Pančevo Crossroads

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Pančevo – a City on the Crossroads

Pančevo is a town which has always been on the crossroads of civilizations, cultures and religions. Such turbulent history has left a significant trace on the town - its architecture, cultural heritage and the population itself. For centuries, it used to be a border town, one of the furthest points of the Austrian-Hungarian Empire, but first and among the most important in their effort to defend themselves from the attacks of the Ottoman Empire. However, such unique location was also advantageous for business and trade between regions, which as a rule, also took place here. This is why the inhabitants of this place are even today open to mutual cooperation, trade and business.

LOCATION

Pancevo is
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There are a number of waterfowl, mostly wild duck and goose as well as heron, pheasant, eagle, partridge, swallow and nightingale. In the woods there are foxes, wild boars, wild cats and deer, and on the grassy terrains rabbits, moles, mice and other small animals.

CLIMATE
Pančevo enjoys moderate continental climate with long, hot summers, warm autumns, mild winters and short springs. In early spring and late autumn, the prevailing wind in this region is the “košava”. It is a strong and dry wind, which blows at the speed up to 100 km/h from the southeast or east, usually 3, 7 or 21 days at a stretch.

HISTORICAL AND CULTURAL HERITAGE

HISTORICAL FACTS AND MONUMENTS

Prehistoric period: the world-famous archeological site next to Pančevo, provides the evidence that this region was inhabited in the Neolithic Age (5 500 years B.C.) In that period, people provided their living by fishing, hunting, collecting fruit and primitive farming. They lived in semi-dugout huts (with light thatched roofs, covered with mud and straw or
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Charles Borromeo is located in the centre of Pančevo and was founded in 1757. Today, this is the only church in town where the pipe organ can be heard. In addition to this, since 1995, Christmas concerts have been held regularly, as well as concerts of classical music throughout the year.

The Church of Dormition of the Virgin and The Church of Assumption are two main Orthodox churches, both built in the 19th century and today proclaimed cultural monuments of great significance. The icons in both churches are invaluable, painted by the famous Uroš Predic.

The National Museum of Pančevo is located in the Old Town Hall in King Peter I Square. The museum building is an impressive monument built in 1833, in neoclassical style. For more than one century the administration of the town, the Magistrate, was located here. Since 1965, it houses The National Museum of Pančevo with its rich collection of objects related to archeology, history, ethnology and the history of art. Certain exhibits kept here exceed local expectations, such as the famous “The Great Migration of Serbs” by Paja Jovanović.

DISTINGUISHED CITIZENS

A number of important and distinguished scientists, artists, writers, diplomats and businessmen considered themselves citizens of Pancevo. Among them

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