2 DAY PARTNER'S PROGRAMME INCLUDING WELCOME COCKTAIL AND THE GALA DINNER


THURSDAY 16.05.2019 (10:00 - 15:30)

10:00 - 12:00 VISIT TO ROYAL PALACE

The Royal Palace in Dedinje was built between 1924 and 1929, on orders by King Alexander I, as the official royal residence.
The designers were the architect Živojin Nikolić and the academic Nikolaj Krasnov of the Royal Academy. It is currently home to Crown Prince Alexander II and his family. It is a spacious and representative villa built of white stone in the Serbian-Byzantine style. The palace is surrounded by pergolas, park terraces, pools, a pavilion and a concert terrace. The palace, located on the ridge of a hill, provides a magnificent view of Dedinje, the Košutnjak forest, Topčider and Avala.
The stone paved Ceremonial Hall is decorated with copies of frescoes from the monasteries Dečani and Sopoćane. The Blue Salon is decorated in a baroque style, while the Gold Salon and the grand Dining Hall are decorated in the style of renaissance. The marble columns in those rooms bear rich cassettes wooden ceilings with bronze chandeliers. These rooms are decorated with precious paintings, cases and items from the royal collection. The rooms of the Large and Small Library are decorated in the same style.

12:30 - 13:15 VISIT TO TEMPLE(CHURCH) OF SAINT SAVA

The Temple of Saint Sava in Belgrade is the largest Orthodox temple in the Balkans. It is located in the eastern part of Svetosavski trg, in the municipality of Vracar, in Belgrade. He was hoisted in a place that was believed to have been burned by Kodza Sinan-pasha in 1594 by the relics of Saint Sava, the founder of the Serbian Orthodox Church. The construction of the temple was funded by voluntary contributions, as well as the payment of additional stamps. Not far from the temple is the parish home, and there will also be a planned patriarchy building. This memorial temple represents the organic part of the modern vivid silhouette of Belgrade, making it one of its main features.

14:00 LUNCH AT BELGRADE RESTAURANT | THREE HATS

Belgrade restaurant "Three hats" exist since 1864. Skadarlija is unforgettable and the most beautiful story of the old Belgrade. That old, romantic-bohemian Skadarlija from its memory albums gives us many interesting stories and anecdotes about our and worldwide artists who said that they had spent their best days at Skadarlija at night. Its most famous resident, giant of Serbian poetry and art Djura Jaksic, has often in the company of bohemians, at the restaurant “Tri sesira” emphasized a playful message:
“One more smoke, one more glass, One more song, one more glass And then goodbye, my musician, Goodbye, my hostelry, forever.”


FRIDAY, 17.05.2019 (10:00 - 15:30)

10:00 - 11:00 VISIT TO MUSEUM OF NIKOLA TESLA

The museum preserving the complete heritage of the greatest Serbian scientist and inventor Nikola Tesla is located in the heart of Belgrade, in a beautiful residential villa built in 1929, designed by the notable Serbian architect Dragiša Brašovan.
In accordance with Tesla’s last will and testament, his heritage was moved to Belgrade in 1951. The permanent exhibit consists of the original documents, books, magazines, plans and drawings of the greatest Serbian inventor. This is an extremely valuable collection containing over 160,000 original documents, 2,000 books and magazines, 1,200 historical and technical items, 1,500 photographs and glass photo boards, original technical items, instruments and devices, 1,000 plans and drawings.


11:30 - 12:15 VISIT TO ETHNOGRAPHIC MUSEUM

The Ethnographic Museum houses a large number of ethnographic items, divided into separate exhibits (household items, jewelry, customs, national costumes, national architecture, economy, stock farming, transportation, cultural artefacts), along with one of the best equipped professional libraries in the Balkans.
 The permanent exhibit takes up three levels of the building. The first floor represents the popular assembly, the second is related to textile production and the third is about the culture of living. The symbol of the museum is the Dečanska Fountain, located at its centre.


12:15 - 13:00 WALK DOWN THE KNEZ MIHAILOVA STREET

Pedestrian zone and commercial center - Knez Mihailova Street is protected by law since it is one of the oldest and most important monumental urban environments. Knez Mihailova is composed of multiple buildings and representative houses constructed at the end of the 1870s. It is thought that the center of the population of Singidunum was established here during Roman times and that it was full of streets with gardens, fountains and mosques during the Ottoman Empire. After the elaboration of the Regulation of Urban Planning in 1867, the street was constructed rapidly to acquire its current physiognomy. It is in this street where influential personalities and rich families of the commercial and political fields of Belgrade got their houses built. In 1870, the Administrative Office of the City designated the current name – Prince Mihailo’s Street.


13:00 - 14:00 VISIT TO BELGRADE FORTRESS- KALEMEGDAN

The Fortress was built in stages, during the lengthy period between the 1st and 18th century, from a Roman castrum, through a Byzantine castle and the remains of the medieval capital of the Serb Despotate, all the way to an Austrian-Ottoman artillery fortification. The complex consists of the fortress itself, divided into the Upper Town (Despot’s Gate, Sahat kula - Clock Tower, Roman Well, Statue of the Victor), Lower Town (Nebojša Tower, Amam – Turkish bath, Gate of Charles VI) and the Kalemegdan Park, home to busts of important persons from Serbian history, science and culture.
The Belgrade Fortress offers an exciting view of the confluence of Sava and Danube, of New Belgrade and Zemun. The Kalemegdan Park contains the “Cvijeta Zuzorić” Pavilion, the Grand Stairway, the zoo, children’s park and a number of monuments and sculptures, several sports courts, a museum, a café and a restaurant.

14:30 LUNCH AT RESTAURANT “ FISH & ZELENISH”

Take the opportunity to enjoy various flavors and share them with your dearest – it’s the best way to feel the authentic spirit of Mediterranean.

MEDITERRANEAN CUISINE...
…doesn’t imply only fish and seafood, the diversity is impressive. Vegetables, legumes, cheese, meat. What makes it special is exceptional quality of groceries, seasonal character and minimal intervention. Olive oil must be of top quality, it implements the taste.
When we combine this with educated, hospitable service, exceptional (bright) ambient and music of Mediterranean, in short we get our concept.