The municipality of Čukarica is located southwest of the Belgrade city center. It borders with the municipalities of Savski venac and Novi Beograd.
Čukarica was made famous by the first sugar factory in Serbia, which was opened in 1900. Today, it is among the most important cultural monuments of the city. Čukarica is still a major industrial area in Belgrade. Its natural beauties include: Košutnjak (park and excursion site), Ada Ciganlija (the so-called Belgrade Sea), Lipovica Forest (hunting grounds), Rakina bara (the only natural lake in Belgrade), Arboretum of the Faculty of Forestry (a protected natural area) and the Belgrade Hippodrome in Careva ćuprija. Owing to the large green spaces and water bodies of Čukarica, its visitors may engage in various sports and recreational activities throughout the year (running, cycling, walking, horseback riding, swimming, hunting, fishing, bungee jumping, water skiing, sailing…).
Ada Ciganlija is the biggest complex for recreation in Belgrade. It has over 50 open-air sports playgrounds, adrenaline activities, wellness programs, a path for biking and walking, and many caffes and restaurants, amusement programs and content for the youngest visitors.
The artificial lake in the realm of Ada Ciganlija is an 8-kilometer long pebble stone beach. One of the most favorite places to escape from the city especially during the summer, it takes only 10 minutes by car, or 15 by bus, from the city center.
There are a few orthodox and catholic churches in Čukarica, such as the Church of Sveta Petka, the Church of Sveti Djordje, the church of Ćirilo and Metodije and a Catholic monastery.
Among the cultural and historical monuments, the most significant is the Monument to the Fallen Warriors of the Belgrade Defence in 1915, as well as numerous monuments on the Topčider cemetery, being one of the oldest graveyards in Belgrade.
Buses: 23, 37, 51, 52, 53, 56, 58, 88, 89
Trams: 12, 13