The Old Town

Skadarlija Street
Belgrade is Serbia's center of everything from culture and entertainment to politics and sports. The Old Town, known as Stari Grad by locals, is o­ne of the most popular tourist attractions in Belgrade. The Old Town is centrally located in Belgrade, and is o­ne of the city's seventeen municipalities. This part of Belgrade is packed with museums, monuments, government buildings, historic sites, restaurants and shops.

At The Old Town, visitors can truly experience most of Belgrade's finest offerings. Having an area of o­nly 2.7 square miles (7 square km), many of the attractions are within walking distance of each other.

One of the most famous streets in The Old Town of Belgrade is Skadarlija. The street evolved from a poor gypsy neighborhood in the nineteenth century to a bohemian neighborhood in the twentieth century. Popular poets and writers from Serbia and neighboring countries settled in Skadarlija street and produced some of their best work while living here. Stevan Sremac of Serbia, Antun Gustav Matoš of Croatia, and Zuko Džumhur of Bosnia are some of the famous names associated with Skadarlija.

During the second half of the 20th century, Skadarlija street flourished with restaurants and entertainment. Toma Zdravković was a famous Serbian singer that went from performing at local streets at The Old Town to becoming a national star. Today, Skadarlija street retains its bohemian character and offers locals and visitors an excellent choice of fine dinning and live entertainment.

Another prominent location in the Old Town of Belgrade is the Republic Square. This famous square embodies the rich culture and heritage of Belgrade with the National Museum, National Theatre and other notable sites. The large statue of Prince Mihailo o­n a horse overlooks the Republic Square and reminds passersby of Serbia's great leader.

Skardarlija Street
The Kalemegdan is a historic site that every tourist must explore when visiting The Old Town in Belgrade. With beautiful water views of the Sava and Danube rivers, an old fortress, grassy park, and Pobednik monument, the Kalemegdan offers plenty of sightseeing and activities enough to last several hours.