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Top Choice Fortress in Novi Sad

Petrovaradin Citadel

Towering over the river on a 40m-high volcanic slab, this mighty citadel is aptly nicknamed 'Gibraltar on the Danube'. Constructed with slave labour between 1692 and 1780, its dungeons have held notable prisoners in…
Top Choice Museum in Novi Sad

Gallery of Matica Srpska

First established in Pest (part of modern Budapest) in 1826 and moved to Novi Sad in 1864, this is one of Serbia's most important and long-standing cultural institutions. It's not a mere gallery, but rather a nation…
Top Choice Seafood in Novi Sad

Čarda Aqua Doria

All aboard for romance, river views and rich fish dishes! Bobbing in the shadow of Petrovaradin Fortress, this beautiful barge restaurant is popular with locals looking to splurge on exquisitely prepared čorba (fish…
Top Choice Music in Novi Sad

EXIT Festival

The Petrovaradin Citadel is stormed by thousands of revellers each July during this epic festival. The first edition, in 2000, lasted 100 days and galvanised a generation of young Serbs against the Milošević regime.…
Top Choice Mediterranean in Novi Sad

Fish i Zeleniš

This bright, snug little nook serves up the finest vegetarian/pescatarian meals in northern Serbia (don't fret, meat-lovers – there's plenty here for you, too). Organic, locally sourced ingredients? Ambient? Ineffab…
Top Choice Bar in Novi Sad

Martha's Pub

One of the best in a street of top bars, Martha's is a small, smokey and stupendously sociable den famous for its divine medovača (honey brandy). Crowbar yourself inside, or get there early to nab a table outside to…
Area in Novi Sad

Chinese Quarter

Novi Sad's up-and-coming creative district is a ramshackle jumble of cobbled alleys, boat workshops, rehearsal garages, alternative clubs and secret kafane (cafés) hiding behind mounds of rubbish and sprawling veget…
Beach in Novi Sad

Štrand

One of Europe's best by-the-Danube beaches, this 700m-long stretch morphs into a city of its own come summertime, with bars, stalls and all manner of recreational diversions attracting thousands of sun- and fun-seek…
Food in Novi Sad

Vojvođanski Dućan

Set up to promote and preserve traditional Vojvodinian culture and cuisine, this beautiful little shop stocks its shelves with locally grown and made specialty meats, cheeses, alcohol, honey, jams, sweets, and art a…
Cafe in Novi Sad

Culture Exchange

Run by well-travelled volunteers, Culture Exchange offers coffees, cakes and pretty much everything else you can imagine: free bike repairs, Serbian language classes, live music gigs, film screenings and art exhibit…