Belgrade, at the junction of the Danube and the Sava Rivers, is Serbia’s capital, and, with its population of 1,5 million, also its largest city.
Destroyed and rebuilt a number of times during its history, Belgrade has, as a result, fewer monuments to add to its fame.
The city consists of 3 districts: Novi Beograd, which is the modern part of the city and the central shopping area; Zemun, which was originally an independent settlement, later joined to Belgrade; and Stari Grad, the old part of the city. The last, located on the opposite side of the Sava, is known for its cobble-stone streets, charming restaurants and Belgrade’s most important attraction – the famous medieval Kalemegdan fortress.
The Ada Ciganlija Island, developed as a sport and recreation area, has today become one of Belgrade’s main entertainment centres with its enticing restaurants, bars and cafés.
Of the city’s busy pedestrian ways, Knez Mihajlova Street, with its valuable historic buildings, the largest business offices, fashion- and designer-houses and shopping centres, is the most dynamic.