Bački Petrovac Rural Tourism
Culturally and economically prestigious Backi Petrovac Municipality consists of four settlements out of which Bački Petrovac is a settlement of a town character, and center of Municipality, while the other 3 settlements feature characteristics of Panonian type villages: Kulpin, Gložan and Bački Maglić. Bački Petrovac Municipality is situated 24 km north-west of Novi Sad on the part of the regional road connecting Novi Sad – Odžaci – Sombor. Bački Petrovac is the largest Slovakian community and economical cultural and administrative center of Slovaks living in Vojvodina, who settled here in the first half of the 18th century (1745). Agriculture is the most important economic activity in Bački Petrovac Municipality, where production of field crops, cattle, and vegetable crops prevail. Slovak cuisine and drinks are very hot, spicy and heavy, and features strong rural roots, with lots of meat, herbs and vegetables, wheat and potato flour, cheese from cows and sheep, potatoes, onions and garlic. Although rice is not grown here, it is widely-used and incorporated in Slovakian food. Beans, corn on the cob, lentils, parsley, carrots, pork, beef, chicken and fish are the most popular meats and ingredients. Fruit like apples, plums, apricots, peaches, plums and cherries are offered as a side dish alongside the main meal to mitigate the strong flavors and heavy tastes. Visitors of Bački Petrovac Municipality enjoy in visiting numerous museums, colorful folklore performances, festival and handcraft exhibitions, cultural and art galleries, Castle in Kulpin village – the best preserved castle of Vojvodina, or relaxing and fishing on the Danube River shore, on the 1284th km of Danube waterway, or winter idyll in Vojvodina lowland. Those who would prefer fun and amusing water activities, sport excitements, plays in swimming pools and geo-thermal water thrills are strongly recommended to visit the largest and most modern aqua Park in the Balkans – the Petroland in Backi Petrovac !