TRADITIONAL, NOBLE AND COMFORTABLE
Subotica occupies the heartland position between the Danube
on the west and the Tisza on the east. It represents the most distinctive
urban settlement between these rivers. It lies on the presently most important
strategic direction - the Corridor 10, located on the international transit
motorway, E-75. In the vicinity of it, there are two highest frequent border
crossings - Horgos and Kelebia.
Subotica has been the crossroads point of various, people, cultures and traditions for many centuries. Some of them were coming, the others leaving, and the town remained with the traces of the cultures and habits of all nations passing through it. In the written records, Subotica was mentioned for the first time in 1391, under the name Zabadka. The center of the present Subotica developed around an old monastery from the 16th century. One more date is important in this town's history, the year 1779, when it was declared a Free Royal Town under the name Mariatheresiapolis.
If you are in Subotica, you have to visit the town center, with all its buildings and sightseeing. The National Theater, one of the first theaters in the territory of the Hungarian Empire, many churches and cathedrals, the Town Library - a work of Ferenc Raichle, recognizable by the Atlantes, carrying the Baroque balcony, the Blue Fountain, the Grammar School, the Synagogue - built in 1901 and ornamented by various stained glass windows representing styled petals of carnations, roses, lilies and peacocks feathers. The Raichle Palace - presently a gallery is one of the most beautiful Secession facilities.
However, the most important one is the City Hall - the center and symbol of Subotica, a magnificent building, built in the style of the Hungarian model of Secession, which includes the City Government, the Museum, the Historical Archive, boutiques and banks.
A staying in Subotica is not complete without a visit to Palić, the most attractive travel destination of Vojvodina, dominated by the Water Tower, the Great Park, the Summer Scene, the Baroque Park on the lake bank, the Music Pavilion, the Women's Strand and the Zoo.
The gastronomic feeling in Subotica (we would especially recommend the Nepkor restaurant) is such, that it is a real pity to miss the specialties of the Bačka cuisine, such as the guinea fowl soup, the goose liver, Pörkelt, the Palić fillet soups, game meals and roast meat, Szomloi Galuski, the nut, poppy, apple, sour cherry and pumpkin pie and all this covered by the home made wine of the Subotica - Horgos Sands, poured from barrels.
If you also want to spend a night there, there is a great choice of luxury and bed and breakfast hotels, private villas and apartments, both in Subotica itself and on the Palić. The night/breakfast prices vary from RSD.1,800 to 5,900