The Guardian has published a list of European cities to visit this spring, with Seville, Trieste, Belgrade, Montpellier and Berlin in the top five.
As Belgrade shrugs off the snow, the British daily writes, cafe tables start colonizing the pavements again. Spring brings a freshness worth savoring, especially in Kalemegdan, the huge park and fortress hugging the confluence of the Danube and Sava rivers.
Down below are wide riverside paths that offer superb cycling all the way to the attractive suburb of Zemun. Follow the Sava southwards to reach the river island of Ada Ciganlija – open all year round for walks and bike rides and usually warm enough in May for a swim, the Guardian writes.
Although barely a month goes by without a festival, the pace picks up during spring. The Belgrade Dance Festival attracts dance companies from around the world. Classical guitar gets its own spotlight during the Guitar Art Festival from 12-17 March, and from 26-28 April you can join the Orthodox Easter festivities. The landmark Mikser House in Savamala may have closed, the Guardian reminds, but its Mikser festival still celebrates the best in Balkan design (24-26 May).
With the long-awaited reopening of the National Museum of Serbia and the Museum of Contemporary Art, Belgrade has some cultural heavyweights to add to its dizzyingly varied restaurant scene, the Guardian writes, especially recommending restaurants in Dorcol.