Belgrade is naturally divided into two parts by the river Sava. With origins dating back to the 2nd century B.C, Old Belgrade lies to the east and is the life and soul of the city. Cross over to the west and you’ll find the wide boulevards, shopping malls and cycling lanes of New Belgrade, which was built in the 1950s.
If you haven´t already been in Belgrade, we recommend you to come for a short weekend so you can have a real taste of daily life in Serbia. You will see busy coffee bars anytime of the day, streets full of people until late hours in the evening and a relax and cheerful atmosphere across the city.
When looking for a house, both New and Old Belgrade have plenty to offer for foreign residents, so it really depends on your own personal preference. But keep in mind that most residences are apartments in the central parts of the city. If you’d prefer to live in a house, you’ll need to look further afield to the suburbs surrounding the capital.
Regarding the VISA procedures, we have covered which options are available, what do you need to do as soon as you move to the city and easy explanations on the differences for each type of VISA.
There is a choice of English-speaking estate agents in the capital, who are all experienced in dealing with foreigners arriving in the city for the first time. You can browse adverts online with photographs and all details in English, and the estate agents will personally go with you on viewings to liaise with the landlord or lady – sometimes negotiating lower monthly rents.