Novi Sad - Bač fortress - Sombor - Subotica
We start our journey through the fairytale-like Bačka at 07.00 am from Belgrade. To Novi Sad, the first city we will get to know, we need about an hour's drive from Belgrade. Our licensed tourist guide will be with you on your trip through Bačka. He will interestingly tell you about the culture, history, nature, customs, and people of this part of our Vojvodina.
Bačka is a geographical-historical area of Central Europe. It is located in Vojvodina in Pannonian Plain - Middle Danube Depression. It is divided administratively between Serbia and Hungary. The borders of Bačka are the River Tisa in the east, the River Danube in the south, Croatia in the west, and Hungary in the north. Bačka is certainly one of the most fertile areas in Europe. The population is basically engaged in agriculture.
Upon arrival in the largest city of Vojvodina, a pleasant one-hour walk through the center of Novi Sad awaits us, together with our tour guide. The diversity and rich cultural heritage of many peoples who live in it reflect in the central city center, which adorns Baroque, Neo-Renaissance, Classicist, and Bauhaus buildings, including numerous religious buildings. In Novi Sad, in the city of European culture and tradition, every visitor feels beautiful and pleasant, attractive and cheerful. The city tour includes a tour of Danube Park, Danube Street, Cathedral church, Serbian National Theater, Freedom Square, City Hall, Roman Catholic Church of the Name of Mary, Zmaj Jovina Street..
The medieval fortress of Bač is located on a slight elevation, not far from the town of the same name, between the river Mostonga and its tributaries. It is first mentioned in historical writings in the middle of the 6th century, during the reign of Emperor Justinian I. The origin of one part of today's fortress is connected to the period from 1338 to 1342 when King Charles Robert of Anjou strengthened the borders of the kingdom. From the outside, the fortress looked well fortified, powerful, beautifully shaped, and dominated the fertile Bačka plain.
Franciscan Monastery of Bač
In 1169, in the very center of Bač, on the foundations of the old cathedral, the Order of the Holy Sepulchre of Jerusalem raised its monastery and church. In terms of its dimensions and style of construction, it is at the very top of Romanesque architecture. It is obvious that it was built by crusaders, which was confirmed by the underground "claws'' which additionally give stability to the building. "Canons crucifers'' was their short name. After the fall of the Latin Kingdom in Jerusalem, the movements of the Crusaders ceased, so the monastery lost its importance. By the decision of the Hungarian King Andrew the Third Arpad, the monastery became Franciscan in 1300. During the Turkish rule, it served as a mosque. After the departure of the Turks from this area in the middle of the 18th century, the monastery was restored and it got its current appearance.
Restaurant of traditional local cuisine
It is simply unforgivable to visit Bačka and Vojvodina and not try some of the specialties from the salaš. The salaš is the soul of Vojvodina, with a unique spirit and atmosphere. The traditional specialties of this rich culinary area are prepared on the salaš according to the most beautiful recipes. Salaš, as before, are becoming the center of life. The place where people gather with a glass of homemade brandy, fantastic food flavors, and traditionally tambourines. Here we take a break to relax and have lunch.
City tour and wine tasting
Sombor, a city of rich cultural heritage, is a guardian of old tradition and a nurturer of lavish history. It is recognizable by its green parks and is rightly called the greenest city in Europe. The historical center of the city has almost completely preserved its appearance from the 17th and 19th centuries. On the central square are several baroque buildings as well as the Town Hall (1882) built in the style of classicism. During our walk through this beautiful city, next to the town square, we visit some of the most important and most beautiful buildings in Sombor. This city of Bačka, it can be freely said, has always been proud of its delicious wines. Even many songs were sung in that name. And we will take the opportunity to visit one of the wineries and taste the famous Sombor wines.
The last city on our Bačka round trip is rightly called the "museum city". By visiting Subotica, we will see various palaces. A special place takes the Ferenc Reichl palace, whose precious building materials, an unusual palette of colors and shape of the facade, interior, and garden, are a unique example of modern architecture. The Town Hall dominates the heart of the town and the main square. It was built at the beginning of the 19th century in the style of Hungarian modernism. Her beauty is simply breathtaking. Today, it houses the city administration. On the main square are a monument dedicated to the Serbian Tsar Jovan Nenad, two beautiful fountains, the National Theater (from 1853) and the Town Hall represent a unique cultural and historical ensemble of the city. Nearby is the Baroque City Library, known for its balcony supported by two Apollo backs. In the city are the Franciscan monastery, a synagogue - one of the most beautiful in Europe and the Orthodox Church of the Holy Ascension.
The scheduled departure is at 7 am from Belgrade.
Return is around 10 pm.
The price of the trip depends on the number of people.
The price includes the services of a tourist guide, transfer and wine tasting.
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