Splavovi (singular: splav – raft) have become a symbol of Belgrade in the recent years, mainly because of their exclusive nightlife. They are usually night clubs, cafes & bars, restaurants and even hostels. The rafts offer a unique way of having fun, relax by the rivers and refuge from the urban chaos of the downtown.
There are several splav zones in Belgrade: The most popular splav clubs are located in front of Staro Sajmište, on the Sava river between the Gazela and Tram bridge; there is a mixed clubs/bars zone in front of Hotel Jugoslavija on the Zemun quay, and a predominantly cafe/restaurant zone at the Ada Ciganlija river front. The Ušće park waterfront is also full of splavs. There’s a less known zone at New Belgrade Savski quay and a small one at the Dorćol Danube quay.
Of course, there are numerous singular splavs along the shores. There also many private houses in form of a splav (pontoon houseboats).