Subotica – the city of secession, cultural heritage and multicultural spirit, is an absolute must-see during your trip to Serbia. The second largest city in Vojvodina province is located in a Pannonian basin in the far north of Serbia, only 10 km away from the Hungarian border. This city has for years represented a crossroad for nations traveling to the South and East of Europe, and it is very well known for its multiculturalism and various ethnic groups. From a historical standpoint, Subotica’s destiny is the result of its position as a border between two great opposing powers, the Ottoman Empire and the Hapsburg Monarchy. Its turbulent history and strategic military position led to a constant change of rulers and the name of the city. When Subotica lost its military importance in 1779, it obtained the status of a free royal city and it started to attract businessmen, craftsmen and traders from the region and Middle Europe.
Subotica is located between two agricultural areas – fertile sandy lands with gardens and vineyards to the north and plough-lands to the south of the city. Subotica’s population of about 140 000 people is famous for its multinational character and a strong spirit of tolerance among its citizens and numerous ethnic groups: Hungarians, Serbs, Croats and Bunjevci all live here peacefully. Subotica is proud of its City Hall, one of the most beautiful buildings in Vojvodina. Apart from the City Hall, locals are proud of their churches and other beatiful buildings that are located in the center of Subotica which contribute to the city’s charm and make it an attractive tourist destination. The suburbs of this city offer wonderful rest and relaxation: Palićko and Ludoško lakes, Estates Jelen and Majkin, and the Zvonko Bogdan wine-cellar among many others.