LNOF Guide to Belgrade
Belgrade literally translates to ‘White City’, but this capital is anything but bland. This red hot capital of Serbia is loud and outspoken, with a fascinating and gritty underbelly. This city is steeped in history – the Vinca Culture, one of the most important prehistoric cultures evolved here – and the streets are paved with grand, historic and decadent buildings.
This city is a world away from its past – it’s bold and seriously lively. Belgrade’s reputation as one of the biggest party capitals in Europe is firmly entrenched. This is the city that never sleeps. Every night is Friday night, and tourists have even been known to liken the nightlife to that of Ibiza – but all year round.
The girls are gorgeous, and the clubs are unlike anything you have ever seen before. Belgrade’s nightlife is split into two seasons – winter and summer. During the colder months (it gets Baltic), the nightclubs are downtown, and packed full with anyone and everyone. But, summer is when the fun really starts. The Belgrade party moves to the rivers, where the big, open air rafts and boats (splavs) are anchored, and open in May. These boat come clubs are hugely popular, and the busiest are on the river Sava. It’s a completely new world – and the locals party harder than any other.
The Knez Mihailova – the main pedestrian and shopping street - is one of the oldest and most valuable landmarks, lined with mansions and buildings built during the 1870s. Today, grand cafes and illustrious dens sit comfortably alongside the olde-worlde culture, all the way to the Kalemegdan Citadel – Belgrade’s jewel in the crown. The Serbian capital is a cultured city, rising up the partying ranks – it will sweep you and the boys up. Are you ready?