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Novi Sad and Vojvodina

Vojvodina is the northern part of Serbia, a plain in which Danube, Sava and other small rivers flow. Its capital is Novi Sad and it is very popular among tourists because of its beautiful nature, the traditional music and also a very rich gastronomy and making excellent wines.

 

Novi Sad
Novi Sad is the second largest city in Serbia and the capital of Vojvodina. Novi Sad is directly connected with the international motorway E-75 and can be also reached from the international motorway E-70. It is well-known worldwide especially among young people since it hosts the Exit Festival. It is situated in the southern part of the Pannonian plain by the river Danube in the region of Backa. Novi Sad Petrovaradin fortress was built between 1692 and 1790 by the French architect Sebastian Voban and today it hosts artist's studios, a museum, a hotel etc. From the fortress you can enjoy an amazing view over the city. Different cultural manifestations take place on the fortress. The biggest manifestation is without doubt the summer musical festival EXIT that gathers around 250,000 to 350,000 young people.
Novi Sad city centre is full of many architectonic buildings that represent a mixture of gothic, baroque, secession and neoclassicism. Among many galleries and museums stand out the Gallery of Matica Srpska in which you can see the most beautiful and the most complete collection of paintings of Serbian art of painting and the Museum of Vojvodina with permanent supposition of period furniture and objects of applicable art. The narrower city center hides a great number of precious religious temples. St. George's orthodox cathedral, the Catholic church from 1895 in gothic style and the Synagogue from 1809 are just some examples.

Fruska Gora
Fruska Gora Mountain is protected by the National Park of Nature and it is one of the most popular destination of lots of tourists. Fruska Gora Mountain has also been called “The third Saint Mount” because of its 17 monasteries and it is famous for its wines since the period of the Habsburg Monarchy. This famous wine has been sipped at the Court of Vienna, throughout Europe, America and many other countries.

 

Palic Lake
Palic is located in the north of Vojvodina, only 7 km from Subotica. The water of the Palic Lake is filled with naturally occurring minerals and the Palic area offers to the visitors coach rides, sailing, a large Zoo, botanical gardens, art exhibitions, tennis courts, fitness center and other interesting activities.

 

Sremski Karlovci Town
Sremski Karlovci is a small town only 12 km away from Novi Sad and about one hour drive from Belgrade. It is situated by the Danube River and on the northern base of the Fruska Gora Mountain. Sremski Karlovci is where several events of Serbian history took place: the Turkish Empire and the Christian Alliance, formed by Austria, Venice and Poland at that time, made a treaty of peace here in 1699. The Chapel of Peace was built to remember the event.
In the very baroque nucleus, you can see a great number of historical buildings that charm with its appearance and also with its importance. In addition Sremski Karlovci is famous for its extraordinary wine, especially for the Bermet dessert wine which is made of different herbal essences and seasonings.

Subotica
Subotica is the second biggest town in Vojvodina, located at the border to Hungary. It is an important crossroad of motorways and railroads (international motorway E-75) and important railroad route that links the Balkans with North and West Europe. As a settlement it was mentioned back to XVI century. One of the most interesting figures of its past is the emperor Jovan Nenad. Subotica experienced a great development in the XIX century. Nowadays, Subotica is an important industrial and agricultural center. The town and its surroundings have several interesting spots for tourists: the old City Hall, a monumental building from the beginning of this century with ornaments, mosaics and art decorations but also the Town Museum Building, the Town Library and the theater building. Subotica has both monumental Catholic cathedral and the Jewish synagogue. Subotica city center is characterized by beautiful architectonic buildings, built in gothic, baroque, secession, neoclassicism styles that make it one of the most beautiful towns in the Pannonian area.

 
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