So, here's how you can spend a fun-filled day in Novi Sad, Serbia:
The Freedom SquareWake up as early as you can! Freshen up and have a heavy breakfast, it is going to be a busy day! Indulge in the complimentary breakfast that your hotel offers. Once you are full and ready to explore the town, head to the heart of the city, the Freedom Square. You will find yourself amongst the city's two most iconic buildings - the Catholic Cathedral and the City Hall.
Various fests, funfairs and carnivals of the city take place at the Freedom Square.
The Bishop's PalaceNext up is the Bishop’s Palace at the Zmaj Jovina Street, a quick 5-minute walk from the City Hall. In front of the great palace, stands tall the statue of a great, beloved and cherished Novi Sad poet - Jovan Jovanović Zmaj.
Where to Have Lunch in Novi Sad?Have lunch at Veliki Cafe at Nikole Pašića Square. They've offer mouthwatering options at pocket-friendly rates! Other great options are Toster Bar and Restaurant & Pizzeria Savoca. If you are planning to spend your one day in Novi Sad well, food is the best way to get to know the city. So, make sure you have all the fun with the food that this city has to offer!
Danube StreetA great place to grab a bite and get the local taste of Novi Sad is the Dunavska Ulika or Danube street. Walk down Dunavska Street, the most famous pedestrian street amongst tourists and locals, day in and day out. It is very close to City Hall. There's also the Dunavska Park where you can spend some time gazing at the locals going about their day!
The Matica Srpska LibraryIf you're a sucker for books and old libraries, visit the Matica Srpska Library and Gallery. The library has an exquisite collection of millions of rare books and manuscripts.
The Petrovaradin FortressGet across the river just around sunset as it will be the perfect time to visit the Petrovaradin Fortress. The famous EXIT festival in Serbia is hosted at this Fortress. It might come as a surprise to you that Novi Sad and the Petrovaradin are the two separate municipalities that come together to form one big city! Interesting, right?!
Awesome Options for Dinner in Novi SadHave dinner with a view to kill for! A few good options near the Petrovaradin Fortress are Balkan Express, Restoran Terasa, and Project 72 Wine & Deli. Taste the local Bermet wine and Kuglof cakes.
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Nightlife in Novi SadIf you still aren't tired after all of this, dance the night away! Because what the hell, you can sleep when you're dead! It might not have a nightlife scene as amazing as Belgrade, but it does offer vibrant options of bars, pubs and clubs. Some of the liveliest ones are Gerila Bar, Gradska Pivnica, dom b-612, Škripa Pub and Tehnolog's.
Have you ever visited Novi Sad? Let us know how you spent a day there in the comments!