Belgrade is the capital and largest city of Serbia. It is located at the confluence of the Sava and Danube rivers and the crossroads of the Pannonian Plain and the Balkan Peninsula.[The urban area of Belgrade has a population of 1.23 million, while nearly 1.7 million people live within the administrative limits of the City of Belgrade (which encompasses almost all of its metropolitan area), a quarter of the total population of Serbia.
Long cut off from the international movements, Belgrade is a hub for contemporary art in Europe once again. According BBC, Belgrade is one of five most creative cities in the world
Belgrade has a reputation for vibrant nightlife; many clubs that are open until dawn can be found throughout the city. The most recognizable nightlife features of Belgrade are the barges spread along the banks of the Sava and Danube Rivers
How to get to the city
If you prefer driving yourself to and around the city during your vacation in Belgrade you can drive your own car or rent one. Foreign drivers in Serbia to have a valid international driving license and an international insurance, which can also be bought at the border. The two main international roads going through Belgrade are the E-70 and the E-75.
Belgrade Central Railway Station is centrally located and offers a well developed network of railways that connects Serbia’s capital with all the main cities of Europe, by daily, as well as overnighttrains..Serbian Railways www.zeleznicesrbije.com
Nikola Tesla Airport is connected via regular routes to nearly 40 destinations worldwide. The Nikola Tesla airport is located in Surčin, only 18 km from Belgrade city centre.Nikola Tesla airport : www.beg.aeroThe airport is well connected with the city centre through public transportation (GSP) bus line number 72 and taxis. The average taxi’s price is approximately 1,000 Dinars (10 Euros).
Ivo Andric about Belgrade
“The sky above Belgrade is expansive and high, shifting yet always beautiful; clear with its chill splendour during the winter; turning into a single downcast cloud during summer storms, driven by the crazy winds and bearing rain mixed with the dust of the Pannonian plain; seeming to flower along with the ground during spring; and growing heavy with roils of autumnal stars during fall. Always beautiful and bountiful, it is a reward to this odd township for all that is missing and a comfort for everything that should not be.”