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Pannonian Barcelona and secession in Serbia (7 days / 6 nights)

newSome of the cities in Serbia and a few European cities are known after secessionist architecture - a popular architectural style of the early 20th century. At  the same time when this style was dominant in Barselona, it was also very developed in our area. Famous architects Ferenc Rajhl and Ede Mađar, whose work we can see in Suboica’s monuments, are very often compared with most famous architect Antoni Gaudi, well known for exceptional creative contribution to the development of architecture and building in or near Barcelona.  Secession is not only art, it is also a way of life.  While walking around Subotica, Sombor, Novi Sad and Belgrade, you can find many representative examples with well-kept and sumptuous facades from this period. We will take you to see magic of art, delicious cuisine, strong rakija, best wines and walking in beautiful nature.

 

 

Day 1. Airport - Subotica  (B,D)
Arrival at the Airport, transfer to Subotica. Check in at the hotel. Sightseeing tour of Subotica. We will see most important sights of secession in this town, and reasons of comparison with Barcelona. The City Hall is a true symbol of Subotica. This art of secession 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. Rajhl Pallace is called „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. Other secession sights are Sinagogue, Pallace of commercial bank, Pallace of Mikše Demetra and few more. Break in City Pallce, built in Vienna secession. We will try some cake or coffee in nice pastry shop, when you will feel spirit od old time...belle époque. Free time and dinner in nice restaurant in city center. Overnight at the hotel.


Day 2. Subotica – Palić –Kelebija – Subotica (B,L)
Breakfast at the hotel. We will take you on full day excursion, to see other places with secession art. Near to Subotica town is famous tourist settlement called Palic. Palic has a picturesque location and makes for a pleasant outing from Subotica. There are some art-secession  buildings, the most notables of them are the Water Tower and the Gran Terrace on the lake. Very interesting is smallest – Music pavilion. After relaxing in one of many cafes near the lake, we will have lunch in spirit of secession, on a nice salas farm with delicious specialties from Vojvodina. Departure to Kelebija, to an impressive complex for a horse riding. You can choose drive by carriages, or simply- enjoy in perfect nature. Departure to Subotica, free time. Overnight at the hotel.

 

Day 3. Subotica – Sombor (B,D)
Breakfast at the hotel. Departure to Sombor, a typical vojvodinian place, a city with rich culture. Sombor is well known and frequently visited tourist destinations due to its lovely surroundings, majestic bourgeois facades, numerous parks, a rich cultural life and 18th and 19th century centers which are historically and culturally significant. Sightseeing tour of the city and sights of object elements of secessions: Music School, Vajdinger’s Palace, Singer’s Palace, Palace of Family Konjovic, National cinema. We will see impressive building of Zgrada Zupanije from 1805 with monumental painting of the Senta Battle, The Saint George church built in baroque-rococo style, The „Laza Kostic Serbian Reading Room" of the National Theatre, The Roman-Catholic church and the Franciscan Monastery from the 18th century, The Perish House originating from the early 19th century, The Church of the Holy Trinity from 1743 and old architecture of Sombor. Free time. Dinner on restaurant called Charda with best fish specialties. Overnight at the hotel.

 

Day 4. Sombor – Bački Petrovac - Novi Sad (B,D)
Breakfast at the hotel, departure to Novi Sad. Drive on to Bački Petrovac, the center of Slovaks. Cordial welcome and visit of the Memorial House from the 18th century featuring reed roof and interesting traditional furniture and tools collections. Walk to the Ahoj Gallery exhibiting handmade souvenirs and weaving equipment. Tasting of delicious kulen -delicious hot sausages - and wines of the region. Departure to Novi Sad. Styles which can be seen in the architecture of the old heart of the city include, among many others, Classicism, Baroque, Secession and the national style, all of which merge well together, complement one another and tell the unique story of the history and development of Novi Sad over the past centuries. The façade of Name of Mary Church was built in Secession style and has many terraces and balconies like those on residential housing blocks from the pre-First World War period. The “Iron Man” building which was built in 1908 and designed by Peklo Bela. The building belongs to the Secession style and has a great many decorations on the façade. At the top there is a dome with a niche in which stands an old metal-armored knight holding a halberd in his right hand after whom the building got its name. See the National Theatre, City Hall, Catholic Church, Gathering Church and Bishop’s Court, all in nearby walking distance. Walk through Matica Srpska, Pasiceva Street, Zmaj Jovina Street and Dunavska Street as the oldest streets in Novi Sad. Gems of secession architecture, streets warming with people, cafes, boutiques, souvenirs, culture and history will leave best impression on you. Dinner in traditional restaurant with nice specialties and live tambourine music. Overnight at the hotel.

 

Day 5. Novi Sad – Sremski Karlovci – Monastery Krusedol – Belgrade (B,L)
Breakfast at the hotel. Departure to Sremski Karlovci.  Visit of Petrovaradin Fortress which was built next to Novi Sad, on the right bank of the Danube, on the site of the Roman fortress of Cusum and the mediaeval Petrikon, the remains of which were demolished in 1690. It was built between 1692 and 1780 on a hill above the Danube. A short visit to the church at Tekije and reminder of the last battle with the Turks in this region 1716. Arrival in Sremski Karlovci, a small baroque town which is significant in several ways, its history, architecture and the unique wines that are made here. Visiting the attractions in the center: Four Lions fountain, Karlovac seminary, Patriarchal Palace, the first Serbian high school. The facade of High school is of polychrome - yellow and red color was made as a combination of the traditional Serbian and Byzantine architectural style and western Hungarian secession. The building is a unique architectural entity, which, as well as the Patriarchy Palace, was considered the most representative Serbian building in Vojvodina. Visit to one of the many wineries and wine tasting. Lunch in restaurant on Danube shore. Visit one of the most important  monasteries - Krušedol from XVI century. Departure to Belgrade. Overnight at the oldest existing hotel in Belgrade, Moskva Hotel which also present one of the most important secession buildings in the city.

 

Day 6. Belgrade (B,D)
Breakfast at the hotel in secession style. Sightseeing tour of the city. We will see most interesting sights including secession elements: Former department store in Kralja Petra Street, House with green tiles in Uzun Mirkova Street, Building of Serbian Academy of Science and Arts, Atelier of painter Uroš Predić in Svetogorska Street, Building of the Old Telephone Central. Besides that, we will walk through Kalemegdan Fortress, with an unforgettable view on the confluence of two big European rivers. – Danube and Sava, Promenades, Churches, Palaces and Memorials. Visit of Tito’s House. Finish the tour in Skadarlija – bohemian quarter after which Belgrade is famous for. Dinner in one of restaurants with old-fashion look, delicious Serbian food, good vibrations and live music. Overnight at the hotel.

 

Day 7. Belgrade – Airport
Breakfast. Transfer to the Airport.
End of program.

 

Price:


Number of pax

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30

Price in EUR

742

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565

Price in GBP

599

478

456

Supplement for single room: 95 EUR/ 77 GBP

 

Price includes:
Transfer according to the program
Licensed speaking guide according to the program
Accommodation in 4* hotels, based on BB (2 nights in Subotica, 1 night in Sombor, 1 night in Novi Sad, 2 nights in Belgrade)
Lunches: Day 2, day 5.
Dinners: Day 1, day 3, day 4, day 6.
Horse riding: day 2
Degustation in Bački Petrovac: day 4
Wine degustation in Sremski Karlovci: day 5
Entrance tickets according to the program

 

Price does not include:
Flight ticket
Drinks during meals
Other costs not mentioned in the program

 

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