In the past, many people found Belgrade as a rough spot where West and East collide. Today, Belgrade was very different from Belgrade 20 years ago.
It is a city that is constantly changing and evolving. Many writers found their way to Belgrade throughout history, and quite unexpectedly, after only a while, they called it home.
They were fascinated by the unique, charming, and captivating persona of Belgrade. Indeed, the Serbian capital is far from Paris or London, as it will not leave you breathless or amazed by the buildings’ size, but it will leave an impression on you.
And trust me, you will think about Belgrade. You will not be able to forget it, and you will instantly fall in love with its flawed beauty. I am one of the guilty ones, as I constantly fall in love with it over and over again.
Savamala district - Love at first sight
My love, at first sight, has always been the Savamala district of Belgrade. If anyone asked me whether Belgrade is a hip and creative city, Savamala would be my first association.
Savamala is not just inventive, but an artsy, historical, cultural area and the perfect spot to go out.
Despite its proximity to Dorcol/ Stari Grad (Old Town) of Belgrade and Sava and Danube's glorious rivers, Savamala suffers from car and tram traffic.
Nevertheless, every time I am there, I cannot help but wonder about the origin of all those historical buildings, dating back to the 19th and 20th century, and even before, way back to the Ottoman empire.
Savamala district proudly carries a rich heritage of precious history. The overall feeling when you are there, especially during the warmer months, is simply magnificent. Take a stroll through the narrow streets, admire the architecture, and merely observe.
Even though the Savamala district area has been a bit neglected in the past, today boasts of never-ending renovations and cultural boosts.
In Savamala district, you can see the most famous murals and graffiti, the most outstanding architectural trademarks of the former industrial zone, excellent art galleries, cultural center, Belgrade Waterfront project, and many, many more. Take part in one of the many art tours in this zone!
Savamala is exceptionally inspiring, and there are always things to explore there. As it is by far one of the most popular places to go out to, stay tuned for the unique guide into Savamala nightlife and Savamala street art.
As a part of the Savamala district, Beton Hala is one of Belgrade's top attractions, so when visiting this beautiful city, be sure to pay a visit here.
Finally, my warmest recommendation is to go and immerse yourself in the charming area. Trust me. It will be love at first sight.