Word of Mouth: Belgrade

Exploring the Serbian capital from refined roof terraces to reimagined industrial spaces

Over the past few years, the Serbian capital Belgrade has emerged as one of the most exciting destinations in Europe. Owing to its cheap prices, 24-hour party culture and plenty of dilapidated but beautiful architecture, Belgrade is often described as “the new Berlin” by those who fear that gentrification has stripped the old Berlin of the permissive hedonism for which it was so famous in …

Word of Mouth: Novi Sad, Serbia

A glimpse at the culinary, art and design scene of 2021's European Capital of Culture

by Leora Novick Named in advance the European Capital of Culture for the year 2021, there is no shortage of art, design, and culinary delights in Novi Sadmore than enough to tempt travelers away from Serbia’s more frequented destination, Belgrade. Nestled on the banks of Danube River and just north of the Fruka Gora national park, the city’s region marks the confluence of Croatia, Hungary, …

Square Nine Hotel, Belgrade

An abandoned eyesore turns into the chicest of accommodations in Serbia

In a city known for repurposing abandoned buildings and transforming them from crumbling caterpillars into bright shining butterflies of contemporary style, it is unsurprising that what is now regarded as the chicest hotel in Belgrade was—until recently—a dilapidated office block. Serbia’s capital is currently in the midst of a fervent cultural revival and Square Nine hotel can easily be seen as the artfully renovated urban …