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What to see in Novi Sad – the ultimate guide

Novi Sad is the second largest city in Serbia and the European Capital of Culture for 2022. This city is famous for good music, young people, tasty food, and great nightlife. Its long history and multiculturality created a diversified cultural offer for visitors. There are so many places to see in Novi Sad if you are a history buff, urban artist, or someone who just wants to feel traditional life in the Northern region of Serbia. 

Here is the ultimate guide on what to see in Novi Sad

Liberty square - a must-see in Novi Sad

If we discuss what to see in Novi Sad, Liberty square is an absolute must! It represents the heart of the city, home to the Roman Catholic Name of Mary Church – a symbol of Novi Sad. There is also the Magistrate building (the City Hall), the Tanurdžić’s Palace, and the old Vojvodina Hotel.

The central place in the square is occupied by a statue of Svetozar Miletic, an old mayor of the city. 

If you want to hear more stories about this famous square, consider booking Novi Sad private experience. 

Zmaj Jovina street

This street in the city center is famous for shopping, cozy restaurants and cafes, and charming colorful facades.

Bishops palace

Located at the end of Zmaj Jovina street, this building became another symbol of Novi Sad.
Its architectural style represents a combination of different influences, making the building attractive for visitors. 

What to see in Novi Sad about Jewish culture?

Novi Sad synagogue

It was built in 1909, representing a masterpiece of art. The synagogue is a monumental building in the style of Hungarian secession. It is part of the complex with a Jewish school and the Church of the Jewish Community.  It was used as a prison for the Jews during WWII. From this place, they were deported to the Nazi extermination camps. 

Nowadays, the synagogue is used for concerts and different performances, due to its good acoustics. 

Dunavska street

This is one of the oldest and most beautiful streets in Novi Sad. Today it represents the favorite place for walking, gathering, and chitchatting. 

Danube park (Dunavski park)

If you are searching for a natural oasis in Novi Sad, this is the best place to visit. Danube park features more than 250 plant species, a calming pond, and statues of famous Serbian poets. Thanks to its popularity among locals and foreigners, it is also used as a venue for concerts and performances and represents an indispensable part of Novi Sad private experience. 

Štrand (city beach)

If you are searching for a natural oasis in Novi Sad, this is the best place to visit. Danube park features more than 250 plant species, a calming pond, and statues of famous Serbian poets. Thanks to its popularity among locals and foreigners, it is also used as a venue for concerts and performances.

Laze Telečkog - nightlife street

This is a famous street for urban nightlife, Serbian drinks, and food. It became a symbol for parties, good music, and exploring Serbian mentality

Petrovaradin fortress - the most famous place to see in Novi Sad

When you ask locals what to see in Novi Sad, they will almost always mention the Petrovaradin fortress first. This historical and cultural place is a favorite among both locals and tourists. It used to be a military fortification, while today it represents the city’s art center and the birthplace of one of the best music festivals in Europe (EXIT festival). Also, it is recognizable for its four-level underground, which has not yet been fully explored.

Due to its position over the Danube and its monumentality, many people call it “the Gibraltar of the Danube”.
If you want to explore it like a local, book our Novi Sad tour.

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