Subotica

Subotica

Welcome to Subotica

The northernmost city of Serbia, a city of magical architecture and magical atmosphere is an unavoidable destination for all travels through Vojvodina. Subotica has a number of special characteristics that make it recognizable and special. We present you the most important information about Subotica, the highest quality accommodation units, the most famous restaurants, attractions and city facilities. Explore the entire offer and enjoy the perfect trip and wonderful Vojvodina moments.The northernmost city of Serbia, a city of magical architecture and magical atmosphere is an unavoidable destination for all travels through Vojvodina. Subotica has a number of special characteristics that make it recognizable and special. We present you the most important information about Subotica, the highest quality accommodation units, the most famous restaurants, attractions and city facilities. Explore the entire offer and enjoy the perfect trip and wonderful Vojvodina moments.

Subotica Apartments

Dvosoban apartman D&D 1

Subotica
46m² · Two Bedroom · 4 Guests

Studio 2 D&D

Subotica
25m² · Studio · 2 Guests

Studio 4 D&D

Subotica
30m² · Studio · 4 Guests

Studio 3 D&D

Subotica
25m² · Studio · 3 Guests

When to visit Subotica?

Depending on what you want to visit, what kind of entertainment you prefer and what you want to enjoy, the answer may be different:
  • During the summer - a certain amount of content is only available during the summer. If you want to enjoy the beach of Palić Lake or swimming, the best period to visit is late spring or summer.
  • Throughout the year - Subotica also offers a large number of content that is available throughout the year. Famous spa and wellness centers, farms, museums and galleries, beautiful stables are open to tourists throughout the year.
We will conclude that Subotica can be an ideal place for your vacation throughout the year. Whatever time of year you choose to visit this beautiful city, you will not go wrong.

How to get to Subotica?

Only 10 kilometers from the border between Serbia and Hungary is the northernmost city in Serbia. The distance of Subotica from large city centers is as follows: 100 kilometers from Novi Sad, 180 kilometers from Belgrade, 60 kilometers from Sombor, 200 kilometers from Budapest, 120 kilometers from Osijek.

You can get to Subotica in several ways:
  • By car - If you are going from the direction of Belgrade, join the E-75 highway and follow its route until you turn off for Subotica. From Belgrade to Subotica, this type of transport will take you a little less than two hours.
  • By train - From Novi Sad and Belgrade to Subotica you can also get by train. The price of a one-way ticket is 434 RSD while the price of a return ticket is 694 RSD. For all other information call Subotica Railway Station: 024 / 555‑606, 555‑131
  • By bus - On the route Belgrade-Subotica, there are 7 daily departures organized by the carriers Lasta and Autokodeks. The price of a one-way ticket varies from 1000 to 1500 RSD. Lines from Novi Sad to Subotica are even more frequent. For all information call the Main Bus Station in Subotica: 024 / 555-566.

Activities for tourists in Subotica

The Tourist Organization of Subotica offers colorful content, whether you are visiting Subotica for fun, or for optional excursions or for some third reason.
  • Architecture - There are some architectural buildings that you should not miss if you are visiting Subotica or its surroundings. The Synagogue of Subotica should definitely be on that list, because it is a cultural monument of exceptional importance. With the city's main attractions such as Music Pavilion, Memorial Fountain, Palić Water Tower within close reach, visitors to the hotel will just love its location.
  • Culture - Subotica is a city of culture and for that reason you should visit some of the Subotica museums or galleries. This city abounds in beautiful squares and Trg Republike, Trg Cara Jovana Nenad and Trg Slobode are just some of the beautiful squares of this city.
  • Excursions and activities - Lake Palić and the zoo must definitely be on the list of locations to visit in Subotica and its surroundings. Swimming pools, sports fields, spa and wellness centers, paintball, horseback riding, panoramic flight, sailing, escape room are part of the wide tourist offer of this city.

Manifestation and festivals in Subotica

Subotica is a city where different cultures and nationalities meet, and the tourist organization of this city used it to attract a large number of tourists with various events.
  • Days of the city - In memory of September 1, 1779, when Subotica received the status of a free royal city, this day was declared the day of the city and that is the period when this multi-day event is held.
  • New Year's concert - an event held by the Subotica Philharmonic Orchestra every year in the Great Hall of the town hall and thus beautifies the New Year's and Christmas holidays.
  • Harvest days - a manifestation that takes place in early autumn and marks the traditional harvest of apples and other fruits. As part of it, an exhibition of home-made products is being held and, for the first time, quality ripe grapes are being publicly tested, which is an announcement for future events held in honor of wine.
  • Dužijanica - which was originally a manifestation of Bunjevci and Croats celebrating the end of the harvest, has grown into a multinational manifestation that is eagerly awaited by both the citizens of Subotica and tourists.
  • Theater festivals - fans of theater and good film will have something to see in Subotica. The International Children's Theater Festival is held every May in Subotica, while the European Film Festival is held every year on the summer stage in Palić.
  • Prvomajski uranak - an event that is organized in Palić is a traditional occasion for socializing, which has been held for many years, and every year it is visited by tens of thousands of tourists.

