facts about belgrade

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Here are a few little-known interesting facts about Belgrade:

Belgrade is situated in south-eastern Europe, on the Balkan Peninsula. It lies on two international waterways, at the confluence of the rivers Sava and Danube which surround it on three sides. Because of its position, it has rightly been called „Gateway to the Balkans” and the „Door to Central Europe”.

The climate of Belgrade is a moderate continental one, with four seasons. The annual approximate air temperature is 11.7°C. Autumn is longer than spring, with long, warm, sunny periods (Indian summer). Winter is not excessively harsh, with an average of 21 days
below zero. Spring is short and wet. Summer comes suddenly. January is the coldest month with a mean temperature of -1°C while the warmest is June at 22.1°C.

Stari Grad is central Belgrade municipality, which includes most of the historic center, measuring 698 hectares with about 50,000 inhabitants.

In recent years, Belgrade has developed into a popular European tourist destination. Noted for being an epicenter of culture, music and festivals in Europe, Belgrade has got fans who is returning every year . More than 40 institutions dedicated to the arts and history of Serbia to make it one of the most attractive destinations in the Balkans.

Belgrade was founded by Celts. On Zvezdara there is street that bears the name Celtic.

In the center of Belgrade, under the present palace Albania, were found during its construction, in 1938 the skeletons of Neanderthal man who died in a fight with a mammoth whose skeleton was found nearby.

Belgrade on 6 and 7 April 1941 bombing of a total of 484 German aircraft. Destroyed 627 buildings and killed 2 274 people.

Temple of Saint Sava in Belgrade is the largest Serbian Orthodox church, the largest Orthodox church in the Balkans and on the surface and volume of the largest Orthodox church in the world.

At the site of today's market "Zeleni venac" once was a bar that was completely drained at the end of the 19th century.

The Belgrade "Arena" is one of the five largest halls in Europe.

It is believed that the first taverns in Europe opened in Dorcol 1522. It is not known exactly where it was located or who owned it.

Hotel Moskva got its name from Vasily Moscow, an important but not many famous Russian banker founder.

Around Belgrade were waged battle in 115 wars and was destroyed about 50 times. Because of its location at the confluence of two rivers, Belgrade has always been the scene of major events.

One of the biggest attractions of Belgrade is certainly a Roman well with its two spiral string of 212 steps. This famous well is deep even 62m, and it is as much as 10m below the lowest point in Belgrade.

Belgrade appears in the popular video game "Battlefield 2142."

Nikola Pasic was the first owner of a taxi company in Belgrade, which was used by the coach.

The oldest house in Belgrade is located at Cara Dušana No. 10 was built by the Austrians in 1727.

In The National Museum in Belgrade is lied Egyptian mummy, Nesmin. He was a priest in the temple of the god of fertility Mina.

Nebojsa Tower was the place of execution. Title says it received following a call for victims of the Turkish executioners before execution: "Ne boj še, ne boj še!"

Underground Belgrade consists of hundreds of sites, caves and dungeons, which have been carved into the limestone rocks, countless buried wells and walled rivers, as well as hundreds of underground tunnels built in last 300 years by the Austrians, Serbs and Germans.

Zemun is practically connected with Belgrade and with it makes an administrative unit. Except bike trail that leads through a
of the bridges, and then addition of the Sava and Danube, to Zemun can be reached broad boulevards characteristic of the New Belgrade district.
Despite the geographical proximity, Zemun boasts an entirely different spirit and atmosphere compared to Belgrade.

Despite the very hilly terrain and numerous very steep streets, cycling in Belgrade developed rapidly in recent years. This is especially true
the part next to the river, where there are biking and hiking trails and specialty shops with biking equipment.

Belgrade is a city known for its pubs, cafes and rafts on which takes place the city's nightlife. Not far from Kalemegdan is the oldest inn in Belgrade "question mark", which still operates successfully and retains its legendary status.

Savamala- part of the city not far from Kalemegdan, which was once unsightly and a "bad" reputation, has grown in recent years into one
of the most urbane locations, something like London or New York's SoHo Village. During the day, the visitor here can enjoy a very pleasant and very modern cafes in which to feel the breath of the Sava River, while the evening and night reserved for the exhibition, screenings of avant-garde films, interesting music events and the like.

The first theater in Belgrade was founded in 1841. Jovan Sterija Popović and Atanasije Nikolić. Theater is known as Đumruku and can be
considered that it was the first theater with professional actors. Performances are is performed in a warehouse customs office, in today's Savamala. That place was a border with the Austro-Hungarian Empire.