On the waves of the Tisa: A historical view of the past of the city of Novi Bečej

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Based on the proposal of the Vojvodina Museum, the Institute for the Protection and Scientific Study of Cultural Monuments in Belgrade issued a decision under number 217/48, placing the Romanesque Arach Church in the immediate vicinity of Vološinovo (the name of Novi Bečej between 1946 and 1952) under state protection

Arach Church

Postcard issued in 1996 by the Janoš Hunjadi Scout Society from Novi SadThe Arach Church, as the best-preserved medieval monument in the Banat region, is located north of Novi Bečej at a distance of about 12 km. The Arach Church is named after the nearby settlement Arach. Regarding the Arach Church, Milka Čanak Medić writes the following in the collection of the Serbian Academy of Sciences and Arts for Fine Arts, No. 10, from 1974: "Based on available historical data, the exact time of its construction cannot be determined. Monuments belonging to the Lebenjska architectural group (building school in Hungary during the 13th century) were built from 1212 when the Lebenj Church was constructed, almost until the end of the 13th century. All these churches, including the one in Arach, belong to the transitional Romanesque-Gothic style: the arches are still semi-circular or gently broken, windows narrow, also semi-circular, and the walls are massive. The church's floor plan and spatial composition indicate that it was founded by the Benedictines."

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