Belgrade as a capital of Serbia is full of interesting sites to visit. From most amazing restaurants and clubs to very interesting museums and monuments, but there is one thing that makes this city special – Belgrade Underground. It represents network of tunnels, bunkers, warehouses and galleries but also it’s much more than that. It shows the remains of civilizations that left marks in Belgrade, that cannot be found above the ground.
Belgrade during his long history has been destroyed and rebuilt again somewhere around 140 times. Because of that a lot of secrets are still buried in the ground waiting to be discovered. Luckily some of them can be found in these system of tunnels. You can visit the Roman Well, military bunkers from Tito’s period, Austrian gunpowder warehouse and a lot of tombstones. Belgrade Underground system was also used during WWII. Under Nazi occupation here were built bunkers to store ammunition.
One of the most recognizable part of Belgrade Underground is without a doubt a Roman Well. It is located within the Kalemegdan Fortress and in fact it is not Roman at all. It was built by Austrians in the 18th century, in order to provide water for the army, but when the the digging proved to be futile, they made the dungeon out of it.
This mysterious part of Belgrade is fortunately open for tourist. There are organized tours that will give you totally new perspective of the city. They say that if you want to see anything over 250 years old in Belgrade, you must go underground.