Activities for children in Subotica

This beautiful city is an ideal place for a vacation with children. During their stay, the little ones will enjoy various activities. The most popular are:
  • Playgrounds and amusement park - On Tsar Jovan Nenad Square in Subotica there is a beautiful children's playground, slides, seesaws, children's houses, a net, an improvised rock for climbing. Like any big city, Subotica has a large number of indoor playrooms.
  • Palić Zoo - In the immediate vicinity of Palić Lake is the Palić Zoo. This zoo covers 15 hectares of land and has over 150 animal species. Within the garden there is a botanical garden that will further intrigue your children.
  • Excursions with children - You can take your children to one of the farms in Subotica or to visit the stables with horses where they can try riding. Here, the kids will get to know the real, traditional life of Vojvodina and enjoy various outdoor activities.
  • Cultural institutions - a visit to Subotica's cinemas and theaters is also a great idea. They provide very high quality content that the little ones will undoubtedly enjoy. Subotica also has the International Children's Theater Festival, which is held in May every year.

What to see in Subotica?

The northernmost city in Serbia is a destination that can offer a number of very high quality attractions. The most famous and highest quality are:
  • Squares - if you come to visit Subotica, be sure to visit the interesting squares of Subotica. On the territory of the city of Subotica there are five beautiful squares: Trg Slobode, Trg Republike, Trg Saint Theresa, Trg Jakoba and Komora and Trg Cara Jovana Nenad. They have interesting monuments and various facilities for all ages.
  • Cultural activities - in this city there are several galleries and museums that will delight you. These are: the Contemporary Gallery of Subotica, the Matija Gubec Gallery, the Dr Vinko Perčić Gallery, the City Museum and the Open University Gallery. Their settings and quality content will show you everything about the tradition and culture of the city.
  • Religious buildings  - As we said, Subotica is a city where different cultures and nations meet, so you will see a large number of religious buildings in it. Visit some of the beautiful religious buildings such as: the Cathedral of St. Teresa of Avila (popularly known as the Great Church), the Franciscan Church, the Serbian Orthodox Church of St. Dimitrija, Muhajir Mosque, Small Synagogue.
  • Monuments - many buildings and architectural structures have entered the list of cultural monuments. A few years ago, the Manojlović Palace was renovated and today this building has been declared a cultural monument of high importance. Besides it, you can see: Dimitrijević's house, Adolf Harlbor Hotel, the monument to the prominent Hungarian writer Deža Kostolanja, the monument to Aleksandar Lifka.
  • Art Nouveau architecture - many buildings, monuments and palaces are part of this architectural direction. The most famous is the building of the City Museum, which was built by doctor Mikša Demeter, in one half there was his office and house, and in the other half there was a printing house and two shops. The following were also built in this style: Rajhl Ferenc Palace, Water Tower on Palić, Women's Beach, City Hall, Large Terrace, Music Pavilion, Memorial Fountain.

Accommodation In Subotica

There are several types of accommodation in Subotica and its surroundings, depending on what you want. At your disposal are:
  • Hotels - there are several hotels available for people who want to enjoy the luxury of the city center. The price of bed and breakfast varies from hotel to hotel and ranges from 3,000 dinars per night, and more.
  • Hostels and apartments - If you do not want to spend so much money on accommodation, you can choose one of the hostels or one of the villas located in Subotica. The price of accommodation in these accommodation capacities ranges from 1500 dinars for one person.
  • Farmsteads - For people who like something more traditional, and want to get to know the famous Vojvodina farmsteads, we recommend staying in one of the farmsteads near Subotica. The price of accommodation in farms in the vicinity of Subotica is around 12 € per person.

Important telephones and information

In the next part of the text, we have singled out important phones that you will need during your stay in Subotica and its surroundings. For all information you can always contact the tourist organization of Subotica on the phone number 024/670 350 or by e-mail office@visitsubotica.rs. The address of the tourist organization Subotica is Trg Slobode 1.

