The first church was erected in 1718 by the Serbs who moved from the Almaş village in the suburbs of contemporary Petrovaradin Rampart (Petrovardinski Šanac). Built from brushwood, it could not last long, thus in the same place the new slightly larger one was built. The Bishop of Backa, Visarion Pavlović consecrated it on the…
As in everybody’s case, Novi Sad, as our hometown, is the most beautiful city to us.
On the map, made by Gerhard Mercator in the 16th century, in the place of today’s Novi Sad, there was a settlement called Bistriz. In its journal about traveling down the Danube river, Hans Christian Andersen mentions Novi Sad as the “water city”.
Novi Sad “sprouted” on the fertile ground, along the bridgehead across the fortress, some three hundred years ago. On 1st February 1748, the Austro-Hungarian Empress Maria Theresa awarded Novi Sad with the status of a royal town. It was then that Novi Sad was called by its today’s name. In that time, no man from the Fruška Gora could marry if he hadn’t planted a new seedling (Serb. seedling=sad, new=novi).
The city area covers some 130 square kilometers and has 235.000 inhabitants. The first ferry (raft), which connected Novi Sad and Petrovaradin, was put in the place in 1213 and the last one in 1999. Novi Sad is quite sensitive to its bridges. 134 pontoon bridges have been constructed from the 1720s until the 1920s. The history of these bridges is another story, a story so special that sometimes Novi Sad was called “the town where the river runs above the bridges”.
TOURISM ORGANISATION OF THE CITY OF NOVI SAD
Address: Trg Slobode 3 (Apolo center), Novi Sad
Phone: +381 (0)21 66 18 383, +381 (0)21 66 18 390
TOURIST INFO CENTER “JEVREJSKA”
Mon – Fri 7:30 – 17:00
Saturday 09:00 – 14:00
+381(0)21 66 17 343
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Bul. Mihajla Pupina 9
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+381(0)21 421 811
According to the written documents of Franc Šams, the military cahpel, in the Casemate, existed in the second part of the XVIII century. The permission for it was asked by mitropolit Pavle Nenadović. It was part of the military hospital, towards the Belgrade gate, and at the end of XIX century it was placed on…
The church was built to commemorate the victory of the Austrian army over the Turks in 1716. A small chapel without the tower, which was destroyed by the Turks during the 16th century was formerly located in the same place. A wooden mosque with a minaret and a dervishes residence were also built and in…
The Church of St. Nikolai Relics Transfer, more famous as Church Nikolajevska, is the oldest Orthodox Church in Novi Sad. It has been mentioned ever since 1730, as the endowment of a family of Greek origin, the Bogdanov family. After the bombing of Novi Sad in 1849, the church was renovated by the famous Serbian…
Experience the adventure on River Danube in organization of kayak- canoe rafting club “Danube’s rafting”. Try recreational rowing of canoe or kayak. There is organized renting of canoe with the equipment, elementary course of rowing and introducing of Danube. The offer contains: raft cruising with catamaran from Novi Sad. Returning is down– water in recreational…
Adrenaline Park, first of its kind in Vojvodina, gives you thrilling recreation on the climbing obstacle platforms divided according to a level of difficulty, length of platforms and method of crossing the platforms. Organize fun gatherings for friends, rock climbing trainings, family fun or team buildings. For those adventure enthusiasts shorter than 1.4 meters, we…
It is located in the south-east of Bačka region in the vicinity Novi Sad along the inundation area of the middle course of the Danube on its left and right side, close to the villages of Petrovardin and Kovilj. The core values of this area are represented by the preserved and diverse indigenous orographic and…
Visit the Slatkoteka donut shop in the heart of Novi Sad and enjoy the tastes that excite the senses. We offer over 50 different types of donuts for enjoyment, business events, weddings, birthdays, and other special occasions.
This year’s Tamburitza Fest 2021, in its 14th edition, from August 19 to 21 in the center of Novi Sad and at the Petrovaradin Fortress, will traditionally gather a large number of domestic and foreign masters of plectrum and wire. At the officially best ethno music festival in Europe and the best tourist event in…