Did you party all night long? And your feet hurt after the long day of sightseeing? You are in the mood for some less intense activity? Then, what can be better than a visit to the Belgrade Zoo or Botanic Garden? Keep reading, because we will tell you how to have some fun among the animals, and how to enjoy the tranquility of flora.
Famous Belgrade Zoo is also known as “Beo zoo” and “Garden of good hope”. It is located in the famous Kalemegdan park. Opened in 1934, the Belgrade Zoo is the home of over 1,800 animals in almost 200 species. Some of them are very rare, for example, the white tiger and the white lion. Zoo is divided into different sections and even has the penguinarium and terrarium (reptiles part). Primates and birds live in their own sections, of course. Certainly, the special attraction is the interactive zoo, where you can play with some of the animals.
Meet the residents of Belgrade Zoo
When you visit the Belgrade Zoo, you will have a chance to learn about its legends, Sami and Gabi. Stories about them will touch your hearts and they even have their monuments in the Zoo. Then, make sure you got to know its famous residents who are still living there:
- Muja – world’s oldest living alligator, who arrived in Belgrade in 1937
- White tiger
- White lion
- Other “Big cats” – tigers, lions, jaguars, cheetah
- American bison
- Bovids – antelopes, sheep, goats
- Andean condor
- Green iguana
- Boa constrictor
…and many, many more.
Belgrade Zoo is open every day, from 09:00 until 20:00. The admission is 550 dinars (350 for children up to 15 years of age). Most importantly, follow the rules of the park and do not feed the animals. If you are lucky, you might be around during feeding times, and watch the animals being fed by cheerful and dedicated staff. Cafe of the symbolic name “Tiger” is available on site.
Botanic Garden “Jevremovac”
This beautiful green oasis is just 1 km away from the Republic Square. Stroll around the lush garden in the middle of our vibrant city, and you will feel and relaxed and refreshed. In 1889, King Milan Obrenović generously donated the estate to the University of Belgrade, naming it “Jevremovac” in honor of his grandfather Jevrem. Today, the University still administers the garden, and of course, all visitors are welcome.
The biggest part of the garden is the arboretum. In this open space, you can see trees, bushes, and flowers from different geographical areas. The Greenhouse contains over 1,000 different species, many of them from rainforests and tropics. Additionally, Herbarium and Library are part of the complex as well, and they are very rich in content and worth exploring.
With its distinctive features, the Japanese Garden is definitely the most attractive and picturesque part of the Garden. This home for plants from the far East has been very carefully designed. It includes an artificial creek and a central pond with water lilies. A combination of the elements of nature – plants, water, and rocks – is slowly introducing your mind to the state of harmony and revitalizes your senses.
Working hours are from 09:00 until 19:00, every day. The price of the ticket is 300 dinars, with discounts for children and students. Guided tours are possible as well. Refreshments are available on the premises. Moreover, beside souvenirs, you can even buy a plant for your home.
In addition, the Garden is offering some interesting services. For instance, it is possible to rent the space and make professional photos, or even have the entire photo-shooting on site. Further, we can help you arrange everything you need, you just need to contact us.