You may have never considered traveling to Serbia, but the truth is that this country located on the Balkan Peninsula, in southeastern Europe, has a lot to offer the traveler. And we are talking about a country of enormous natural and scenic wealth, highlighting the mountainous areas of Zlatibor, Kopaonik and Tara, which also has numerous monuments. In fact, it has four UNESCO World Heritage Sites . Of course, we must also highlight its rural tourism, which is mainly based on visiting the monasteries.
So that you know this unknown country more thoroughly, today we want to take a tour of some of its most important cities. Specifically, we are going to tell you about the most populated cities in Serbia , among which, of course, is its capital, Belgrade. Would you like to join us?
How could it be otherwise, let’s start by talking about Belgrade, the capital of Serbia. It is considered one of the oldest cities in Europe. In fact, its history dates back almost 7,000 years. It is the headquarters of the main organisms and institutions of the State and of the most important universities and research centers. In addition, it is the economic engine of the country. Here you can discover cultural trends and enjoy a lively nightlife.
The second most populous city in the country is Novi Sad, which is located on the banks of the Danube River. It is a great industrial and cultural center. The most interesting part of the city is on the left bank. In fact, the historic center is located here. On the other hand, we want to highlight the EXIT music festival, which every summer attracts many young people from all over Europe.
Another important city in Servia is Niš, which is located on the Nišava River. Since ancient times it has been considered a gate between East and West. On the other hand, we want to comment that it is a university center and one of the most important industrial centers in the country.
The fourth most populous city in Serbia is Kragujevac, which is situated on the banks of the Lepenica River. Although it is not an ancient city, it has been a pioneer in many ways. In fact, it was the first capital of modern Serbia and the place where the first Balkan constitution was proclaimed. Today it is known for its weapons and ammunition factories.
In fifth place we find Subotica, a city located in northern Serbia, 10 kilometers from the border with Hungary. In fact, until 1918 it was part of the Austro-Hungarian Empire. It is important to bear in mind that since the Middle Ages it has welcomed a large number of different peoples.
The sixth most populous city in Serbia is Zrenjanin, which is located on the banks of the Begej River. Its main industries include sugar refining, vegetable preservation, brewing, flour milling and the manufacture of agricultural machinery.
We also have to talk about Pančevo, a city that was a center of commerce since the 12th century. Of course, it is important to note that for years it has been the most polluted city in Southeast Europe, among other things due to the bombings it suffered by NATO in 1999.
Finally, we must talk about Čačak, the eighth most populous city in Serbia, which is especially notable for the high mountains that surround it. In fact, you can find the Ovčar-Kablar gorge and ten monasteries from different eras.