Welcome to Sabac

We present to you the economic, administrative and cultural center of the Macva district and one of the most beautiful cities in Serbia. Sabac is a space that preserves numerous features that make it special and recognizable. Among them, the most famous are the fortress Stari grad and the river Sava. In addition, Sabac was one of the most important points during the turning points in Serbian history, among which the most prominent is certainly the Battle of Cer. Thanks to all the above, Sabac is one of the indispensable destinations during the trip through Serbia. We have selected all the information about the city and its tourist attractions. Meet Sabac and get ready for the perfect adventure.

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When to visit Sabac?

Sabac is a city that has a rich tourist offer, so it is a perfect destination to visit all year round.
  • Throughout the year - facilities in the city, cultural programs and performances, Sabac festivals, restaurants and recreation centers, as well as tours that lead through the natural beauties of the city are available throughout the year and you can enjoy them no matter what time your stay.

How to get to Sapac?

Considering that Sabac is an important traffic hub, which enables excellent connections of the city with other important centers in Serbia. Sabac is 60 kilometers away from Belgrade, 70 kilometers from Novi Sad, 66 kilometers from Valjevo, while you will have to cross 320 kilometers to Nis. Excellent position and developed infrastructure allow you to get to the city in many different ways:
  • By car - Sabac is located near the highway Belgrade-Zagreb, and on its territory intersect the main routes M19 (Belgrade-Obrenovac-Sabac-Loznica-Mali Zvornik) and M21 (Novi Sad-Ruma-Sabac-Valjevo-Uzice). These roads enable the connection of Sabac with most of Serbia, and the development of regional and local roads also contributes to that.
  • By bus - given the excellent position of Sabac, a large number of bus lines travel to it. On the website of the Sabac Bus Station you can find all the information about intercity departures. As for the price of tickets, a one-way ticket from Belgrade costs around 500 dinars, while it is 100 dinars more expensive from Novi Sad. Driving time is an hour and a half from Belgrade and a little less than 2 hours time to Novi Sad.

Activities for tourists in Sabac

Tourists in the city can enjoy a variety of activities and beauties that will best present Sabac and its tourist offer. We highlight the following attractions:
  • A walk through the city - local guides during this tour will show you all the details of the culture in Sabac through different periods and introduce you to the most important people who celebrated the city. This tour will showcase the 20 most important sites in the city and describe the long tradition of his life.
  • Along the paths of Cer's heroes - the tourist organization of the city of Šabac organizes tours that lead to Mount Cer and show its significance for the First World War. During this tour, you will get acquainted with the most famous attractions of the Sabac area: From the whole tower of western Serbia in Prnjavor to the most famous monasteries in this area.
  • A walk through legend, myth and reality - a tourist program that introduces visitors to all the details of the history and life of the Fortress and the history of Sabac - from 1470, through the 16th, 17th and 18th centuries, to the present day and the symbiosis of Sava and Fortress, as the two most important symbols of the city.
  • Wellness enjoyment - in addition to tourist tours and tours, in Sabac you can afford a quality vacation in modern facilities such as spas and wellness centers. The most famous is located in the hotel Sloboda, which is located in the heart of the city. The spa has two levels and is available: swimming pool, jacuzzi, fitness center, sauna, salt room, steam bath and tepidarium, as well as massages and various treatments.
  • Activities on the Sava - the symbol of the city of Sabac is one of the areas that provides a variety of activities. The city's pebble beach has been created on its shores - one of the popular picnic spots for the people of Šapče during the summer months. In addition to the beach, there are different types of recreation on the Sava: boating and enjoying sports activities on the shore.

