Gradska kuca (Town Hall) is 1 of Zrenjanin most photographed buildings.
It was built in 1820, following the plans by Josip Fisher, and reconstructed in 1887 according to the designs of Djula Parota and Lehner Ede.
This is the seat of local administration and also the place where you can visit some literary evenings, concerts...
Trg Slobode (Freedom Square) is in the heart of town. Most important buildings of Zrenjanin are here-the Town Hall, National Museum, National Theatre, Library, Roman Catholic Cathedral, the Vojvodina Hotel...
Zrenjanin has very long musical tradition, especially very vivid in 19. but also in 20. century. First musical school was open long time ago (first primary and later secondary also). Choirs of Zrenjanin was selected among best ones on different competitions in Europe several times.
This charming building from 19. ct host shool for 50 years... very fine location, close to museum and on the bank of Begej lake.
That ocre building on the photo is National theatre "Tosa Jovanovic". First theatre group in Zrenjanin was German one from 1746 but real theatre life started in 1787. The theatre life gets a full swing in 1839. when the city grains warehouse was turned into a permanent theatre hall. That grains warehouse was build of the bricks that derives from Zrenjanins mediaeval fortress so, an army fortress become fortress of culture. According to the tradition, the theatre was founded out of a great love of a wealthy citizen towards a Budapest lady actress. In order to bring her closer to himself and to the town, he built a cultural building of the top value, which remained as a memory to a love amorous passion. The baroque building has the interior of exquisite beauty, acoustics and functionality, and in its basis it is of the chamber type. It can receive around 350 spectaculars. In this building is also Modern gallery. There is only a small exibition hall but that institution has one of the greatest (after Belgrade) collection of modern Yugoslav and Serbian art.
Another building on the photo is National Museum. Foundation of the District Museum in Veliki Beckerek was approved in 1906. by the Municipal Board of Torontal district. It changed its location on several occasions and in 1966. it moved to the building of the previous Financial Palace, raised on the trg Slobode in 1894. This building, raised after the plans of the Budapest Architect Istvan Kis, represents a monumental building of harmonious proportions. It is decorated with free sculptures – figures representing The Industry, The Agriculture, The Science and The Art. Musum collection contains of different departments: prehistory, middle ages, old furniture, some paintings(mostly 18. and 19. century and new ones as well), etnografical, nature and 20. century wars period.
Just nine kilometers South of the center of Zrenjanin is Ecka – the most popular place on Zrenjanin tourist map. There is lot of reasons for that.
Once, here was the seat of Earls Lazar. Lazar Lukac, originally Armenian, bought huge parcels of the land from Austrian royal family.
The palace was built in English style and it was the center of social and cultural life, sometimes ahead of Zrenjanin.
Here is the link to my Ecka page
The “Small Bridge” is the oldest bridge in Zrenjanin, built in 1904 on the place of the old wood bridge.
Its surround is the most interesting part of old City essential part. During 80’s, after regulation of Begej River flow, and lake was made, the bridge didn’t loose its importance.
Baroque building at Liberty Square has interior of specific beauty, acoustic and functionality. It can hosts 350 people. Reconstruction of the building was done in 1985 and interior has look like 150 years ago.
Today, there is professional theater with three scenes: drama, chamber and puppeteer.
The Palace of Justice was built in 1908 by plans of Sandor Ainer and Markus Rimer. It is one of rear assign building, built for city needs during development of capitalism economy. Today, almost all courts are in side of the building.
The main street represents separate essential part of the city and it is protected monument of the culture. Also, it is the most important residential-trading and business part of the city.
From 1716 to 1879 the name of the street was Great Bridge Street; from 1879 to 1919 - Hunydy’s Street; from 1919 to 1941 – King Aleksandar I Street; from 1941 to 1944 – Herman Gering’s Street; and from 1992 it is King Aleksandar I Street again.
The City Hall was built by project of Josip Fiser in 1820 in neo-baroque style and the flanking part was added in 1887 and the build was reconstructed in neo-baroque style by the planes of Djula Patros and Lehner Ed.
From the very beginning, it is the seat of local authorities. There is Historical Archive inside too.
Hram Uspenja (The Orthodox Temple of Assumption) is 1 of the oldest preserved buildings in Zrenjanin. It was built in 1746.
The iconostasis, showing the scenes from the Old and New Testament, was done in 1815 by Georgije Popovic, whereas the wall paintings, depicting Archangel Michael, St. Nicolas and the Holy Trinity, were made by Aleksandar Sekulic in 1926.
Rimokatolicka katedrala (The Roman Catholic Cathedral) was built between 1864 and 1868 on the place of the previous Catholic Cathedral. It was designed by Stevan Djordjevic and the interior was made by Jozef Gojgner, according to the Bible motifs.
It has the famous organ made in a Timisoara workshop in 1907.
Walk up and down King Alexander I Karadjordjevic Street and admire its many buildings from the beginning of the 20th century, such as the house of one Stevan Bukovac from 1905 at the corner of this street and Freedom Square, Bence House from 1906, the 1st Department store, and other interesting old buildings.
This house was built in 1900 according to the plans of Ištvan Bart and it belonged to the stonemason Teodosije Tuner.
Because of its unusual style, the building got the name 'Šeherezada.'
At the corner of Freedom Square and King Alexander I Karadjordjevic Street, you'll find this house of one Stevan Bukovac (Kuca Stevana Bukovca). It was built in 1905 and it's among the oldest in this street.
Behind it, you can find the post office.
This is just 1 of several bridges in Zrenjanin. It's called Veliki pešacki most (the Big Pedestrian Bridge). If you're at Freedom Square and you want to get to JNA Square, this is the bridge you'll have to cross.
The bridge was raised in 1971 in the place of the Big Iron Bridge.