Travel diaries: Novi Sad European Capital of Culture



Planning a trip to Serbia? Don’t miss Novi Sad, the country’s third-biggest city and cultural hub. Also Novi sad is European Capital of Culture for 2022 and it is a big honour. 

You may wonder what to do in the city of Novi Sad Serbia. Although one of the most popular places to visit in Serbia, Novi Sad is still not a huge city packed with  trendy tourist traps like your usual European metropolis. Novi Sad attractions, just like its people, have a more laid back nature. It takes a bit of patience to unravel the secret life of Novi Sad Serbia, but it’s definitely worth it. Barely an hour out of Belgrade and small enough to navigate by foot, it’s a perfect add-on to your Serbia itinerary.

Novi Sad attracts visitors with its safe and cozy positioning across the Petrovaradin fortress – the Gibraltar on the Danube, with its various languages that are spoken by its inhabitants, and with leisurely rhythm that is in contrast to the usual fast-paced and chaotic urban life. In the vicinity of the city nucleus loaded with Baroque, Neo-Renaissance, Classical and Bauhaus buildings, one can find picnic sites, preserved ecosystems and a complex of Orthodox monasteries scattered across the Fruška Gora National Park. 

The farmhouses, vineyards and wine routes at the outskirts of Novi Sad provide visitors with the opportunity to experience the richness of gastronomy and rural customs.  

 The central city square – Trg Slobode (Liberty Square) is the starting point of many Novi Sad tourist routes. The City Hall and Roman Catholic Church of the Name of Mary are some of the buildings dominating this square. Zmaj Jovina and Dunavska Street intersected with passages accommodating a multitude of shops, restaurants, craft shops, museums and galleries make the parts of always lively pedestrian zone of the central city core. Pašićeva Street with Zlatne Grede, Grčkoškolska, and Miletićeva Street and Marija Trandafil’s Square makes another important zone of the old core of Novi Sad. This is where you can see the Serbian Orthodox Congregational Church of Saint George, Platoneum, the building of the former Serbian Orthodox Grammar School, Serbian Orthodox Church of Relocation of the Relics of St. Nicholas – Saint Nicholas’ Church, Matica Srpska, Jevrejska Street, with a reputable Novi Sad Synagogue also belongs to the old core of Novi Sad in historical and architectural sense.

What to do in Novi Sad?

Enjoy the architecture and beauty of the buildings, 

the wonderful food and the kindness of the people.

Visit the main square and the Cathedral, visit the synagogue  architecture is very intresting and special. Enter the most beautiful store of the H&M brand in the Euorope, visit the amazing stores of the local leather manufacturer Manuel and Co. Their goods are very special and recognazible. Visit the Bishop`s Palace. The Bishop`s Palace isn`t just a palace by name. It is the chief residence of the Bishop of Backa Eparchy.

Enjoy the ice cream or ice coffe at Danube Park and nature. Cross the bridge and visit the Petrovaradin Fortress, there is an incredible view of Novi Sad and clock tower . Also there are beautiful restaurants and cafes with the view of the Danube and the city and tasty local food. My recommendation are sweets always! Enjoy, relax..Smile..Take a look at the art studios located in the fortress. Pick up a unique souvenire. 

Hunt down the Novi Sad`s best street art. Go to the beach.

Novi Sad’s sandy beach on the Danube is open all year, but really comes into its own from May to September.

This is when the string of restaurants and bars behind is open for business, and you can rent a deckchair or sun-lounger for the day next to one of Europe’s great rivers.

Did I convince you to visit the Novi Sad?

You will enjoy and thank me later!

With love,


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Loction: Novi Sad, Serbia


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