- Belgrade is the capital and the largest city of Serbia. It is located at the confluence of the Sava and Danube rivers, where the Pannonian Plain meets the Balkans. Its name translates to White city.
- Belgrade has a population of around 2 million
- Belgrade has been destroyed and rebuilt more than 50 times in its history
- Belgrade is one of the oldest cities in the entire Old continent. Way back in history, Thraco-Dacians used to inhabit the region, and after 279 BC the Celts conquered the city, naming it Singidūnum. It was conquered by the Romans during the reign of Augustus, and granted the city rights in the mid-2nd century.
- Belgrade was bombed several times in the 20 century, both in the First and Second World Wars and once again in 1999 by NATO
- The bulk of the architecture in Belgrade has originated in the period after the WW II, but one can find also old Oriental Ottoman style of housing, neoclassicism, baroque and Art Nouveau
- One doesn’t have to worry about free Wi-Fi because it’s available in almost every bar, restaurant or a coffee shop
- Belgrade is well known for its nightlife and clubs (‘splavovi’) on the rivers Sava and Danube
- Belgrade doesn’t seem to be a crime ridden city, particularly if you are situated in the downtown of Belgrade
- Kalemegdan Fortress known as Belgrade Fortress and the statue of Victor designed by the famous Yugoslav and European sculptor Ivan Mestrovic are the landmarks of Belgrade
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