Matice Srpske


The one-story building of Matica Srpska, built in the style of historicism, with a base in the shape of the Cyrillic letter “G”, in 1912 according to the project of the architect Momcilo Tapavica as the “Marija Trandafil Institution for Serbian Orthodox Orphans in Novi Sad”, and in 1928 it was moved to this building Matica srpska. The famous tavern “Turski han” was located in this place, after which today’s Matica srpska street was called Hanska ulica, but it was demolished to the ground in Buna, so in the second half of the 19th century it was referred to as Hanski plac. owner Johann Eigler, on the site of the famous Johann Heil brewery, demolished in Buna, which had been on this site since the first half of the 18th century.

A new wing was added in 1992, and the roof was renewed in 2006.

The street facade of this representative building is dominated by an incised corner accentuated by a bay window, surmounted by a dome of complex architecture with a baluster row in front. The facade facing Matica srpska Street has three risalites that end with a triangular tympanum and trapezoidal domes, the central one is wider with the main entrance. The facade facing Marije Trandafil Square has two risalites at the ends, and an entrance with a passage to the courtyard.

On the plan of Novi Sad from 1900, “Hanska pijaca” and Hanska street are marked.

In the colored photograph towards Matica srpska street, we see the newly completed building “Zavoda Marija Trandafil for Serbian Orthodox Orphans in Novi Sad” in 1912.

In a colored photograph from the same period, we see the corner of the building.

An aerial photo taken in 1926 shows the city center, and the Matica Srpska building is circled.

Drawing of the building of Matica Sprska in one plane with a newly added wing, from the 1990s.

The realisation of this site was supported by the Administration for Culture of the City of Novi Sad

The sources and materials of the Institute for the Protection of Cultural Monuments of the City of Novi Sad were used for the realization of this website

The Old Core of Novi Sad was declared a cultural asset, by the decision on establishing it as a spatial cultural-historical unit – 05 no. 633-151/2008 of January 17, 2008, “Sl. gazette of the Republic of Serbia” no. 07/2008.