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Belgrade, a city of very tumultuous history, is one of the oldest cities in Europe. Its history lasts full 7,000 years.

In c. 600 B.C. the Thracian-Cimmerian and Scythian tribes moved across this area, while the Celtic tribes crossed this territory in the III century B.C. The founding of Singidunum is attributed to the Celtic tribe, the Scordiscs. As a fortified settlement, Singidunum was mentioned for the first time in 279 B.C. The first part of the word - Singi - means "round" and dunum means "fortress" or "town". The Romans conquered Belgrade in the beginning of the I century A.D. and it has been under their rule for full four centuries. Singidunum was most prosperous in 86 A.D., when the IV Legion of Flavius arrived. The first stone fortress in Upper Town was constructed then. Its fragments can be noticed even today.

"The sky above Belgrade is wide and high, unstable but always beautiful. Always beautiful and rich, as a compensation to this strange town for everything that isn't there, and a consolation because of everything that shouldn't be there.

But the greatest splendour of that sky above Belgrade, that are the sunsets. In autumn and in summer, they are broad and bright like desert mirages, and in winter they are smothered by murky clouds and dark red hazes. And in every time of year frequently come the days when the flame of that sun setting in the plain, between the rivers beneath Belgrade, gets reflected way up in the high celestial dome, and it breaks there and pours down over the scattered town. Then, for a moment, the reddish tint of the sun paints even the remotest corners of Belgrade and reflects into the windows, even of those houses it otherwise poorly illuminates."

Ivo Andric, Nobel prize laureate

Welcome to an open-heart town. To a town where everybody want's to be your friend. To most beauties town in whole world.

To Singidunum Alba Greca Beli Grad Beograd


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  • Jim_Eliason's Profile Photo
    Jun 16, 2013 at 7:41 PM

    Nice page

  • xaver's Profile Photo
    Sep 2, 2010 at 9:59 PM

    nice complete page, should be using some of your tips soon.

  • Regina1965's Profile Photo
    Mar 12, 2010 at 11:06 AM

    Svaka cast, super "tips", bila sam 2 puta u Beogradu i idem tamo opet u junu. Vracam se opet da citam sve ovde kad budem imala vise vremena. Pozdrav, Regína

  • BruceDunning's Profile Photo
    Jun 22, 2008 at 11:23 AM

    I am impressed with your viewpoint of Yugoslavia. I am from USA but did feel that Tito had an iron rule for the region, but also tried to help its future successes.

  • pure1942's Profile Photo
    Apr 11, 2008 at 12:36 PM

    What a great page on Belgrade but at the same time depressing because your pages show me all the things I missed while I was there :) I'll have to go back!

  • easterntrekker's Profile Photo
    Apr 7, 2008 at 3:50 AM

    Good tips. We are thinking about visiting in June.

  • Toshioohsako's Profile Photo
    Dec 19, 2007 at 1:05 AM

    Looks like a light house but its a clock house.

  • spanishguy's Profile Photo
    Jan 5, 2006 at 8:27 AM

    Hi Jelena! Your Belgrade page is perfect. Very informative and with beautiful pictures. Perfect job! Greetings from Spain, and have a happy new year!

  • RickinDutch's Profile Photo
    Dec 6, 2005 at 4:53 PM

    Very impressive photos and text of your home town. Thanks for sharing. And congrats on being the spotlight member today! Greetings from Alaska.

  • Basandro's Profile Photo
    Aug 12, 2005 at 1:32 AM

    I have recently been to Belgrade and I also took picture of the ministry of defence ruins. I was shocked, I hope I didn't hurt anybody feeling with that. Ale

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