Music Pavilion

Name of the building: Music Pavilion
Town, location: Heroes’ Park, Subotica-Palić
GPS coordinates: N 46.0981, E 19.7585
Date of construction: 1910
Stylistical characteristics: The Hungarian version of the Art Nouveau
Architect: Marcell Komor (1868–1944) and Dezső Jakab (1864–1932)
Builder: Subotica commissioned the construction of all the characteristic buildings of Palić.
Monument classification: Protected monument.

The original function of the building, history, changes

This very simple construction is situated between the Grand Terrace and Lake Palić, on the central promenade leading from the Water Tower at the spa entrance through the Grand Terrace to the lake shore. Despite being one hundred years old, the building has maintained its original form and function. Musicians used to give concerts here every morning and afternoon for the promenaders’ merriment. Famous musicians from Subotica often played here, likewise others from the whole Monarchy, making the lakeside stroll more joyful. The Music Pavilion is part of the Art Nouveau route, its inclusion in the ‘Art Nouveau European Route’ is underway.

Description and qualities of the building

The Music Pavilion was built in 1910 as part of the monumental building complex of Palić, together with the Grand Terrace, Water Tower and Women’s Lido. Unfortunately, no music can be heard nowadays from the octagonal Music Pavilion where famous musicians gave concerts in the past.


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