Belgrade city life
Belgrade has a very interesting history (as it passed from Ottoman to Habsburg rule) and you can admire numerous attractions that speak of the city’s cultural heritage. You can enjoy Belgrade from visiting cultural sites to entertaining in some nice night clubs.
The main places you can visit in Belgrade are:
- The National Museum
- The Museum of Contemporary Art
- The Nikola Tesla Museum
- The Temple of Saint Sava
- The Old Palace
- Kalemegdan – Belgrade Fortress
The Museum of Yugoslav History – preserving moon rocks donated by Apollo 11 crew while visiting Belgrade in 1969, and Joseph Stalin's sabre with 260 brilliants and diamonds, donated by Stalin himself.
If you want to see nice views of the city, climb in the Avala Monument and Avala Tower. Wander by Skadarlija (Skadarska Street) that is full of restaurants and cafés, where you can also listen to traditional music known as Starogradska. You can also relax in many parks and satisfy your passion for fashion in many shopping stores. Interestingly enough, in Belgrade, you can also attend fashion weeks that are organised citywide.
Regarding the entertainment scene, Belgrade has a very vibrant nightlife, especially clubs that are open until dawn.
Do try the national alcoholic drink called rakija and national dishes, like pljeskavica (a ground beef/pork patty), or ´cevapi (grilled minced meat).
International atmosphere in Belgrade
Belgrade is a pretty multicultural city. Immigrant population living in Belgrade include Montenegrins, Yugoslavs, Croats, Macedonians, Chinese, and people coming from Kosovo, Syria, Iran, Jordan.
Foreign investment climate has improved in recent years and many multinational companies have developed their businesses in Belgrade. International entrepreneurs come from countries like Austria, Germany, Russia and many more.
Belgrade has four seasons, with monthly averages range from 2 °C (35 °F) in January to 23 °C (73°F) in July. Late spring is the wettest season in terms of rainfall precipitation. Although registering significant amounts of snow, winters are not so severe in terms of temperatures. Košava is the southeast-east wind, specific for this city and blowing in autumn and winter, bringing clear and dry weather.