2 Days in Belgrade
DO NOT MISS
Kalemegdan, Republic Square, The Temple of Saint Sava, stroll by the Danube river
Day 1: Arrive in Belgrade early evening, take a stroll around town near Kalemegdan Fortress and the Republic Square.
Unlike most castles, monasteries, and other ancient buildings I’ve come across during my travels, Kalemegdan is open 24-7. It’s basically an open park that people can visit and hang out during all hours of the day. The moonlight gave the fortress a certain mystère. I returned the next morning to see the fortress again in all its glory.
Day 2: See the Temple of St. Sava, walk along the Sava and Danube River. Take overnight train to Zagreb
St. Sava is a magnificent building from the outside. The inside, however, is still incomplete. There are smaller completed sanctuaries adjacent to the church. I got lucky and stumbled upon a wedding and got to observe a traditional wedding ceremony. I am pretty sure I am in their wedding photo/video.
Taking the night train is a fantastic way to safe time on travel and money on lodging. The only downside is you arrive in Zagreb about 4:30- 5 am in the morning so make sure your hostel check in allows that.
I couchsurfed in Belgrade but there is no shortage of hostels in the city.
From Airport to Belgrade, take Bus line #72 to Zeleni Venac. It runs twice an hour and cost no more than 2 Euros. The bus station for #72 is on the departures level. The trip. is around 45 minutes.
My host served me cheese burek and yogurt (drink) for breakfast, which was fantastic! He called burek “pie”. It was a lot like frittata.
TRAVELING WITH LESS TIME…
…is not recommended.
TRAVELING WITH MORE TIME…
- Visit The National Museum and Nikola Tesla Museum (just about everything is named after Tesla here)
- Travel to Novi Sad to see vineyards and monasteries
- Travel to Nis, the birthplace of Constantine the Great