritage of the country as remnants of the Habsburg legacy contrast with Ottoman relics.  All the people that have lived here and the armies that passed through Belgrade have left their marks on the city. The magnificent Victor monument, the remains of the Belgrade fortress, the Stambol gate, the Old Palace, National Museum of Serbia, the oldest and most significant museum, and many other sites of Belgrade are inviting you to discover them.

 

Time zone

Belgrade is 6 hours ahead of US Eastern Time (EST), and 2 hour ahead of Greenwich Mean Time (GMT).

 

Climate

Belgrade has a moderate continental climate, with four seasons.

It has a hot summer season from June to August. June is the month with the most rainfall in Belgrade. September is Belgrade’s autumn season and temparatures range from 20-25 degrees.

 

Electricity

In Serbia the power plugs and sockets are of type F. The standard voltage is 230 V and the standard frequency is 50 Hz. In Serbia the power plugs and sockets are of type F. Appliances from North America require an adaptor.

 

Public Transportation

Belgrade city public transport is provided through a network of bus, trolleybus and tram routes run by GSP “Beograd” and bus services operated by private bus companies, on around 130 routes.

Single tickets can be bought:

– in public transport vehicles, from the driver or conductor
– at kiosks marked with a ticket sales sticker
– at GSP points-of-sale

BusPlus Info / public transportation in Belgrade

BusPlus system applies to all public transport vehicles (GSP, private carriers, Lasta and Bg Voz). 

 

Selling places –  GSP

The new terminals have been installed at the following locations:

  • “Skender begova” 47, JKP GSP;
  • “Deligradska” – Deligradska 10;
  • “Republic Square” – TC “Republic Square”

 

Paper cards (most suitable for tourists)

If you are not frequent user you should buy a paper card which costs 89 rsd, and you can drive with that card 90 min. on all lines (for 1st or 2nd public transportation zone).

If you buy a ticket on the bus a card cost – 150 rsd 

 

Paper cards which you can use:

 1 day for 1st or 2nd public transportation zone –  250 rsd,

 3 days for 1st or 2nd public transportation zone – 700rsd

 5 days for 1st or 2nd public transportation zone – 1000 rsd. 

 

Belgrade City Transport Company

www.gsp.co.rs

 

Museums

Serbian museums has priceless historical and cultural richness.The first Serbian museum was founded in 1844 and was named “Muzeum Srbski” by the head of the Ministry of Education at the time. It is the today’s National Museum in Belgrade.. Also, Nikola Tesla museum is a unique institution of science and culture in Serbia but also worldwide. Currently, there are around 100 museums in Serbia.

 

 

Restaurants & Nightlife

Serbian cuisine is characterized by highly diverse, solid and spicy food, which can be roughly described as a mixture of Greek, Bulgarian, Turkish and Hungarian cuisine. The use of meat, dough, vegetables and dairy products is predominant in it.

Serbian specialties you have to taste are: burekgibanicagrilled meat, roast, Karađorđeva steakcabbage rolls, goulash, đuveč (a type of a stew), moussaka, mućkalica (a mixture of different types of meat and vegetables in a form of a stew), čvarci (similar to pork rinds), kajmak (milk cream), pršuta (dry-cured ham, similar to Prosciutto), and sour milk.

Drinking coffee is a centuries-old tradition in Serbia, so you mustn’t miss home-made coffee accompanied by baklava, vanilice or Turkish delight

Restaurants and bars in Belgrade which can be on the water, or on a river bank, in the city center or in the Bohemian quarter, will astonish you with their gastronomical pleasures. Whatever setting you choose, you will find delicious local and international specialties, while the experience can become complete with the finest of drinks found in nearly every bar.

Nightlife in Serbia, and especially Belgrade, is well-known for its all night carouse that can’t be experienced in any other European capital, which is the reason why Serbian nightlife is often described by many important individuals in the world of tourism as being among the best in Europe.

 

Shopping

The official currency of Serbia is Serbian Dinar, abbreviated RSD.

 Belgrade, like all big cities, offers  several options for shopping. There are large shopping centers across the city. Belgrade Design District is located in the central part of the town in Cumicevo sokace. BDI is a fashionable artistic area that gathers young and established domestic designers and artists.

Opening hours of shopping malls:                                     
All week 10:00 – 22:00 

 

Useful Links 

http://www.tob.rs

http://www.serbia.com

http://www.serbia.travel

http://www.tos.rs/

http://www.beograd.rs/en/