Events and festivals in Sabac

Sabac is a city of quality and interesting events, which are held throughout the year. Of the many festivals, we have selected the 6 most popular for you:
  • Cer March - a manifestation that is held in honor of the participants in the Battle of Cer, nurtures the tradition in the libertarian oak of the Serbian people. Participants cover 37 kilometers, from Sabac to Tekeris, among those who gave their lives to defend our people in the First World War.
  • Easter rock marathon - April in Sabac is reserved for quality rock sounds, produced by local rock bands and the most famous performers of this type of music from all over Serbia. Every year, the Cultural Center Sabac proudly discovers new young bands from the Sabac region, which nurture quality sound and fight against noise.
  • Brandy Days - for seven years in a row, Sabac has been one of the biggest brands in this region. The exhibition of various types of brandy is accompanied by education and seminars, which show the best way to prepare this Serbian drink. Since 2018, the event has been held in June, and everything has been completed with interesting cultural and historical programs.
  • Civijada - every year in September, the city of Sabac becomes a center of humor and good fun. Since 1968, an event has been held here that nurtures the original humor of the Machvan region, which is presented through a variety of content: an exhibition of cartoons, the International Civija Carnival, the promotion of the newspaper "Civija" and, of course, the election of the Prime Minister of Civija.
  • Bubijada - an authentic event, which gathers lovers of an unusual vehicle, which was a favorite in the time of Yugoslavia. Participants make parades through the streets and show their driving skills on the training ground. The time of the event is harmonized with the Sabac Chivijada, within which this interesting event is also held.
  • Sabac Summer Festival - A festival that has been held since 2003 in the interior of the Old Town Fortress and which affirms various types of art: film, theater, art and contemporary music. It is held during the five days of August, when the most famous names of our music scene come to Sabac.

Facilities for children in Sabac

The children will enjoy various programs during their stay in Sabac. Highlights:
  • Science Park - an outdoor classroom, which has been promoting practical knowledge for four years and encourages children to think about scientific phenomena. The contents are adapted to all ages, from the youngest in kindergartens who can get to know the planet Earth, measuring time and weather conditions, to the older ones who will be reminded of the meridian, sound reflection, crystal structures, DNA replication. If you want to visit it, you must register 5 days in advance with the Training Center.
  • Sabac pools - Sabac has several outdoor and indoor pools, which are perfect for children's joys on the water. If you come with your kids on vacation, we recommend the city pool, which is open on weekends from 12 to 6 pm and whose price is 100 dinars for children and 200 dinars for adults.
  • Children's events - among the numerous festivals that Sabac nurtures, there are programs dedicated exclusively to children. The cultural center of the city organizes children's performances, as well as mini street festivals, during which various activities for children are organized. Sabac also developed a manifestation called the Street of Human Chivijas, which nurtures humanity and the development of empathy in children. Every April 20, thanks to numerous activities, children raise funds for their peers who have cancer.
  • Sabac Fair - Malogospoinski Days are marked by the transformation of the city into a colorful space, where both children and adults have fun. During five days, you can find famous fair attractions here, such as various carousels, sugar wool, alva, liquorice hearts. A special attraction are traders from all parts of Serbia, but also craftsmen of old crafts such as potters, painters, blacksmiths, carpenters. Shall we go to Sabac for the fair? We will.

What to see in Sabac?

When the city is as rich in tourism as is the case with Sabac, it is very difficult to single out a certain number of attractions and contents that will best evoke its beauties. Nevertheless, we made a choice based on what local tour guides recommend:
  • The Old Town Fortress - the largest and most important symbol of the city, which was built in the 17th century and which has survived great earthquakes during its long history. It even passed into the hands of various rulers 10 times, who changed in this area. It is located 1 kilometer from the city center and is an exceptional tourist attraction. In its surroundings there is a recreation center and one of the favorite picnic spots of this city.
  • Gospodar Jevremova Street - the most important cultural and historical whole of the city of exceptional architectural value. This street used to be part of the old town, formed in the 19th century. There are more than 40 important buildings here, which amaze with their architecture and the value they had during the strongest development of Sabac.
  • City architecture - Sabac is rich in buildings and institutions of beautiful architecture, which shows the way of life and luxury of the city from the period of the late 19th and early 20th century. The most famous are: Krsmanović House, the First National Pharmacy, the Sabac Library - Vladičanski dvor, the Cultural Center Building and the Twin Buildings.
  • Monuments in the city - the most famous of all are the monument of the Three Decorations, erected in memory of the great catastrophe that befell the city during the First World War, as well as the monument in the gate of the Sabac Church - erected in 1934, below which is the ossuary-tomb of the victims from World War II.
  • Sabac murals and Street art - represent one of the main features of the city and the specificity that sets it apart from others. They are located in all parts of the city and show various phenomena: from social reality to nature. The most famous are: Victory, Seasons, Change, Small World, Big Fish. Apart from them, very interesting graffiti were created along the city, which are the work of the Svetlost association.

