Vrsac is a really small baroque town, a place of culture, art and entertainment, with stunning architecture. It is the birthplace of eminent Serbs such as Paja Jovanovic, Jovan Sterija Popovic, Vasko Popa and Bora Kostic. Vrsac lies on the crossroads, a fact that makes it geographically, culturally and commercially interesting for it has good road connections with Novi Sad and Belgrade, as well as vicinity with Romanian border. Vrsac is an open town.
It is a town on a wine route. The first documents that mention vineyards in this region are from the 15th century. In 1494, at the court of Ugrian king Vladislav II, a 50 liter barrel of wine from this region was worth 10,5 gold forint. In 1660 and 1664, Turkish traveller Evlija Celebija wrote about Vrsac describing the vineyards on the slopes where sweet red wine is grown.
Vrsac has over 1750 ha of vineyards at its disposal, as well as the biggest wine cellar in central Europe. Villages Veliko Srediste and Gudurica have to be mentioned since with Vrsac they form one of the most interesting wine routes in Serbia (Vrsac – Veliko Srediste – Gudurica). In that area, almost every house has its own wine cellar and each wine is a unique brand.
Cultural and Historic Sights
The Bishop’s Palace, The Tower of Vrsac (16th century) offers the best view on Banat, Archaeological sites Vrsac, Mesic, Oresac, A monastery (15th century) in Mesic village, the center of Serbian spirituality in this part of Banat region, The Town Hall in neogothic style (18th century), The Palace of Banat Eparchy (18th century), The old baroque pharmacy, The Orthodox and Catholic Cathedrals in pseudogothic style.
Traditionally, and every year in September, a Grape harvest takes place. An event perfect for all grape and wine lovers. There is also the Vrsac Theater Autumn Festival.
The mountain of Vrsac offers great environment for recreational purposes or for hunting. Also visit the Red cross boarding house.
Discover Vrsac – a city on a wine route!