Near to Subotica town is famous tourist settlement called Palic. It use to be a health-spa. Nowadays, Palic is modern little town, with 8000 inhabitants. It offers various pleasures to the visitors, which are coming every year in greater number. Palic is ideal place for young people, as well as for older tourists. Definitively, all visitors will find something for themselfves. You can choose some of hotels, national or fish restaurants, sport entertainment, ZOO, summer theatre festival, cinema, preserved parks, horse-farm, and lot of other interesting places...
Mineral water springs have a temperature of 25 degrees Centigrade, and mud of the lake is rich with very important mineral substances with curative characteristics. That is the reason why the Palic Lake is considered a spa resort.
- School Holidays
- Romantic Travel and Honeymoons
- Spa and Resort
Palic has a pinturesque location and makes for a pleasant outing from Subotica. It may stike some people as a bit a theme park (buildings seems from Disneyland...big ice-cream cone (water tower), pricess castles...), but this is exactly what it was designed to be.
Is a popular health resort and vacation spot fo the wealthier citizens of the region. There are beaches (when we were, the water was really dirty!!!), tennis courts, a zoo, hotels, restaurants, bikes for hire. And you can boating and fishing on the lake.
Palic started life as spa in the middle of 19th century, but by the turn of the 20th it had become a popular vacation place. There are some art-nouveau buildings, the most notables of them are the Water Tower (picture) and the Gran Terrace on the lake.
- Sailing and Boating
- Spa and Resort
City Hall - Gradska kuca
When I first saw City hall in Subotica I thought it was like the house from fairy tale ( only bigger LOL ) you know that story of two kids that go to the woods and find the house made of chocolate and candies…
It was built in style of Hungarian secession between 1908- 1912. Architects were from Budapest, Marcel Komor and Jakob Dezso.It is 76 meters high building that dominates over Subotica .
And things you can do there ,hmmm ,you can get married LOL , in the blue council , or you can go on top of it , and see whole Subotica .
The National Theatre (Narodno pozorište) in Subotica is our oldest theatre, built in 1854.
It's got 6 columns, and according to an anecdote, when a girl wants to get rid of an unwanted guy, she tells him to meet her in front of the 7th column.
- Theater Travel
The City Hall (Gradska kuca) is a true symbol of Subotica. This art neuveau building, decorated with famous Zsolnay ceramics, was built from 1908 till 1910, according to the plans of Marcell Komor and Dezso Jakab, Hungarian architects. It took another 2 years to finish the magnificent interior of the building.
On two sides, the City Hall is surrounded by large Green (1985) and Blue (2001) fountains, both decorated with Zsolnay ceramics.
Group visits to the Hall are organized Tuesday-Friday from 10 to 14.
This Gaudi - like building, one of the most beautiful ones in Subotica, used to be the private home of Ferenz Reichl. It was made according to his own plans.
Since 1970 it's been the home of a modern art gallery.
- Arts and Culture
Spomenik Žrtvama fašizma
This is the largest monument in Subotica. It's almost 18m wide and 8m high.
The bronze relief 'Group' was made in the studio of the famous sculptor Toma Rosandic.
The monument, dedicated to the victims of fascism, was unveiled in 1950.
- Historical Travel
The so-called 'Great Church' is an 18m-high cathedral dedicated to St Therese of Avila, the city's protectress. It was built in the 17th century, following the plans of the Budapest architect Franz Kaufmann.
In front of the cathedral there's a monument called 'Hands' honouring Ferencz Szep, a priest and publicist.
- Religious Travel
City Hall (Gradska Kuca)
The pride of Subotica, and feeling very Magyar, this great city hall was built at the turn of the 20th century when this city was still part of Hungary. Inside there's many references to its Hungarian past, some of which was hidden for decades because of this, including the furniture dedicated to Hungarian national heroes like Rakoczi.
Its vast foundations are almost a square kilometer, and are surrounded by green, tree-covered squares, refreshing fountains and relaxing cafes.
The Town Library (Gradska biblioteka) in Subotica is the 2nd largest in Vojvodina, with about 250,000 books in Serbian, Croatian, Hungarian and other languages.
The building was designed by Ferenc J. Raichle and built in 1897.
You can see 2 Atlases holding the balcony of the library on their backs.
- Arts and Culture
Is the oldest monument in the city, was built in the middle of the 17th century. White-grey façade, with 2 towers on each side. Up of some stairs, seems bigger than t is.
When we try to enter the main sala was closed, we just could see a lateral room, where people were praying.
- Religious Travel
Maybe is the best example of Art Nouveau architecture in town. It seems (again) a work of Gaud´'s hand (you could think is another building like Park Güell, Sagrada Familia, or Batlló House for example, he constructed in Barcelona), but t is, in fact, a work of Ferenc Raichle. Has a stunning façade. Was originally designed as a dwelling house, but later found new life as a contemporary art gallery. Unfortunately, when we visit it we couldn't enter cause they were renovating the inside.
- Museum Visits
Tourist Office information
You will reached it with the green "i" in the door. They will provide you of free maps of the town and lake Palic. Very very very nice man with who we were talking. He explained us apart of the best things to do and see, also some places to eat, some timetables, some history of the city and the buildings, and also he was talking about the real and the just touristic things, i mean he said: "Subotica has to be prepared for tourists, this is what we say to everyobody (tourists), but that's not true, or not completely. Just go to the Town Hall, and ask for entry. They will allow you just depending on who is on the door. And that happens in lots of places here"..Hahaha, well, he at least was soooo helpfull, ans so sincere.
Inside the tourist information point there is a books shop too.
Two monuments together
In that green area emerges 2 monuments: the memorial to the victims of fascism, and the Catholic Cathedral of St.Theresa of Avila.
The memorial is a white, low bulding made by Toma Roksandic, in 1950. On one side of this social-realistic monument is a panel of naked men locked in combat; in the other side there is just the dates, 1941-1945.
The Catholic Cathedral is characterised by the twin towers that compose the facade. Was built in two stages at the end of the 18th century, and in that epoque was the tallest building in town (utill the Town Hall was erected). There are different statues in the churchyard dedicated to God the Father, Jesus and Virgin Mary (surrounded by four angels). Nowadays the facade isn't in the best conditions: seems nearby to fall, or have an unhealthy look, with a big crack that cross along the facade.
- Religious Travel
Was one of the first art nouveau buldings to be constructed in the town. Was designed by Dezso Jakab and Marcell Komor (who were responsables for several other buildngs in Subotica). The temple has a large green hexagonal dome, with curved gables and large rose windows that are crowned by smaller ones David's stars brickworks.
Now there are very few Jews here, and we can talk that the Jewish community have gone (either killed durng World War II or as migrants to Israel), and the Synagogue is falling in decadence, is starting to fall in ruins. Some windows are broken, and there are several damaged walls. Is so expensive to repair that kind of building of extrem details and handmade works.
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