Welcome to Serbia

Welcome to Serbia. Serbia is a country in Southern Europe that is known for its historic cities, cuisine, nightlife, parties and holidays.

Map of Serbia

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Basic Stats

Travel safety rating: 8/10

Targeted groups: No groups found

General Sanitation Rating: 6/10

Food Safety Rating for Foreigners: 5/10

Tourism Infrastructure Rating: 9/10

Fluency in English Rating: 3/10

Languages spoken: Serbian

These stats were collected through general studies by prominent institutions that analyzed Serbia's tourism sector. They represent Serbia as a whole, not certain parts of the country that are either better or worse-off. These studies were then summarized into a given rating.

Top Attractions

Belgrade

Belgrade is the capital and largest city of Serbia.

Belgrade

Novi Sad

Novi Sad is a historic city in Northern Serbia that is known for its architecture, churches, and old quarter.

Novi Sad gradska kuca

Subotica

Subotica is a city in Northern Serbia that is one of the country's cultural and economic epicenters.

Subotica

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History

Serbia was conquered by the Roman Empire in the 2nd century BCE and many cities, such as Belgrade were constructed by the Romans. Multiple Roman emperors were born in Serbia. During the Middle Ages, Serbia remained independent from the Byzantine Empire and was a major force in the Balkan states; defeating the all-powerful State of Bulgaria in a large-scale conflict in the 10th century. Serbia was Christianized in the 7th century and the Church of Serbia was founded in the 13th century. Serbia expanded southward in the 14th and 15th centuries when it pushed back against the fast-growing Ottoman Empire and gained control of major parts of Albania and Greece. However, by the end of the 16th century, the entirety of Serbia was conquered by the Ottomans. During the Ottoman Empire, Serbia became a battleground between Austria and Turkey in a series of wars over control of Southern Europe. Neither side came out victorious and Serbia joined a union with multiple other Balkan states in 1918, which in 1929, became Yugoslavia. Yugoslavia suffered brutally during World War Two but remained mostly neutral during the Cold War. In the 1990s as Yugoslavia was collapsing, Serbia became a battleground between the United States and Russia for influence in the region with the United States backing Kosovo rebels in the south and the Russian Federation backing the Serbian Government. Disagreements and discontent between the two sides continue to this day. Regardless, Serbia recovered from the conflict and is now one of the richest countries in Southeastern Europe.

Transportation

"Transport in Serbia includes transport by road, rail, water and air. Road transport incorporates a comprehensive network of major (i.e. state) and minor (i.e. municipal) roads. Rail transport is fairly developed, although dual track and electrification are not very common." - The Wikimedia Foundation

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