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Novi Sad

Stories and Photos from my travels to Novi Sad

Destination 》EuropeCentral and Eastern Europe  》Serbia

Year Visited: 2018 – September


After few days in Belgrade, the capital city of Serbia, we took a bus to Novi Sad to continue our backpacking journey through the Balkans.

Novi Sad, founded in 1694, is the second largest city of Serbia and the capital of the autonomous province of Vojvodina. Novi Sad is a cheerful and lively town, a city of young people, music, fun and great nightlife. Photos below are from our few days stay in this beautiful city.

The Name of Mary Church, built in 1893, is a Roman Catholic parish church, the largest church in Novi Sad, located in the city center on the Trg Slobode (Liberty Square).
The Name of Mary Church, built in 1893, designed by Hungarian architect György Molnár, with stained glass windows from Budapest and the roof tiles made of Zsolnay ceramics.
Town Hall (Gradska kuća), built in 1895, located in the city center on the Trg Slobode (Liberty Square), which is the default meeting place for the locals.
Bishop’s Palace (Vladicanski Dvor), built in 1901, at the same place where previous Eparchy was built in 1741 and was totally destroyed in 1849 during the bombing.
Saint George’s Cathedral, the Cathedral Church of the Holy Great-Martyr George. The present-day church was completed in 1905, on the ruins of a church built in 1734 and destroyed in 1849.
The fortress of Petrovaradin, A fortress that no enemy has ever taken. The fortress offers the best view over Novi Sad, which is especially beautiful during the sunsets.
Street of Petrovaradin town.
Church of St. Juraj with a convent was built in baroque style between 1701 and 1714.
Church of St. Juraj with a convent was built in baroque style between 1701 and 1714.
The clock tower on the Petrovaradin fortress is a symbol of Novi Sad, known for its hands being reversed, the large hand showing hours and small one showing minutes. This dates back to the times when people didn’t have their own clocks, the hands were reversed so that the one showing hours (therefore being more important) was easier to see from a long distance by fishermen on the Danube river.
Raul at the Reversed clock of the Petrovaradin fortress.
Sunset over Novi Sad, a tourist cruise boat on the Danube river.
Sunset over steeple of The Name of Mary Church in Novi Sad
Metal structure at Petrovaradin fortress, looks like a human is wearing glasses, designed by local art studio, radosevic design.
Petrovaradin Fortress has many tunnels as well as 16 km of uncollapsed underground countermine system.
After a long day of walking, some energy food and drink for Raul.
Antique car show in the city center on the Trg Slobode (Liberty Square). During summer months, the city organizes some event almost every weekend. During our stay, we also attended a local music festival near the castle.
Raul’s first time drinking the Original Budweiser Budvar from the Czech Republic.
The restaurant had a very Interesting wall clock.
Rakija (Rakia), fruit brandy popular in the Balkans, each family has their own recipe. Following local tradition; our local friend said her Grandpa used to have shot of Rakija every morning before cup of coffee.

While we were in Novi Sad, we took a public bus and made a day trip to Sremski Karlovci, a small town located 12 km south from Novi Sad, is one of the most picturesque towns in Serbia’s Vojvodina region, with its well-preserved, richly decorated, baroque and neo-classicist buildings. It is also one of the most prominent spots of Serbia’s Wine Route

Orthodox Cathedral of St. Nicholas (1758) and the Roman Catholic Church of the Holy Trinity in Sremski Karlovci.
Karlovci Gymnasium (Philological High School), founded in 1792, is the oldest secondary school in Serbia.
Clerical High School (Theological Seminary) of Saint Arsenije, founded in 1794, is the first Serbian Clerical High School.
This is one of the oldest pharmacies in Vojvodina. It was built in 1890 and it has been working ever since. The interior of the pharmacy was made in Venice, and still remains largely unchanged.
One of the old building in the city, now in Ruins
The beautiful panorama view of Sremski Karlovci from the Belvedere on Magarčev breg (Donkey Hill).
The beautiful panorama view of Sremski Karlovci from the Belvedere on Magarčev breg (Donkey Hill).

After few days in Novi Sad, the capital of Vojvodina, we took a bus to Nis in Southern Serbia to continue our Backpacking journey through the Balkans.

By Window on The World

In May 2017, 23 days before I was going to complete 50 years, grabbed an opportunity and took an early retirement.. Picked up a backpack and traveling ever since.. Love to travel around the world, experience different culture, local cuisine & drinks .. and take pictures.. so far been to 108 countries and still counting...

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