Subotica – the city of Secession, cultural heritage and multicultural spirit, presents a must-see during your trip to Serbia. The second largest city in Vojvodina province is located in Pannonian basin in extreme north of Serbia only 10 km away from Hungarian border. The city is known as the border between Central Europe and the Balkans and a crossroad of nations that traveled around south-eastern Europe. From the historic point of view, Subotica’s destiny is the result of its position as the borderline between two great opposing powers: Ottoman Empire and Hapsburg Monarchy. A turbulent history and strategic military position led to constant change of rulers and city’s name. When Subotica lost its military importance in 1779 it obtained the status of our free royal city and 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 is famous for its multinational character and strong spirit of tolerance among its citizens and numerous ethnic groups: Hungarians, Serbs, Croats and Bunjevci 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 buildings in the center of Subotica which contributes to the city’s charm and make it an attractive tourist destination. Apart from this, City’s suburbs offer wonderful rest and relaxation: Palićko and Ludoško lakes, Estates Jelen and Majkin, Zvonko Bogdan wine-cellar and so on.