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Top Choice Fortress in Belgrade

Kalemegdan Citadel

Some 115 battles have been fought over imposing, impressive Kalemegdan; the citadel was destroyed more than 40 times throughout the centuries. Fortifications began in Celtic times, and the Romans extended it onto th…
Top Choice Fortress in Novi Sad

Petrovaradin Citadel

Towering over the river on a 40m-high volcanic slab, this mighty citadel is aptly nicknamed 'Gibraltar on the Danube'. Constructed with slave labour between 1692 and 1780, its dungeons have held notable prisoners in…
Top Choice Music in Southern Serbia

Guča Festival

Known simply as 'Guča', after the western Serbian village that has hosted it each August since 1961, this four-day annual gathering of brass musicians is hedonism at its most rambunctious: tens of thousands of beer-…
Top Choice Museum in Novi Sad

Gallery of Matica Srpska

First established in Pest (part of modern Budapest) in 1826 and moved to Novi Sad in 1864, this is one of Serbia's most important and long-standing cultural institutions. It's not a mere gallery, but rather a nation…
Top Choice Museum in Belgrade

Museum of Yugoslav History

This must-visit museum houses an invaluable collection of more than 200,000 artefacts representing the fascinating, tumultuous history of Yugoslavia. Photographs, artworks, historical documents, films, weapons, pric…
Top Choice Village in Zlatibor

Drvengrad

The hilltop mini-village of Drvengrad ('wood town') was built by enigmatic filmmaker Emir Kusturica in 2002 for his film Life is a Miracle. Quirky, colourful flourishes give Drvengrad a fantastical feel: the Stanley…
Top Choice Serbian in Fruška Gora National Park

Brankov Čardak

Tucked away at the end of a tree-lined road and perpetually shrouded in barbecue smoke, this is a Fruška Gora institution. Its setting, in the idyllic Stražilovo valley, can't be beaten. Though the menu is simple, t…
Top Choice Monument in Belgrade

Maršal Tito's Grave

A visit to Tito's mausoleum is obligatory. The big man rests in an aptly gigantic tomb in peaceful surrounds. Also on display are thousands of elaborate relay batons presented to him by young 'Pioneers', plus gifts …
Top Choice International in Belgrade

Homa

For exemplary, creative and inexplicably delicious gourmet fare in Belgrade, Homa may be impossible to beat. The fascinating fusion dishes – combining everything from Japanese to South American flavours – are meticu…
Top Choice Seafood in Novi Sad

Čarda Aqua Doria

All aboard for romance, river views and rich fish dishes! Bobbing in the shadow of Petrovaradin Fortress, this beautiful barge restaurant is popular with locals looking to splurge on exquisitely prepared čorba (fish…