Monument to Jovan Jovanović Zmaj - The most important information
The figure of one of the most famous citizens of Novi Sad, the famous poet and doctor Jovan Jovanović Zmaj, is one of the most beautiful statues in Novi Sad. The monument is built of bronze and is 230 centimeters high. The work is the work of sculptor Dragan Nikolić from Belgrade. Jovan Jovanović Zmaj was one of the most impressive figures in Serbian romantic poetry. He left behind a large number of valuable works of art.
History of the monument
Our great romantic poet, Jova Jovanović Zmaj, was born in Novi Sad, back in 1833. His connections with Novi Sad are extremely important and great, so it is no surprise that a monument in his honor was erected in this city. The monument was made of very high quality bronze, life-size, and was placed in the main pedestrian zone. The monument was completed and erected in 1984 and represents a significant work of the prominent sculptor Dragan Nikolić.
Significance of monuments
His most important collections of poems, "Đulići" and "Đulići uveoci", changed the course of Serbian literature. In addition to lyrical songs, Jovan Jovanović Zmaj also wrote satirical and political songs. He is especially important as the first Serbian writer who wrote poetry intended exclusively for children. His songs can still be heard in schools and kindergartens throughout Serbia. It is one of the most representative buildings in Novi Sad, built in an eclectic style, a mixture of romanticism and secession. The special impression of the building is added by the decorative elements of the facade of the bifore and trifore and the abundance of facade decorations. That impression is reinforced by the use of red brick facade cladding. The statue that eternally watches in front of the entrance to the magnificent building further beautifies this pleasant ambience. Today, the monument is extremely important for the culture of Novi Sad and for Serbian literature.
How to get to the monument
The monument is located in a street also named after the famous poet, located in front of the striking building of the Bishop's Palace. We have singled out for you how you can all get to this court:
- By buses: 1, 14, 17, 62, 84, 9
- By train: NS-SU
- Own vehicle