Exploring the city may start in the oldest street, in the vicinity of the spot, where the first building in the city's history was built and where, at present, old and new, history, traditionand tourism are symbolically linked. One of the oldest houses in Subotica is leant against a modern tourist complex of the Gloria Hotel.
1. The Franciscan Church
This Church dedicated to St. Michael the Archangel was built in 1736, on the ruins of the medieval fortress from the 15th century. Attached to it is a friary with a chapel dedicated to the votive painting, the Black Madonna. www.suboticka-biskupija.info
2. The Serb Orthodox Church
The baroque Church was built in 1726, on the highest part of the old city. In 1910, the new tower and the new iconostas were added. The Church is dedicated to the Ascension of Christ.
Korvin street, part of the pedestrian area has become one of the town's landmarks because of its famous cafés. They are the favourite meeting places for young and old, for locals and for tourists.
4. The Raichle Mansion - Modern Art Gallery
It was built in 1904 by the architect Ferenc Raichle to be his home and design studio. The unusual combination of colours, the vibrancy of forms, the interior and the backyard make this sumptuous mansion an exceptional example of the art nouveau architecture. At present, it hosts the Modern Art Gallery. www.likovnisusret.com
5. The Athletes' Centre and the Children's Theatre
The Former Athletes’ Centre with sport and cultural functions, was opened in 1933. It is an excellent example of the region's architecture between the two World Wars. At present, it hosts the Children's Theatre, and temporarily the Jadran Stage of the Subotica National Theatre. www.deposi.co.yu
6. Korzo (The Promenade)
The Promenade is the main street of the city, established on the old commercial road. It has changed several names during history, while its present name suggests that it is the most favouritestreet of the locals for strolling. Houses built in neo-renaissance, classic, eclectic, art nouveau and modern style decorate the pedestrian street.
7. The Subotica National Theatre
The first performances by travelling companies were held in Subotica as early as 1747. This classic style building, characterized by its six Corinthian columns, was built more than 150 years ago. Reconstruction works on the theatre building has started in the summer of 2007.
8. The Ivan Sarić Monument
Ivan Sarić (1876-1966) engaged in bicycling and motorcycling, was also one of the pioneers of aviation. He took off from the Subotica turf by his self-made plane in 1910. The monument was made by Oto Logo.
9. The Public Library
The Public Library was established in 1890. The neo-baroque building was designed by Ferenc Raichle in 1897.The two telamones carrying one of the nicest balconies in the city make this building distinctive. www.biblioteke.org.yu/subotica/
10. The Square of Poets
There are three busts of three renown writers from Subotica on this square: Danilo Kiš (1935-1989), Géza Csáth (1887-1919) and Artúr Munk (1886-1955). The spirit of Subotica played a decisive role in their works.
11. The Fountains
The Green Fountain (1985) and the Blue Fountain (2001) are the pearls of the city centre. Both were made of Zsolnay tiles, likewise all decorative ceramics and roof tiles of the city’s art nouveau buildings.
12. The Jovan Nenad Czar Monument
The monument was made by Petar Palavičini between the two World Wars, and was erected on its present place in 1991. Jovan Nenad, the Black, was a controversial historical figure. He declared himself a king, and Subotica the capital of his kingdom in 1527, but all lasted for a very short period of time.
13. The City Hall
The City Hall, the centre and symbol of Subotica, was built in 1912 and was designed by Komor and Jakab, the renowned architects. The decorative features of art nouveau, the style of the turn of centuries, are enriched on this building with a romantic nuance of the Hungarian folklore, by floral elements made of ceramics and wrought iron. The Ceremonial Council Hall and its splendid stained windows are the heart of the building. Likewise in the past, the City Hall is an administrative building, but there are also cultural institutions, shops and banks.Its 45 m high observatory provides an unforgettable sight of Subotica and its neighbourhood. www.gradskimuzej.subotica.org.yu/gradskimuzej/index.htm
14. The Dimitrije Tucović Street
A commercial and pedestrian street undergoing its renaissance, connecting two favoured promenades in the city: Korzo and Radijalac. There are rental buildings with shops in the ground floor – the typical architecture of the city centre.
15. The City Museum
It is a complex museum with archaeological, ethnographic, historical, art and natural collections and a collection of bequests. The museum is situated in a mansion built in the style of Darmstadt Jugendstil, designed by the Vágó brothers in 1906, whose works had always been decorated with the motive of birds, which is present on this building as well. www.gradskimuzej.subotica.org.yu
16. The Synagogue
It was built in 1902 in Hungarian art nouveau style. It is decorated by stylized tulips, carnations and peacock feathers. With daring and modern architectural solutions, it perfectly harmonizes structure and decoration. The Synagogue is the first design by Komor and Jakab in Subotica and is considered one of the most beautiful synagogues in this part of Europe. www.sos-sinagoga.org.yu
17. The Grammar School
The first grammar school was established in 1747 in the region. Its present building was designed by Ferenc Raichle in the late 19th century in neo-baroque style. There is a room in the building dedicated to one of the most outstanding Hungarian authors, Dezső Kosztolányi, who was born in Subotica. www.gimnazija.subotica.net
18. The Cathedral
The Cathedral was built in late baroque style and is dedicated to the patron saint of Subotica, St. Theresa of Avila,whose figure appears in the city’s coat-of-arms as well.It was built in 1779 and has been renovated several times since then. In 1974, the Pope awarded the church with the title of a smaller basilica. www.suboticasvterezija.org.yu
19.The Square to the Victims of Fascism and the Square of St. Theresa
The 18 meters wide and 8 meters high monument to the Victims of Fascism is the largest monument in Subotica. Its copper relief, The Group, was made by Tomo Rosandić and his studio in 1950. In front of the monument is a rest area with a small fountain and a sculpture the Hands.
20. Lifka Art Cinema and Cultural Centre
The art cinema is a place for a plenitude of cultural events and is named after Sándor/Aleksandar Lifka (1880-1952), who established the first travelling cinema in the Austro-Hungarian Empire and opened the first permanent one in Subotica in 1910. He also made films thus contributed to the development of the European cinematography. www.alifka.org