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Belgrade is a large city, but its neighborhoods vary greatly among each other, each with its own unique vibe. Depending on your preferences, you can settle in cool Stari Grad, sprawling New Belgrade, picturesque Vračar and many other neighborhoods, all of which are sure to make your stay in Belgrade a comfortable and exciting experience.

  • stari grad

    As the heart of the capital, Stari Grad is jam-packed with shops, restaurants, bars, and cultural sites. It is the liveliest of all of Belgrade’s neighborhoods, busy with people working in the city center during the day and swarming with people in the evenings, as everybody gets off work for a drink or two. Stari Grad also boasts the largest number of coworking spaces, making it ideal for remote workers that want to relocate to Belgrade.

    Cost: High

  • palilula

    A small pocket of a larger district that stretches across the Sava river, central Palilula is dominated by the momentous Saint Mark’s Church and is also home to Tašmajdan park. This well-maintained public space has several playgrounds for children, an auditorium for outdoor concerts, local shops, and a few nice restaurants. Palilula is also close to the National Assembly of Serbia, Pionirski park, and the Old Palace, which today houses Belgrade City Assembly. It is well-connected to the rest of the city by bus or tram, and many of the newer buildings have private parking spaces underground.

    Cost: Medium

  • vračar

    Vračar is one of the most densely populated neighborhoods, yet still it offers relaxing afternoons and some of the best food in Belgrade. 

    This vibrant residential area is full of small businesses, restaurants, and bars, plus the Nikola Tesla Museum, one of the best in Serbia. Several embassies are also based here, so the area is well-connected with public buses, trams, and trolleybuses. The streets can get busy during the day, but it’s much calmer during the evening, and many of the streets in Vračar are one-way to prevent through-traffic and noise pollution.

    Cost:  High

  • savski venac

    From shabby, artsy Savamala to Belgrade’s Beverly Hills. Karađorđeva street is lined with decadent old buildings that now house hipster bars and restaurants, decorated with impressive graffiti art. In the last few years, however, the city has embarked on several renovation projects and is gradually transforming the right bank of the Sava river into a modern inner-city hub. On the other side of the area, seven kilometers from Belgrade’s center, lies Dedinje – one of the most upmarket neighborhoods in the capital and home to the mansions of the city's wealthiest residents.

    Cost: Medium-high

  • zvezdara

    Named after an observatory located in the neighborhood, Zvezdara is a well-connected area of Belgrade that features the lush eponymous forest, a favorite among locals. It’s also the site of Belgrade’s oldest existing cemetery. When it comes to parking, it’s not exactly ideal, but Zvezdara more than makes up for it with its rustic kafanas and busy local shops.

    Cost: Medium

  • novi beograd

    New Belgrade is Serbia’s central business district, popular for its impressive brutalist architecture and two of the city’s largest shopping malls.

    Cost: Medium

  • zemun

    Once a separate town, Zemun now complements the city with an old-fashioned charm. Zemun has a totally different vibe from Belgrade. A more traditional town lay-out and rustic houses create a less hectic atmosphere, with a sense of local community. Zemun was once a fishing village and the Danube river bank is still home to cosy restaurants offering fish specialties. Old Belgrade is just 25 minutes away by bus and there are plenty of walking and biking trails along the river and further afield.

    Cost: Low-medium