Grand terrace and Palic through the prism of time

At the beginning of the 20th century, Palic had an exceptional tourist offer. The guests had spas with hot, cold and mud baths, numerous villas and rooms for rent, hotels, a summer stage, a library, various vessels and a complete Vermes sports center at their disposal.

Transportation was fast and efficient thanks to the rail and tram connections. Respectable citizens, landlords, wealthy merchants, bankers, industrialists from all over the Austro-Hungarian monarchy visited this place. The proof of how  demanding they were can be seen from the restaurant menu – some of these dishes are being served even today at the „Mala gostiona“restaurant. The wine list, along with the local ones, also included an offer of the best wines, based on the famous restaurants in Vienna and Budapest. Visitors were offered 25 daily and weekly newspapers in 5 languages, indicating that the tourists of that time were of different nationalities. Thus, long before the  of Karlovy Vary, Marianske Lazne or the Rogaska Slatina spas appeared on the tourist map, beautiful villas, summer residences and sports centers had already sprouted on the south of the Austro-Hungarian monarchy, as the beginning of spa tourism in Vojvodina.

The Grand Terrace, with its proportions, a combination of structural elements, shapes, colors and openings, stood out with its special beauty. The only decoration was in the form of floral motivs is engraved and perforated in wooden elements.

The Grand Terrace promenade that runs through the building divides the ground floor into two units, one served as a pastry shop and the other as a restaurant, both with spacious terraces facing the lake. Towards the park there were two apsidal form bazaars in which there was a barber shop, a toy store and a paper shop. The lateral staircases are accessed by an upstairs lane that covers the passage and connects the two units into a single cube. In the central part there was a multi-purpose hall where balls, concerts, parties and theatrical performances were organized. It was opened towards the park with a terrace above the bazaar, while the stage and a terrace overlooked the lake. This multipurpose object has changed its function for many years.

Right in front of the Grand Terrace, from the same period and in the same style, is the smallest of the buldings – the Music Pavilion. In the spirit of the times, it has been used and is still being used as a place for promenade events.

After one century, the Grand Terrace becomes the most important congress center in this area. There are three congress halls with a maximum capacity of 360, 50 and 20 seats, intended for congresses, conferences, meetings as well as various exhibitions, events and performances.

The Palic Congress Center enables the organization of various types of business and other events in accordance with the needs of our clients. There are three facilities within the congress center: the Grand Terrace, the Eco Center and the Summer Stage.