Novi Sad Sightseeing

Walking tour

The pedestrian zone in the city center and we cross the bridge on the Danube and visit the Petrovaradin Fortress.
 
Novi Sad with a tour guide.
 

Novi Sad

Novi Sad, a city on the Danube, is the second largest city in Serbia. It has created a varied cultural heritage through the history of many people who still live in it today. Enjoy the urban city center through an easy walk and an active guide story. We create one unique image that connects this space with different identities. A wealth of gastronomic content and festival energy is present at every step. The cultural heritage of Novi Sad, the Petrovaradin Fortress, and the city center are adorned with Baroque, Neo-Renaissance, and Classicism architecture. It is completed by its hospitable hosts. Welcome to the European Youth Capital 2019 and the European Capital of Culture 2022.
 
Liberty Square

Liberty Square is the central city square in Novi Sad. The square is dominated by the beauty of the city hall (Magistrate) in the Neo-Renaissance style and the Roman Catholic Church “The Name of Mary” in the Neo-Gothic style with a tower 73 meters high. Djerdj Molnar designed both buildings between 1893 and 1895. In the central position of the square is a monument to Svetozar Miletic, one of the most significant Serbian politicians in Vojvodina in the 19th century. It is the work of the famous sculptor Ivan Meštrović from 1939. The monument is made of bronze, 5 meters high. At the square, we can also find the oldest hotel in Novi Sad. Hotel “Vojvodina” was built in 1854. The story is just beginning.
 
Zmaj Jovina and Dunavska Streets

Zmaj Jovina Street is the main pedestrian zone that connects Liberty Square with Dunavska Street. It is intersected by passages in which there are many different shops, boutiques, cafes, restaurants, and craft shops. The narrow Laze Telečkog Street also flows into Zmaj Jovina Street. This street has become a real brand of Novi Sad, where with a relaxed atmosphere, a good night out is guaranteed. At the end of the street, there is a monument to Jova Jovanović - Zmaj. We continue along Dunavska Street, one of the oldest in Novi Sad, which connects Zmaj Jovina Street with the bank of the Danube. Crowded one-story buildings with shops, pastry shops, and cafeterias adorn this part of the city. At the beginning of the street is the City Library, as well as the oldest two-story building in Novi Sad "Kod belog lava" from 1720. In the continuation of the street, there is the building of the Museum of Vojvodina. At the intersection of these two pedestrian streets is the Bishop's Palace.
 
 
Bishop’s Palace

The Bishop's palace was originally built in 1741. The old palace was demolished during the bombing of Novi Sad in 1849. The present mansion was built in 1899 according to the project of architect Vladimir Nikolić. It is the seat of the Eparchy of Bačka Serbian Orthodox Church. It was built in an eclectic style with elements of Romanticism and art nouveau and rich facade decoration. In the immediate vicinity is the Orthodox Church of St. George. The most significant and largest Orthodox temple in Novi Sad was built between 1734 and 1740 and restored in 1853. The painter Paja Jovanović painted most of the church.
 
During your walk through Novi Sad, you must also visit Nikola Pašić Street, where are located the Gymnasium building, Platoneum, and Nikolajevska church, the oldest Orthodox church in Novi Sad. Mileva and Albert Einstein baptized their sons in this church in 1913. The building of Matica Srpska is the oldest cultural and scientific institution among the Serbs. It was founded in 1826 in Pest and moved to Novi Sad in 1864. Nearby is the Square Marija Trandafil.
 
The multiculturalism of Novi Sad is proven by the existence of a large number of sacred buildings of different architectural styles created in the 18th and 19th centuries: Slovak Evangelical Church (1886) - classicism, Greek Catholic Church of St. Apostles Peter and Paul (1820), Reformation Christian Church (1865)-Neo-Gothic, Serbian Orthodox Church of the Assumption (1776)-Baroque. The Novi Sad synagogue was built in the Hungarian Art Nouveau style, and in its courtyard is the former Jewish school and municipality from 1909. The Serbian National Theater from 1861 still operates in Novi Sad. It represents one of the most important professional theaters in Serbia with an ensemble of Ballet, Opera, and Drama. The Novi Sad Theater - Újvidéki Színház was created in 1974 to preserve the culture of Vojvodina's Hungarians.

We continue our walk in Danube Park, through the green oasis of the city towards Petrovaradin.
 

Petrovaradin Fortress

The Petrovaradin fortress is located on the right bank of the Danube across from Novi Sad. It was built from the end of the 17th to the end of the 18th century according to the project of Sebastian Vauban, on the foundations of previous fortifications which were created as a defense of the Austro-Hungarian monarchy against the constant intrusions of the Ottoman Turks. The Clock Tower dominates the Upper town. Its large hand shows the hours, and the small one shows the minutes. That's why we often call it the "drunk clock."The upper town consists of high defensive ramparts, officers' pavilions, and underground military galleries that are part of the Museum of the City of Novi Sad. Leopold's Gate is preserved in the upper part of the fortress. It is dedicated to the Austrian Emperor Leopold I (1657-1705). The EXIT music festival has been organized at the Petrovaradin Fortress since 2001, and it is one of the most famous and most visited festivals in Southeastern Europe.
 
Novi Sad is a university city. The people of Novi Sad love sports and have their beach, Strand on the Danube. Opposite the Strand is the Fisherman's Island. Many historical facts do not fit into this description and cannot be covered in a shorter walking tour. But, we invite you to experience Novi Sad with us through a full-day and multi-day tour.
 
The meeting point with the tour guide is at the reception of your hotel or your address.
The duration of the walking tour is 2-3 hours. Departure time at 10:00 a.m. or as agreed.
The price depends on the number of people. The price includes the services of a tourist guide.
There is a possibility of paying extra for a full-day tour and a transfer.
 
 

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