The most striking sights of Belgrade

What interesting things can be seen in the capital of Serbia? The most famous attraction is the Belgrade Fortress. It stands at the confluence of the Danube and Sava rivers. Viewpoints offer a picturesque view of the city.

The history of the fortress is rich — it belonged to the Byzantines, and the Hungarians, and the Serbian kings, and for many centuries the Turks and Austro-Hungarians fought for it.

Inside the fortress, there is Kalemegdan Park, where residents of Belgrade and, of course, tourists love to walk.

You can enter the territory of the fortress and the park for free.
In addition, if visitors want to see the sights without a tour service, audio guides are available in Serbian, English, French, Russian, Spanish and German.

In the center of the city is the largest Orthodox cathedral on the Balkan Peninsula — the Temple of St. Sava. Its area is more than 7500 square meters.

Construction began in 1894 on the site where, by order of the Ottoman ruler, the relics of St. Sava, the first archbishop of Serbia and the national hero of the country, were burned. Until 1939, only walls were raised, then construction was suspended due to the Second World War, and work resumed only in 1986. The temple officially opened in 2004.

An interesting fact is that in 2016, a Russian oil refinery company donated 4 million euros to work on the central element of the dome — the mosaic panel «The Ascension of Christ», whose area is more than a thousand square meters. The team of Russian masters was led by the artist Nikolai Mukhin.

Another building that is impossible not to pay attention to is the Parliament of Serbia, the so-called National Assembly.

It was declared a cultural monument in 1984. Built in neo-baroque style.