kalemegdan

The Jewish Quarter, Kalemegdan, Church of the Madonna, Princess Ljubica, Congregational Church, Kosančićev venac, Knez Mihailova Street.

Info:

Walking tour

Every day of the week

Duration: 2 - 3 hours

Departure: 10:00

Price: 10 euros

General terms:

Reservation : a day earlier
Minimum : 2 person
Price : Price is per person, payable in RSD at the exchange rate of the Bank Intesa
Children 2 – 12 years : 50% discount
Transpor to and from the apartment : available at extra charge of 5 euros per person
Guidance: Serbian and English (other languages on request)
The tours are not organized : New Year, Christmas, Easter and public holidays

Start your morning learning about the rich history of Belgrade by visiting some of the most famous attractions in this part of the city.

Our walking tour will take you away from the crowded tour buses to give you an up close & personal view of Belgrade`s beautiful architecture, cobblestone streets, Kalemegdan`s secrets and remainings of Jewish, Ottoman, Hungarian and Austrian civilisations.

Our tour begins at Student’s square (Studentski Trg). We will pass by the Jewish community centre and by the 16th century Bayrakli Mosque ( Bajrakli džamija ), the only surviving Belgrade mosque and we’ll hear some interesting stories about how Belgrade looked and lived under the Ottomans.

We continue our walk trough Kalemegdan, the oldest and largest park in the city centre. Starting from Leopold’s Gate, we will pass by the remains of the Roman castrum – Singidunum and medieval walls built upon it – Zindan Gate, Despot’s Gate, Jakšića tower, all dating back to 15 century. We will visit two Orthodox churches placed in this part of the fortress: Chapel of St Petka and Ružica Church (Virgin Mary Church).

Entering the Upper town (Gornji grad), we will see the magnificent sight of the confluence of two rivers: the Sava and the Danube. We will pass by Mehmed-pasha Sokolović fountain, Defterdar’s gate and observe the Lower Town (Donji grad) from above: the Main gunpowder storage, Karl VI’s gate and Nebojsha tower.

We will continue our walk through the Upper town: the Victor monument by world-renowned sculptor Ivan Meshtrovic, one of Belgrade landmarks, Roman well, the King’s gate and Sava promenade, the Damat Ali Pasha Tomb, Clock Gate (Sahatkapija) Clock Tower ( Sahatkula ). Passing by Military Museum and through Istanbul’s gate ( Stambol gate ), we will leave the fortress behind us entering the Kalemegdan park once again. There is a Monument of Gratitude to France by Ivan Mestrovic in the park and a large number of busts, representing the famous Serbian man of letters.

After Kalemegdan park we will head towards Varoskapija, part of the town built on the banks of the Sava river. There we find a Serbian Orthodox Patriarchy and Belgrade Cathedral, the oldest Belgrade Tavern „?“, and Residence of Princess Ljubica, an elegant Balkan style edifice. We stroll down the cobblestone streets of a quiet and charming quarter of Kosančićev Venac. The oldest part of the city outside the fortress, today serves as home to many artists – painters, sculptors, photographers, art galleries and art schools, so no wonder it is referred to as Belgrade Montmartre.

We’ll visit the place where National Library of Serbia used to stand before it was destroyed in Hitler’s bombing of Belgrade in 1941. We climb back to the city centre by King Peter’s street and pass by King Peter the 1 Elementary school, Neorenaissance palace of National Bank of Serbia and Art Nouveau Department store.

Through the pedestrian street Knez Mihajlova, we will reach the Republic square passing by many interesting examples of civil architecture from 19th and 20th century, such as Serbian Academy of Science and Arts.

Enjoy the comfort of a private tour and discover the sights of Belgrade in your rhythm. Choose the 3-hour long Private Old City Tour and see the most important sights of the city. Flexible routes according to your wishes. Individually tailored Belgrade sightseeing tour

PRICE:  65 EUR per person  *pick-up and drop-off included

AVAILIBILITY: any time