Novi sad Guides

Novi sad Guides

Quick facts:

  • Location: Novi Sad, northern Serbia
  • Language: Serbian is the official language but Hungarian, Slovak and Romanian
  • Population of city: 278, 000
  • Nearest airport: Novi Sad airport
  • Main bus train station: Novi Sad railway station, Novi Sad bus station
  • Best time to visit: April-October
  • Budget: £
  • Best for: Art, Culture

Main Districts

Stari Grad (Old Town)

Stari Grad is the city centre of Novi Sad on the North bank of the Danube. It is separated into the old city centre and new city centre. The old centre has been around since the medieval period and is home to several old churches and synagogues as well as the Serbian national theatre and the Danube park, one of the oldest in the city.

Liman

Liman is located to the south of Stari Grad and stretches across the north bank of the Danube. It was built during Serbia’s socialist era so many of the buildings are communist style high rises. Linan is home to the Strand river beach as well as Liman and University park, which is where EXIT festival takes place.

Bulevar

Bulevar translates to Boulevard and is an informal neighbourhood that is based around Novi Sad’s main street, the liberation boulevard. The Liberation boulevard stretches 3km long and goes past many of Novi Sad’s traditional neighbourhood. Whilst most historical sites are in Stari Grad, Bulevar is home to many shops and bars and is Novi Sad’s equivalent of the Las Vegas strip.

Top Attractions

Festivals in Europe

Exit Festival

Museum of Vojvodina

Petrovaradin Fortress

Danube Park

Best Places to Go Out

  • Exit festival– One of Europe’s largest music festivals takes place in Novi Sad in July each year. It was voted ‘best major European festival’ in 2014 and has hosted artists including David Guetta, the killers and Liam Gallagher
  • Bulevar– The liberation boulevard that runs for 3km is home to many of the many popular bars and restaurants in the city
  • Stari Grad– many of the popular bars and restaraunts that aren’t along the liberation boulevard can be found in the city centre

Best Culture Spots

Petrovaradin Citadel

Massive citadel from the 18th century overlooking the Danube

Gallery of Matica

Art gallery with paintings dating back to the 18th century

Free Walking Tour

The free walking tour starts at 4pm outside the Serbian national theatre on Pozorisni trg and lasts for roughly 1 hour 30 minutes.