what to SEE

  • The fortress of Petrovaradin[12] on the right bank of the Danube. A fortress that no enemy has ever taken, it now contains a museum, "Muzej Grada Novog Sada" (Novi Sad City Museum) gathering all ancient objects of the region from the prehistorical era until today, large number of small art studios and living spaces of artists, underground military galleries - corridors, few clubs and few cafes and a delicatessen. It also has a small Observatory and Planetarium [13], open on Saturdays from 7PM-12PM. The observatory is open when skies are clear, while the Planetarium, which is near the Museum, is open every Saturday. The staff are young, fun and speak excellent English. The 5* hotel and three restaurants offer beautiful views of the Danube and of Novi Sad, and have recently been reopened, after extensive renovation and refurbishment works.
  • The Old town hall, right on the main city square called Trg Slobode
  • The Church of the great martyr St. George, Serb Orthodox church in Pašićeva street
  • The Church of Virgin's name, Catholic church in the center on Trg Slobode
  • Dvorac Dundjerski an old castle, wonderfully preserved, situated to the north of Novi Sad.
  • The Novi Sad Synagogue, a beautiful Synagogue in the center of the city, in Jevrejska street.

 

MUSEUMS

  • Foreign art collection 29 Dunavska, 451 259 Open: 9-16 every day except on Monday. This is the largest museum collection of foreign art in Serbia. In 1966, Doctor Branko Ilić donated his art collection of 136 paintings of foreign artists, 279 pieces and sculptures, period furniture and other items of applied arts to the town of Novi Sad and the Province. The legacy consists of the works of Western European schools from the XVI century until the end of the XIX century, mostly from the area of Central Europe (France, Germany, Italy and Austria).
  • Vojvodina Museum 36-37 Dunavska Street, 420-566, 526-555, Open: 9.00-19.00h on working days, closed on Monday, 9.00-14.00 h on weekends. Entry price for foreigners 100 RSD or 200 RSD with an English speaking guide. Vojvodina from Paleolithic up to the XX century. Also, there's Dinaric Ethnic house "Brvnara" in Bački Jarak (15 kilometers north from Novi Sad).

DO

BUY

  • Coats good quality (particularly for the harsh winter) and very cheap.
  • Leather goods at The Manual Company, a modern franchise based on high quality luxury leather, handmade at affordable prices. Various shops, one at Zmaj Jovina 18
  • Quality goods, especially sportswear, can be found at Spens
  • Mercator (opened 2007 - shopping mall)
  • Merkur (opened 2007)
  • Bazzaar (shopping mall at the city center)
  • NewNork (renovated shopping mall at the city center across the street from the Opera House)
  • Futoška pijaca and Riblja pijaca are two open-air markets in the city center where you can buy cheap clothes, local fresh produce and some groceries imported from Hungary.

EAT

Understand: After a hearty breakfast with meat, Serbians traditionally work eight hours straight before having their "lunch" between 15:00-18:00. Obviously this is by far the biggest meal of the day, with huge quantities of soup, roasted meat and potatoes, and a pickle salad as a side dish. Restaurants are typically open until 22:00.

SNACKS

  • Pizzeria Adrijana - Zmaj Jovina 1
  • Pizza & Gyros "Stomi" - Braće Popović 8 (Novi Sad Fair) - Delicious gyros and pizza.
  • Good Food - cheap burgers, sandwiches and gyros, Jevrejska 3 in the city center
  • Obelix - Futoški put 59 - All kinds of Grill, burgers, ćevap (kebab), ... Very popular place.
  • Dottore per la pizza - Maksima Gorkog 10 - Best Pizza in Town, also hot-dogs and crepes.
  • Jefta - one of the most popular places to eat a hamburger.
  • Bubi - one of the most popular places to eat a hamburger. Often is very crowded. Situated close to Novosadski Sajam (Novi Sad Fair) or at the Vojvodina fotball stadium
  • Pekara "Djani" - Bakery (you can buy burek here). Rase Radujkova 10,Novo Naselje
  • Fast eat at "Cezar" pizza, Modene 2
  • Amigos Chicken - Amigos Wings - Chicken wings are spoken of highly. Stevana Sremca br.1

BUDGET

  • Mali Niš, Fruškogorska 16, 459 521
  • Niš, Jovana Popovića 27, 504 650
  • Marina Trg Mladenaca 4, 424-353. very nice restaurant just few minutes from the centre of Novi Sad. Pleasant, with terrace and good food.
  • Bor (The Pine) Temerinski put 57a, 412-424.
  • Jet Set Temerinski put 41, 414-511.
  • Doria, Sutjeska 2. Cafe/Pizzeria. Good pizzas and pastas, 350-500 CSD. Near the sports stadium.
  • Alaska koliba Kamenička ada 1,365-683.
  • Dunav Kamenička ada bb, 365-683.
  • Lipa , Svetozara Miletića 7-9 (Under the lime-tree), 615-259.
  • Chicken Tikka, on the Vojvodiina stadium, near building SPENS. Nice and pleasant.
  • Staro zdanje, Trg Marije Trandafil 1, 527 040
  • McDonald's, Trg Slobode 3, 021/423 938. Now includes McCafé.
  • Kentucky Fried Chicken, Novosadskog Sajma 2
  • Konoba - delicious fast-food experts. Awesome staff, very tasty food.
  • Leskovacki Rostilj, Bulevar Oslobodjenja. Serbian version of a hamburger. Cheap, tasty and filling.
  • Mediteraneo Trattoria 8, Rezervacije 021/526-322 Dostava 021/6612-621,[16]. Sweet Italian restaurant in center of Novi Sad.Ise Bajica

