"Kikinda je lepa varoš" Kikinda by viddra

Kikinda Travel Guide: 39 reviews and 73 photos

Prošao sam Banat, Srem i od Vršca do Djale,
al’ priznajem Kikinda je najlepša bez šale,

Kikinda je lepa varoš,
tu je Jeca i notaroš, tu je Paja i ludaja,
ta, tu vam je sve!

Prošao sam ja i Bačku, stigoh i do Srema,
al' varoši ko Kikinda, verujte mi nema.

Kikinda je lepa varoš...

Svuda podji, kući dodji, izreka je stara
Ja da odem iz Kikinde, nema takvih para.

Kikinda je lepa varoš...

Kikinda, as it is today, is a relatively new town ( 250 years old ), although there are the remains of ancient and lost cultures and civilizations to prove that the 1st settlements appeared here around 5000 B.C.

Kikinda is situated in the north of Serbia, on the border of Serbian, Romanian and Hungarian parts of Banat. To be more precise, it lies on 45 50N and 20 29E.

Kikinda was built according to the plans for building the settlements in Banat ( rectangular streets and central square with a church, a parish building, a town hall, a school and a cafe ). For 2 and a half centuries, Kikinda has saved this concept, but got more schools and cafes in the meantime.

Interesting facts from the past

1758 - the 1st primary school founded
1769 - the Serbian Orthodox Church Saint Nicolas built
1784 - the Roman Catholic Church built
1796 - the 1st play given in German
1834 - the 1st Serbian play given
1839 - Kurija built
1845 - the National Library founded
1845 - the 1st newspaper published
1857 - the oldest railway in Serbia built; it connected Kikinda with Szeged and Timisoara
1866 - the 1st tile and brick factories founded
1869 - the 1st bicycle appeared in the streets of our town
1874 - the 1st modern printing house founded
1876 - Gusle founded
1877 - the 1st Grammar School founded
1893 - Town Hall built
1899 - Suvača built
1909 - the 1st football team formed
1920s - Kikinda - chess centre of Serbia
1980 - the 1st 5-star hotel in Vojvodina built here
1996 - 500000-year-old fossil of a mammoth found in a clay mine of Toza Markovic roof tile plant

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  • Pros:Quietness
  • Cons:Quietness
  • In a nutshell:Take it easy
  • Intro Updated Aug 18, 2007
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  • xaver's Profile Photo
    Nov 20, 2010 at 11:56 PM

    maybe not so old, but it's definitly a fascinating town.

  • Nemorino's Profile Photo
    Jul 22, 2010 at 8:00 AM

    Interesting tips on your home town! I don't think I've ever been there (unless it happens to be on the railway line from Belgrade to Budapest), but it looks really nice. (I'm an English teacher too, by the way.)

  • kokoryko's Profile Photo
    Nov 12, 2009 at 1:23 PM

    Kikinda looks like a very nice place, the way you show it, Dragana. I heard about Kikinda, but never had a look in a book or on the web; now I am happy to know a bit. Nice pictures.

  • egonwegh's Profile Photo
    Aug 4, 2008 at 4:31 AM

    Hi Viddra, well done! Excellent pictures.

  • seasonedveteran's Profile Photo
    Jul 12, 2008 at 8:04 PM

    go serbia!

  • hunterV's Profile Photo
    Jul 4, 2008 at 9:44 AM

    Nice place to stay!

  • LauraWest's Profile Photo
    Nov 19, 2007 at 8:17 AM

    Hello, Dragana, I love link to gourd lover's site!! Wish I could go to your home's pumpkin fest...oh, so far from my home. greetings from Missouri, USA, Laura

  • Pete.Gibson's Profile Photo
    Feb 1, 2006 at 2:40 PM

    what a great home page , good photos and very varied selection of tips , Kikinda is a very historic town and well worth a visit, Thanks

  • Sininen's Profile Photo
    Jan 21, 2006 at 12:20 PM

    Hello Dragana! A great page on a place I've never heard before but now want to visit. Cheers, Sini

  • diamond_skies's Profile Photo
    Nov 24, 2005 at 7:50 AM

    What a lovely looking town! The pumpkin festival sounds like fun.:o)

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