Belgrade, Serbia

PTPI Chapter Serbia

Chapter president: Zoran Zlatković

Zoran on the right, with Angel from North Macedonia.



Belgrade (/bɛlˈɡrd/ bel-GRAYD/ˈbɛlɡrd/ BEL-grayd;[note 1] SerbianБеоград / Beogradlit.‘White City’, pronounced [beǒɡrad] (listen)names in other languages) is the capital and largest city of Serbia. It is located at the confluence of the Sava and Danube rivers and at the crossroads of the Pannonian Plain and the Balkan Peninsula.[10] The population of the Belgrade metropolitan area is 1,685,563, according to the 2022 census.[4] It is the third most populated of all cities on the Danube river.

  1. Rich History and Culture: Belgrade, the capital city of Serbia, has a fascinating history that spans over 7,000 years, with influences from various civilizations such as the Romans, Ottomans, Austro-Hungarians, and Yugoslavs. The city is home to numerous historical and cultural landmarks, including the Belgrade Fortress, which dates back to the Roman era and offers panoramic views of the city. The Orthodox Cathedral of Saint Sava, one of the largest Orthodox churches in the world, is another must-visit site, with its stunning architecture and rich religious significance. Belgrade also has a vibrant arts and music scene, with numerous theaters, galleries, and clubs showcasing local talent and creativity.

  2. Unique Food and Drink: Serbian cuisine is known for its hearty and delicious dishes, influenced by the country’s history and geography. Belgrade offers a wide range of dining options, from traditional Serbian taverns (kafanas) serving grilled meats, sausages, and stews, to modern restaurants offering international cuisine with a Serbian twist. Don’t miss trying the famous Serbian grilled meat dish called cevapi or the traditional Serbian pastry called burek. Belgrade also has a thriving coffee culture, with numerous cafes serving strong and aromatic Serbian coffee, as well as trendy cocktail bars and breweries offering locally brewed beer.

  3. Lively Nightlife: Belgrade is known for its vibrant nightlife, with a reputation as one of the party capitals of Europe. The city boasts a diverse and lively nightlife scene, with something for everyone, from trendy clubs playing electronic music to live music venues, pubs, and bars offering a variety of genres. The nightlife in Belgrade is known for its affordability, with reasonable prices for drinks and entertainment compared to other European cities. The city comes alive at night, and you can experience the famous Serbian hospitality and warm atmosphere as you dance the night away or enjoy a relaxed evening with friends in one of Belgrade’s many hipster bars or clubs.

In summary, Belgrade offers a rich history and culture, unique food and drink, and a lively nightlife, making it a compelling destination for travelers seeking an off-the-beaten-path European experience.