Story about Living in Downtown of Belgrade. Amazing story to be told. Belgrade downtown is a romantic and at the same time apocalyptic place. Mix of Capitalism and Communism can be felt all around the city. Architecture of the downtown is influenced by Austro Hungarian Empire. Old beautiful buildings that have so much to tell. Those buildings are purely maintained. Facades are covered by dirt and graffiti’s. Government is slowly trying to get the downtown painted and make it pretty. This process is going on but pretty slow. Still much work to be done. It is definitely way better then before. Exactly that mess is what makes living in Downtown so special.
Living in Downtown is a Hot Mess
Hot Mess starts with no enough parking spaces at the streets. If you are resident of a downtown, you will get special stamp place on your car. With that stamp you are allowed to park the car on a street. If you are visiting downtown you have to go for a Public Parking. Public Parking places can be sometimes far from your final destination. Di you know that every single building is covered with graffiti’s. Belgrade Graffiti’s become spread phenomenon that no one pays attention on removing them anymore. They blended in the downtown of Belgrade. In the old super cool buildings, you will find that neighbors very often don’t talk with each other. Ground floor tenant doesn’t want to pay maintenance of the old elevators. Very often they dont want to pay for the maintenance of the roof as well. Then the last floor tenants don’t want to pay for the maintains of the building interior. Local city government is trying to solve this issue for quite some time now. Its not that bad at all its just funny at some point. Still everything works perfectly though.
Downtown of Belgrade is covered with plenty of super cool Coffee shops. Restaurants and Fast foods are everywhere. Here are the some of the epic things for living in the downtown. Price of a good coffee is 1 euro. Tasty breakfast in a Bakery’s is around 0,50 – 2 euros. Restaurant prices are around 5 euros for a main meal. Gyms in downtown have special deals for Expats and short time visitors. Apartment for rent would cost you around 300-400 euros per month. Belgrade downtown is very much alternative place. Dorcol area and area around the Parliament are the most interesting out there.
Is the Nightlife close to the Belgrade Downtown?
If you are seeking for the Nightlife and Belgrade Clubs, then answer is you will need a taxi to get there. It will take you around 5-10 minutes to get to the clubs. It will cost you around few euros for a ride in a one direction. Make sure to make a reservation to get on a guest list before head of to the Nightlife. Beton Hall and Savamala are kinda close to the Downtown. You can do easy walk from the Knez Mihailova area to the Nightlife areas.
How does a day look like in the Downtown?
Its EPIC. Wake up early morning walk down the street to your café of Preference. Get a tasty coffee and a sandwich for around 2 euros. Meet with friends or a new locals. Read the news and just take it easy in the morning. After that swing by to your place take a shower get your lap top and head of to some of the popular Co Work places in the Belgrade downtown. If you prefer work from a co work cafes, then check out Kafeteria in the Kralja Petra street. You will find Belgrade Expats working from over there. Once work is done walk to the Kalemegdan park and enjoy the Sunset view. If you are thinking to party check what’s on. Get change worm up and head to the adventure.