Institutions and services
  • Ambulance Subotica 024/551 373
  • Bus station Subotica 024/555 556
  • Railway station Subotica 024/555 606
  • Post office Subotica 024/640 000
  • Subotica Police Department 024/553 071
  • Traffic police Subotica 024/556 238
  • City Pharmacy Subotica 024/552 499
  • Dental clinic Subotica 024/645 545
  • Consulate General of Hungary 024/626 300
  • Consulate General of Croatia 024/656 906
  • Honorary Italian Consulate 024/515 511
  • Car rental Alfa Subotica 024/541 488
  • Towing service Siniša Radjenović 065 838 07 30
  • Phone number of JKP Parking Subotica is 024/694 200

Where to eat in Subotica?

If you decide to vacation in Subotica, you will be delighted with the gastronomic specialties that you can find in this city. Multiculturalism has also influenced the choice of culinary specialties, so we will classify the locations where you can dine into several categories:
  • Restaurants - In Subotica there are a large number of restaurants of both national and international cuisine. If you are a fan of national cuisine, don't miss Čarda kod Antuša, Riblja Čarda, Majkin salaš or Vinski Dvor. For fans of international cuisine, we will single out: Panorama, Patria, but also the great Mexican restaurant La Cantina. Some of the restaurants also cater: Index, Bon Apetit and Hedera.
  • Pizzerias - If you are a fan of fast food and Italian cuisine, there are several places whose specialties you should definitely try. There are many pizzerias in Subotica, which make the most delicious Italian specialties. The most famous are: pizzeria Roadside, Laguna, Pub Old, Jumanj.
  • Bakeries and Fast Foods - If you don't have too much free time and want to eat something fast, Fast Foods and Bakeries are the best solutions. Try specialties in one of the following facilities: Master Giros, Gastro bar, Langoš, Fabrika Burger Bar and bakeries: Europa, Proleće, Zlatna Lipa or Dino.
When you try delicious savory specialties, don't forget to sweeten yourself with sweets offered by Subotica pastry shops. We recommend pastry shops: Makarena, Music Caffe, Elita, Anđela 024.

Where to go out in Subotica?

As one of the largest tourist centers in Serbia, Subotica boasts a rich nightlife. Whether you are a fan of pubs and folk music or you like somewhat more alternative sounds such as rock and roll or electronic music, you will find a suitable place for yourself.
  • Taverns - It is not said in vain that in Serbia all important jobs end in a tavern. And when you finish something, it's time to have a good time. We recommend several cafes that you will definitely enjoy: Kafana Gal, Kafana Estrada, Bates Kafana.
  • Rock clubs and pubs - If you are a fan of good beer and top guitar sound, there are several places you should not miss if you are in Subotica. Be sure to visit: Oasis, Liverpool Pub, Beer Only, Woodstock Pub.
  • Discos - fans of electronic sound and traditional discos will not stay short-sleeved in Subotica. Club Sax, Flare Cocktail Bar and Q Bar are just some of the places you must visit and enjoy the charms of nightlife.

Transportation and taxi

Public transport
If you came to Subotica by bus. you will not have any worries about transportation because the city transportation both in Subotica and in the suburbs around it is impeccably organized. There are a large number of lines that run several times a day and that will easily take you back from one end of town to the other. The price of a ticket for public transport is 65 RSD, while a ticket for a night ride is 90 RSD. All information related to public transport in Subotica can be obtained from JP Suboticatrans on the phone number: 024/555 566.

Taxi service
A large number of taxi services are at your disposal. During the last year, the prices of taxi services were regulated for the last time, so the price list looks like this: In the first tariff, the start costs 95 RSD and the mileage is 70 RSD, while in the night tariff, weekends and holidays the start costs 120 RSD and the mileage 90 RSD. The most famous taxi services in Subotica are:
Yellow taxi 024/9789, Hallo Taxi 024/9766, Grand Taxi 024/562 476, 024 Taxi 024/548 988
Rent a car
You can also choose to rent a car through one of the Rent-a-Car agencies. The most popular car rental agencies in Subotica are: Car rental Alfa Subotica 024/541 488, Car rental AK Alfa 024/555 500, Platinum Car rental Subotica 065/510 00 71

Parking and public garages

Like any major tourist center, Subotica has an extensive network of parking both outdoors and indoors.

Open parking
The outdoor parking space in Subotica is divided into four zones: red, yellow, blue and green. You can pay for parking via a parking ticket (which you buy at the kiosk) and via SMS if you use a card from one of the Serbian telecommunications providers. Each outdoor parking lot clearly indicates the parking zone, as well as the phone number to which you send an SMS with your license plates:
  • For the red zone you send an SMS to 9241
  • For the yellow zone, send an SMS to 9242
  • For the green zone you send an SMS to 9243
  • For the blue zone you are sending an SMS to 9244
Closed parking
In the immediate vicinity of the dairy market there is a closed parking space with a toll ramp. The address of this parking lot is Trg Jakaba i Komora, while the price for one hour of parking is 29.74 dinars. The second closed parking lot is in the very center of the city, near the Open University. This parking lot also works on the principle of charging when leaving the parking lot. The price for one hour of parking is 38.94 dinars.

