About Subotica

Subotica is located between the basins of two large rivers – the Danube and Tisza.

It was first mentioned in written documents 1391st as Zabatka. Since then it has changed more than 200 names. The most typical are the Szent-Maria, Maria Theresiopolis, Maria Theresienstadt, and Subotica.

The 1779th Subotica has acquired the status of a free royal city that brought the city more autonomy and privileges, and attracted enterprising farmers, craftsmen and traders from all over Central Europe.

At the turn of centuries, had Subotica: theater, high school, music school, the streets were lit by electricity in 1896 and the tram has already reached the city.

In the second half of the nineteenth century, after the arrival of rail roads in the city, a trade of agricultural and livestock products was suddenly developed and industrialization arrived late nineteenth century. Following the example of Europe roads, public facilities, rental and private palaces, religious buildings were built. In the architecture of the city dominates the Art Nouveau style. The three most representative buildings of this style are: town hall, a synagogue and Raihl Palace.


After World War I, Treaty of Trianon (1920), Subotica is connected to the Kingdom of Serbs, Croats and Slovenes, which in 1929 became the Kingdom of Yugoslavia. This was the start of modern history.

Subotica is a city that leads in this part of Europe with rich cultural heritage and it is clear to any visitor who steppes in our city. Culture is the reason why we all love to return Subotica.

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Content developed in collaboration with the Tourist Organization of Subotica