Square Nine ***** is one of 36 hours in...Belgrade.

1. Square Nine *****

9.4
Hotel · Stari Grad · Studentski trg 9 (Uzun Mirkova), Belgrade, Central Serbia

The TelegraphThe Telegraph: Special treat: Square Nine is one of Belgrade’s newest hotels, barely two years old. Spacious rooms look out onto the lively Studentski Trg while guests can enjoy the indulgent spa. Doubles from £220.

Metropol Palace ***** is one of 36 hours in...Belgrade.

2. Metropol Palace *****

8.8
Hotel · Vukov Spomenik · Bulevar kralja Aleksandra 69 (Karnegijeva), Belgrade, Central Serbia

The TelegraphThe Telegraph: Mid-range: The five-star Metropol Palace (00381 1133 33100; metropolpalace.com) is very good value, with beautiful, light interiors overlooking Tasmajdan park. There is also a spa. Doubles from £127.

Park *** is one of 36 hours in...Belgrade.

3. Park ***

5.5
Hotel · Savski Venac · Njegoševa 4 (Svetozara Markovića), Belgrade, Central Serbia

The TelegraphThe Telegraph: Budget: Hotel Park (000381 1136 40385; hotelparkbeograd.rs) is clean, comfortable, and a short walk from the centre. Doubles from £59.

Trg Republike is one of 36 hours in...Belgrade.

4. Trg Republike

9.1
Plaza · Trg Republike · Trg Republike (Francuska), Belgrade, Central Serbia

The TelegraphThe Telegraph: 7pm: Head to Trg Republike, the main square, and watch young Belgraders waiting to meet their dates by the statue of Prince Michael.

Muzej istorije Jugoslavije | Museum of Yugoslav History is one of 36 hours in...Belgrade.

5. Muzej istorije Jugoslavije | Museum of Yugoslav History

7.7
History Museum · Botićeva 6 (Bul. kneza Aleksandra Karađorđevića), Belgrade, Central Serbia

The TelegraphThe Telegraph: Day one @10am: Take a trolleybus to the Museum of Yugoslav History (00381 1136 71485; mij.rs) in south Belgrade. Tour the House of Flowers, Tito’s marble mausoleum amid a winter garden.

Beogradska tvrđava  | Kalemegdan is one of 36 hours in...Belgrade.

6. Beogradska tvrđava | Kalemegdan

9.5
Castle · Kalemegdan · Kalemegdan bb, Belgrade, Central Serbia

The TelegraphThe Telegraph: 3pm: Wander Kalemegdan, the ruins of a fortress built to keep out the Ottomans, who invaded and adapted it as their own defensive outpost on the hill overlooking the confluence of the Sava and Danube.

7. Iguana

9.1
Restaurant · Kalemegdan · Karađorđeva 2-4, Belgrade, Central Serbia

The TelegraphThe Telegraph: 8pm: Take an inexpensive taxi to the ferry terminal. Its Twenties warehouse now houses Iguana (00381 1132 83749; iguana.rs), a buzzing restaurant with great views over the Sava.

Cantina de Frida is one of 36 hours in...Belgrade.

8. Cantina de Frida

8.8
Tapas Restaurant · Kalemegdan · Karađorđeva 2 (Savamala), Belgrade, Central Serbia

The TelegraphThe Telegraph: 10pm: Next door, Cantina de Frida (cantinadefrida.com) attracts a younger crowd for Cuban-themed live music and occasional Serbian takes on Queen classics. It has an exhaustive cocktail list.

Restoran Destilerija is one of 36 hours in...Belgrade.

9. Restoran Destilerija

Restaurant · Neimar · Nebojšina 41 (Hadži-Melentijeva), Belgrade, Central Serbia

The TelegraphThe Telegraph: 12pm: Catch the tram to Destilerija (destilerija.rs), a bar entirely dedicated to rakia (Serbian brandy). Order their plate of five canapés, which each come with a shot glass of matching rakia.