The liberal city of music, art and fun.
Novi Sad is a really affordable travel destination. You can find accomodation at around 15 euros/person/night right in the center of the city.
There are plenty low-priced pubs, bars and restaurants.
Novi Sad, also called the Serbian Athens (Srpska Atina), is the second largest city in Serbia, situated in the northern part of the country. It is known as the cultural heart of Serbia, the liberal city of music, art and fun.
The city was founded by Serb merchants, in 1694, when they formed a colony on the left bank of the Danube river.
On the right bank of Danube, there’s the historic town Petrovaradin, now a part of the city of Novi Sad. From here, the Petrovaradin Fortress, nicknamed “Gibraltar on/of the Danube”, watches over the city.
From January 21st to January 23rd 1942 in Novi Sad, Hungarian fascists executed over a thousand people (Serbs, Jews and Gypsies).
A 4 m tall bronze monument, called ’The Family’ was put up by a famous sculptor, Jovan Soldatović, in 1971, to comemorate the tragic events.
In 1992, 78 bronze plates, created by the same author, were added to the memorial. The memorial is designated as cultural heritage site of great importance.
Make sure to check out some of the city’s murals covering various walls and buildings
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