Novi Sad is one of those locations that can offer a lot to its visitors. Located on the Danube and on the slopes of Fruška Gora, this imposing city of culture, tourism and diversity are a crossroads of the most important European roads.
Today, Novi Sad is a city that perfectly balances traditional and modern ways of life and a city that offers all its visitors a handful of interesting opportunities to spend their day.
However, many Novi Sad attractions can remain hidden from those who are coming for the first time and who are not well informed in advance. That is why we present you with a list of the most interesting things that you should not miss if you find yourself in Novi Sad.
Tour of Petrovaradin Fortress
Petrovaradin Fortress is considered the protector of this city. Within the fortress, there are many historical buildings, each of which brings with it interesting stories and the history of Novi Sad. The fortress was built in the 17th century and today it looks impressive and impressive.
The main feature of the fortress is the Clock Tower, from whose plateau there is a beautiful view of the Danube and Novi Sad. The fortress also hides many mysteries, it once served as a prison, which is more of a reason to visit it and enjoy its charms.
Great food that knocks you off your feet
Vojvodina is generally known as a region characterized by good and tasty food and great specialties, which differ from the food that is normally eaten in other parts of Serbia. This is primarily because Vojvodina’s cuisine is a fusion of different tastes, thanks to numerous outside influences.
In addition to delicious local food, in Novi Sad you can try many other specialties of foreign cuisines , given that this cosmopolitan city offers a large number of options for even the most discerning gourmets. Chinese food is very popular everywhere, and the Chinese restaurant Dva Štapića near Belgrade can also be found in Novi Sad, so this city can also boast of this restaurant with fantastic Chinese dishes.
Walking or swimming on the Strand
Strand is one of the best beaches on the entire course of the Danube. It is a 700-meter long sandy beach with numerous bars and other recreational activities that attracts thousands of fans of fun in the sun.
The beach is also the venue for many local parties and festivals. During the summer, a large number of people gather here for swimming and sunbathing, but during the colder months, it is a great place for a relaxing walk by the river, relief from stress, and enjoying the peace and beautiful view of the river.
Sightseeing tour of Novi Sad
Novi Sad can boast of an extremely rich cultural heritage and numerous sights that are definitely worth visiting and enjoying. And it is not surprising why Novi Sad was declared the capital of culture.
A city center is a place with many interesting locations, among which are the pedestrian zone which consists of Zmaj Jovina Street, Pasiceva, Svetozara Miletic, Laza Telecki, part of Dunavska Street, Catholic Gate, and Freedom Square. Freedom Square is the stage of the most important events, cultural or political in nature.
The square is dominated by two buildings facing each other. These are the City Hall (an identical copy of the one in Graz) and the Church of the Name of Mary, a Roman Catholic church known as the Cathedral. Among them is a monument to Svetozar Miletic, a famous politician from the 19th century.
Nearby is the Danube Park, the oldest and most beautiful park in Novi Sad. In the center of the park is a small lake surrounded by hiking trails and various types of trees which makes it a real small oasis for rest and enjoyment. The city center itself is a place with great opportunities for night outs and spending time until the early morning.
Visit the Museum of Vojvodina
Another important institution in Novi Sad is the Museum of Vojvodina. This museum has historical, archeological, and ethnological exhibits and is located in Dunavska Street. Building 35 within the museum covers the history of Vojvodina from the Paleolithic period to the end of the 19th century while building 37 tells a story from the period from 1945 with an emphasis on the terrible events of the First and Second World Wars.
A walk through the bridges of Novi Sad
If you are a fan of long walks and enjoying sightseeing, then the right thing for you is a walk across the three Novi Sad bridges. We advise you to cross the Freedom Bridge, which was first opened in 1981 and was rebuilt in 2005 after the bombing.
Then you can walk across the Duga Bridge, which illuminates the Danube with different colors every night. This appearance of the bridge was created in 2000. There is also Žeželj’s bridge, which is also imposing and worth visiting.
Based on all the above, it is clear to you that just one day is not enough to tour Novi Sad and enjoy its charms, so try to find accommodation in this city and visit it in more detail. However, if you do not stay longer than that, there is no doubt that you will have enough interesting things to complete your day.