September 8, 2017
Where: Belgrade Fortress
When: August 2017
One of the best places we visited while in Serbia was the Belgrade Fortress, located in Stari Grad municipality in the centre of the city. It consists of the Upper and Lower city and the Kalemegdan park on the confluence of the River Sava and Danube. You can actually see the marriage of the two rivers which is one of the most magnificent things!
^^ The entrance of Belgrade Fortress ^^
This is a free of admission attraction and it is the second most visited area in Belgrade after Skadarlija.
It was such a beautiful and summery day when we visited. I was wearing my new Topshop yellow dress and a pair of sandals that I got last year from Primark (and have been proven to be one of the most comfortable pairs of shoes I ever had in my closet).
The walk from the Stambol Gate up until the top of the Fortress is an easy 5′ walk however if you fancy a ride there are regular mini buses, that look like trains, that operate from the entrance and can take you to the top.
We decided to walk and explore the surroundings as much as possible. There are so many beautiful little corners, arches, greenery and monuments, I couldnt believe how beautiful are these grounds!
The castle is the oldest section of the urban area of Belgrade. For many centuries the population of Belgrade lived inside here and the grounds were protected from their enemies. Since the Byzantine times this castle has suffered continuous destruction. Bulgarians for many centuries tried to concur the castle and Belgrade-which in Slavic languages means ‘white tower’, due to the white tower at the entrance of the Fortress.
^^ This white tower could be seen from far away so people named the city ‘white tower’ which in Slavic is today’s ‘Beograd’ or as we call it Belgrade! ^^
At the top top of the hill is Kelemegdan Park, just next to the Zoo. At this location you can enjoy the marriage of the two rivers which is truly magnificent. Danube is a bit darker and brown than River Sava that is dark blue. Can you spit the line?