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Crowne Plaza® Belgrade hotel is Stylish New Belgrade hotel with conference facilities, fine dining and an indoor pool. It is in the heart of the New Belgrade business district, a few minutes drive from Belgrade Central train station and Belgrade Nikola Tesla Airport is 15 minutes away by car. Hotel offers a complimentary use of fitness center “Saruna”. They will ensure you won’t have to compromise your exercise routine while you are Crowne Plaza® Belgrade guest.  Also within the hotel there is a modern wellness center ‘’Saruna’’, which has an indoor swimming pool , a sunbathing garden, gym, sauna , steam bath and a wide range of therapeutic, rejuvenating and relaxing treatments for body and soul.

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DISCOVER BELGRADE

National museum of Serbia

The National Museum is the largest and oldest museum in Serbia. The  museum houses a collection of over 400.000 objects including many famous masterpieces of national and international art from all periods as well as some priceless monuments from the Roman era. It is located on the Republic Square.

Kalemegdan park and Belgrade fortress

Kalemegdan is Belgrade’s central park and fortress complex lying on a hill overlooking the Sava and Danube confluence, on the eastern side of the river Sava. This has been the sight of the ancient Roman city of Singidunum, the medieval and Turkish era Belgrade and was converted into a park in the mid 19th century. It is home to several galleries and museums, restaurants, sports courts, and the Belgrade Zoo. On the promenade that connects with Knez Mihailova, there are numerous stands of souvenirs and handcrafts. You can find anything from a flute, through vests, hats or candy to a beer pint with the silhouette of Belgrade.

Saint Sava temple

The largest orthodox temple in the world, the huge Saint Sava temple is one of Belgrade’s most famous landmarks, and is visible from many parts of the city. It was built in the Neo-Byzantine style with white marble, and it’s shiny white color represents divinity. The much smaller old Saint Sava church is just beside the temple, as is the National library of Serbia. Both churches are dedicated to Saint Sava, one of the most important figures of medieval Serbia, whose remains had allegedly been burned on that spot in 1595 by the Ottoman Sinan Pasha. The interior of the temple is still unfinished, due to the complexity of fresco-painting, but entrance is allowed. Many important religious events take place and processions start at this temple.

Saint Sava temple in numbers – The height of the highest cupola is around 68 meters with a 13 meters tall golden cross at it’s top, giving it a total height of 81 meters. It has about 85 meters in diameter and 40 bells.

Nikola Tesla Museum

The Nikola Tesla Museum in Belgrade was opened to the public on October 20, 1955. It was the first technical museum in Yugoslavia. The opening presented the permanent exhibition, which gave visitors the opportunity to see models built accurately according to Tesla’s drawings.

The museological work of the Nikola Tesla Museum may be seen as beginning in 1957, when the urn received by the Museum went on display as a permanent exhibit. Since October 9, 1969, the Museum has been the property of the City of Belgrade, having been transferred from the federal government by an agreement promulgated in the Official Gazette of the Yugoslav Government.

The Nikola Tesla Museum is today, by any criteria, a scientific and cultural institution which is unique in Serbia and the world. It is the only museum preserving the original and personal legacy of Nikola Tesla. Its holdings include the following exceptionally valuable collections:

  • More than 160,000 original documents
  • More than 2,000 books and periodicals
  • More than 1,200 historical and technical exhibits
  • More than 1,500 photographs and glass photographic plates of original technical items, instruments and devices
  • More than 1,000 plans and drawings.

Museum of Contemporary Art

The Belgrade Museum of Contemporary Art was opened on October 20th 1965. However, Museum activities began as early as 1958, when an act brought by the Cultural Council of the Peoples’ Committee of Belgrade established the Modern Gallery, an institution the purpose of which was to supervise the development of contemporary art in Yugoslavia. The Executive Council of the Socialist Republic of Serbia decided to construct a building which would live up to the standards of modern museological principles, and allots a location for it in New Belgrade, at the Sava-Danube junction, across the Belgrade Fortress. An open competition for the project of new building was announced in 1960. Architects Ivan Antić and Ivanka Raspopović won the competition with a project for which they would later, namely at the opening ceremony of the Museum, be awarded the October Prize of the City of Belgrade for Architecture. After the construction of the new building was completed, the Council of the Modern Gallery passes a new name for the institution – the Museum of Contemporary Art. The first director of the Museum was Miodrag B. Protić. The theoretical and practical experiences of the most distinguished international museums of modern and contemporary art were taken into consideration in the process of the creation of Museum’s guiding work principles.

Belgrade nightlife

Belgrade is well known for sport, art, history, but Belgrade nightlife is one more thing for which Belgrade can be proud of. Attractive destinations, wild parties that last whole night long and, of course, beautiful girls are Serbian capital city’s brand. Belgrade nightlife consists of festivals, parties, nightclubs etc.

Clubs like Freestyler and Stefan Braun are well famous and many people from outside the Serbia already know for them. Important to know: Some of the best Belgrade clubs that used to be the greatest of Belgrade Nightlife are placed at the Sava and Danube rivers. Dragstor, Blaywatch, Acapulco, Bollywood and others are/were among the most popular.  And at the end, don’t forget Serbian so-called „kafanas“ – bars where you can rest, enjoy but sometimes have fun more then anywhere else with traditional songs live before your very ears. Visit Skadarlija quarter or some kafanas elsewhere. We suggest „Balkanika“, „Nasa prica“ („Our story“), „Znak pitanja“ („Question mark“) etc. But don’t worry if you don’t remember these names or if they are not close to you when in Belgrade, feel free to ask Belgrade people to recommend you some kafanas nearby. You won’t regret. There are many, many of them which many people never heard of and they are still great.