Most likely it is unfair for me to write about Belgrade on the miserable day like today, cold and misty, under 20C. In short, the Vancouver like weather from mid October. Last night was pouring rain, but the sun is, apparently, on the way back 😎.
This morning I started my self guided tour at the bakery in the centre of Belgrade where I had a delicious sandwich and a good coffee. This was also a good opportunity for me to warm up before exploration of my No.18 capital. The city is known for its 3rd century the Belgrade Fortress, which every year is visited by nearly two million visitors. What, however, caught my attention was not the ancient walls I was surrounded with, but the “Jura Adventure” Dinosaurs Park where in the open air you can find the life size replicas of dinosaurs. Just over thirty of them, which of few actually make a roaring sounds. A bit of an odd place for the dinosaurs, but I’m quite sure it is packed on the sunny day. Another ‘attraction‘ within the walls of the Belgrade Fortress is the Military Museum. Well, this is where I spent ‘few’ minutes walking around the heavy armoured vehicles or the WW2 artillery ‘pieces.’ I have to admit I was impressed even on a wet day like this. On top, there was no admission fee 😀.
The Military Museum – Belgrade, Serbia
Belgrade for cyclists can be quite challenging. There are very few bicycle ways and you are forced to stay on incredibly busy roads. My suggestion for you, is to pay attention what’s in front of you and hope whoever is behind won’t run into you 😎. Otherwise you’ll be stressed out for no reason. After all the metro counts for more than 3 million inhabitants and it felt like all of them used the same road I was…
If you are into shopping, the Kneza Mihaila (Prince Michael) is one kilometre pedestrian street with all the known labels. Again, on a wet day pushing a bike I wasn’t too excited to ‘explore’ my purchasing power options. Don’t forget to stop at the brass pyramid, which marks the geographic centre of Belgrade.
The Kneza Mihaila (Prince Michael Street)
Pyramid with Permanent Geographic Coordinates in Belgrade, Serbia
The Belgrade Fortress