Serbia’s capital, Belgrade, which radiates from the confluence of the Sava and Danube rivers, has long been a strategic city. Over the centuries, the Roman, Byzantine, Ottoman and Austro-Hungarian Empires left their mar here at the crossroads of the Pannonian Plain and the Balkans. Today, a population of 1.3 million integrates Serbian traditions with rapid development and modernization. While the “White City” may be known for nightlife on splavs, or clubs onboard boats docked along the Sava river, there are other quintessential stops to see by the light of day. To experience both old and new in this aspiring destination, keep this guide handy.
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Molly Harris is a freelance writer based in Athens, Georgia.