Baja is a city famous for its halaszle fish soup, the festival of which is held here every year. In the center, baroque buildings have been preserved, mainly from the 18th century.
The town stands in the place where, in the times of Charlemagne, there was a stronghold built to defend against the Avars. However, no traces of it have survived. Medieval buildings were destroyed during the wars with the Turks, and after the town was liberated in the 18th century, its buildings were rebuilt.
The oldest monument in the city is the Trinity Monument, a column erected as a thanksgiving for warding off the plague. There is also a late Baroque Catholic church and a lot of tenement houses from the 18th and 19th centuries.
You can learn about the history of the city and its vicinity at the Istvan Turra Museum, and the folk culture at the Bunyevac Country House. The national hero, Istvan Turr, is also commemorated with a lookout tower overlooking the Danube.