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Novi Sad – A City In Serbia To Be Discovered On Foot

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Novi Sad

Novi Sad is the second largest city in Serbia, after Belgrade and an important industrial and cultural center of the country. Serbian Athens is the capital of Vojvodina and an important tourist city of Serbia even after the damage suffered during the NATO bombing in 1999. With numerous historic buildings, areas for walking and broad markets, Novi Sad is located on the Danube, in the foothills Fruska Gora and enjoy a great view. Here are the main tourist attractions in Novi Sad.

Petrovaradin Fortress

Petrovaradin Fortress

The most important attractions of Novi Sad is the Petrovaradin Fortress located on the right bank of the Danube and built in the late eighteenth century. The dimensions are impressive for a fortress, it was built by the Austrians in order to defend their territory from frequent attacks of the Ottomans. Petrovaradin Fortress has high and steep walls, huge gates, ditches and drawbridges. Currently, in Petrovaradin Fortress there are numerous cultural institutions, hotels, cafés and restaurants.

Vojvodina Museum

Novi Sad hosts one of the largest and oldest museums in Serbia – Vojvodina Museum. Institution of culture is among the most important in Serbia and hosts a collection of over 5,000 pieces and 60,000 publications. Its exhibitions include exhibits dating from ancient times until now. Many of these shows principality Vojvodina community life. The museum is open to the public throughout the week except Monday.

The Clock Tower

The Clock Tower

One of the landmarks of the city is the Clock Tower. Built in Baroque style the clock tower is large, more than 2 meters tall and one meter long. The clock has very high Roman letters, so the indicated time can be seen over the Danube. The clock tower is situated in the Petrovaradin Fortress. Another novel aspect of the Clock Tower is its mechanism. Unlike other watches, the long tongue of the Petrovaradin Fortress tower indicate the hour and the short one shows the minutes.

Novi Sad Planetarium

If you chose Novi Sad as a destination for citybreak should not miss the Planetarium. The observatory is located in the Petrovaradin Fortress and was built in 1954. To visit the Planetarium is a true spectacle of lights and constellations. Before getting to the largest public telescope in the world, you’ll go through a dark tunnel, the walls which are exposed to bright astronomical images. If you want to visit the Planetarium in Novi Sad is recommended that you have a thick coat because temperatures are very low in the tunnel.

Liberty Square

Liberty Square

Novi Sad is a city with much history and which was reborn from its own ashes after armed conflicts in 1999. With beautiful architecture, historic buildings and great places, Novi Sad is a city that deserves to be discovered on foot. Downtown area called Liberty Square is surrounded by an imposing statue that portrays Svetozar Miletic, a leading politician in the nineteenth century. The square is bordered by impressive historical buildings, which houses administrative institutions and is a good starting point for exploring the city.

What other tourist attractions in Novi Sad do you recommend?

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12 Thoughts on “Novi Sad – A City In Serbia To Be Discovered On Foot

  1. Novi Sad is the second largest city in Serbia. Its so nice.

  2. nice site web i like him !
    hope u have a nice day

  3. Jubail21 on June 4, 2016 at 6:47 pm said:

    very nice city and very clean environment

  4. very useful..we can roam the world with this..

  5. Prasad Babu Galla on June 12, 2016 at 7:03 am said:

    Thanks a lot for providing useful article.

  6. beautiful places like in paradise.If I had wings to fly there…

  7. Jesús on June 16, 2016 at 4:05 pm said:

    A beautiful city. Despite the sustained bombing by NATO, it has recovered from its ashes and worth enjoying it

  8. jason on June 18, 2016 at 2:29 pm said:

    Makes me want to go there, hey I just might do that.

  9. Valentina Ivanova Svilenova on August 2, 2016 at 9:06 am said:

    Very nice and clean city .

  10. juan diaz on August 3, 2016 at 6:09 pm said:

    cool ! i’d like to go there

  11. Henry on August 4, 2016 at 9:32 pm said:

    Wow beautiful place

  12. Till D'Argus on August 8, 2016 at 1:24 pm said:

    Novi Sad is beautiful city from my home country, Serbia. Go visit it, you won’t regret it. 🙂

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