Top things to do in Novi Sad

Top Choice Fortress in Novi Sad

Petrovaradin Fortress

Towering over the river on a 40m-high volcanic slab, this mighty citadel, considered Europe's second-biggest fortress (and one of its best preserved), is aptly nicknamed 'Gibraltar on the Danube'. Constructed using …
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 nationa…
Top Choice Burgers in Novi Sad

Toster Bar

There are likely better Serbian-style pljeskavica (hamburgers) in Novi Sad, but there certainly aren't better American-style burgers, and the beauty of wildly popular Toster is that it does both! Tucked away in a ja…
Top Choice Mediterranean in Novi Sad

Fish i Zeleniš

This character-filled, snug little nook serves up the finest vegetarian and pescatarian meals in northern Serbia. Organic, locally sourced ingredients? Ambient? Ineffably delicious? Tick, tick, tick. Check the daily…
Top Choice Gelato in Novi Sad

Crna Ovca

Crna Ovca means 'Black Sheep' in Serbian but tasty gelato emerging from this tiny little Belgrade transplant has nothing of which to be ashamed. Top sellers are crème brûlée and caramelised walnuts, pistachio and Pl…
Top Choice Coffee in Novi Sad

Kafeterija

Belgrade-based Kafeterija produces Novi Sad's best 'Third Wave' java in this cosy coffeehouse chock-full of plush lounge furniture and exposed cement support beams. Lovely patio as well.
Top Choice Serbian in Novi Sad

Project 72

This smart bistro with lovely sidewalk seating is brought to Novi Sad by the same owners as the excellent Fish i Zeleniš, but here the concentration is on creative tapas and heartier, Mediterranean/Serbian meat dish…
Top Choice 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…
Music in Novi Sad

EXIT Festival

The Petrovaradin Fortress 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…
Gallery in Novi Sad

Museum of Contemporary Art Vojvodina

Near to the Museum of Vojvodina's main building is this annexe. It is home to the city's premier collection of Serbian (particularly Vojvodinian) and international contemporary art from the second half of the 20th c…