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Belgrade - to sleep, to eat, to see??

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Belgrade - to sleep, to eat, to see??

We are looking to visit at the end of March for 3 nights and have a couple of questions please.

Accommodation

What is the best area to look at, one which is close to the main area for bars and restaurants but at the same time, not right in the middle of it and you don’t get any sleep!!! I’ve found a few apartments which look good value, which helps as we’d need triple rooms if it’s a hotel we book – so are apartments worth looking at over hotels?

Eating

What would you say and the places/types of food you must not miss when visiting Belgrade?

Seeing the city

Part of our group includes my dad, aged 70, so is Belgrade an easy city to look round on foot or does it work better using public transport. If transport, what is the most cost efficient way of doing this – is there a tourist card or travel card that’s worth buying for a 3 night stay?

Thanks for any help offered

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1. Re: Belgrade - to sleep, to eat, to see??

Just hope and pray that the snow melt by then....hopefully it should. i suggest you stay in the "Old Town / Dorcol" area, which is GREAT for walking around town, bring comfy sneakers/boots.......apartments are probably cheaper I strongly suggest this agency www.bascoagency.com

I have rented thru them, they are very professional and all their apartments are nice/clean/ and you could negotiate . . . . . . . .

taxi's are relatively cheap, so if you get tired walking, you could take a taxi, buses are inexpensive but I do not prefer them too crowded.

As for eating, you should NOT have a problem anywhere in Belgrade regarding food.

Skadarlija is a street were you have many authentic restaurants, but one I

prefer that is really not in the center but a short taxi ride away is:

www.kafanadaco.com

www.walter-sarajevskicevap.rs ( a no-frills place in the c.center Stahinjica Bana GREAT cevapcici).

Did you want "fancy restaurants" or something more down to earth?

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2. Re: Belgrade - to sleep, to eat, to see??

Well these are wide sweeping questions.

Check out the 'Is it worth visiting Belgrade' link top right of this page. Check out the hotel reviews etc.

Here's a couple of good websites:

www.belgradegreeters.rs

www.belgradeeye.com

For sleepng location, anywhere within 10min walk to Terrazia is ideal, also look towards Skadarlija, Dorcol, Tasmijdan areas of the old town.

For eating you can't go wrong if you stick with national cuisine, everywhere you go you'll find restaurants and cafanas. Definitely go one night to Skadarlija for national food and folk music. One area to visit outside the old town is Zemun and Zemun Quay for raft restaurants, easiest to take a taxi to 'Hotel Jugoslavia' for that.

Food to try? As much as you can. In morning Burek sa mesom for sure, bakeries seling it on every blok, take it with yoghurt. At dinner you must try various rostijl, roasted bbq meats. You can ask for a 'Vos'. A train or procession of different dishes making a feast but remember local food is heavy on meat and very filling. Also try in the street, Pljskavica and Cevapcici. Anywhere you see music and dancing go in and see if you can sit down, often find inpromptu celebrations in restaurants but they remain open for other guests.

If you want fancier restaurants, that still serve national dishes very well it might be nice one night and not expensive by Dundee prices, do take a taxi or tram to restaurant Franc opposite St Sava, or Kalemegden Terrace restaurant in the fort. Both these places very good. Franc less torustic in nature though K Terrace is a lovely place in summer regardless of that.

Public transport is very convenient, trams, trolley bus and bus cover all areas and rare to wait more than 10 mins at any stop. You buy tickets from the newagents on any street, remember to stamp (validate) the tickets on every journey. Taxi is not expewnsive, hail in the street or you'll see the ranks.

Stoofer

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3. Re: Belgrade - to sleep, to eat, to see??

P.S to above comments............

I just spoke to my in-laws to get the views of the over 70's regarding restaurants they enjoy most, Restauran Franc comes at the top as I thought it might. In Summer Kalemegden terrace.

If you stick with national dishes and national wines (choose wine carefully)

Franc and places like it will set you back about £20 a head all in for a great meal and drinks. Very high cost by Belgrade standards but I think you'll agree you don't get much for that in UK. I always think I get 3X the value when eating out in Belgrade as appposed to UK so you cam take the old boy to some nice places ;-). As I indicated, biggest expense is wine but you get excellent national wine for around the equivalent of £10 a bottle.

Have fun

Stoofer

Edited: 08 February 2012, 00:11
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4. Re: Belgrade - to sleep, to eat, to see??

definitely check out belgradeeye.com - also website of tourist organization of Belgrade

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5. Re: Belgrade - to sleep, to eat, to see??

HI,

samletos I spent a few days off in Belgrade and I am very pleased. The city is very beautiful, tolplovam peporucujem to visit Kalemegdan, the temple of St. Sava, Skadraliju, in fact there is much which can be seen. As far as food is very tasty cetra have plenty of restaurants around and next to the quay. As for accommodation, I rented an apartment in the center grada.I really liked, especially the clean, spacious and everything is at your fingertips.

Here you can view apartments www.rentbeo.com/apartments_info.php… I hope that you will be as nice to me

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6. Re: Belgrade - to sleep, to eat, to see??

Apartments in Belgrade:

http://www.bestbelgradeapartments.com

Check it out !

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7. Re: Belgrade - to sleep, to eat, to see??

I found some for my friends from Greece, maybe u can find something..

http://www.apartmani-beograd.rs/en/

http://www.crystalcode.co.rs/

http://beoapartman.com/eng/index.php

www.airbnb.com/search/…

http://www.belgradeapartments.net/index.php

http://www.rentbeograd.com/en/

http://www.rentastan.com/eng/index.php

http://www.rentiraj.rs/index_en.htm

http://www.bgapartmani.com/en/

http://www.mmmbelgrade.com/eng/index.html

http://www.apartmannadan.rs/eng/

http://belgrade-apartments.net/

http://www.apartments-belgrade.com/

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