Novi Sad

Photographs are courtesy of photographer Miloš Jovanović

The symbol of Novi Sad

European Capital of Culture 2021

Novi Sad is relatively a young city but throughout the three centuries, marking the period of its existence, it remained the center of multiculturalism. This can be seen in its architecture and also in ethnic diversity of its inhabitants. Name of the city dates back to February 1st 1748, the date when Novi Sad also got its coat of arms: three towers beside a river, and above them, a flying dove with an olive branch in its beak. You will also hear that Novi Sad is famous for its white swans that live in the Danube park. These inhabitants are called Isa and Bisa and they often remind us of love or fidelity, what swans actually symbolize.

 

On the 13th of October 2016 Novi Sad was declared the European Capital of Culture for 2021! The project Novi Sad 2021 is designed as a platform for the development of cultural and creative potentials of the City, which aims to strengthen the cultural vitality of the city, enable urban regeneration and improve the international reputation of Novi Sad.

Bearing the title of European Youth Capital of 2019, we present to you a video of Novi Sad made by the EYC team.

It is usually said that the people of Novi Sad are easy-going and seemingly have time for everything which is seen in their way of speaking characterized by prolonging the duration of the vowels in words. What better time to discover this than during summer when EXIT festival (and our course) takes place. The festival was founded in 2000 as a student movement, fighting for democracy and freedom in Serbia and the Balkans. Today, 17 years later, EXIT gathers more than 250.000 people who all share love towards music and helps in creating a powerful generator of positive energy that unites. Every year, Petrovaradin Fortress, the home of the festival, becomes a place that brings together the past and the future. Why not be a part of it?

Photo by EXIT Photo Team

If after 4 festival nights you want to hear the peaceful music of nature, Fruška Gora can offer you that. This mountain near Novi Sad, also called Serbian Athos, is a national park since 1960 and a great place for hiking and resting.

What? Still want to know about those secrets we talked about on Home page? Well, this page would be too long if one would decide to name all the places, monuments, sites, buildings etc. you need to see when visiting the second largest city in Serbia. Because of that, we strongly recommend that you visit Novi Sad and witness all the things that just could not fit this page. Till then…