Novi Sad city countryside surrounding is beautiful
Novi Sad is the second largest city in Serbia, the capital of the province of Vojvodina and the administrative seat of the South Backa District.
The countryside surrounding Novi Sad is beautiful as it sits on the banks of the Danube River and is nearby the Fruška Gora Mountains.
Architecture from 19th century dominates Novi Sad centre
Novi Sad was founded in 1694 by Serb merchants and it quickly became a trading center due to its favorable position.
There are only a few building dating before 19th century, because Novi Sad was almost totally destroyed during the 1848/1849 revolution, so the architecture from 19th century dominates Novi Sad centre.
Novi Sad is a major cultural center called Serbian Athens
Today, Novi Sad is an industrial and financial centre of the Serbian economy, as well as a major cultural center, sometimes called Serbian Athens.
Novi Sad is a typical Central European city.
Around Novi Sad center, old small houses used to dominate the cityscape, but they are being replaced by modern multi-story buildings.
Petrovaradin Fortress, which dominates the Novi Sad
The most recognized structure in Novi Sad is Petrovaradin Fortress, which dominates the city and with scenic views of the city.
Besides the fortress, in Novi Sad there is also historic neighborhood of Stari Grad (Old Town), with many monuments, museums, cafes, restaurants and shops.
There is also a National Park of Fruška Gora nearby, approx. 20 km (12 mi) from Novi Sad centre.
Novi Sad with urban core and rural surroundings
Novi Sad is the city that provides the visitors the agenda of unbelievably rich content with its urban core and rural surroundings.
Each visitor, according to his internal feeling for nice and pleasant, attractive and joyful, useful and accessible can create his own experience while learning about all the layers of the past and present of Novi Sad.
EXIT music festival in Novi Sad crowded with young people
Every year, at the beginning of July, during the annual EXIT music festival, Novi Sad is full of young people from all over Europe.
In 2008, over 200,000 people visited the festival, which put Novi Sad on the map of summer festivals, both in Europe and internationally.
Novi Sad was declared to be the European Capital of Culture 2021.
Novi Sad Fair attracts many business people
Besides EXIT festival, Novi Sad Fair attracts many business people into the city.
In May, Novi Sad is home to the biggest agricultural show in the region, which 600,000 people visited in 2005.
There is also a tourist port near Varadin Bridge in Novi Sad centre welcoming various river cruise vessels from across Europe who cruise on Danube river.