Serbian Orthodox Church of St George the Martyr (The Great Orthodox Church or St George's Church)
Even in Turkish times, Serbs in this region had a small St George's Church, which was renovated in 1717. The construction of the new church began in 1759, and was finished in 1761. The church has the basis of a single nave basilica, with the extensions in the gallery and choir areas with an arched apse, built as a stylistic mixture of baroque and rococo, with a lot of neo-classical details in the front, i.e. on the western church facade. The citizens of Sombor provided the best Serbian icon painters of the time, Teodor Kračun, Jovan Isajlović and Lazar Serdanović, to paint icons, and they were contracted to paint the iconostasis in February 1771. The facade of the church was decorated in the following few years, and a new bell tower, 55 metres in height, was built in 1790/91. Serbian Parish reconstructed the church in 1865, when the old iconostasis was taken down. The new iconostasis was painted between 1869 and 1873 by a Serbian painter Pavle Simić (the author of a famous painting “May Assembly Meeting in Sremski Karlovci”). The wooden frame of the new iconostasis, made in neo-classical style, was put up in 1873, and it was made by Josip Kestner from Novi Sad and Karlo Ildinji from Budapest. Church windows are mostly decorated in stained glass which, by donors' wishes, were made by a famous and old stained glass workshop “Stanišić” from Sombor. In the church, there is an icon of St Nicolas (118 x 58 cm), painted by Konstantin Danilo. Originally, a thatched cottage was built behind the church, in the churchyard, in 1759 to serve as a school building, in which Avram Mrazović established the school “Norma” in 1778. which had the first course for educating Serbian teachers, which would, later on, develop into the famous Teacher's College in Sombor (Preparandija).