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Novi Sad is situated in the southern part of the spacious Pannonian plain by the river Danube in the region of Backa, 75 km southwest from Novi Sad is Belgrade, the capital and the largest town in Serbia, and 110 km to the north are Subotica and the border crossings to Hungary.

 Novi Sad is directly connected with the international motorway E-75, and in the vicinity, over the mountain of Fruska Gora, Novi Sad can be reached from the international motorway E-70.

Novi Sad arised on the left bank of the river Danube in the XVII century as settlement of craftsmen and merchants, and since 1748 Novi Sad abruptly developed as free emperor-royal city.The town started to establish secondary schools, the Gimnasium in 1810, the Library Matica Srpska with the oldest literary journal in Europe that appeared in print in 1826 and the Serbian National Theater in 1861. The town was gradually recovered and the city nucleus got today's appearance after destruction in the Bourgeois revolution that happened in 1848/1849. After the First World War, Novi Sad became part of Serbia and Montenegro. Today, Novi Sad is a city with about 350 000 citizens and it is the political, administrative, but also economic, cultural and educational center of Vojvodina.

 

The trademark of the city is the Petrovaradin fortress. It is located on the right bank of the river Danube, opposite to the city center. It is built between 1692 and 1790 according to the plan of the French architect Sebastian Voban. The fortress stretches on the area of 112 ha, it has 12 000 loopholes and 16 km of underground corridors at four levels (some of the corridors are considered that lead even under the river Danube).These data speak about the monumentality of this fortress. Today here are located artist's studios, a museum, a hotel etc. From the fortress you also have a beautiful view over the city. Different cultural manifestations take place on the fortress. The most massive manifestation is certainly the summer musical festival EXIT that gathers around 250 000 to 350 000 young people.

 

The city nucleus is full of many architectonic buildings that represent a mixture of gothic, baroque, secession and neoclassicism. There are located the most important institutions, museums, galleries, etc. Among many galleries and museums stand out the Gallery of Matica Srpska established in 1874 that keeps the most beautiful and the most complete collection of paintings and graphics of Serbian art of painting, the Museum of Vojvodina with permanent supposition of period furniture and objects of applicable art, and in the direct vicinity is the Naturalist Museum as well as the Memorial collection of Pavle Beljanski.The narrower city center hides a great number of invaluable religious temples. St. George's orthodox cathedral, the Catholic church from 1895 in gothic style and the Synagogue from 1809 are the most impressive and the most beautiful religious temples among others. The monument of poet Jovan Jovanovic Zmaj in the Zmaj Jovina street, the monument of Svetozar Miletic that dominates in the very center of the city or the monument of Djura Jaksic that is placed in Dunavski Park, give special attraction to this part of the city. One of the oldest, but the most beautiful streets in Novi Sad is Dunavska street. In continuation of the Dunavska Street is Dunavski park where is located the monument of Djura Jaksic. At the other side of Dunavska street is Zmaj Jovina street, the main street where is, beside many impressive buildings, also located the Zmaj Jova monument. The monument of Svetozar Miletic dominates the main city square that continues on Zmaj Jova street. Very attractive parts of Novi Sad are Grckoskolska street, Mileticeva street and Pasiceva street where is situated the Matica Srpska, the most important cultural institution of Serbian people in this area. In the narrower nucleus is Mladenci Square, one of the oldest and the most beautiful square in this area. Today there are the Adamoviceva Palace, the Palace of Elites and the Registrar's building around this square. An extremely monumental building is Banovina, built between 1935 and 1939. The Parliament and the Executive Council of Vojvodina are today accommodated inside this building.

Novi Sad is a fair city with tradition since 1923. During a year at Novi Sad's fair are organized specialized fairs and exhibits that have become very valuable for the entire province. Novi Sad is also an university town that represents, with 13 faculties and a enormous number of majors, the most important center in the country after Belgrade. The Sports and Business Centre Vojvodina is the most important sport-recreative object in Vojvodina. It has several halls, closed swimming pool, cinema, post office, banks and a great number of shops.

At the bank of the river Danube is located Strand, one of the most beautiful beaches along the Danube, from where stretches a beautiful view of the Fruska Gora that hides many natural resources and cultural riches. In the neighbourhood of Novi Sad, except Fruska Gora, are also ancient Sremski Karlovci, a town of historical monuments and old institutions, then Kovilj-Petrovaradin's swampy area, a paradise for hunters and fishermen, lake Ledinci, Titel's hill, farms by Cenej, carda at Begecka jama and Danube, golf terrains near Zabalj etc.

However, if you want to familiarize yourself with Novi Sad, you have to meet its citizens, open- and wide-hearted people as it is the wide plain around Novi Sad.

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