Before you visit Smederevo, you'll need to know the basics. Here are some useful facts and tips to help you plan your trip.
Smederevo is a city on the right bank of the Danube, about 45 kilometers (28 miles) downstream of the capital Belgrade.
400 39’ of northern latitude
200 57’ of eastern longitude
Altitude 73 m
The official language is Serbian (Srpski), a Southern Slavic language similar to Serbo-Croatian, Croatian, Slovenian, Macedonian and Bulgarian. The official alphabets are Cyrillic and Latin.
Currency and Coinage
The official currency of the country is the Serbian Dinar (RSD). However, sometimes Euros and US Dollars are accepted too, unofficially. Some Serbs tend to calculate values in Euros, due to the unstable Dinar currency. The rate is around 120 Dinars for 1 Euro.
Dinar coins: 1, 2, 5, 10, 20
Dinar bills: 10, 20, 50, 100, 200, 500, 1000, 5000
Postal and area codes and car plates
The postal code of Smederevo is 11300 and the Area calling code is (+381) 026. The car plates code for Smederevo is SD.
As in most cities of Continental Europe, the electricity voltage in Smederevo is 220V. Electrical outlets are standard European.
Tap water in Smederevo is safe to drink. However, the amount of limescale is a bit high. There are also plenty bottled water brands offering regular, mildly carbonated or highly carbonated water. Smederevo's drinking fountains are regularly maintained and the water within the city's public water distribution system regularly analyzed. For hygienic reasons, however, it is recommended that you should let the water run for a few moments before drinking or filling your bottle.
Smederevo and Serbia are in the CET (Central European Time) zone, same as most of Europe (Excluding Britain, Portugal, Romania and Greece) – UTC+1. In summer the Daylight Saving Time (DST) moves it to CEST – UTC+2.
Most shops work from 8 AM to 8 PM during business days and 8 or 9 AM to 3 PM on Saturdays (and Sundays).
Grocery stores work usually from 8 AM to 9 or 10 PM, but there are others that work 24h.
Green market works from 8 AM to 5 PM, though many vendors leave around 3 (Sundays even earlier).
Offices usually have standard 8 AM to 4 PM working hours.
New Year (1-2 January)
Orthodox Christmas (7-8 January)
Serbian Statehood Day (15-16 February)
Orthodox Easter from Good Friday to the second day of Easter (Shifting dates in April)
Intl. Labor Day (1-2 May)
The City of Smederevo is home to some of the Serbian best-loved attractions and many of the attractions are free to visit, for example Smederevo Fortress, The Gallery of Modern Art and the Church of St. George. It’s easy to explore the city on foot so if you like hiking you’ll surely appreciate it. Most of the attractions are close to each other so you can not only visit most of them in just a weekend but will also have time to explore Smederevo's surroundings and distant districts.
Want to bring your kids to Smederevo? Smederevo is a great place to bring the family, from its historical heritage to its fantastic museum, there’s something to keep them occupied for hours.