Novi Sad

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Novi Sad showing a city, outdoor eating and cafe lifestyle

Straddling the shores of the Danube, this welcoming riverside city features a fascinating collection of beaches, parks, pavement cafés and religious landmarks.

Novi Sad competes with Belgrade as Serbia’s capital of art, architecture and culture. Visit the city’s churches, galleries and museums and a national park laden with centuries-old monasteries. Enjoy the youthful energy at beautiful parks, open-air bars and riverfront beaches. After the first settlement in the Stone Age, Celts, Romans, Byzantines, Ottomans and Habsburgs have all influenced the city’s history.

Find major attractions within a short walk of Zmaj Jovina Street, a lively pedestrian-only precinct lined with cafés, pubs and restaurant terraces. Visit the neo-Renaissance City Hall and the neo-Gothic Church of the Virgin Mary (Name of Mary Church) on Liberty Square. See the 18th-century Baroque Uspen Church (Church of Holy Mother's Ascension) and Serbian-Byzantine-style Bishop’s Palace. Dunavska Street is home to the Museum of Vojvodina and the Museum of Contemporary Art.

Relax and enjoy some people-watching while sitting on the lush lawns of Danube Park. Cross the Danube via Varadinski Bridge to the 17th-century hilltop citadel, Petrovaradin Fortress. Within the fortress are artist workshops, superb viewpoints, the City Museum of Novi Sad and the Church of St. George. In July the fortress welcomes big-name bands and musicians for the Exit Festival.

Explore the alternative galleries, nightclubs and studios of the Chinese Quarter. Nearby Limanski Park is one of the main venues for June’s Cinema City film festival. Sunbathe on the shore and swim in the Danube during the summer months at the Štrand beach. Watch ballets, dramas and operas at the Serbian National Theatre.

Go walking or biking amid the stunning countryside of Fruška Gora National Park, a 20-minute drive south of the city. Tour some of the 16 monasteries, including Krusedol Monastery, Novo Hopovo Monastery and Velika Remeta Monastery. Hike through lush vineyards, spot colorful birdlife and meet beekeepers.

Located in the Vojvodina province, Novi Sad is about 60 miles (100 kilometers) northwest of Belgrade. Get here by taking a train from Belgrade and enjoy a scenic journey with views of the Danube’s piercingly blue waters.

Zenit Hotel
Zenit Hotel
3 out of 5
Zmaj Jovina 8, Novi Sad
The price is ¥7,147 per night from Sep 26 to Sep 26
Situated in Novi Sad, this hotel is steps from Church of the Virgin Mary, Danube Park, and Freedom Square. Bishop's Palace and Saint George's Cathedral are also ...
4.4/5Excellent! (11 reviews)
"Nice boutique hotel in the heart of the city center"

Reviewed on Sep 18, 2020

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Sheraton Novi Sad
Sheraton Novi Sad
4 out of 5
Polgar Adrasa 1, Novi Sad
The price is ¥8,633 per night from Sep 27 to Sep 27
Situated in the business district, this spa hotel is within 1 mi (2 km) of Cathedral - St. Mary and University of Novi Sad. Karadorde Stadium and Serbian National ...
4.9/5Exceptional! (80 reviews)
"It is modern, quiet, and equipped with a friendly and helpful staff!"

Reviewed on Aug 20, 2021

Sheraton Novi Sad
Hotel Pupin
Hotel Pupin
4 out of 5
Narodnih heroja 3, Novi Sad, Vojvodina
The price is ¥10,501 per night from Sep 25 to Sep 25
Situated in Novi Sad, this hotel is within a 5-minute walk of Serbian National Theatre and Freedom Square. Church of the Virgin Mary and Danube Park are also ...
5/5Exceptional! (5 reviews)
"Super location with super reception and staff, in addition to the great fancy rooms and cleanliness."

Reviewed on Sep 17, 2021

Hotel Pupin
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Home Living Apartments
Home Living Apartments
4 out of 5
Ignjata Pavlasa 8, Novi Sad
The price is ¥3,150 per night from Oct 1 to Oct 1
Situated in Novi Sad, this apartment building is within a 5-minute walk of Danube Park, Church of the Virgin Mary, and Freedom Square. Bishop's Palace and Serbian ...
4.6/5Wonderful! (5 reviews)
"Location is perfect. It has own garage. It's spacious. Bathroom wasn't cleaned properly and living room sofa was quite dirty."

Reviewed on Jan 1, 2020

Home Living Apartments
Apartman Index
Apartman Index
Novi Sad, Vojvodina
The price is ¥3,722 per night from Sep 23 to Sep 23
Situated in Novi Sad, this vacation home is within a 10-minute walk of Danube Park and Karadorde Stadium. Church of the Virgin Mary and Freedom Square are also ...
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Villa Viktorija
Villa Viktorija
3.5 out of 5
Fruškogorski put 159, Novi Sad, Vojvodina
Situated in a national park, this spa vacation home is within 9 mi (15 km) of Petrovaradin Fortress, Vojvodina Museum, and Karadorde Stadium. Danube Park and ...
Villa Viktorija
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