Accommodation in Sabac

As one of the very attractive tourist centers, Sabac has developed extremely high quality accommodation units of different structure, price and convenience. At your disposal are:
  • Hotels - a luxury option, which in addition to excellent accommodation also offers amenities: delicious meals, spa and wellness centers, massage programs and more. The most famous is certainly the hotel Sloboda, which is located on the promenade, and in which one night is about 80 €. In addition to Sloboda, Sabac also owns the hotel Usce, Morava, Euforia Lounge, whose rooms you can book at a much lower price: from 25 to 35 € per night.
  • Apartments - numerous apartments Sabac that are available in all parts of the city have become a favorite option of tourists, both because of the favorable prices and because of the excellent performance and benefits they offer. If you decide to book an apartment located in the city center, you will have to pay about 20 € per person for one night. If you book apartments closer to the outskirts, you will find facilities where the night is less than 10 € per person. The most famous apartments are: Jurko House, Villa Violeta, Djukić.

Important telephone numbers and information in Sabac

Below are important phone numbers of services that may be useful to you during your stay in the city.
  • Bus station - 334-065, suburban 334-312, international 334-704
  • Hospital - Central - 363-300
  • SUP duty service - 192
  • Ambulance - 194
  • Firefighters - 193
  • Veterinary Station - 341-910
  • Tourist organization Sabac - 015 34738

Where to eat in Sabac?

Sabac owns a number of facilities that offer very tasty both local and international cuisine. We recommend:
  • Restaurants - the perfect choice if you want to enjoy the harmony of taste and great atmosphere. The most famous restaurants in Šabac are: Manjež, Stari most, Čarda, Divino.
  • Fast food facilities and bakeries - if you want to eat a quality fast food, we recommend bakeries: Kod Gluvaća, Vuletić and Crvena pekara, as well as fast food facilities: Bucko šiš.
  • Confectioneries - for all candy lovers and those who want to enjoy sweet specialties after delicious meals, we recommend: Višnja, Stracitela with Dejan and Cake Factory ADONIS.

Where to go out in Sabac?

The capital of Macva is a center of good entertainment and can offer you quality moments regardless of the type of music you prefer. At your disposal are:
  • Cafes - catering facilities that nurture traditional music and are ideal for all those who want to enjoy a more relaxed pastime. The most famous are: Kamila tavern and Gradska kafana.
  • Clubs - if you want to have fun in a modern environment, with the sounds of modern music, we recommend that you visit: Beach bar Bora Bora on the Sava.

Transport and taxi in Sabac

If you do not use your own transport, you can reach all parts of Sabac and all suburbs using public transport lines. All details about public transport departures can be found at the link: Timetable.

Taxi service
As for taxi transport, there are a large number of services available, which operate throughout the day. Taxi prices are extremely affordable, so this can be a great solution if you want to travel through the city. The most famous taxi services in Sabac are:
Civija taxi, Simitrijevic Sasa, Okanovic Sasa, Goran Nikolic

Parking and public garages in Sabac

Sabac does not have public garages, but there are spaces along city streets where you can park. Payment for parking is enabled via SMS, and prices depend on which zone you are parked in. The streets belong to two zones, as follows:
  • Zone 1 - red - payment is made on weekdays from 7 am to 9 pm and on Saturdays from 7 am to 2 pm. It is necessary to send a message to the number 9151, and the price of one hour in the red zone is 42 dinars. The streets in the red zone are: Pop Lukina, Miloša Potcerac, Vojvode Mišića, Mazin blok, Kraljice Marija, Karađorđeva.
  • Zone 2 - blue - payment is made on weekdays from 7 am to 9 pm and on Saturdays from 7 am to 2 pm. It is necessary to enter the number 9152, and the price of one hour in the blue zone is 36 dinars. The streets that are in the blue zone are: Masarikova, Kajmakčlanaska, Zanatlijska, Popa Karana, Knez Mihailova, Prote Smiljanića, Ulica oslobođenja.

