Zmaj Jovina


This one-story house was built in the 18th century, in the style of early classicism, and was renovated after the Buna.

According to archival sources, in 1909 it was owned by merchant Jozef Ernst.

The base of the house is in the shape of the Cyrillic letter “Г”, with a courtyard wing on the left and a vehicular entrance on the right.

On the street facade on the ground floor, on the right side, there is a vehicular entrance that ends in an arch, which today has been turned into a storefront and an entrance to a bar, and to the left of it there are two more bar windows with lunettes.

On the first floor there are four symmetrically placed windows with architraved pediments, on slender decorated consoles and a decorated rectangular field, and below the window with a baluster row on the parapet.

In the frieze of the molded cornice, there are small ceiling openings in the form of rosettes, in the axes of the openings on the first floor.

The large common yard is entered through the driveway of the neighboring house at number 22.

The basement rooms are under the street part of the house, with a wide double-arched entrance.

The facade of the courtyard wing is dominated by a communication balcony on profiled stone consoles, with a simple iron fence.

At the beginning of the stairwell there are valuable wrought iron door wings. The staircase is two-legged with stone treads.

Today, the staircase of the courtyard wing of the house is used as a living space, with a wooden gate that ends in an arch.

The roof of the street part of the house is on two pitches, and the courtyard wing has a roof on one pitch. The roof covering was replaced with new pepper tiles.

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.