Nature in Belgrade

Are you tired of city heat? Looking for a place to escape noise, traffic and to enjoy nature and its beauties?

 

Kosutnjak forest – it is located only 20 minutes away from the city center but it’s in the heart of the nature at an altitude of 250 meters and an area of 330 acres. Until 1903, the dense forest was a closed hunting ground, and then Kosutnjak was opened to citizens. Since then, this place has been one of Belgrade’s favorite picnic areas, enjoying strolls along numerous paths through a forest full of deciduous and conifer trees. Park, forest and city excursion site is a strict nature reserve managed by the Belgrade Forestry. Košutnjak offers content for all generations and for all types of activities. Athletes and recreation enthusiasts spend time in the Pioneer City, or sports and recreation center. There are football fields, athletic competitions, volleyball, basketball, handball, five outdoor and one indoor pool. In the northwestern part of Kosutnjak is the Monument to the Serbian Warriors, died in the defense of Belgrade in 1915. Right here is the only ski slope in Belgrade that has an uninterrupted skiing tradition of more than 20 years. The trail extends across the north side of Kosutnjak down a slope 300 meters long at an altitude of 274 meters. There is also a trim path. It is circular in shape and is 1200 meters long and 1.5 meters wide. There are 16 “stations” with training devices, info boards, it is marked every 100 meters and garbage cans are installed along the entire length. On the side it is edged with wooden sills, below it is drainage and the top layer is wood sawdust. The course traverses the plateau on which other sports grounds are arranged. Every 20 meters, it is illuminated by solar lamps. The trail was made back in the 1970s, when exercise machines were also made.

Kosutnjak Belgrade

 

Ada Ciganlija – On the river Sava, near the mouth of the Danube, at a distance of only 4 km from the center of Belgrade, is the former island and now the Ada Ciganlija peninsula. Overgrown with dense deciduous forest, covered with meadows and meadows, Ada became the largest, most beautiful and most visited picnic area, bathing area and resort of Belgrade. There are also over 50 different outdoor sports fields at Ada Ciganlija, including a golf course and a water ski lift. There are football fields, tennis, handball, volleyball and basketball courts, as well as baseball, rugby and field hockey fields. There are also beach volleyball courts and aqua socker, and from extreme sports: bungee jump, artificial rock, water ski, karting and paintball. For fishermen’s there is a Lake Ada safari. Ada is one of the places you must visit once you are in Belgrade! Besides water activities and other sport activities out there you can enjoy in one of the many bars and restaurants.

Belgrade-Ada-Lake

 

Kalemegdan Park and Fortress – It is the most beautiful and largest Belgrade parks, at the same time the most significant cultural and historical complex, dominated by the Belgrade Fortress above the mouth of the Sava into the Danube. The name Kalemegdan refers only to the spatial plateau around the Fortress, which was turned into a park in the 1980s. Several monuments to prominent cultural and public workers have been erected in the park. On Kalemegdan there are the Military Museum, the Art Pavilion “Cvijeta Zuzorić”, the City Institute for the Protection of Cultural Monuments, the Zoo, a children’s amusement park, a large number of sports fields, restaurants and much more. Note that the park is also one of the most romantic spots in the city. It offers a great viewpoint to the sunset from one of its benches.

Good to know: Close by the Kalemegdan Fortress you will find The best shopping places in Belgrade. You will find in the Dorcol area some of the most interesting Belgrade young designers.

Kalemegdan

 

Avala – Avala is a mountain located 17 km southeast from Belgrade ( Belgrade – Kragujevac route ). Avala is 511 meters above the sea level, 11 meters of which defines it as a mountain and makes it the lowest mountain in central Serbia, among the mountains that descend towards Belgrade. The Avala is well forested with various beautiful trees. The name “Avala” is of oriental origin and derives from the word “havala”, which means “vista”, that is, a place or object that has a good view and dominates the environment. It is one of the greatest places in Belgrade to escape to nature and enjoy it!

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Avala Belgrade copy