SERBIA - THE COUNTRY YOU NEED TO VISIT
Surrounded by more popular neighbours such as Croatia, Hungary, or Bulgaria, Serbia is the new up-and-coming country to discover. This was my second time travelling to this hidden gem and this time, I was able to explore more of its history, culture and gastronomy. Through my pictures (@guigurui) I wanted to show you the beauty this country has to offer.
Topola, Kraljevo, Novi Sad, were just a few of the places I was able to explore on this trip.
First stop: Belgrade (Београд)
Two words, blown-away. Walking through the capital's streets, the amount of energy you feel is incredible. There is something in the city that simply makes you smile. Whether its walking through the pedestrian-friendly street of Knez Mihajlova, which the famous Trg Republike square to the Kalemegdan Park and the famous Belgrade Fortess or whether its having a coffee in one of its many terraces, the vibe is unreal.
Must visit: The Belgrade Fortress. It dates back to the 2nd century AD and it's incredibly preserved. Located on the hill of Kalemegdan Park, overlooking the Sava River and the Danube River. The perfect place to stroll while enjoying Belgrade's aged old history.
Much like the Basilica of the Sagrada Familia in Barcelona, Spain, the Orthodox Church of Saint Sava, is not yet finished. While It's beautiful exterior gives an air of completion, don't be surprised by its unfinished work inside. Still, the Orthodox Church of Saint Sava is an impressive and beautiful building.
Urban art everywhere
Grab a drink or something to eat at "Mama Belgrade Restaurant" while enjoying these views of the city.
Grab a drink, laugh, and love life while enjoying the sunset within the fortress at the "boho bar".
The contry's second largest city is located just 100km north of its capital. The Danube River splits the city between the old town and the newer part of the city. The neighbourhood of Petrovaradin is a well preserved cobblestone town with a fort overlooking the city. The newer side of the city is full of pedestrian-friendly streets, terraces and spectacular facades.
Close to Novi Sad, this town with a population of less than nine thousand residents, will surprise you with its picturesque city historic center. This town full of neoclassical buildings is where the peace agreement of karlovci was signed in the year 1699. It was signed by the Turks, Poles, Venetian and Austrian in a roundtable ths is known today as the Chapel of Peace.
This monastery was founded in the sixteenth century. Today is one of the most beautiful monasteries remaing, decorated with magnificent paintings dating from the eighteenth century.
Located in an area of vineyards, I visited the Church of St. George; the Royal Mausoleum of the Kings of Serbia. The Mausoleum of the Karadjordjević dynasty is considered one of the most important monuments of Serbias culture and heritage. Its interior, in addition to being covered by 40 million tesserae reproducing a mosaic, is decorated with antique frescoes and marble floors. An authentic gem.