MID-RANGE

  • Secuan First ever Chinese restaurant in Novi Sad. Expensive for local standards, .Dunavska 16 Novi Sad 529-693
  • Ribarsko ostrvo (Fisherman's Island) Kamenička ada bb Novi Sad 365-683
  • Čerčil Natoševićeva 1 Novi Sad 525 132
  • Derbi Sutjeska 2 Novi Sad 611-347
  • 2 Štapića - Chinese take-out. Situated near SPENS on corner of Cara Lazara and Fruškogorska streets. [17]
  • Surabaja Indonesian restaurant, behind the church. Primorska 26 Novi Sad 413-400
  • Fontana Excellent traditional meat restaurant. Paid 90 CSD for great bowl of soup, 290 CSD for traditional Bosnian Cevapcici (ground meat skewers) and 390 CSD for a huge mixed grill. Staff very friendly, nice terrace with fountain in the summer. Also hotel. Nikole Pašića 17 Novi Sad 621-779
  • A'dam [Amsterdam] Excellent new place, very tasty food. Laze Teleckog 28 Novi Sad 472-7704
  • Balkan Ekspress - Dr. Vase Savica 3a, nice place offering grill and some other national meals. 021/453-100 [18]

HI-RANGE

  • Salas 84 - excellent, about 30 km from Novi Sad to the north-east. It's worth to see it!

SANDWICHES & PANCAKES

  • Frustuk bar corner Petra Drapsina and Laze Kostica Novi Sad, 021/522 777. Excellent vegetarian and non-vegetarian sandwiches!
  • Maja - Here you can buy Novi Sad's trademark sandwich "Index". In a place next to it, you can eat good gyros. Situated close to Novosadski Sajam (Novi Sad Fair).
  • Disney - Pancakes.

SPLURGE

  • Dukat (The Ducat) Đorđa Rajkovića 12 Novi Sad 525-190 [19]
  • Jatak Danila Kisa 13, one of the finest restaurants in the region. Prices range from €10-20 per main course
  • Zeppelin - Kej Zrtava Racije bb, Lovely restaurant and Cafe on a ship on the Danube with a great look at Petrovaradin fortress and with quality cuisine offering wide variety of meals.

SWEETS

  • Poslastičarnica Figaro, Mite Ružića Street, behind church in parallel street to Zmaj Jovina. Only 30 RSD for nice piece of pastry and 50 RSD for Espresso.
  • Cafe Poslastičarnica Twin, Zmaj Jovina 8. Excellent cakes and coffee!
  • Mozart Cafe - Cakes, ice cream and sweets. Bulevar Oslobođenja 46.
  • Europa - Ice cream and sweets. Situated in city center.
  • Vremeplov - meaning "Time machine", Bulevar Oslobodjenja (next to EPS bilding), Wonderful 1920s looking place, but with high prices for local standard, not followed by high quality of food.

VEGETARIAN

  • Green House - vegetarian snacks, sandwiches, muffins, cakes. Vojvode Knicánina 1, phone: +381 21 654 1305.

DRINK

  • Martha's Pub, Ulice Laze Teleckog. The best honey rakija in town and one of the most popular pubs with an upstairs bar and patio and downstairs bar. A "must go" to try the honey rakija...  
  • Bar ''Kaž'te'', Kečigina 1, Ribarsko ostrvo.  

As a university town, Novi Sad is known for a lively bar scene. There are lots of nice bars in the small streets to the west of Zmaj Jovina, around Njegoševa and Grčkoškolska Streets

Outdoor drinking (in summer): at Zmaj Jovina/Dunavska (slightly more relaxed) and at the sports stadium (locally referred to as Silicon Valley because of the alleged preponderance of breast implants)

SLEEP

BUDGET

  • Hostel Sova [26] Ilije Ognjanovica 26. +381 21 527 556. Near the main city square, friendly service, clean. 10€/night
  • Hostel Smile [27] Bulevar Oslobodjenja 48, in the vicinity of the Main Train and Bus station. +381216337085 Price: $16.21 or €13.50.
  • Downtown hostel [28] Njegoseva 2. +381641920342. Very central hostel close to many bars and restaurants. 360 tour €11-€18 per night.
  • Apartments Stojic [29] Partizanska 47. Phone: +381 64 205 40 27. In Novi Sad, 300 m far away from the Railroad station and Buss station are the private accommodations and apartments "Stojic". €15-€20 per night.

MID-RANGE

  • Lux apartment Luksuzni apartman. Felegi Tivadora 8, Novi Sad Phone: +381 64 1400088. Modern apartment with lcd television close to Novi Sad center and Fair.
  • Lora apartment [37]. Narodnog fronta 11, Novi Sad. Stylish furnished apartment with a kitchen, bathroom and a spacious lounge in Novi Sad close to the center, city beach and two shopping malls.

SPLURGE

  • Hotel Prezident" 5 star, part of the Best Western hotels, Futoska 109 [38]
  • Hotel Park 35 Novosadskog sajma, just opened. 50-400€/ bed, breakfast, swimming pool, sauna, without a residence tax
  • Hotel Leopold I On the famous Petrovaradin fortress, spectacular views to the Novi Sad, 58 twin or double rooms and apartments, satellite tv, internet, car park
  • Hotel Mediteraneao - very close to Zenit, new, sweet and modern[40]

GET OUT

While in Novi Sad, you should definitely consider visiting:

  • Sremski Karlovci, beautiful small town just 8km from Novi Sad with well preserved architecture. Annual "Wine Festival" is held there every September.
  • Fruska Gora, national park and mountain on the southern side of Danube, famous by its marathon and many monasteries.
  • Palic lake , very popular summer resort amongst locals, near Subotica.
  • Sombor, sleepy little town full of friendly locals, delightful architecture and a good nightlife scene despite its small size. The local theatre is worth seeing but it's closed during summer.
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