What to see in Belgrade in one day

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Lluis Enric Mayans

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Belgrade, capital of the Serbia, is one of the main centers of the Balkans. The history of the city has always been troubled. Conquered by the Turks, disputed between Bulgaria, Hungary and the Hapsburg Kingdom, today it is a multi-ethnic city that captivates with its style born from the cultural intersection that has always distinguished this place.

Belgrade, which rises where the Sava and Danube rivers meet, is undoubtedly a place to be discovered, so we thought that a one-day itinerary in Belgrade was a good diversion from the usual destinations. If you want to find out more, keep reading our guide, we will tell you step by step the places to visit in this beautiful city.


  1. One day itinerary in Belgrade: Morning
  2. One day itinerary in Belgrade: Afternoon
  3. One day itinerary in Belgrade: Evening
  4. User questions and comments

One day itinerary in Belgrade: Morning

1 - St. Sava Temple

The one-day itinerary in Belgrade starts from the St. Sava Temple, the largest Orthodox church in the world. Its construction officially began in 1935 and was consecrated in 2000, although some work is still ongoing inside. Nearby you can have breakfast at the Marenda, one of the many places in the immediate vicinity of the St. Sava Temple. In addition to the quality of the first meal you will consume in Belgrade, the Marenda will also be good for your pocket: around € 7,00 for a breakfast with all the trimmings.

2 - Nikola Tesla Museum, Crkva Svetog Marka, National Assembley and Trg Republike

Proceeding on Bulevar oslobodenja you will encounter the Nikola Tesla Museum. Dedicated to the Serbian scientist and inventor, this museum is really small, but it would be a shame not to visit it, inside you can also do simple scientific experiments. Personal advice, if you are not a lover of physics and science, visit it with one of the numerous tours with a tour guide.
From here proceed on Bulevar kralja Aleksandra until you reach the Crkva Svetog Marka, a majestic church that stands near the Tasmajdan park and allNational Assembly, in Nikola Pasic Square. Here in 1999 one of the saddest events in the history of Belgrade took place: the bombing by NATO, which caused 2500 deaths.
Walking through Decanska you will soon arrive at Trg Republike, the main square of Belgrade, where, right in the center of the square, stands a colossal equstre monument dedicated to Prince Mihailo Obrenovic. Also in the immediate vicinity of Trg Republike you can find some of the most important buildings of the city, such as the theater and the National Museum.

In summary:

  • Distance traveled: 3,6 km / 46 min
  • Places visited: St. Sava Temple (free), Nikola Tesla Museum (approximately € 5,00), Crkva Svetog Marka (free), National Assembley (free), Trg Republike (free)
  • Where to have lunch: Marenda, Skerliceva 30

One day itinerary in Belgrade: Afternoon

1 - Skadarlija

Proceeding on Francuska you will arrive in Skandarlija, the bohemian district of Belgrade. The area is full of clubs of all kinds, from shops to restaurants with tables that strictly overlook the streets of the neighborhood, made of porphyry dating back to the last century. It is certainly one of the most characteristic areas of Belgrade and also one of the most touristic. In short, it is one of those places that you absolutely cannot miss in Belgrade. Here you can have lunch in one of the many places that have made the area famous, such as Sesir Moj Skadarlija, which guarantees you a great meal for an average of € 25.

2 - Residence of Princess Ljubica, Church of the Holy Mother of God and Belgrade Fortress

Staying in this area you can also visit the house of Princess Ljubica (Residence of Princess Ljubica), built in 1830 in Ottoman style but with the presence of elements of European architecture.
After your visit, head to Pariska and you will arrive at the area where two of the main buildings of the city stand: the Church of the Holy Mother of God and the Belgrade Fortress. Located in the medieval citadel, at the point where the Sava and Danube rivers meet, the Kalemegdan fortress Inside it hosts exhibitions with collections with Roman finds, in addition to the clock tower and also a bunker. Also inside the complex stands the Church of the Holy Mother of God which, in addition to the gold decorations so present in the religious buildings of Belgrade, also has a particularity, made in the chandeliers made with bullets, weapons, swords and pieces of cannons.

In summary:

  • Distance traveled: 4,7 km / 1 h 1 min
  • places visited: Skadarlija (free), Residence of Princess Ljubica (€ 2,00 approximately), Church of the Holy Mother of God (free), Belgrade Fortress (€ 5,00)
  • Panoramic tour by minibus
  • where to have lunch: Sesir Moj Skadarlija, 21 Skadarska Street

One day itinerary in Belgrade: Evening

In the evening, dedicate yourself to the nightlife of Belgrade by going to the Dorcol. Here in the evening young people gather to spend the evenings in one of the numerous clubs in the area. Among the various places present, many of which are just set up for dinner and after dinner, you can dine at Walter Sarajevski Cevap (average cost € 15,00) and then continue your evening returning to the Skadarlija area, which in the evening comes alive with musical groups and lights.

In summary:

  • Distance traveled: 2,1 km / 26 min
  • places visited: Dorcol (free), Skadarlija (free)
  • where to dine: Walter Sarajevski Cevap, Strahinjića Bana 57A

Before leaving: useful tips

Before packing your suitcase for Belgrade, sit down and do the math. Do you know everything or do you need some tips to make your trip absolutely perfect? Here's what you should know before visiting Belgrade.

  • Getting to Belgrade is really difficult, add it as a one-day destination if you are planning a trip that touches several cities in Eastern Europe.
  • You will have to change your euros into dinars, the currency of Serbia. More or less € 1 is worth about 115 dinars.
  • If you want a guide you will easily find gods walking tour, mostly free, which will take you to visit the main stages of the city.
  • If you decide to extend your visit, take a look at our offers for a stay in Belgrade

What not to see: the attractions that are better to give up

Think you saw it all during this day in Belgrade? Sorry to disappoint you, but the answer is no. Unfortunately a day is definitely not enough to be able to visit it all. So here are the attractions you had to give up (until your next visit)

  1. Museum of Aviation: beautiful, but if you are not a pilot or do not have the passion for flying you can move on.
  2. Gardos-Tower of Sibinjanin Janko: this place is too far from the rest of our itinerary.
  3. Historical Museum of Serbia: certainly beautiful, but if you only have one day, focus on the attractions that you can see in the open air. Belgrade is full of them.

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