Novi Sad is located 70 km away from Belgrade, and connected by an international highway with Budapest, Vienna, Belgrade, Athens, Bucharest and Istanbul.
The focal point of the city is the Petrovaradin fortress. It is located on the right bank of the river Danube, opposite to the city center. It was built between 1692 and 1790, according to the plan of the French architect Sebastian Voban. The fortress covers 112 hectares and has 16 km of underground corridors on four levels (some of the corridors are supposed to lead under the river Danube).
Today, along with the capital city of Belgrade, Novi Sad is the industrial and financial center of the Serbian economy; also, it was named one of the 2021 European Capital of Culture cities.
Novi Sad is currently a cultural, economic, political and administrative centre of the Autonomous Province of Vojvodina, a modern uUniversity city that has grown on the tradition of continuity of cultural development. It is the city of museums, galleries, and events such as EXIT Music Festival that has been awarded international rewards and that has acquired international recognisability.
Novi Sad should be visited due to its unrepeatable substantiality of an urban centre characterised by Orthodox, Catholic, protestant churches and the synagogue, baroque, neo-renaissance, classicistic, and Bauhaus buildings, as well as those built in the modern style.
National Park Fruška Gora with picnic sites, preserved eco-systems and the complex of Serbian Orthodox monasteries is the belt that leans directly onto a wider city area. In the surroundings of Novi Sad one can also find “salaš“ farms, hunting resorts, fishing and wine areas.
The inhabitants of Novi Sad cherish calmness in behaviour, they speak different mother tongues, and they greet each visitor with the attention and curious cordiality.
Novi Sad, the city on the Danube, the city of European history and Balkan hospitality, is the experience you miss.