Novi Sad

 

Novi Sad is the capital of Vojvodina and second largest city in Serbia. Located in the center of one of Serbia’s prettiest region with some of its most gorgeous villages, Novi Sad is a place with a mixture of different cultures. The beauty of this town is reflecting in a combination of modern and varied of historical architecture, which is most represented in Freedom Square in the city center.

Novi Sad lies on the Danube river, and it’s located between Backa (the plain region) and Srem (the hilly region). The city faces the northern side of Fruška Gora mountain, where are organized hiking and ultra running Fruškogorski marathon, each year.

The most visited tourist attraction in Novi Sad is Petrovaradin fortress which was built in a 17th and 18th century, and it is well known for unique European Music Festival - EXIT. EXIT takes place every summer and several times it's proclaimed to be the best in Europe.

Attractions

Novi Sad is a unique, colorful and historic city on a Danube river, upriver from Belgrade and downriver from Budapest, which had a historical influence on this place. In 17th and 18th century Novi Sad became an unofficial capital for Serbian culture, but in the revolution that happened in 1848, the city was demolished. After the revolution, the city was reconstructed and didn't lose any of its charms. Today Novi Sad is well known for love of art and music and in the year of 2021 Novi Sad is set to be the Europian Capital of Culture. 

Some popular sights include:

  • Petrovaradins Fortress the most visited tourist attraction in Novi Sad.
  • Freedom Square in the city center is placed between two of the city’s most impressive buildings Neo-Gothic Cathedral and Neo-Renaissance town hall.
  • Danube Park is the most popular public park in Novi Sad. In the center of the park there is a beautiful pond with fishes. In 1978 the pond become a home to a pair of swans .
  • In Novi Sad you can visit several museums, the oldest and most valuable are the City Museum and Museum of Vojvodina.
  • The city also has a number of excellent galleries, including the Matica Srpska gallery and the Museum of Contemporary Art of Vojvodina.
  • Novi Sad Synagogue was built in the 20th century and it's one of the most impressive buildings nearby Freedom Square. 
  • Carigrad pastry shop is the oldest pastry shop in Novi Sad. Built in 1937. it becomes a part of the tradition of this beautiful town. 
  • Serbian National Theatre Novi Sad, this beautiful building was built in 1861 and its working ever since.
  • Fruška gora is the national park nearby Novi Sad with 17 monasteries showcasing some of the best religious art in the entire nation.

  • When you are in the visit to Novi Sad you can take a short drive to Sremski Karlovci. This town was the seat of the Serbian Orthodox Church within the Habsburg Empire. The town is full of churches and other impressive buildings, not to mention delightful fountains.

Timezone

We are currently on CEST - Central European Summer Time (UTC/GMT +2 hours).

Currency

The official currency of Serbia is Serbian Dinar (RSD), however some restaurants, hotels and shops take Euros as well. Credit cards are also accepted in most hotels, large shops and spendier restaurants. Many local shops and cheaper restaurants do not accept credit cards. If you are able to pay in cash, we recommend doing so.

Electrical information

The electrical current in Serbia is 230V. Wall outlets generally take the standard Type E plug but Type C two-pin plugs may be used as well (see Europlug). If you don't use this voltage in your country, we recommend picking up an adaptor at the airport.

Night Life

Novi Sad is famous for its nightlife. If you're want to feel the Balkan spirit, you can visit Laza Telečki Street in a downtown pedestrian zone. In this street, you can find cafés, restaurants and clubs where you can enjoy in every night you spend in Novi Sad.