Novi Sad is an old city placed in Vojvodina on bank of Danube. It is the second biggest city in Serbia. Novi Sad is located about 80km to the northwest of Belgrade, and 100 km from the border town (with Hungary) of Subotica. By car there is a direct highway between Budapest and Novi Sad. From Belgrade you can to take train or bus. A small settlement is mentioned during Roman times and the invasions of barbarian, Avarian and Turkish conquerors while the first written document, dating from 1694, writes about a bridgehead to protect the Petrovaradin Fortress.
The history of Novi Sad has been recorded continually since the end of the 17th century, when the settlement of the left bank of the Danube, most outside the Petrovaradin Fortress, numbered a thousand inhabitants. The name of the city as we know it today dates back to February 1,1748, when the citizens of the former Petrovaradinski šanac or Rátz Város, mostly tradesmen and craftsmen, paid the Court in Vienna, 95,000 forints for the status of a free city.
One of the symbols of Novi Sad, neo gothic cathedral built during the period of 1893 – 1895. is situated in the main center square of Novi Sad, Square of Freedom. Cathedral has beautiful tall and thin shafts. It is recognizable by its tall clock tower, and vitrages made in Budapest. It has been built on the place of previous church from the mid 18 century and is devoted to st. Mary.
The most charming street in Novi Sad is Duvavska Street. Very short, in the pure center, but very cute. it’s full of colorful facades, many advertising and shops. It looks like the time has stopped there. One look at this short street captures your breath and heart .Straight from it you get to Dunavski Park.
Orthodox Bishop’s Hall is situated in the beginning of Zmaj Jovina Street.
The symbol of Novi Sad is Petrovaradinska Fortress. It is a place where you can take a walk, enjoy in some restaurant or cafe. Petrovaradin is a perfect spot for the views and at the same time it is perfectly romantic, quiet place with a breeze always.
The Austrians built the Fortress and its suburban settlement, as we know then today, during the 17th and 18th centuries.
This year in July, in Novi Sad at Petrovaradin Fortress, Exit 06 festival will be held. After a huge success of Exit 05, which was visited by 150,000 people, out of which 15,000 were foreigners, there is no reason to change direction. Exit 06 will last for four days, from 6th to 9th of July in 2006. Many world famous bands played on the festival (Moloko, Iggy Pop, Public Enemy etc.) and in the year 2004 it was listed as the biggest cultural event of South-Central/Eastern Europe.
The symbol of the fortress is the old clock. A clock at Petrovaradin fortress is interesting because it works in the opposite way from the other clocks – the big hand is showing the hours and the smaller one is showing minutes. When they built it they thought that hours are more important than minutes.
City Tour Novi Sad
In our offer we have personal guided sightseeing tours for Novi Sad in English language with gay guide. We offer professional and qualified touristic guide for your sightseeing and touring needs that include full range of guide services for individual gay travelers and groups as well. We offer 3 types of guided tours: by public transportation, by car, and on foot. We are starting our tour by car drive from Belgrade to Novi Sad. Please note that this tour doesn’t include a price for the oil of the car.
We charge 100 Euro for the Novi Sad sightseeing tour.