Walking Tour Spirit of Belgrade
Sightseeing tour (walking tour) of the Knez Mihailova Street, the Kalemegdan Fortress and its notable sites. Visit to Churh Ruzica and Church St.Petka, Military bunker and Roman Well.
Belgrade is the capital city of Serbia. Many people still remember it from the times of the former Yugoslavia, as the hub of high-profile events in the Balkans, which has remained unchanged to the present day. With a population of about 1.6 million, it sits at the captivating confluence of the rivers Sava and the Danube. The city’s most prominent landmark is the Kalemegdan Fortress, overlooking the confluence. Belgrade has a reputation of a lively, never-sleeping city, famed for its nightlife and sociable inhabitants, as well as for countless restaurants and cafés throughout the city, offering different programmes every day. Belgrade is definitely becoming Europe’s new recognizable tourist destination, rapidly climbing the ladder of popularity day after day.
The Belgrade Fortress. The hystory of Belgrade is best refelected in its oldest part – the Belgrade Fortress, known by the Turkish name Kalemegdan. All events from the history of Belgrade are connected to this part of the city, which once was the city itself. Nowdays Kalemegdan is one of the few downtown places which are not spoiled by urbanization. The Fortress is divided into the Lower City and the Upper City, and the Upper City has been mostly converted into a park. To expplain exactly what Fortress parts are connected to certain periods od its hystory is beyond the scope of this text. You better go for a walk around Kalemegdan, have a view of Belgrade above the river’s mouth, and feel the atmosphere.
The Monument of Gratitude to France is one the walk way which extends from Knez Mihailova. It was built by the people who finished their studies in France, at the French state’s expense, during the First World War.
The Winner of Belgrade monument is the symbol of Belgrade. It is 14 m highs and installed on a place from which it dominates over the city. As the Monument of Gratitude to France, the Winner is the work of Ivan Mestrovic, the best known Yugoslav sculptur. It was built in 1928.
The Roman Well is one of the most interesting and most mysterious buildings at Kalemgdan. It was not built during the Roman period, as its name suggests, but probably in the 15th century. A spiral stairway leads from the surface building 30 m deep down in the ground to teh Well.
The Ruzica Church and St. Petka’s Church are close one to another, on the way to the Lower Kalemegdan. The Ruzica Church was built in 1867, over an old gun powder store, while St. Petka’s Cjurhc was built in 1938, over the spring of water, which is believed to have a miraculous healing power. You can drink it in the church even today.
||In front of Hotel Moskva – Terazije Fontain
||From 1. April – Everyday at 11 AM
||License local guide