Almost all towns and villages between Ilok and Vukovar are set, or rather wedged, between the slopes of Fruška Gora and the banks of the Danube. The village of Šarengrad occupies this exact position. The impressive landscape with the church and monastery tower in the Gothic style on one side and the wide Danube on the other side, with the roofs of Šarengrad houses between, make a memorable sight.
Šarengrad is a village of long history, which is witnessed by the fortress (Athya, Voćin) above the village and the riverbank which was built by the Viceroy Morovićki (in the 15th century), and the Gothic church and monastery of St. Peter and Paul. According to some data, there was a Templar house here as early as the 12th century. There are several explanations of the name of Šarengrad. The most convincing ones say that it came from the name of Sara (Sara’s Town) or from the Hungarian name for Srijem: Szerenvar. Once a village of wealthy farmers, fishermen and tradesmen, Šarengrad is now faced with reconstruction of economic activities.
When in Šarengrad, do not fail to visit “Kapetanova kuća” (the Captain’s House), an interesting family farm situated on the very banks of the Danube.