- 12. Apr 2018.
Top reasons why you should add Zemun to your Belgrade Bucket List
You are staying for couple of days in Belgrade and you want to see and experience something different?
As true Belgrade experts we recommend you to check out Zemun, the oldest municipality of Belgrade, located on historically important Danube river.
These are our tips on how to experience the best of Zemun:
- Take a stroll on beautiful Zemun Quay which stretches from Gardos Hill all the way to New Belgrade (Usce Park). The walk is especially recommended during the summer, due to nice breeze that will help you to survive hot Serbian summers. Here you will feel more Mediterranean atmosphere, like being on a sea, because of a large number of fish restaurants located in old houses with gardens overlooking beautiful blue Danube. Besides walking, the area is ideal for biking or skating as well.
- Check out the main symbol of Zemun called Millennium Tower located on the top of Gardos Hill, constructed in 1896 as a sign of 1000th anniversary of the settlement of the Hungarians in this part of Panonian Plain. The tower was built of stones and bricks and the height reaches 36 meters. The splendid view from the top of the tower will take your breath away and you will see Old Belgrade, New Belgrade and Zemun from completely different perspective.
- Visit to local flea market, located in the main city center is a must as well, since flea markets represent the best "window" into local lives. Also they are great spots for picking up gifts that will remind you of your trip. On Zemun flea market you will find everything from clothes to tooles and you will have the opportunity to try traditional Serbian products such as goat cheese, smoked ham, sausages etc.
- Stroll through Gospodska and Glavna Street which are considered to be the heart of Zemun. First one is hub of little local shops, boutuques and cafes while the second one is ideal for real lovers of nice architecture (check out the building of the Main Post Office).
- No visit to Zemun is full without taking coffee or refreshment drink in one of the local bars on Gardos Hill, or having lunch or dinner in one of the famous fish restaurants located nearby Danube.