Saturday, May 22, 2010

Novi Sad - The town of culture

Belgrade, May, 19.  2010 (Serbia Today)  - Novi Sad  is the capital of Serbian northern region Vojvodina, most famous for it’s music festival EXIT.  Located only 75 kilometers from Belgrade, Novi Sad is a peaceful  place.  Even though it's relatively small, Novi Sad is tremendously charming, perhaps much because of this blend of traditional and modern ways that have coexisted in this city for a long time. It is also one of the reasons why many visitors come to get to know it better  and  have  some  fun.  Special beauty of Novi Sad is the Danube coast and the beach “Strand”. Novi Sad is also the city of theaters, museums, galleries, interesting cafés, unusual restaurants, little parks, business centers and the Fair which annually holds around 30 international exhibitions.
The most famous locations in Novi Sad are  Dunavska,  Zmaj  Jovina  and Laze Teleckog  Street, the Petrovaradin Fortress, Strand - the most beautiful beach on the Danube, and the famous quay, favorite walking and running path of local residents. Cultural and historic sights you shouldn’t miss are the City Hall, the Bishop's Palace, monument to poet Jovan Jovanovic Zmaj, the Orthodox Cathedral dedicated to St. George, Catholic churchyard, the Petrovaradin fortress, monument to Svetozar Miletic (former Mayor of Novi Sad, writer and politician), the Banovina white house, the Square of newlyweds and the Endowment of Orthodox Bishop  Platon.
The are also numerous cultural and entertainment events you must see. EXIT - International Music Festival, NOMUS - Music Festival, Sterijino pozorje — Theater Festival,  Novosadski  Jazz festival - Novi Sad Jazz Festival,  Zmajeve  decje  igre - Children's Theater Festival,  Medjunarodni  festival  ulicnih  sviraca - International Street Musicians' Festival, Cinema City - International film and new media festival. Very close to Novi Sad you can visit some nearby nature and historical monuments as Fruska Gora - National park with 16 Orthodox monasteries and 14 lakes ore Sremski Karlovci  - a town in the close proximity to Novi Sad and former capital of Serbia, a religious center with churches, castles and wine cellars.

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