Surroundings of Sabac

Like the city facilities, the surroundings of Šabac are extremely interesting and rich in important cultural and historical spaces and beautiful natural landscapes. The most famous surrounding attractions are:
  • Cer and Cer monasteries - A mountain characterized by forest vegetation, lots of greenery, deciduous trees and low vegetation, forest fruits and mushrooms. The most famous mountain of the Sabac region, apart from the beautiful landscapes and numerous natural species that live on it, also has a great cultural and historical significance. It represents the area where almost the most important battle in the First World War took place.
  • The village of Prnjavor and Cele kula in Western Serbia - the village of Prnjavor is located in the part of the Macva plain, on the road Sabac - Loznica, 26 kilometers from the city. The citizens of the village suffered the most during the First World War, and the memorial church with an ossuary stands as a symbol of remembrance of those difficult times and suffering.
  • Memorial complex on Tekeris - a memorial ossuary that was discovered in 1928 is located in the center of the village of Tekeriša, on the slopes of Cer. The ossuary is 10 meters high and the remains of fallen warriors in the fierce battle of Cer are buried in its foundations. There are 7 plaques on the pedestal with dedications and figures of Duke Radomir Putnik and Stepo Stepanovic.
  • Rural tourism in the village of Varna - Villa Albedo located in the village of Varna is the carrier of rural tourism and the transmitter of the most important traditional features of this area. The village is located 10 kilometers from the city and is perfect for all those who want to enjoy the beautiful nature, the most delicious specialties and the great atmosphere.
  • Surrounding monasteries - numerous holy places are located in the surrounding Sabac villages, the most famous of which are: the Orthodox female monastery Chokeshina in the village of the same name, the Church of the Transfiguration in Krivaja, the Church of St. Peter and Paul in Potcerski Dobric and John of Shanghai on Cer.

History of Sabac

Early history - archeological sites testify that there were settlements in the area of ​​Šabac in the Late Stone Age, and that the first inhabitants were Romans. In the middle of the 13th century, the area of ​​Macva became part of the Serbian state. It was during this period that the first settlement called Zaslon was built, which was occupied by the Ottomans in the second half of the 15th century and in which they built a fortress. Life took place in it until the 19th century. The first Serbian uprising was a significant turning point, and significant battles took place in the area of ​​Šabac in that period. After the uprising, Sabac returned to the rule of the Ottomans, and the final liberation came in 1867.

Recent history - The liberation of Sabac from the Turks represents a turning point and the beginning of the accelerated development of the city. Then trade developed especially and the development of the industry began. Sabac was then named Little Paris. Its development was interrupted by the arrival of World War I, which Sabac singled out again as the center of war struggles. The famous Battle of Cer took place in its immediate vicinity. During the interwar period, the chemical industry and the Zorka factory were started, which is now stopped by the Second World War. Nevertheless, the city managed to recover from this Golgotha, and then to restart the development, which reached its peak in the seventies of the 20th century.

Geography and climate of Sabac

The city of Sabac is the economic and cultural center of the Macvan administrative district, which stretches in northeastern Serbia. It is a city located on the banks of the Sava River, around whose banks the city was formed. The geographical position of the city can be characterized as extremely favorable, considering that Sabac is located on important traffic routes, both road and railway, as well as river. The municipality of the city covers 795 km2, on which there is an exceptionally high quality land, suitable for all types of agricultural crops. The Sava and Drina rivers also contribute to that, which are ideal for the development of river traffic, water management, but also industry and tourism.

Climate - the climate in Sabac can be defined as temperate-continental. The lowland parts to the north are influenced by the Pannonian climate, and the hilly parts to the south, which have a higher altitude, are influenced by the mountain climate. The general feature of the climate is the possession of four seasons, with warm summers and cold winters. The climate of the city is also characterized by the amount of precipitation, which affects the preservation of flora.

Demography of Sabac

  • There are 12,320 inhabitants in the municipality of Sabac, of which 70,000 live in the city.
  • The inhabitants are distributed in 19858 households.
  • The average age of the population is 39 years.
  • The majority of the population are Serbs (95%), followed by Muslims, Yugoslavs and Roms.

Tradition and culture of Sabac

Historical significance - Sabac is one of the cities that had an extremely important place in all the historical events that Serbia went through. Even during the First Serbian Uprising, and especially during the First World War, this was the area where the fiercest battles against the occupiers were fought. This is evidenced by the fact that due to huge sacrifices and heroic resistance to the enemy, on June 9, 1934, the village of Prnjavor in Sabac was awarded the Order of Karadjordj's Star with Swords - of the fourth order. It is the only village in Serbia that received this decoration.

City of characteristic landmarks - Sabac is a city that can be characterized as a space that carries numerous specific landmarks and symbols, which are its most important part. In the first place is the river Sava, which is the backbone of all events in the city, its most important and most beautiful point. The next would certainly be Mount Cer - the scene of one of the most significant battles of the Serbian people and a place of beautiful landscapes. Finally, the symbols of Šabac are: Šabac Fair, its Chivijada and the former name: Little Paris, which testifies to the fact that this is the first town in Serbia and the founder of modern development and urbanization.

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