The Belgrade skyline at sunset
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Serbia

Europe

  Serbian Currency:  Serbian Dinar

Glittering lakes, vibrant cities, bustling festivals and incredible national parks… these are just some of the reasons to visit Serbia, on southeast Europe’s Balkan peninsula. East meets West in Serbia, with old monasteries like the 12th-century Studenica in Brezova sitting alongside ancient Roman ruins and medieval fortresses. Whether you come in July for the world-famous EXIT festival in the city of Novi Sad, or in October to see the wine harvest, you should definitely add Serbia to your travel bucket list.

Serbia's capital Belgrade, situated at the confluence of the Danube and Sava rivers, is home to a multitude of fascinating things to do and see. The impressive Belgrade Fortress (aka the Kalemegdan Citadel) dates back to 535 BC, and the Museum of Yugoslavia houses exhibitions and collections depicting the history of Yugoslavia, the former federation that once included Bosnia and Herzegovina, Croatia, Macedonia, Montenegro, Serbia and Slovenia.

Belgrade also has an exuberant nightlife, with plenty of live music events on throughout the year. And large student populations in Novi Sad and Niš means there are plenty of bars and pubs to choose from there, too.

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