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Pančevo is in Banat region, Vojvodina autonomous province, Serbia. Pančevo is a city with rich cultural events and monuments, and in the past, it also used to be a filming location for many national and international movie productions.


Street of old central quarter

Pančevo is administrative center of Vojvodina's South Banat District. The city has 90,000 inhabitants, while the municipality has 123,000 inhabitants (2019).

Since 2003 an international and multi-cultural carnival has been organized in the city. It is also the main economic center of the South Banat region and its economy is also mostly tied up to Belgrade's economy. Pančevo is also home to many historical objects, museums and parks.

The southern city quarters are located on the bank of the Danube, the western quarters on the bank of Tamiš. The Danube river islands Forkontumac and Čakljanac are the southernmost part of the urban area.

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The most important road that runs through Pančevo is the European route E70 which forms a bypass around the city centre, connecting the city with Belgrade. The IB-14 highway to Smederevo via Kovin starts here, and so does the IIA-130 highway to Ečka. As the most important regional mode of transport on road is made available a bus route network for public passenger traffic by Autotransport Pančevo since 1948.

Pančevo has four passenger railway stations: Pančevo Glavna stanica, Pančevo Varoš, Pančevo Strelište and Pančevo Vojlovica.

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Map of Pančevo


  • 1 Old town of Pancevo. The old town encompasses the historic core of the city, which is a set of buildings around King Peter I Square and Freedom Square. The city core was formed in the second half of the 18th century, but the most valuable area of ​​the core, with public and representative buildings, was created at the beginning of the 19th century. The city squares, the Great Market (King Peter I Square), the Grain Market (Freedom Square) and the Square in front of the Catholic Church were established at the turn of the century. (Q97573222) on Wikidata
  • Magistrate's building.
  • Kulturni Centar Pančeva: The most important cultural centre of the city is located in the former theatre building of the city. The centre has a gallery of modern art, and it promotes continuous festivals like Biennial of Art (Bijenale umetnosti), the music festival and the Pančevački Jazz Festival with artists from all over the world. In addition, some theater productions are shown annually in cooperation with National Theater Belgrade and other famous institutions. The facility also promotes other events like FreeDOM Art Festival. There is also the continuous Film festival PAFF worth mentioning which has a good reputation beyond the region.
National Museum
  • The National Museum was founded in 1923 and operates from the former neoclassical city hall. The institution has a valuable permanent exhibition and it is one of the most important museums of Vojvodina.
  • 2 Vajfert Brewery, Nikolai Tesla St.. The oldest brewery of Serbia. It was founded in 1722 by Abraham Kepiš from Bratislava and operated until 2008. In 2015, the Đorđe Vajfert Brewery Museum was opened. Weifert brewery in Pančevo (Q20434609) on Wikidata
Serbian orthodox church Assumption of Holy Virgin, built 1807-1811
  • 3 Assumption of Holy Virgin Serbian Orthodox Church. Built from 1807 to 1811. The iconostasis of the church was designed by the painter Konstantin Danil from 1828 to 1833. Uspenska crkva Pančevo (Q20435259) on Wikidata
  • 4 Vojlovica monastery. One of the oldest monasteries of Vojvodina, the oldest sacral building complex of the city and declared Cultural Monument of Exceptional Importance. In 1542, the monastery was first mentioned by hegumen Jeronomah Parfenije in a Serbian almanac of Božidar Vuković. The church of the monastery is dedicated to Archangels Michael and Gabriel and was transformed into neoclassical stile towards the end of 18th century. Vojlovica monastery (Q1284867) on Wikidata Vojlovica Monastery on Wikipedia
  • The oldest church in town is the Roman Catholic Church Saint Charles Borromeo, built from 1756 to 1757 and in 1768, the building was extended with a steeple which was equipped with a turret clock in 1868 to mark its centenary. Its column in the square in front of the building with statue of Abraham and Isaac was built in 1722. The building had been used as a provisional church of a Minorite monastery. The religious order provided the military chaplains for the garrison of the Imperial Army.


  • Each year in June, the Pančevački Carnival is the most important event of its kind in Serbia. The highlight of the event is the parade which goes through the centre with more than over 3,000 international participants and up to 100,000 visitors annually.



Bistro Kokoschka - stylish restaurant in old Zako Building in the city old town, with delicious food (international menu), coffee with local cakes, Earl's Panna Cotta and great local wines.




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