Situated on the Danube River between Budapest and Belgrade, it is a treasured regional and cultural centre. Novi Sad has a population of 400,000 in the wider urban area.
What to see:
- 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.
- 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 Pašićeva street
- The Church of Virgin’s name, Catholic church in the center on Trg Slobode
- Dvorac Dundjerski an old castle, wonderfully preserved, situated to the north of Novi Sad.
- The Novi Sad Synagogue, a beautiful Synagogue in the center of the city, in Jevrejska street.