This continues my previous post on best things to do in Belgrade, Serbia.
The following day I got to go on the Free Downtown Walking Tour. My guide was a charismatic man by the name of Petrovich. He was very knowledgeable about the city and kept us entertained throughout. First, we were given insight on the Republic Square then we moved on to the Bohemian Quarter called Skadarlija. This area was great and even if you don’t go on the tour I recommend visiting this area. In the tour, you will find out about the various people who lived in this neighborhood as well as the kafanas which are local drinking establishments.
After, we visited one of the oldest Ottoman buildings and learn about the different alphabet systems in Serbian. The highlight of the tour was when we visited the fortress. It is massive in size and I recommend coming here after the tour since we were a bit restricted in our walk around it. You will see a controversial statue as well as the various battles that were fought at the fortress along with the bridges and demonstrators which stood up to the NATO bombings in 1999. The view from the fortress was incredible and I made sure to get a few pictures even though it was freezing outside.
The tour finally ended on Knez Mihailova Street which was near the famous Question Mark Kafana. You must go on the tour to find out about it as well as some other surprises which are in store. All in all, I was very impressed with this tour and our guide’s knowledge. The tour was close to three hours but it flew by because it was interesting as well as the friends that I made during the tour. If you are looking for things to do in Belgrade, Serbia, I recommend checking out the tours by Free Belgrade Walking Tours. You surely won’t be disappointed!