Novi Sad is the capital of the autonomous province of Vojvodina. It is located on the left side of the Danube river, on the northern slopes of Fruška Gora mountain. The old town is an authentic memento of bygone eras. The city hall is located at Freedom square - Novi Sad's main square - opposite to The Name of Mary Church, which was built in neo-gothic style. Streets from the square open up outwards in a fan-like fashion. The old town has small, crooked streets hiding several atmospheric passages with many cozy cafés and restaurants. Petrovaradin is located on the other side of the Danube. It served as a defensive position against Turkish armies during the medieval ages and operates as a museum and tourist destination today. The fortress there is also home to the highly popular Exit festival. The capital also has an active theatrical scene. The Serbian National Theatre offers drama, opera and ballet performances. The Novi Sad Theatre offers Hungarian productions. The Laza Telečki street is well-known for its number of clubs and venues, but you can also find cozy little pubs in almost any part of the city. The City Museum of Novi Sad, Museum of Vojvodina and Matica Srpska Gallery feature permanent exhibitions. The Danube Park is the city's most beautiful park. Many interesting events take place at the main square. Novi Sad is also frequently home to international exhibitions. The city was awarded the title of European Youth Capital for 2019 and the European Capital of Culture for 2021.
Photos by Aleksandar Milutinović,