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Serbia – The real city of the devil is here

Serbia, as a country full of fun and excitement, is a pleasant country that appeals to all kinds of visitors. Whether you’re a sensual city lover or a seeker for the serenity of small towns and national parks, the capital city of Belgrade has plenty of room for you all. It is also an economical country to visit, which is on the list of visa-free countries. Located in the heart of the Balkans and hosting many cultures, the country has a vibrant nightlife as well as historical and cultural venues. Belgrade, one of the cheapest capitals to visit in Europe, is the address that backpackers do not miss in Europe. Serbia’s young population and young visitors from Europe gather in bars, cafes and nightclubs. It is possible to experience adrenaline in Serbia, which cannot be seen in any other Balkan country, especially in terms of nightlife.

Belgrade is one of the oldest cities in Europe. Belgrade, the capital of Serbia, is a pleasant city where 2 million people live and established at the confluence of the Danube and Sava rivers. It is the oldest city in Europe after Istanbul and Athens. The Serbian name of the city, which has been destroyed many times and has risen again, with a different architecture from Art-Nouveau buildings to Ottoman works, means ‘White City’. It was established around the historical city center called Kalemegdan. Knez Mihailova Street, which is closed to traffic, is the most beautiful street of the city. You witness Belgrade’s high-energy street life here. When you head south from here, you come across Trg Republike and Skadarlija, the main square of the city. Skadarlija, which is lined with historic houses, mostly from the 19th century, is known as the bohemian quarter of the city. It is worth seeing with its traditional tavern-style restaurants called Kafana, where local delicacies are served today. Just behind Skadarlija is Serbia’s largest Orthodox church, St. Sava Cathedral. If you want to rest and relax a little, you can visit Zemun with its green nature, located in the west of the city, opposite the Sava River, or the Ciganlija Islands in the south. The museum, named after the famous physicist Nikola Tesla, who realized a very important design such as modern power systems using alternating current, is one of the most popular places to visit in the city. Eastern Europe’s most vibrant cafe culture is in this city. The nightlife, where the bars and clubs feel as if there is no end, is as lively as can be seen in few places in Europe. Chigan Island on the Sava River brings the pleasure of the sea to Belgrade.

Don’t  forget to visit cities as Novi Sad, Nis, Cacak, other than Belgrade. For example, one of the most magnificent places to be seen by those traveling to Nis is the “Skull Tower”. Skull Tower is a tower built from 952 skulls of the severed heads of 19th century Serbian rebels. The tower was built to give a lesson to the Serbs who wanted to leave the Ottoman Empire, and then it was turned into a monument.

Devil’s city

There is another place not to be missed. Davolja Varos, which means “Devil’s place” or “Devil’s city”, takes 2-2.5 hours, although it is about 100 km from the city of Nis. Do not forget that you have a walking path after you arrive here. But if you say is it worth it, it’s definitely worth it! Davolja Varos, which is on the Temporary Unesco World Heritage List, is the name to 202 different rock formations located on Radan mountain, close to Kursumlija. In some parts of Davolja Varos, named after one of Dogan’s new Seven Wonders, the ground is red and the waters in this area are orange and red. These natural sources are called Davolja Voda (Devil’s Water) and Crveno Vrelo (Red Well). And the water from these two sources is very acidic and very high in minerals. There are also various mific stories related to the region.

Where to Stay in Serbia

Compared to other European and Balkan countries, Serbia stands out as an economic country. Accommodation opportunities are also very wide in this country, where opportunities are offered for visitors from all budgets. Between 3, 4 and 5 star hotels, hostels and apartments that can be rented on a daily or weekly basis, there is definitely a suitable alternative for everyone. In Belgrade, the country’s most visited touristic city, the preferred areas for accommodation are; Stari Grad and Republic Square due to its close proximity to touristic spots. Hotels on these streets, which are famous for their proximity to the city’s central points, usually require a high budget. As both hotel and hostel prices decrease towards interior points, you can choose different locations. If your preference for accommodation is a lively area, you can take a look at the options in the Skadarlija region, which stands out with its pubs and clubs.

What and Where to Eat in Serbia?

Serbian cuisine, where the influence of Turkish cuisine is felt due to being home to the Ottoman Empire, usually consists of meat-based dishes. Its multinational structure and the fact that it has hosted different states throughout history has ensured that the cuisine of the region is quite diverse. Serbian cuisine shaped under the influence of different cultures; It also stands out with its spicy dishes. During your visit, you can come across many delicacies of Turkish cuisine such as water pastry, tripe soup, stuffed peppers and cornbread.

What Gift to Buy from Serbia?

Handicrafts are very important in Serbia. For this reason, there are many souvenirs that are offered for sale as handicrafts in almost every part of the country and reflect the culture of the country. In addition, products produced with porcelain and woodworking arts are also very popular.

Serbia Nightlife

The nightlife culture of the country is usually composed of bars, clubs and entertainment venues. Especially the Knez Mihailova and Skadarlija regions of Belgrade are frequently preferred by visitors with their outstanding venues. At the same time, there are activities such as open-air concerts and DJ parties for music lovers. Also, the floating club boats unique to the city (Danube and Sava rivers) are among the activities that tourists are interested in.

Curious About Serbia

The country, which is famous for its capital Belgrade, welcomes many tourists from all over the world. So, what are the questions before the trip?

Is English spoken in Serbia?

Yes, especially the majority of the country’s young population speaks English and Russian.

Is Serbia an expensive country?

No, on the contrary, Serbia is a very economical country for tourists. The fact that the country’s currency is not the Euro is a big factor in this.


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