Country: Serbia Capital: Belgrade Language: Serbian Currency: Serbian Dinar
Belgrade’s recent history is far from peaceful; after the war that culminated in the division of Yugoslavia into various independent states, 1996 and 1997 saw many demonstrations against Serbian leader Slobodan Milosevic, who was eventually removed from power.
Now that the disruptions are over Belgrade has started to attract visitors, drawn to its beautiful scenery and location where the rivers Danube and Sava merge. The Kalamegdan Fortress, Old Palace and Temple of Saint Sava in the old town are all sights worth seeing.
The more modern part of the city has many shops, cafes and a bustling nightlife, and the Avala Monument provides wonderful views.