Belgrade offers many free things for the tourists who visit the city. Today we bring you a list of these things, so if you decide to visit Belgrade and you want to save some money but still see some pretty awesome things or take part in some free tours, here they are!
1. Book a Greeter
If you’re new to this place and you need someone to greet you or show you around because you don’t want to get lost or you simply want to get to know some new people, you can book a greeter! All you have to do is contact the Belgrade Tourist Organization and let them know that you’d like to book a greeter, and they’ll be happy to help you out! This way you’ll get to know some locals and also find some new friends! It’s simply great!
2. Check out Kalemegdan
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You can definitely visit the Kalemegdan Park, a.k.a. The Belgrade fortress. It’s an amazing place with great sights and views, and it’s open 24/7! From the walls you can see both the Danube and Sava River, so don’t forget to take your camera, you’ll be able to snap some amazing photos up there! All who visited this place fell in love with it, and with good reasons! It’s huge, the park is clean and really beautiful and you can spend almost half of your day just wandering around and appreciating all the beauty the Fortress holds within its walls!
3. Visit the Bajrakli Mosque
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This mosque is the only remaining mosque in the whole city, so that’s enough reason for visiting! But it’s so much more than that, it’s huge and it’s so beautiful! Some people tried to burn it down in 2004 thanks to some political issues, but fortunately, they didn’t succeed and the mosque was repaired without any major problems. The building itself looks so simple, yet so beautiful and the interior is even better! This whole place is simply amazing!
4. The Belgrade City Museum
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You can visit this museum on the first Saturday of the month and the entry will be completely free! Sure, you’ll need impeccable timing for this one, but if you happen to be in Belgrade on the first Saturday of the month, why not visit one of the most amazing museums of the city and why not learn something about the place you’re visiting? This sounds like an amazing opportunity for a great time and also for some great educational program! Use this opportunity if you can and have a great time there!
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Visit Mt. Avala and hike for a bit! The view from the peak is simply breathtaking and the air up there is so fresh that it will renew your lungs! On the top of the mountain, you can also find a really famous monument, the Avala Tower and also the Monument to the Unknown Hero. These monuments are truly amazing so we definitely recommend visiting them! You’ll get some nice exercise and you’ll be able to snap some amazing photos from up there! It’s definitely a place you have to visit if you’re in Belgrade!
6. Discover Belgrade’s Street Art
Belgrade is an amazing city and its street art makes it even more beautiful! The most famous street art style which rules in the city is the mural. Many murals adorn the walls of the buildings and we must say that they are truly beautiful. The best-known mural in Belgrade is the so-called ‘La Santa de Beograd’, but if you want to see more of these beautiful art pieces, you can definitely visit the Savamala District either for clubbing or just admiring the amazing murals, drawings and messages on the walls of the old buildings!
7. Visit Ada Ciganlija
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Ada Ciganlija is a perfect spot for some hot summer days when you don’t know how to survive the heat. This place is a quite big island on the Sava River and you can visit its beaches for free! This place is truly amazing and you can fall in love with it instantly! The Ada is also perfect for sporting events for bigger groups of people and it also offers a big variety of other fun activities as well, so if you’d want to see a really nice place and have a really great time, this is the right place for you!
8. Wander around the City
Just relax and let go, let the city lead you wherever it wants to! Follow all the beautiful streets, listen to the stories they have to tell you! Talk to the kind people of Belgrade and get to know them too! Don’t be shy, the people of Serbia are best known for their amazing kindness and hospitality. The best way to get to know a city is by getting lost in it. So don’t be afraid, put away your map, put on your walking shoes and get going! Lose yourself in this place, you won’t regret it!
9. Check out Skadarlija
Skadarlija is the place of your dreams. It’s beautiful and full of joyful people! Many would describe it as a vintage place, and they aren’t wrong about this one! You can find this gem in the Old Town of Belgrade and once you found it, you will not want to leave it! People like to visit this place because they like to sit down and drink some coffee in the beautiful coffee houses there, but if you don’t want to spend money on beverages, it’s not a problem! Simply walk across this beautiful neighborhood and let yourself be amazed by it!
10. The Church of Saint Sava
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This is a beautiful Orthodox church, and it’s also known as one of the biggest Orthodox churches in the world. It was named after the founder of the Serbian Orthodox Church, Saint Sava. It’s also on the list of the best-known landmarks of the city and tourists love it! It’s definitely one of the most amazing places in the city, if not in the whole country! You should definitely check it out, especially because visiting this place is completely free!