Kalemegdan

Kalemegdan
If you are looking to take in some history during your time in Belgrade, you would greatly benefit from seeing Kalemegdan. It is the biggest park in Belgrade, and a very popular tourist attraction. The Kalemegdan fortress dates back to AD 535, and was originally used as a place for enemy observation by the Belgrade military. It's name, Kalemegdan, means "hill of battle." It's a beautiful area, filled with architectural wonders and statues, breathtaking views of the river, and lots of peaceful, shady paths for walking.

Kalemegdan fortress was turned into a park in the late 1800's, and has o­nly grown since then. It is divided into four sections, Donji Grad, Gornji Grad, Mali Kalemegdan, and Veliki Kalemegdan. Donji Grad houses a few Orthodox churches and a museum devoted to the famous Greek Rigas Feraios. Gornji Grad is mostly the park area, but also has a Planetarium, an Observatory, and a few basketball courts. Mali Kalemegdan houses the Belgrade Zoo and the art pavilion, and Veliki Kalemegdan is the best place to get a dose of history. There you can find the military museum and the Belgrade Monument of Gratitude to France.

Kalemegdan
There are plenty of things for children to enjoy at Kalemegdan as well. In addition to the zoo and the sports fields, there is also an amusement park. When everyone has run out of energy for the day, you can take your pick of many different restaurants to relax and grab a bite to eat in between sightseeing.