Kovilj – petrovaradin marsh

Kovilj-Petrovaradin Marsh is a special nature reservation that spreads across 4,840 hectares of space in the territories of municipalities of Novi Sad, Sremski Karlovci, Indjija and Titel. A spacious reservation was created on the old arms of the river Danube. It is the habitat of rare bird species, and it is registered as IBA Area. Arkanj site is a well-known fishing resort. Kovilj is the old settlement in Bačka that is located in the outskirts of Kovilj-Petrovaradin Marsh. The records mention it for the first time in the 13th century. The settlement has two churches and a monastery.

According to the legend, the Serbian Orthodox Monastery Kovilj with the church dedicated to St. Archangels Michael and Gabriel was founded by St. Sava. Its name was mentioned in the records for the first time in the 17th century. The monastery has had its current outlook since the middle of the 18th century. The iconostasis was painted by Aksentije Marodić, while wood carved pieces were made by Jovan Kistner. Serbian Orthodox Church of Christ’s Ascension (Upper Kovilj Church) was built in 1829. Serbian Orthodox Church of St. Thomas the Apostle (Lower Kovilj Church) was built in 1845 at the site of the previous temple. The birthplace of Laza Kostić (1841-1910), a writer, poet, and translator, is located beside the Upper Kovilj Church.

Tourists can visit: Winery “Do kraja sveta”, Žarka Zrenjanina Street 13
Agricultural holding of Sava Graorac (with previous announcement) Phone: +381 (0)21 29 88 558.


Kovilj, Serbia