Belgrade (Serbian: Beograd) — meaning 'White City' — is the capital and largest city of Serbia with a population of about 1.7 million people. It lies on the confluence of the two major European rivers, Sava and Danube. Various styles of architecture dominate the city as it has a long history, dating back to the 4th century BC, when the area was settled by Celtic tribes. Later on, it became the Roman city of Singidunum, and relics of that era can still be seen in the city, particularly at Kalemegdan Fortress.
Belgrade is the central economic hub of Serbia, and the capital of Serbian culture, education and science. It hosts many annual cultural events and there are numerous theaters and two opera houses.
The historic areas and buildings of Belgrade are among the city's premier attractions. They include Skadarlija, the National Museum and adjacent National Theatre, Zemun, Nikola Pašić Square, Terazije, Students' Square, the Kalemegdan Fortress, Knez Mihailova Street, the Parliament, the Temple of Saint Sava, and the Old Palace. On top of this, there are many parks, monuments, museums, cafés, restaurants and shops on both sides of the river. The hilltop Avala Monument offers views over the city. Josip Broz Tito's mausoleum, called The House of Flowers (Kuća cveća), and the nearby Topčider and Košutnjak parks are also popular.
Belgrade has a reputation for offering a vibrant nightlife, and many clubs that are open until dawn can be found throughout the city. The most recognizable nightlife features of Belgrade are the barges (splavovi) spread along the banks of the Sava and Danube Rivers.
Tourist information: http://www.tob.rs/en
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