Surroundings of Subotica

  • Lake Palić - The first thing you will hear from the locals when visiting Palić Lake is the story of the shepherd Pavle who lost his flock there, so the water in the lake is salty. The shore of Lake Palić is 17 km long, which is why it is very attractive to pedestrians, anglers and bird lovers. On the coast there are hotels, restaurants and you will not be deprived of a good night out.
  • Ludaš Nature Park and Lake - Ludaško Lake covers an area of ​​328 hectares and is famous for the fact that birds live and rest on it during their migrations. This lake is a nature reserve of international importance. A nature camp suitable for all ages is also organized on the lake. Bicycle and hiking tours are a favorite with visitors to this lake.
  • Subotica sandstone - This sandstone has the characteristics of a forest-steppe, and it is also the only saffron site in Serbia. About 170 species of birds live in this sandstone. Near the Subotica Cave there are excursion locations Majdan and Lake Tresetiste, and you can walk to the equestrian center Furioso.
  • Kelebija Forest - Only a few hundred meters from the border crossing Kelebija is the stud farm of the same name. The stable spreads over 20 hectares, and in it you can see modern carriages as well as a carriage museum. Within the stud farm there is a riding stable and the Favory equestrian school.
  • Wine Route - Wine lovers will not be deprived of tasting great products either. The best wineries where you will try the most delicious wine, but also a great vacation with a view of the vast expanses of Vojvodina are: Tonković winery, Di Bonis winery and the famous Zvonko Bogdan winery.


History of Subotica

Early history - The oldest sites on the territory of Subotica were found near Lake Ludash, and date back to the Ice Age. In written documents, Subotica is mentioned for the first time in 1391. The first significant historical figure from this city is certainly Tsar Jovan Nenad. He expelled the Turks from Bačka and Bačka was joined by northern Banat and part of Srem and proclaimed emperor. In 1542, Subotica became part of the Ottoman Empire and remained there until 1686, when it became part of the Habsburg Monarchy.

Subotica in the 20th century - After the First World War, on November 25, 1918, at the Great National Assembly of Vojvodina, and thus Subotica, the Kingdom of Serbia, Croats and Slovenes were annexed. During the Second World War, on April 12, 1941, Subotica was occupied by Hungarian fascists. The city was liberated on October 10, 1945, thanks to the actions and battles of the Subotica partisan detachment and the forces of the Red Army.

Geography and climate of Subotica

Subotica is located at 109 meters above sea level, which makes it extremely suitable for agriculture. Orchards and vineyards are a recognizable sign of this city. It covers an area of ​​1008 square kilometers, and in addition to the city, it also includes 18 suburban settlements. Near the city, there is also a connection to the E-75 highway, which connects Subotica with the rest of Serbia and Southern Europe, as well as with Hungary.

Climate - The continental climate is present in Subotica, whose main features are warm summers and harsh winters. In addition to winter and summer, this climate has two transitional seasons. The average temperature in Subotica is slightly more than 11 degrees Celsius, while the humidity is 69%.

Demography of Subotica

  • Subotica has a population of just over 80,000. The number of inhabitants with suburban settlements is about 97,000 inhabitants. The average age of the population living in Subotica is 39 years.
  • The population of the city is extremely ethnically and religiously inhomogeneous. Members of three religions are registered on the territory of Subotica: 57.6% of citizens declared themselves as Roman Catholics, 27.80 as Orthodox, while 1.8% are Protestant.

Tradition and culture of Subotica

Cultural contents - When we talk about tradition and culture, Subotica is one of the cities that can boast of both cultural events and imposing architectural buildings that represent the most important symbol of the city. Some of the most beautiful buildings are: the Town Hall, the National Theater, beautiful fountains and the Reich Palace, while the most famous festivals are: Družjanica and Berbanski dani.

Coexistence of different religions and peoples - Subotica is a city whose most recognizable feature is the mixture and coexistence of different ethnic groups and religions, which function perfectly in one area. This is best illustrated by the existence of temples belonging to different religions: the Cathedral of St. Teresa of Avila, the Franciscan Church, the Serbian Orthodox Church of St. Dimitrija, Muhajir Mosque, Small Synagogue.

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