Belgrade City Information

Money

The Serbian Dinar is the currency of Serbia. 1 Serbian Dinar = 100 paras.

It is advisable to exchange currency only at accredited places like at official exchange offices or in the banks. Approximately exchange rates are:
1 US dollar = 75 Dinar
1 British Pound = 120 Dinar
1 Euro = 103 Dinar
There are also some ATM that accept international bank cards. VISA and Diners Club cards are the most widely accepted cards in Serbia, and MasterCard is following close. Visa Electron and Maestro cards are welcomed at an increasing number of stores. There are also several money-exchange machines in Belgrade (including one at the airport), accepting Pounds Sterling, US Dollars and Euros and giving back Dinars.

In Belgrade, the beer is very cheap as well as all kinds of alcohol. The price for local beer is from 80 cents and the bottled European beer costs from 1,3 euro.

Weather

Belgrade has a moderate continental climate, with warm summers and moderately cold winters. The coldest season is from December to February, when the average temperature is -2⁰C. The warmest months are July and August with temperature oscillating approximately at 30⁰C.

Time difference

Serbia and whole Belgrade is in East European time zone, that means a time difference of +1 hours comparing to the United Kingdom and due to a daylight saving it is +2 hours from the end of March until the end of October.

Visa

No Visa are required for most countries of Europe including the United Kingdom as well as USA, Canada, Australia and many more. Countries whose citizens may enter Serbia without a visa need passport as a travel document.

Public Holidays

  • 1 January - New Year's Day
  • 7 January - Eastern Orthodox Christmas
  • 14 January - Orthodox New Year
  • 15 February - Serbian National Day
  • April/May - Easter
  • 1 - 2 May - Labor Day
  • 19 May - Victory Day
  • 28 June - St Vitus Day
  • 24 December - Christmas Eve
  • 25 December - Christmas Day
  • 26 December - Second Day of Christmas

Embassies

British Embassy
Resavska 46, 11000 Belgrade
Phone: (+381) 11 2645 055

The United States Embassy
Kneza Miloša 50, 11000 Belgrade
Phone: (+381) 11 361 9344

Voltage

The voltage in Serbia is 220-230 Volts with a frequency of 50Hz.
Electrical sockets in Serbia are one of the two European standard electrical socket types: the "type C" Europlug and the "type E" and "type F" Schuko.

Telephone

The international telephone code to Serbia is 00381

Language

The official language is Serbian that is similar to Croatian and Bosnian. English is commonly spoken throughout Serbia and the younger people tend to have excellent command, however you can encounter difficulties when talking to middle aged or elderly people.

Public Transport

Belgrade has an extensive public transport network that consists of a large fleet of buses, trolley buses and trams. The tickets for public transport costs 0,5 euro in a kiosk or you can buy them for 1 euro from a driver. All tickets must be validated in manually-operated punching machines inside the vehicle.

Belgrade Travel Guide

Orientation

Belgrade is the capital of Serbia and the second biggest city on Balkans with population of 1,67 million, located at the confluence of the Danube and Sava rivers. This city is a place full of hedonism and passion with its own unique charm.

Sightseeing

The city is a mixture of historic buildings in center and Soviet-style concrete blocks in suburbs. The most popular destination is the impressive hilltop Kalemegdan Fortress (the ancient Kalemegdan Citadel) situated on the highest place of the old town. It contains several museums and galleries and offers a stunning overview of Danube and Sava rivers. There are also many historical sights like St Michael's Archangel Church, the Ruzica Church, the Temple of Saint Sava or the Old Palace that are worth a visit.

Festivals

Belgrade comes alive during the festival season from May to August, when the tourists have an opportunity to enjoy Belgrade Music Festival, the International Folk Dance and Song Festival, film festival, vine festival or the Belgrade Beer Fest where the visitors can taste over 30 different beers (Serbian and International), as well as listen to live music.

Nightlife

In Belgrade every day seems to be like Friday, so it is no wonder that is considered as one of the hottest night spots in Europe. There are countless cafes, bars, nightclubs, casinos, cabaret shows that stay lively into the wee hours. The Belgrade nightlife offers everything from Gypsy music, jazz to electronic beats, grunge or so-called turbo-folk. The most popular are the floating river clubs or barges (called "splavs") that are spread along the banks of the Sava and Danube Rivers and make amazing atmosphere of the city.

Opening Hours

Most of the museums and galleries are opened between 10 a.m. - 5 p.m., some of them stay opened longer on Friday. Note that many of them are closed on Monday.
Belgrade cafes, restaurants and pubs are allowed to function from 10 a.m. to 11 p.m. At weekends from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. Most clubs including the floating river clubs are open until 4 or 5 a.m. from Tuesday through to Sunday, and some famous venues are opened even on Monday.

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