Palić Promenade

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This route is 1 km long and the walk will take about half an hour. Add 2-3 hours if you plan to visit the Zoo. The sites are listed from the entrance gate - the Water Tower, following an “U” shaped route that ends in the Zoo.

 

  • Water Tower:
    The idea of the architects of this building is that the visitor enters the large park and resort passing through the richly decorated gate - Water Tower. It is designed in the style of Hungarian Art Nouveau, inspired by elements of folklore: handicrafts, lace and embroidery. This Palic symbol was officially opened in 1912.

 

  • The Great Park:
    The Great park stretches form the Water tower to the lake. Its planting begun back in 1840. It was designed in the tradition of English gardens and later reconstructed as a Baroque-style park.

 

  • The Grand Terrace:
    The Grand Terrace is a part of spa buildings intended for relaxation and enjoyment. The grand opening of the Grand Terrace was in 1912. At that time it was used as a multipurpose facility. The upstairs was renowned for its monumental ballroom.

 

  • Music Pavillion and the Memorial Well:
    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 Pavillion. In the spirit of time, it was used and is still being used as a venue for promenade concerts. The Memorial Well was built to the honour of the completion of constructions at Palić Art Nouveau spa buildings in 1912. It perfectly fit in the atmosphere on the lake.

 

  • Women's Lido:
    It was built above the lake. Women's Lido is another magnificent example of the Hungarian Art Nouveau. The fairytale wooden structure is rich in detail, reminiscent of folk art.

 

  • Bogojvar:
    Bogojvar, known as Owl tower, was built in 1892 as a part of the sports complex of Lajoš Vermeš, a prominent athlete and founder of the 1880 Palić Olympics. The villa was built in then fashionable Swiss style, with abundant use of wood and tiles made of famous Žolnai ceramics.

 

  • Vermes Statue:
    Lajoš Vermeš was born in Subotica. He was a landowner, benefactor, a sports enthusiast and athlete. He supported a motto "in a healthy body a healthy spirit" and sport in general. From 1880 to 1914 he organized sports games in Palić, which were in the spirit of Olympics games.

 

  • ZOO:
    It was founded in 1949. The Zoo spreads on 10 hectares. Its concept, beauty, arrangement, the treatment of animals rank this Zoo among the leading ones in this part of Europe.
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