Novi Sad | Traveller’s Guide A to Z

Galleries, Churches and Synagogues

Some of the most noteworthy of the many galleries and museums in the city are:

Gallery of Matica Srpska established in 1874, offers a comprehensive collection of paintings and graphics of Serbian art of painting.

The Museum of Vojvodina houses a permanent exhibition of period furniture and objects of art and in the same vicinity is the Naturalist Museum as well as the Memorial collection of Pavle Beljanski.

The narrower city centre contains numerous religious temples: St. George’s orthodox cathedral, the Catholic Church from 1895 in gothic style and the Synagogue from 1809 are the most impressive and the most beautiful religious temples in Serbia.

The monument of poet Jovan Jovanovic Zmaj in the Zmaj Jovina street, the monument of Svetozar Miletic that dominates the centre of the city or the monument of Djura Jaksic in Dunavski Park, are the highlights of this part of the city.

One of the oldest, and most beautiful streets in Novi Sad is Dunavska Street, at the end of this street is the Dunavski Park. At the other side of Dunavska Street is Zmaj Jovina Street, which has many impressive historical buildings. Among the most attractive areas of Novi Sad are Grckoskolska Street, Mileticeva Street and Pasiceva Street where the Matica Srpska is located, the most important cultural institution of Serbian people in this area.

In the narrower nucleus of the city is Mladenci Square, one of the oldest and the most beautiful square in this area. The Adamoviceva Palace, the Palace of Elites and the Registrar’s building surround this square. Another monumental building is Banovina, built between 1935 and 1939, the seat of the Parliament and the Executive Council of Vojvodina.

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