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Novi Sad

Country
Serbia
State
South Backa
City
Novi Sad
Type of Location
Others
About Location

Novi Sad is the second largest city in Serbia, after Belgrade. According to July 2011 data, the city has an urban population of 292,856, while its municipal population was 380,643.It is located on the border of the Bačka and Srem regions, on the banks of the Danube river and Danube-Tisa-Danube Canal, facing the northern slopes of Fruška Gora mountain.The city was founded in 1694, when Serb merchants formed a colony across the Danube from the Petrovaradin fortress, a Habsburg strategic military post. In the 18th and 19th centuries, it became an important merchant and manufacturing centre, as well as a centre of Serbian culture of that period, earning the nickname Serbian Athens.



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How to Reach

By plane

The city itself doesn't have an airport and the closest one is Nikola Tesla International Airport (IATA: BEG) near Belgrade (about 70 kilometers). There is no easy bus/train connection, but some taxi companies run regular cars between Belgrade Airport and Novi Sad.

By bus

Using the bus is the most recommended option. The bus stations for long-distance trips are:
"Old bus station", at Bulevar Jase Tomica 6 (still much more used than the new one), near the train station
"New bus station", at the corner of Sentandrejski Put and Novosadskog partizanskog odreda,near "Novosadska Mlekara". This new station currently doesn't work (since 2009).

By car

E-75 highway that connects Belgrade and Budapest is passing by some 5km from Novi Sad. Toll fare for passenger cars coming from Belgrade is 240RSD (or 3EUR). Prices for other types of vehicle (bus, truck) are higher.
If you want to go in the direction of Zagreb, Ljubljana take E-70 highway which is some 40km south/west of Novi Sad.


 

Key places to visit
The fortress of Petrovaradin, Foreign art collection, Vojvodina Museum, The Old town hall, The Church of the great martyr St. George


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Places to Visit

The fortress of Petrovaradin

The fortress of Petrovaradin on the right bank of the Danube. A fortress that no enemy has ever taken, it now contains a museum, "Muzej Grada Novog Sada" (Novi Sad City Museum) gathering all ancient objects of the region from the prehistorical era until today, large number of small art studios and living spaces of artists, underground military galleries - corridors, few clubs and few cafes and a delicatessen. It also has a small Observatory and Planetarium , open on Saturdays from 7PM-12PM. The observatory is open when skies are clear, while the Planetarium, which is near the Museum, is open every Saturday. The staff are young, fun and speak excellent English. The 5* hotel and three restaurants offer beautiful views of the Danube and of Novi Sad, and have recently been reopened, after extensive renovation and refurbishment works.

Foreign art collection

This is the largest museum collection of foreign art in Serbia. In 1966, Doctor Branko Ilić donated his art collection of 136 paintings of foreign artists, 279 pieces and sculptures, period furniture and other items of applied arts to the town of Novi Sad and the Province. The legacy consists of the works of Western European schools from the XVI century until the end of the XIX century, mostly from the area of Central Europe (France, Germany, Italy and Austria).

Vojvodina Museum

The Museum of Vojvodina is an art and natural history museum in Novi Sad, Serbia. The museum houses a collection of over 400,000 specimens and a library of over 50,000 volumes.
Entry price for foreigners 100 RSD or 200 RSD with an English speaking guide. Vojvodina from Paleolithic up to the XX century. Also, there's Dinaric Ethnic house "Brvnara" in Bački Jarak (15 kilometers north from Novi Sad).

The Old town hall, right on the main city square called Trg Slobode

The Church of the great martyr St. George, Serb Orthodox church in Pasiceva street

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