Serbia: Discover Novi Sad European Capital Of Culture 2022

The second largest city in Serbia, Novi Sad will be one of the European capitals of culture in 2022. We invite you to discover this dynamic and artistic destination.

A place of artistic effervescence

Novi Sad, which is located about 100 kilometers north of Belgrade, is not only the second largest city in Serbia.

It is also a cultural center, where artistic life is vibrant, especially in disused factories turned into trendy art venues.

The city did not wait to be named European Capital of Culture 2022 to create 'cultural stations' where old industrial heritage buildings have been rehabilitated into cultural spaces.

This is the case, for example, of Svilara, a former silk dye factory that now hosts photography and contemporary art exhibitions.

The city's former industrial area, nicknamed 'Chinatown', is now a veritable nursery for artists.

As for the Petrovaradin fortress, one of the city's emblematic monuments, it is transformed each year into an open-air concert hall on the occasion of the EXIT music festival.

More widely, street art artists take to the streets, with murals and graffiti to be discovered on many walls in the city centre.

A city with a complex history

The city of Novi Sad, located on the banks of the Danube, is also the capital of the province of Vojvodina.

Today, one can visit several monuments of various styles testifying to the different phases of its history.

Start by exploring the must-see Petrovaradin Citadel, which houses the Novi Sad City Museum as well as 16 km of underground tunnels open for tours.

After admiring the view of the Danube from the citadel, wander the streets of the city that is known as Serbian Athens to admire its colorful facades and Austro-Hungarian inspired architecture.

Complete your discovery of the city with a visit to the Orthodox buildings of St. Nicholas and St. George, without forgetting to take a trip to the Vojvodina Museum. This archaeological museum traces the history of the region from the Paleolithic to the 20th century.

A nearby nature to discover

Just 25 km southwest of Novi Sad, Fruska Gora National Park opens its doors to you for many outdoor activities.

In this relaxing place, you can practice hiking and mountain biking. You can also visit no less than 17 Orthodox monasteries of Baroque and Serbian-Byzantine style.

If you're a wine lover, note that the city is in a wine region. The vineyards cling to the mountainside and invite you to a tasting between cultural visits.

Finally, another way to take a nature break without leaving the city is to head to Novi Sad Beach, the strand.

This is a 700m stretch of sand on the banks of the Danube, where you can kayak or rent a bike to take a ride along the banks of one of the longest rivers in Europe.

A year of promise in 2022

In 2022, Novi Sad will be one of the European Capitals of Culture, this event having been postponed for one year due to the Covid-19 pandemic.

For the occasion, the city has in store for its visitors a packed program of exhibitions, events and performances.

One more reason to come and visit the city, for a weekend or more, during the year!

Author: Audrey
Copyright image: Mister No
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In French: Serbie : découvrir Novi Sad capitale européenne de la culture 2022
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