Subotica Travel Guide

  • Subotica
    by FruitLover
  • Subotica
    by FruitLover
  • Subotica
    by FruitLover

Subotica Things to Do

  • Palic lake

    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...

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  • Lake Palic

    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....

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  • 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...

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  • Narodno pozorište

    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.

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  • Gradska kuca

    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...

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  • Rajhlova palata

    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.

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  • 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.

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  • Katedrala

    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.

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  • 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...

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  • Gradska Biblioteka

    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.Working hours:7.30-19.00

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  • Franciscan Church

    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.

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  • Art Gallery

    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...

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  • 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...

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  • 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...

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  • Synagogue

    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...

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  • Blue Fountain

    Is a large Art Nouveau style, made of ceramic in an electric shade of cobalt blue. Specially nice at night. At first sight it could seem a work of the catalan architect Gaudí, cause the sinuose shapes, but is not

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  • Town Hall

    Nowone should miss it when visiting Subotica. Is in the center, so is impossible you don't see it ;).Built in 1903 by the 2 Hungarian architects, Marcel Komor and Dezso Jakab, in Art Nouveau style, is easily the town's most impressive building. With fancy gables and towers, patterned brickwork and Gaudi's colours. Apart from the town hall, the...

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  • Korzo St. and the Art...

    This centric street is maybe the most beautiful in the city. Plenty of shops, restaurants and bars, and facades completly Art Nouveau and Secessionist style. With lot of colours and little details. Here, for example, you can find the bulding of the Continental Banka, wich has heart shapes around the windows and trompe l'oeil shutters on the uppper...

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Subotica Restaurants

  • best goulash ever!

    Very authentic restaurant. The interiour is somewhat sober but cosy and you must request for the english menu. You have the be aware that the portions are VERY large. We have ordered some cevapcice with mashed potatoes,salad and goulash wich was way too much for two people but we enjoyed it very much and couldnt stop eating because it was very good...

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  • Late Night Fast Food - Local Style

    Don't be put off by the vast clouds of smoke which obscure the kitchen staff and billows out from the cooking plates - this is perfectly normal. This was a highly recommended local sit down eatery serving up quality, if unhealthy, food to hungry late night drinkers. I can't vouch for the food as I was already full of burek, but the other guys...

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  • Local food and cheap MENU

    We find this place while going to the Catholic Cathedral of St. Theresa of Avila, coming from the Synagogue. We saw a blacboard with a cheap menu, and we entered. The food was really good, the place nice and the dishes veeery big. And yes, so cheap too. They have traditional food from Serbia. Oh my god!! Poor memory i have!! I just remember the...

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Subotica Nightlife

  • Sax Caffe

    No, it's not a spelling mistake for something more seedy. This is one of the most popular cafe bars in Subotica. I don't remember a lot about it, because we moved through quite quickly and I was a bit drunk. But I do remember it was based around a nice, relaxing courtyard, with some nice decor, including more of those "planes made from furniture"...

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  • Boss Caffe

    Boss Caffe sprawls across both sides of the most happening street in all of Subotica: Matije Korvina. Sitting outside in the summer you can people watch to your heart's content. As it's one of the most happening places in the town, you might well get someone come and take your picture, and then later find it on subotica.info... You can always...

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  • Garito Wine Bar

    This is a wine bar with a very small selection of wine, but a great show piece hanging from the wall. One of my friend Tomislav's restoration projects was the motorbike (pictured) which he gave to his friend who runs the Garito.Despite the small selection, the wine was good enough to match the decor, and the small bar makes a great place to start a...

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Subotica Transportation

  • Budapest to Belgrade or Bar

    Taking the 13.05 Avala out of Budapest Keleti station means you get stuck on the border in Subotica for 35 mins or longerif taking the Belgrade train or you get stuck for a good 2 hours or more if taking a sleeper to Bar which bypasses Belgrade.But I would advice taking the sleeper if travelling to Montenegroas the Belgrade train can arrive later...

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  • Train

    Subotica is a border city, and you will get holed up here for at least half an hour when crossing into Hungary. This is not a pleasant experience in the summer if you are in a compartment without air-conditioning, which means pretty much all of them outside of first class. Be aware of this when booking: first class is really worth it in...

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  • Taxis are really cheap in Subotica

    A bus in Subotica costs 30 dinars. I didn't have much time to wait for it so I took a taxi. The taxi drivers were always nice and could speak good English. The ride is metered. From the bus station to the city and it cost 100 dinar, just over a euro - and if you are 2 people it's really worth it.

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Subotica Warnings and Dangers

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    by antistar Written Aug 9, 2009

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    I didn't get much outside the centre, but it felt very relaxed and safe at all hours of the day and night (and I was out pretty late). The only rowdy elements I experienced were some Serbian waterpolo fans celebrating their victory over Spain in the World Swimming Championship in Rome that night. They drove around and around the center, waving Serbian flags, leaning out of their windows, shouting and even surfing on the roof at one point. They seemed very happy though!

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Subotica Off The Beaten Path

  • Lake Palic

    Just 8km outside of Subotica, and pretty much a suburb of the city these days, is the small town and lakeside resort of Palic. When the heat gets too much in Subotica the crowds head for Palic, as do many people from all over Serbia. The lake offers pleasant vistas, cooling breezes, and relaxing walks in the park.My Palic page.

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  • Ergela Kelebija

    If you like horses, then Kelebija is the place for you! It's situated 11km north of Subotica and is famous for its lipizaner horses.

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  • Jezero Palic

    Just 7km SE of Subotica, there's the town of Palic, famous for its famous lake (jezero). The lake is 17km long and 2m deep.

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Subotica Favorites

  • Heart of Subotica - Congress Hotel...

    Visit the World Of Galleria! Our Congress Hotel and business complex in the heart of a beutifull city of Subotica. Exlusive apartmans, restaurant with culinar specialities of serbia, and hungary. The perfect location for conferences. 82 rooms, 8 appartmans, 6 conference rooms, exclusive restaurant, apperitive bar, shopping center...

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  • The special atmosphere

    What I really like about Subotica, apart from the buildings, that you can love or hate, is the atmosphere. I think that the town has something special. Is a small city (80.000 inhabitants), but with a large cultural heritage. Lots of pedestrian zones, nice town's center, lot of vegetation and colours in the façades. Also, the music in the street...

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