Situated in northern Serbia, the city of Subotica is like a treasure box overflowing with Art Nouveau gems. Most of the buildings were constructed in the early 20th Century, when Serbia and neighboring Hungary were part of the Austrian-Hungarian Empire.
Designers incorporated whimsical details, colorful flourishes, and folk art into Subotica’s City Hall, Synagogue, private homes, and banks, evoking thoughts of Gaudí, fictional Dr. Seuss lands, and fanciful wedding cakes.
Aside from their beautiful charm, what’s remarkable about the structures is that their ceramic work is still as brilliant today as it was one hundred years ago.
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