The building of Bačko-Bodroška County was built in the period from 1805 to 1808. Today, this building is a cultural monument in the category of immovable cultural property of great importance. If you want to know more about her and her significance, stay with us and find out below.
History of the building
Sessions of the Bodroška County Assembly were sometimes held as early as the 15th century in the then Cobor Saint-Mihalj, ie today's Sombor. After the withdrawal of the Turks from Bačka and the merger of Bodroška with Bačka County, the sessions of the County Assembly began to be held again in Sombor. This city was declared the permanent seat of Bačko-Bodroška County in 1786. The original seat of the County was located in the building of the former Franciscan monastery, later the parish court. Since this space was not enough for the growing county administration, the state authorities decided to build a separate administrative building. Construction began in 1805 under the direction of engineer Anton Bauer, and was completed in 1808.
Appearance and characteristics of the building
The building of Bačko-Bodroška County had a base in the shape of the Latin letter U, with the main entrance and 2 side wings. Today's appearance of this building dates back to 1882, when the facade was upgraded and remodeled according to the project of the Budapest architect Đula Partoš. With the construction of the new wing, a closed square base with a central atrium was formed. This monumental building gave Sombor the urban vision of a European city. At the end of the extension, the County building had 200 different rooms, chambers and halls. In 1898, an imposing painting by Ferenc Eisenhut of the Battle of Senta was placed in the ceremonial hall, which was painted in oil technique and is located in a rich gilded frame. Today, this building houses the City Assembly, city administration services, districts and state institutions.
How to get to the County Building?
- Belgrade is about 180 km away from this building, so you will need a little more than 2 hours by car (highway A1 / E75 and Route 15).
- If you decide to get to Sombor by bus, then you will be able to get from the Severtrans bus station to the County Building in 2 ways: on foot (it will take you about half an hour across Filipa Kljajića Street) or by taxi (we recommend Lav-Prevoz 025 444-555 or Maxi Taxi Sombor 025 442-222).
Working hours of the County Building
The building of the former Bačko-Bodroška County is open on weekdays from 8 am to 8 pm. If you want to visit it, the announcement is mandatory. You can do this by calling 025 468-111. By calling this number, you can get other information that interests you.