Vršac

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Vršac (in Serbian Вршац) is a town in Serbia, 84 kilometers from Belgrade. It is located in the eastern part of Vojvodina, close to the border with Romania. The town has around 35,000 residents.

Get in[edit]

By car[edit]

The European route E-70 connects Belgrade and Timișoara via Vršac. The road is in very good condition and the trip takes less than 2 hours from Belgrade and an hour and a half from Timisoara.

By bus[edit]

STUP Vršac. The local bus company with routes from and to Belgrade and Novi Sad on an hourly basis. Prices are slightly expensive than other methods of transport, but it's the fastest and safest way to get around.

By train[edit]

There are two trains per day from Timişoara Nord Train station to Vršac. The trains are operated by CFR (Căile Ferate Române) and are modern and very comfortable. Pass control usually lasts for about 20 minutes for the entire train to be checked. Ride duration is approximately longer than 2 hours with the train going faster when on Romanian territory. Pass control and customs are made at Stamora-Moravita, (Romania). The ticket in one direction from Timişoara to Vršac is approximately 5€. Should you choose to continue to Belgrade, you need to switch trains at the train station in Vršac, and vice-versa.

The train to Belgrade is scheduled to depart half an hour after the train from Timișoara comes in Vršac. Tickets must be bought at the station before entering the train. The train connecting Vršac and Belgrade is a modern and fast one, the only downside being that is stops in every village en route to Belgrade. One way ticket to and from Belgrade costs less than 4€.

Get around[edit]

Vršac is very small and compact, easily covered by foot, but reaching further destinations such as up on the hill can be a time-consuming experience and a good solution might be taking a taxi which is very affordable. There are currently no bike nor motorbike rentals available.

The traffic in town is usually light, except on Saturdays in the morning when it's grocery day. If you are traveling by car, be sure to pay attention to bikes as they are a very common method of transport for elderly citizens.

All the taxis (including the freelance ones) have a defined fare with taxi meters exposed, so the possibility of paying a higher price than that shown is reduced to a minimum. There are three major local taxi companies:

  • Maxi Taxi 013 833 833, 063 50 80 50.
  • Hallo Taxi 013 831 11 11.
  • Prestige Taxi 013 833 333.

See[edit]

Vršac is known for its vineyards and quality wines in its municipality area. Certain wine cellars in villages around Vršac have become symbols of the so-called Vrsac Wine Route which is held every year during the town's celebratory Grape Ball.

Along with its wine offerings, Vršac is also known for it's hills which have a rich ecosystem and are very specific in nature due to the fact that they are island mountains which were once a part of the Pannonian Sea.

  • Vršac Castle (Vršački zamak) is a symbol of the town and dates back to the mid 15th century. The castle is an authentic remnant of the medieval Vršac fortress. It stands at the top of the hill (399m) overlooking Vršac and it provides a great view of the entire town.
  • Gudurički Vrh is the highest mountain peak in Vojvodina at 641 meters. Nicknamed 'the roof of Vojvodina', it provides a breathtaking view which extends across to the Carpathian mountains in Romania.
  • There are two Serbian Orthodox monasteries in Vršac municipality: Mesić monastery which dates back to the 15th century and Središte monastery, which is currently under construction.
  • Town Park

Do[edit]

Events[edit]

In the third week of September each year, the town is a host to Grožđebal (Grape Ball), a three-day event which celebrates harvesting of the grapes. The town has been a wine loving region since Roman times making this event very important manifestation to all wine connaiseurs in Serbia. During the event itself, many public institutions are open, diverse cultural, kids and sport events are being organized, as well as entertainment programs, competitions and various grape and wine exhibitions.

Eat[edit]

Fast Food[edit]

  • YugaIve Milutinovica 31/a.
  • Domino Fast FoodTrg Pobede 5 013 837 837.
  • Leskovački Roštilj MakiVuka Karadžića 14 063 720 78 32.
  • Pera ŽderaHeroja Pinkija 55.

Pizza[edit]

  • Pizzeria ContrastSvetosavski Trg 6 060 330 50 50. 09-24.

Restaurants[edit]

  • Etno Kuća DinarDimitrija Tucovića 82 013 830 024. 12-24h. Located close in the town center, this restaurant provides an authentic meal experience for reasonable prices. It also has a rich wine offering and an outdoor terrace during summer. The food is excellent and the service is great.
  • Restoran Crvenog Krsta (Red Cross Restaurant), Topovski put bb +381 (0)13 838 657. After a morning hike on the hill, this is the best place to relax and have a cup of coffee and eat breakfast. The food and service are good. Free Wi-Fi available.
  • Restoran AlcudiaHotel 'Srbija', 1st floor +381 13 832 933. 7-23h. Delicious and cheap morning breakfast buffet in the town center. Great prices and a broad selection of wines. Has a VIP room for business meetings. Free Wi-Fi available.
  • Vega 8 InternationalVuka Karadžića 11 013 830 080. Pleasant ambiance with a generous offering of Italian and Serbian cuisine. Affordable prices and kind staff.

Drink[edit]

  • London PubŽarka Zrenjanina 101 065 300 0096. 08-01h. A beer pub and rock 'n' roll music during the weekends.
  • Kafeterija KwonAbreševićeva 2 065 3866 166. Good place for long drinks and relaxation.
  • Café ForumVuka Karadžića 15a 013 837 520. 08-24h.
  • Club MMillennium Tower Business Center, 6th floor. Great view of the town. Free Wi-Fi available.
  • Max CaffeVuka Karadžića 4 063 832 6928.DJ night every day during summer. Free Wi-Fi available.
  • Čađava Furuna.
  • Face Caffe.

Sleep[edit]

Connect[edit]

Free public wireless internet service is available in town center, as well as in cafés, restaurants and hotels nearby.

Go next[edit]

  • Belgrade, the capital of the Republic of Serbia. With various styles of architecture dominate the city, while its recent resurgence as the leading hub in south-eastern Europe makes it a must see destination.
  • Timisoara, a university city and industrial center in western Romania. It is often described as the most cosmopolitan city in Romania.
  • Novi Sad, the capital of Vojvodina, the northern Autonomous Province of Serbia. Situated on the Danube River between Budapest and Belgrade, it is a treasured regional and cultural centre.
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