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Short info - Bečej

Bečej is situated in South Bačka District in Vojvodina and it is the seat of the municipality of the same name. It covers an area of 188 sq km and has over 25,000 inhabitants. Hungarians make up the majority of the population (45%), while there are 43% Serbs. Among others, in Batočina also live Croats, Roma, Montenegrins and Albanians. It is a quiet and peaceful town, a multiethnic environment of mutual respect and tolerance.


Bečej was first mentioned in 1901. At that time, the name referred to the fortress and dock on the river Tisa. But, when the church was torn down, a new settlement was built on the territory of today’s Bečej– Bečej. According to archaeological studies, the territory of the city was inhabited since older Neolithic period and during excavations settlements form Neolithic and Eneolithic period, Bronze Age, Iron Age and Historical Period were found.


Bečej is an economic, cultural and social centre of this part of Vojvodina, and the municipality includes Bačko Petrovo Selo, Bačko Gradište, Radičević, Mileševo and Poljanice.

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Facilities near by:


  • Bela ladja 0.1km
  • Bela ladja

    The hotel ,,Bela ladja'', building of an unusual beauty and even more of an unusual form a combination of a medieval Panonian castle and an Osrich boat made of brick and glass was build in 1996 at the bank of the Tisa river.

  • Tiski cvet 8.8km
  • Tiski cvet

    Hotel „Tiski cvet“ is situated in the city centar of Novi Becej along the left bank of the Tisa River in a peaceful and quiet city park. The hotel has two stars, with 80 beds in single, double and triple rooms and apartments.

  • Park 22.2km
  • Park

    Following the privatisation, the hotel was completely renovated in 2003 resulting in an elegant and trendy interior.


  • Tisa 14.6km
  • Tisa

    The Tisa is the longest tributary of the Danube. The total length of the river is around 966 km. It flows through Ukraine, Slovakia, Romania, Hungary and Serbia. It flows into the Danube at Stari Slankamen.

Natural reserves

  • Nature Reserve Slano kopovo 4.9km
  • Nature Reserve Slano kopovo

    Slano Kopovo is one of the last surviving swamps on salt marshes of Vojvodina. It is one of the most important and most unique bird habitats in Serbia, and in the middle part of Europe.

Parks of nature

  • Nature park Stara Tisa 5.2km
  • Nature park Stara Tisa

    Nature Park Stara Tisa near the island Biserno ostrvo, spreads on the territory of municipalities Bečej, Novi Bečej and Žabalj. This well preserved nature park also is home to rare bird species.


  • The Catholic Church 1.3km
  • The Catholic Church

    Besides Orhodox curch in the town centre is also situated Catholic church. The present appearance of the church dates from 1887. It is dedicated to the Dormition of the Virgin.

  • The Church of Saint George 1.4km
  • The Church of Saint George

    In the town centre is situated Orthodox church built in 1858 and dedicated to Saint Martyr George.

  • The Church of Holy Nikolai 15.8km
  • The Church of Holy Nikolai

    The church is situated in Turija and it was built in 1754. It was dedicated to the Transfer of relics of holy father Nikolai. Since 1991 the temple has been under state protection.

  • The church Arača 18.3km
  • The church Arača

    The church Arača is situated in the neighborhood of the town Novo Miloševo, north-east of Novi Bečej. The ruins of this church on the Tisa river represent cultural and historical monument of the greatest importance...

  • The Church of the Exaltation of the Holy Cross 20.2km
  • The Church of the Exaltation of the Holy Cross

    In 1783 was built the first catholic church on the site of the present one. The church register was regularly kept since 1785. Unfortunately, it was burned between 1848-49.

  • The Church of Holy Ascension 21.8km
  • The Church of Holy Ascension

    It was built in Morava-Byzantine style and it represents true copy of the Church of St George on Oplenac. The temple is 45 meters long and 25 meters wide.


  • The monument to Šajkaški Partisan unit 15.7km
  • The monument to Šajkaški Partisan unit

    On the banks of the river Tisa, in a place called Čurug is situated magnificent monument dedicated to Šajkaški Partisan unit.


  • The Sokolac Castle 10.4km
  • The Sokolac Castle

    The castle was built by Lazar Dunđerski in the last decades of 19th century, and his daughter Emilia Ivanović got it as a dowry. It is situated on the road leading from Bečej to Novi Bečej, about 100 km before turning to Kumane.

  • The Dunđerski Castle 10.9km
  • The Dunđerski Castle

    Near Bečej, on the road toward Bačka Topola, there is the Dunđerski Castle, also known as Fantast. This castle had been built by a large owner Bogdan Dunđerski from 1862 to 1943.

Archaelogical sites

  • The Archeological Site Old Vineyards 17.7km
  • The Archeological Site Old Vineyards

    The archeological site Old Vineyards has never been researched within some scientific project, but the archeologists had to save archeological heritage in front of brick plant machinery.


  • The Museum of Glavaš’s house 7.3km
  • The Museum of Glavaš’s house

    After the works and restoration, on the 100th anniversary of death of Dr Vladimir Glavaš (2009), the first museum at Novi Bečej was opened here.

Rural households

  • Hunting Longe Turija 16.1km
  • Hunting Longe Turija

    Hunting Lodge Turija is a unique facility, built in "Alt Deutsch" style. The accommodation offer at Hunting Lodge Turija is completed with a restaurant in which the variety of selected specialties can be tasted.


  • Horse Farm Fantast 12.2km
  • Horse Farm Fantast

    On the beautiful caste Dunjerski there is a horse farm, the best known in this part of Europe. It is located northwest of Becej.

Picnic places

  • Swimming pool complex Adice 21.4km
  • Swimming pool complex Adice

    Swimming pool complex "Adica" extends on 4 ha, it’s located along the river Tisa, and is only a kilometer away from the center of the town.

Hunting and fishing

  • Hunting and fishing in Becej 3.1km
  • Hunting and fishing in Becej

    In the plain of Becej hunting ground extends over 30.000 ha. Apart from the hunting areas, municipality of Becej is extremely rich with fishing areas as well.

  • Hunting and fishing around Žabalj 5.6km
  • Hunting and fishing around Žabalj

    The municipality of Žabalj has two hunting grounds: Stara Tisa (Old Tisa) with 40.000 ha and Ajlaš with 16.000 ha. Fishing fans can expect pikeperch, catfish, carp, pike, Prussian carp, bream, tench …

  • Hunting and fishing in Srbobran 15.2km
  • Hunting and fishing in Srbobran

    Hunting tourism in Srbobran was developed at a high level. Fishing area is situated in addition to the river Krivaja, Beljanska pond and Great Backa canal.

  • Hunting and fishing in Ada 21.8km
  • Hunting and fishing in Ada

    Municipality of Ada has very beautiful and rich hunting grounds, in which invests heavily each year. With the construction of the reservoir Budžak fishing tourism is gaining importance.


  • Banja Rusanda 23.4km
  • Banja Rusanda

    Rusanda Spa is located on the north shore of Lake Rusanda in the Village Melenci, municipality Zrenjanin.


  • The festival of Assumption days 8.1km
  • The festival of Assumption days

    The festival Assumption days is held from 25th to 28th of August. It is known as authentic brand from Vojvodina.

  • The festival of sausages 16.3km
  • The festival of sausages

    Traditional tourist and gastronomic event called "Sausage festival" is held from February 25th to 27th in Turija near Srbobran.