Serbian Stonehenge and Belgrade’s Beach at Ada Cingalija
Last week, I finally made it to Ada Ciganlija. There’s a lot to say about this island/recreational center, but I thought I’d start with one of the first sights visitors see: Serbian Stonehenge.
I’ve poked around the internet trying to find out more about this sculpture, but I only found other people calling it Serbian Stonehenge. According to some, it is not a replication of Stonehenge but a modern concrete sculpture that looks…awfully familiar. Whatever the history, it’s a (kind of) unique welcome to the island.
Don’t let the concrete sculpture fool you into thinking Ada isn’t green. The island has wooded bike paths, a river “beach,” tennis courts, soccer fields, a golf course and more. Though it’s a recreational paradise, you don’t have to be active to love Ada. The beach is lined with cafes and restaurants for people seeking more sedentary pursuits. I’ve got to credit the Beogradjani: they don’t let a good people-watching or drinking opportunity pass them by. Last week may have been my first time to Ada, but it certainly won’t be the last.