is usually referred to as the 'White City' and is the largest city in Serbia
, also serving as its capital city. Belgrade is located at a point where the Sava River and the Danube River converge, at the same spot where the Balkan Peninsula and the Pannonian Plain cross with each other. Among other things, the location of Belgrade is one of the best tourist attractions in Serbia, complete with the iconic Beogradska Tvrdava Tower.
Many museums throughout the city feature the eras and empires that Belgrade has been through over the years, including the Roman, Ottoman, Byzantine, Serbian, and Austrian empires. Several antique pieces and unique masterpieces are found in these museums and galleries, forming a unique tourist attraction.
Outdoors in Belgrade is vibrant, with numerous natural parks and gardens around the city, and as much water activities on the rivers in Belgrade. The Knez Mihailova Street is lined with many cafes and street food restaurants as well as shopping arcades and stall. Later, nightlife in Belgrade can be accomplished in the old taverns in Skadarlija as well as in the floating nightclubs at the rivers’ regions.
When to visit Belgrade
The climate of Belgrade is typically a humid subtropical one that s Köppen classified as Cfa. The weather is complete with four distinct seasons, all characterized by a moderately uniformly spread out precipitation throughout the four seasons. The winters are cold and frosty, as well as snowy and with moderately high humidity. Summers, on the other hand, range from cold to warm and are characterized by many sunshine hours and moderately low humidity.
Belgrade’s warmest month is in July
, with the temperature ranging between 17.5°C (63.5°F) on the coldest nights and early mornings to 28.7°C (83.7°F) on the warmest days. The coldest month in Belgrade is in January
when the temperature can drop well below -2°C (28.4°F) and the warmest days can barely heat up past 7°C (44.6°F). The rainiest month is June
, when the precipitation meters read 101.2mm (4") on average, collected from thirteen rainfall days.
During winter, from December
, the days are dark and gray, and the nights are quite chilly with the onset of snowfall and the cold winds. Sunshine hours per day average only three and most afternoons are crowned with light showers of rainfall. An average of thirteen rainfall days per month characterize the winter months.
During summer, from mid-May
to August, the days are typically warm and outdoors are more bearable. The afternoons may bring some light rainfall, for up to ten days per months. The days become a lot warmer with the eight and a half sunshine hours on average per day.
Owing to the moderately tolerable temperature, Belgrade is an all year round tourist destination. Seeing that the city is placed on a natural beauty spot, most activities center around the converging spot of the two major rivers in Belgrade.
Some of the significant events and festivals in Belgrade include the Belgrade annual Beer Fest that is usually held in August, which features a showcase on Serbian and other international beer samples. During the festival, people get to drink their favorite drinks as well as listen to live music. In September
, Belgrade rallies for the BITEF theater festival.