In one exciting day we’ve packed everything needed for admiring great architecture and enjoying spirit of old times. We will explore several finest examples of Hungarian secession architecture style in this part of Europe, starting with Palić, continuing to Subotica and finally reaching Sombor, a small town which is usually referred to as the greenest town in Serbia, and at the end Dida Hornjak’s farm, authentic Vojvodina farm which is more than 100 years old.
We start with the tour from arranged point in the morning hours. First stop is Palić, one of the most popular tourist destinations in Vojvodina. The reason for its popularity dates way back into the time, when this part of Vojvodina was part of mighty Austro-Hungarian Monarchy. Many noble and respected citizens of the monarchy used to come here for leisure or treatment with water and mud from the lake. But our primary interest in Palić is not in its spa features, but in beautiful architecture of early XX century. Famous architects from Budapest, Marcell Komor and Dezso Jakab designed the whole central area of Great Park with its most important buildings: Water tower, Grand terrace, Women’s lido and Memorial well. Park itself is decorated with two Zsolnay vases which were given as a present by the famous producer personally.
After a stroll through Palić Grand park and its most exquisite Art Nouveau venues we continue to Subotica, a city which is definitely the most important economic, cultural and administrative centre of Bačka region in North of Serbia. In Austro-Hungarian Monarchy the city had an important role as well, and that is one of the reasons why it was set with such a beautiful Art Nouveau buildings. Main targets on our route are mansion of Ferenz Raichl, its unique façade decoration won’t leave you indifferent, main pedestrian street Korzo where many beautiful buildings stand aside, with the City Hall at the main city square surrounded by two fountains made from Zsolnay ceramics. And at the end the Synagogue, citizens of Subotica are especially proud of Synagogue, they usaly proudly say: “it is one of the most beautiful Synagogues in this part of Europe”. The Synagogue is under reconstruction, so it is possible to admire its beauty from outside, but sometimes kind keepers will let us in to admire interior as well.
From Subotica we continue through very heart of Bačka plain and after less than an hour drive we reach Sombor, Greentown, as locals usually call it. We arrive to the centre of this beautiful town where several sights surround us: Municipality building, Carmelite’s church, fantastic squares and parks. One of the attractions of Sombor is also a “Battle of Senta” by Ferenc Eisenhut, which is located in a Municipality building, this oil on canvas painting is the largest one in Serbia and with its 7x4m is really impressive artwork. In Sombor there are several Art Nouveau buildings, but not as flashy as in Subotica, but the real charm of this town is not laying only in architecture, but in spirit of old fashion lifestyle which still lives in it.
After Sombor sightseeing we go to Dida Horanjk’s farm, just few kilometres in the outskirts of Sombor. This farm is famous for its authenticity, exquisite food and warm hosts. Farm is over 100 years old and all objects and items are authentic, but thanks to love and dedication of Hornjak’s descendants everything seams new and spotless. Choice of meals at Dida Hornjaks farm.
After “Bačka” lunch at Dida Hornjak’s farm we return to Belgrade where we arrive in the evening.
Journey plan given in this tour description is not fixed, it’s just result of our perception of most interesting points on this route and result of our own experience. In any moment we can alter the route and adjust it to interests and wishes of travellers.
Details on prices and services
|1-3 persons||259 €|
|4-6 persons||329 €|
|7-8 persons||399 €|
|Refreshment during journey|
|Entry tickets for museum and gallery|
|Lunch at Dida Hornjak’s farm - price shown in the menu*|
|* Menu from Dida Hornjak`s farm is placed at the tour description page. Please add your choice from menu as comment in the process of reservation. You will pay for your "Bačka lunch" on the spot directly.|