The historic Zemun quarter is one of Belgrade’s most atmospheric neighborhoods, and this 3-hour walking tour takes you right through its heart. Walk the Zemun Promenade along the banks of the Danube, take in the views from the Gardoš tower, admire the architecture along Gospodska Street, and see sights including Zemun Market, the Town Hall, and the Church of St. Nicholas.
- Professional guide
- Air-conditioned vehicle
- Hotel pickup and drop-off
- Entrance fee for Gardoš Tower = 2 EUR per person
- Gratuities (optional)
DURATION: 3 hours
DEPARTURE: you can choose the departure time, we suggest 10:00
DEPARTURE LOCATION: from your accommodation
AVAILABLE ON REQUEST, WITH SUPPLEMENT: German, Spanish, Italian, French, Greek
SUMMER : April 1st – October 31st
We’ll start our learning about Zemun from Avijaticarski Trg, where the old city of Zemun begins. With the massive monument to WWII heroes, the square is surrounded by Zemun’s oldest elementary school building and the Air Force Ministry’s construction, one of the finest examples of modernism in pre-war Yugoslav architecture.
Your ride continues through the main street called Glavna (The Main) Street, where you have a chance to see some excellent examples of Zemun architecture: the Post Office, Hotel Central, Town’s Museum, the House with a Sundial, etc.
After parking at Stara Kapetanija (Old Port Master’s Office) on the Danube banks, we’ll start our walking tour through the heart of old Zemun. We’ll walk along the bank of the Danube River – Zemun Promenade, where some of the finest old fish restaurants have nested under the shade of the century-old plane trees.
Our next stop will be the church of St. Nicholas, from the 17th century. The baroque church was built in 1745-1752, on the place where an older, wooden Serbian church used to stand. Today, this is the oldest Orthodox church in old downtown Zemun and the oldest sacred building preserved in the area of Belgrade.
After the church, we’ll climb Gardoš Hill – the heart of Old Zemun. Its curvy cobblestone streets and small houses will give you an impression that Zemun is a melting pot of Mediterranean and Middle European cultures.
We’ll reach the top of the hill where the remains of the Zemun citadel are still standing, together with The Millennium Tower, Zemun’s central landmark.
The romantic construction, built in a mixture of historical styles at the end of the 19th century, served to mark the most Southern point of the Austro-Hungarian empire. The majestic view from the top of the tower will leave you breathless: Zemun Old Town from above and across the river, the confluence, plus Belgrade Fortress.
You will also hear a story about Zemun’s cemetery, situated right next to the Millennium Towe. This cemetery is unique in Balkan terms since the region is full of cemeteries respecting the three major religions’ dead. Yet, Zemun’s graveyard brings the trio together. Orthodox Christians, Catholics, Muslims, and Jews are buried throughout the grounds. There are several solemn monuments included as well.
We’ll use some quite interesting steps to climb down from Gardos Hill to the town center, and we’ll reach the Main City Square, where a lively green market is situated. Old buildings, including the Bishop’s Office and the Roman Catholic Church of the Blessed Virgin from the 18th century, surround the square.
We’ll walk further to the Magistarski Square, where the city administration buildings have been since the 19th century – Magistrate’s Building and the Town Hall. The only replica of the city’s coat of arms is displayed here. Situated in the pedestrian zone, the Town Hall building is an excellent example of classicism in old Zemun architecture.
From here, we’ll walk 5 more minutes to Zemun City Park. On our way, we’ll pass by the old Franciscan church and convent before we reach the park. Here, we’ll find the Zemun’s High School, an elegant neo-renaissance edifice. We will also see the two Baroque churches – The orthodox church of St. Gavrilo and the Roman Catholic Church of St. Rocco
On our way back to the car, we’ll take a stroll along the riverside. Throughout the spring and the summer, the town’s life and energy move from the center to the coast. We’ll have a nice walk on the promenade before entering the vehicle and heading back to the starting point.
- Confirmation will be received at the time of booking
- Travelers should have a moderate physical fitness level
- The child rate applies only when sharing with two paying adults