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The Palić Water Tower

Palić is a city in Serbia in proximity of Subotica.



With its 7 km long lake, Palić was an elite resort and spa at the turn of the 19th and 20th century. The image of Palić has permanently been changing, improving and modernising, although it avoided the temptation of industrialisation.

Get in


The only way to get into the city by the means of public transportation is by bus #6[dead link] from Subotica, which run every 20 minutes and the ride takes about 15 min. From Subotica buses run in the following directions: Novi Sad and Belgrade (ca. every hour), Budapest (one bus per day), Szeged (4 departures per day).

Another option to get to the city is by car, the closest E-75 highway runs in 3.2 km away. Taxi ride from the center of Subotica costs 550 RSD (Aug 2018). Distances to nearby cities: Subotica (8 km), Horgoš (border crossing, 20 km), Kelebija (border crossing, 20 km), Novi Sad (100 km), Belgrade (181 km), Szeged (Hungary) (40 km), Budapest (175 km).

Get around

Map of Palić

Bus #6 runs though the city following Horgoški put road, but it is of very limited help.

There are a few taxi companies operating in Palic, major taxi stands are 1 taxi stand near the lake and 2 taxi stand near supermarket Idea.


Palic castle (Bagolyvár)
Memorial Fountain
Palic lake

The two architects, Komor and Jakab, who left a permanent impression on the architecture of the city, also designed remarkable buildings in Palic as well, and these were also built in Hungarian art nouveau and dominated by woodcarvings inspired by folk handicrafts.

  • 1 The Water Tower. It's now the symbol of Palic, was built at the beginning of the 20th century as a multipurpose facility: a water tower, gate of the resort and a tram station.
  • 2 Grand Terrace, Park heroja bb, +381 24 602 780. The grand opening of the Palić Grand Terrace was in 1912. At that time it was also used as a multipurpose facility. The upstairs was renowned for its monumental ball room. At downstairs premises were a restaurant and a pastry shop. Two open terraces that embellish the front of the building are decorated by magnificently wooden carved parapet typical of Hungarian Art Nouveau.
  • 3 Music Pavilion and Memorial well, Obala Lajoša Vermeša. Right in front of the Grand Terrace, from the same period and of the same style, lies the tiniest Art Nouveau special purpose facility - the Music Pavilion. In the spirit of time, it was used and is still being used as a venue for promenade concerts. A memorial fountain was erected in the honour of the completion of constructions of the ensamble of Palić Art Nouveau buildings, which perfectly fit in the atmosphere on the lake front.
  • 4 Women’s Beach. Another magnificent example of Art Nouveau style buildings.
Women's Beach
  • The colourful resort houses-villas round up the Palic image. 5 Villa Lujza was built in eclectic style and 6 Bagolyvár (an interesting name for an interesting building: "the owl’s castle") are “Swiss-type” villas, and their roofs are covered with multicoloured plain tiles made by the Zsolnay Manufacture.
  • In the heart of the Grand Park there is specific facility, 7 the Summer Stage, where the Palic International Film Festival is held every summer.


  • 1 Zoo, Krfska 4, +381 24 753075. 9:00 – 19:00. More than 65 animal species live there.
  • 2 Zvonko Bogdan Winery, Kanjiški put 45, +381 62 789 979. M-F. Tours usually start at 1pm and 4pm, but it's better to confirm this over the phone. French style winery with tours in Serbian, English, and Hungarian. RSD 200 for the tour, RSD 600 - tour and tasting of 3 wines, RSD 1300 - for tour and tasting of 5 premium types of wines.
  • 3 Bike and catamaran rentals. 9am - 9pm.


  • Palić Film Festival, +381 24 554-600, . The Palic Summer Stage hidden in the shade of the Grand Park's hundred-year-old trees opens its gates to the Palic International Film Festival during the third week of July. This festival is dedicated to the promotion of the most recent productions in the European filmmaking and is accompanied with various programmes.
  • Summer3p, Thermal Pool, Muski Strand, +381 63589598. It is the second largest electronic music festival in Vojvodina. It lasts for 4 days and usually takes place at the end of July.


  • 1 Mala gostiona, Park heroja 9, +381 24 753-447.
  • 2 Riblja čarda, Obala Lajoša Vermeša bb, +38124 755-040. A lot of reviews from people complaining about high prices and bad service.
  • 3 Vila Viktorija, Jezerska 15, +381 24 754-497.
  • 4 Abraham, Horgoški put 132, +381 24 755-012. M-Sa.
  • Akac, Kizur Ištvana 6.
  • Brvnara, Vikend naselje bb, +38124 753-431.
  • Fontana, Vikend naselje bb, +38124 753-034.
  • 5 Guljaš čarda, Šupljak, Ludaški šor 206, +38124 758-093.
  • Jadran, Horgoški put 35, +38124 / 755-104
  • Majkin salaš [dead link], Salaš 249, +38124 / 753-672,
  • Sarvaš, Hajdukovo, Borisa Kidriča 30, +38124 / 758-335
  • Sunjog čarda, Hajdukovo, Vizitorski centar, +38124 / 758-083
  • Vinski dvor [dead link], Hajdukovo, Hajdukovo bb, +38124 / 754-645,c
  • Paprika čarda, Vikend naselje bb, +38124 / 63/727-42-35.
  • Shiraz, Tuk Ugarnice 14,, +38124 686-220, . Palićki put bb



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