Celts’ tribes built Singidunum in 3rd century B.C, and Belgrade was mentioned for the first time in 878. Afterwards, it was invaded by Greeks, Romans, Huns, Avars, Bulgarians, Hungarians…It became the capital of the medieval Serbia during the rule of king Dragutin and despot Stefan Lazarevic, and it has remained one until the present day.
Belgrade is surrounded by two beautiful mountains, Avala and Kosmaj. Avala, with the Monument to the Unknown Hero on its top, is a national park counting more than 600 species of herbs and one of the favourite picnic spots.
Belgrade fortress represents an open-air museum that had been changing and developing over time. There are located numerous monuments, such as: the Clock Tower, Roman well, Kula Nebojsa/Daredevil Tower, as well as the the oldest park in Belgrade-Kalemegdan park, with many sports terrains and courts, playgrounds and a zoo.
Belgrade is also valuable for its churches and monasteries: St. Michael’s Cathedral, St. Mark’s church, Ruzica church, St. Alexander Nevsky’s cathedral, Holy Virgin church, and especially attractive- St. Sava temple on Vracar plateau. Belgrade also offers amazing picnic spots: Topcider park, Kosutnjak, Ada Ciganlija, Tasmajdan park, Karadjordje’s park, and what also attracts attention are Belgrade’s catacombs,mysterious and insufficiently explored.
In the last few years, Belgrade takes up the first place in Europe for parties and nightlife, and it has become very interesting and attractive to many tourists. The Belgrade nightlife offers various kinds of entertainment, so that anyone can find something for him/herself. Young people prefer nightclubs with outstanding DJs, and older choose good old Skadarlija, a bohemian quarter and a meeting place of famous celebrities from Belgrade cultural sphere.