Palilula for The Beautiful Botanical Garden

Located right next to what is claimed to be the busiest and noisiest street in Belgrade, the city’s Botanical Garden (Jevremovac) is truly an oasis of this otherwise very blocky and very grey (despite of its original name) city. The entrance is located in Takovska Street and it only costs a couple of bucks to get in. The second you step inside, you are welcomed by the serene atmosphere and the colorful landscapes. The first part of the garden is dedicated to the domestic species of plants, various trees and flowers. You can see some of the most monumental examples of trees in this region, including oak and chestnut. A dedicated part of the botanical garden was made to accommodate plants originating from the Asian region and it was decorated in a similar style – with a koi fish pond, a cute little bridge and a Japanese-style gazebo. Once you pass the Asian garden and its beautiful cherry trees, you get to a flat area with an old-school glass garden. The inside is warm and humid, but it features some really interesting species from Africa and other, warmer climates. I would recommend going to Jevremovac to anyone who is looking for a piece of mind while in central Belgrade.

Insider Tip

There’s a bar cafe called “Idiot” that overlooks the Botanical Garden. It’s a cult alternative place where you can go both in the daytime for coffee or in the evening for drinks and music.

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