Pancevo Things to Do
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The Town Hall was built between 1833 and 1838. Some 50 years later (1881 to be precise) the town of Panchevo got its coat-of-arms. It became an independent municipality in 1886.
Right above the entrance of the building you can read the sentence: Iustitia regnorum fundamentum (Justice is the foundation of kingdoms).
The Regional History Museum is here as well.Related to:
- Museum Visits
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St Carl Boromeo Roman Catholic Church is the oldest building in the town. It was built in 1758 on the site of an older church and convent. Later, it went through several architectural changes. In 1860 four bell were brought.Related to:
- Religious Travel
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Mother of God Assumption Church (Crkva uspenja presvete bogorodice) was built in 1810. A clock and a bell were set into the tower in 1824. The interior of the church was finished in 1836. The iconostasis and other icons were done by Konstantin Daniel.
In 1928, Zivorad Nastasievic, an academic painter from Belgrade, painted the series of his frescoes.Related to:
- Religious Travel
Favorite Dish: If you like fish, and can't say no to beer (traditional Weifert to be precise), then this is the place for you.Related to:
- Food and Dining
- Beer Tasting
It's an open-air market place where you can buy literally everything! Sometimes it's even possible to buy things you don't really need just because they're so cheap.
What to buy: Where should I start?!
What to pay: not much, or too much, depending on how strong person you are.
Pancevo Warnings and Dangers
Panchevo is a strong industrial town, the petrochemical centre, with beer industry, glass industry, aeroplane industry... Unfortunately all these industries pollute the air in the town. People keep complaining all the time, but it's useless.
Fondest memory: Numerous archaeological sites in the town and its surroundings indicate that the area has been continuously populated since pre-historic times. Multi-layer finds from the Neolithic, Copper, Bronze and Iron Ages (Bahmans and Miloradovic's brickworks), remnants od Dacian material culture, the Ovarian decorative belt set, finds from the times of peoples migrations and those of 9th and 10th century Slavic material culture prove that this area was intensively colonized in the past.
The first and oldest known name of Pancevo was Panuka, dating back to the times of the Arpadovic family (9th century). In geographical work Idrizija from 1153. it was mentioned for the firs time as trading center, called Bansif, and then, in 1430, in the Charter of a Belgrade captain M.Talovac, as Panchal. Evliya Chelebi, the famous Turkish diplomat and traveler, mentioned it by the name of Panzova (1660.) and described the town, its fortress, mosque and public facilities.
From 1522. to 1716. Pancevo was under Turkish domination, as a part of the Temisoara sanjak (district). At that time it had all the features of an oriental, fortified settlement with mostly Christian population. With the arrival of the Austro-Hungarian troops in 1716. and the Treaty of Pozarevac, two years later, Pancevo was integrated into the Austro-Hungarian Monarchy.
The population consisted mainly of Serbs, Turks, Germans, Romanians and Jews. From 1720. to 1722. Serbs living in the Timisoara area migrated to Pancevo and founded the actual Upper Town. At the same time German colonists from the Upper Rhine came to Pancevo to form the Lower Town. Romanians settled there in 1767. and lived both in the Upper and Lower Towns. When these two settlements fused, in 1974, Pancevo assumed the appearance of a town with unique town government.
From the early 18th century on, many public and state buildings were constructed: Red and Wheat Warehouses (1724.), Salt-works (1718.), Kontumac (1726.), Brewery (1722.), General Hospital (1833.), Town-Hall (1833.-38.), Big and Small Barracks, Military Headquarters Building, Sun-Clock House, Frontiersmen House, Public Bank, Lighthouses at the Tamis river, Grammar School Building etc.
In 1918. Pancevo became a part of the Kingdom of Serbs, Croats and Slovenes. At the time the relations with economically less developed Serbia grew closer.
During the Second World War Pancevo was under German occupation. Pancevo was liberated on October 6, 1944 both partisan units and the Red Army.
The post-war period was marked by enthusiastic reconstruction of the town which was the beginning of its planned and extensive development. With the revival of economic and industrial activities, in the 60-ties and the 70-ties, the town extended rapidly into many new suburb settlements ('Tesla', 'Misa', 'Kotez', 'Streliste').
In the near future the town will extend along the right bank of the Tamis river.