Ever since 1982 Kikinda has hosted the unique International Sculpture Symposium Terra. A lot of artists from Serbia and abroad come here in July to make large sculptures in terracotta which are then exhibited in the town square or other cities. For more than 20 years, Terra has also got an exhibition area in the gallery of the same name in the...more
The Humanitarian theatre "Gusani u magli" (= ganders in the mist) was founded in July 2012, thanks to the enthusiasm of Stefan Ostojic and his friends from secondary school. All the work these bighearted young people do and the plays they put on stage for only 50RSD has one goal - help to those who need it most, little patients in children's ward...more
Suvacha is a Serbian word for a horse-powered mill. The one in Kikinda was built in 1899 and is one of two such mills in Europe.According to some documents, the town had 17 horse-powered mills in 1781, 32 in 1800, and 51 in 1847.And, it's also said that a mill could give 100kg flour per hour if powered by 5 horses.more
Kikinda is also the home of the only children's theatre in this region of my country.The Art theatre was founded in 1994, thanks to the enthusiasm of Dragomir Dragan Jovic. It was first located in the hall of the National library, but later moved to its present home, the old house built in 1933. After the death of Dragan Jovic, the actors stopped...more
The National Theatre (Narodno pozorište) was founded in 1950, 154 years after the 1st play was given in Kikinda. It was in German. But the 1st play in Serbian, 'Svetislav and Mileva' by Jovan Sterija Popovic, was given in 1834 in a nearby cafe called 'Zlatni plug' (=golden plough).A lot of successful plays have been performed since then, and some...more
Kurija was built in 1839 for the purposes of the District of Big Kikinda. It still has the 4t-heavy stone emblem of the District on its facade. Kurija used to be a court and a prison, but now it's the seat of the Archive, the National Museum and the Modern Gallery. Here you can see valuable archaeological, ethnic and historical collections, or...more
Gradska kuc'a ( Town Hall ) is a monumental building built in 1891-1893 in the neobaroque and neorenaissance styles. It has a tall observation tower with Latin inscription ' ATTENDITE! ', meaning attention, and the relief of the town emblem ( a cut off Turk's head on a sabre held by a hand in armour ). The facade is decorated with the reliefs of...more
The National Library (Narodna biblioteka) is the oldest cultural institution here in Kikinda. It was founded on 1 May 1845 as the first Serbian Reading Room. In this way its founders, Pavle and Mihail Trifunac, Atanasije Udicki, Lazar Kiric, Georgije Stankovic and Sergije Birimac, wanted to emphasise the importance of reading and education.After...more
The Big park (Veliki park) truly is the lungs of our town and a perfect place to relax, go jogging, ride a bike, go for a walk (preferably with somebody)... There's also a playground and running tracks, so you can find a lot of athletes training here. In 2006, the 2ha-sized 'Blandaš' park, the home to lots of old trees and shrubs, became protected...more
This is not just an ordinary restaurant; there's a chess hall and electronic bowling hall here too. They sometimes organise art exhibitions and poetry evenings as well.Working hours: Monday to Saturday form 17 to 23 Traditional cuisine "Panonska kuca" grill specialties and "a la carte": pork, chicken, beef and fish. Specialty of the house: rolled...more
The food is excellent and the service's friendly and professional. The atmosphere's relaxed and you can get an opportunity to hear local tamburaši ( the band of the tambura players who also sing really well ).This restaurant has a really good reputation and that's why it's advised to book in advance if you want to get a table. Anything grilled is...more
Ujnina kujna ( Aunt's Kitchen ) offers a lot of different kinds of fast food, such as rolls, hotdogs, pies and pizzas. The service's friendly and fast, and the music is OK.The place in the picture doesn't exist anymore, but you can try the same pizza at SC 'Jezero'. The best is definitely Pizza Capriciosa. You should try it and see why it's so...more
There are a lot of cafes and clubs, some with live music, around Kikinda where you can spend enjoyable evenings. Almost all of them have open air gardens which are crowded in summer.
As for the service, it's usually fast and pleasant.
It would take a while to name all these nightlife spots in Kikinda, but here are just a few, in no particular order: Caffe caffe, Max, Siesta, Status, Terrarossa and Champion.
Dress Code: Nothing special, but if you want to, you can dress to impress.
The best, and fastest, way to get to Kikinda is by bus. Here's the schedule:BG-KI: 6.30 7.30 8.00 9.30 10.30 11.30 13.30 14.15 14.45 17.00 20.00NS-KI: 9.00 11.30 14.00 17.00 19.30SU-KI: 9.00 13.00 14.30Bear in mind that some of these buses don't go at weekends, so inform yourselves ahead.All offer return tickets which is really good, not to say...more
Since 1985 Banini has been a well-known biscuit and wafer production company not only in our country but abroad too. Its sweet and salty products are simply irresistable! Sandwich biscuits (TOTO, Noblice), biscuits (Domacica, Grete), wafers (Njamb), desserts (Rum kasato), salty snacks (Trik ribice, perece, krekeri, stapici) and hazelnut cream...more
There's a festival in Kikinda called Pumpkin Days (Dani ludaje). It takes place in the middle of October.On this day, there are different competitions; women from Kikinda (Kikindjanke) make pumpkin pies, pumpkins are measured and weighed, schoolchildren make masks and take part in pumpkin relayraces...There's also a parade and a fair with food on...more
Vrbica is a children's holiday celebrated on Saturday before Orthodox Easter. On this day mothers dress their children smartly and take them to church. Each child usually wears a 3-coloured (red, white and blue) thin band with a small bell round his neck.The very name of the holiday-Vrbica comes from Serbian word 'vrba', meaning 'willow.' People...more
Water's liquid without colour, smell or taste. Well, not in these parts. You'll find out that it can be white or yellowish, with the smell of chlorine, and the taste of iron. Apart from that, there's nothing wrong about it. Personally, I'd advise you to buy bottled water or visit some of the public drinking-fountains.
Some 3km west of Kikinda is this holy place with a small chapel, a shelter and a keeper's house. Right in front of the house is a lovely garden with some swings, see-saws, benches and big reels turned into tables, where you can have a picnic. You can get there by following the Kikinda-Idjoš road. As soon as you cross the bridge over the DTD canal,...more
Gusle is the Academic Society for Cherishing Music founded in 1876 that's been active ever since. There are more than 550 members ( mostly children and pupils ) in it and it would be really nice for you to see them dance our national dances like professionals.The main photo's showing my niece Ivana ( 2nd on the left ) and her schoolfriends, who are...more
Manastir Svete Trojice ( Holy Trinity Convent ) was built in 1885-87 as a foundation of Melanija Nikolić-Gajčić. It used to be a monastery ( until 1955 ), but now it's a convent now.The iconostasis and wall paintings were done by Ðorđe Pečić.The picture's showing the entrance with the mosaics of Archangels Michael and...more
If you wish you could fly, this place is perfect for you. Here, with the help of professional instructors, you can finish pilot school or skydiving courses.A lot of famous pilots, parachutists and aeromodellists were the members of Aero Club Kikinda, founded in 1935. AC 'Kikinda' provides all the latest equipment.more
The best way to view Kikinda is on foot. There are a lot of old and interesting buildings that'll definitely catch your attention. What's more, if you end up in some side street or alley, don't worry, you won't get lost. All the streets lead to the centre of town!
The picture's showing one of the most beautiful streets in Kikinda, Generala Drapsina Street, which is a sort of open-air museum.