Closing Remarks

Dear colleagues and participants,

From 8th May to 10th May 2019 the XIII International Mineral Processing and Recycling Conference (XIII IMPRC) was held at the premises of Chamber of Commerce and Industry of Serbia in Belgrade. It was organized by the Technical Faculty in Bor, University of Belgrade, and co-organized by the Chamber of Commerce and Industry of Serbia.

Accompanying publication, the Conference Proceedings, edited by prof. dr Grozdanka Bogdanović and prof. dr Milan Trumić, was published by the University of Belgrade, Technical Faculty in Bor, containing 605 pages (ISBN 978-86-6305-091-4).

The Conference Proceedings include 92 papers by authors and co-authors from 23 countries: Brazil, India, Russia, Kazakhstan, Ukraine, Mongolia, Japan, France, Germany, Finland, Czech Republic, Slovakia, Hungary, Bulgaria, Romania, Turkey, Greece, Italy, Slovenia, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Republic of North Macedonia, Monte Negro and Serbia, as it can be seen from the diagram below:

The great interest for the Conference can be seen in the fact that it gathered a significant number of eminent national and international researchers and company representatives involved in the field of mineral processing, material analysis, mineral characterization, waste and resource management, recycling and other related fields. Two plenary lectures were delivered by eminent lecturers, prof. Dr. Mauricio Leonardo Torem (Pontifical Catholic University of Rio de Janeiro, Brazil), and prof. Dr. Željko Kamberović (Faculty of Technology and Metallurgy in Belgrade, University of Belgrade). One session lecture, 29 oral presentations, and 30 papers in two poster sections were also presented at the Conference.

The conference was held with remarkable success, both in terms of organization of the activities, and the quality of the presented and printed papers. High internationalization of the meeting was achieved, and considerable number of participants contributed to the active and useful scientific discussions on the topics covered within each section.

The precious contribution of all authors, plenary lecturers, presenters and chair persons of the sessions is highly appreciated. We would like to extend our gratitude to a great number of prominent international scientists, researchers, and company representatives from the following institutions: Pontifical Catholic University of Rio de Janeiro, Department of Chemical Engineering and Materials, Brazil; Brazilian Academy of Sciences, Center of Mineral Technology, Brazil; Federal University of Rio de Janeiro, Brazil; Federal University of Rio Grande do Sul-Brazil; School of Minerals, Metallurgical and Materials Engineering IIT Bhubaneswar, India; Indian Institute of Technology, Department of Metallurgical and Materials Engineering, Roorkee, India; Tata Steel Limited, India; Nalco, An Ecolab Company, India; ; Université de Lorraine, GeoRessources Laboratory, Nancy, France; Solvay Group, Cholet, France; LUT University, LUT School of Engineering Science, Lappeenranta, Finland; Moscow Mining Institute of the National University of Science and Technology MISiS, Russia; Mining University, St. Petersburg, Russia; National University of Science and Technology “MISiS”, Moscow, Russia; Research Institute of Comprehensive Exploitation of Mineral Resources Academy of Sciences, Moscow, Russia; Erdenet Mining Corporation, Mongolia; Urals State University of Mines, Ekaterinburg, Russia; Karaganda State Technical University, Kazakhstan; Kazakh National Research Technical University after K. I. Satpayev, Almaty, Kazakhstan; Kazmekhanobr State Scientific Production Association of Industrial Ecology, the branch of RSE “NC CPMRM RK”, Almaty, Kazakhstan; Satbayev University, Institute of Metallurgy and Ore Beneficiation, JSC, Kazakhstan; State Research and Design Institute of the Rare Metal Industry (JSC Giredmet), Moscow, Russia; FSBEI HPE Nosov Magnitogorsk State Technical University, Department of Geology, Mine Surveying and Mineral Dressing, Magnitogorsk, Russia; NTTSA of the Kola Science Centre of RAS, Apatity, Murmansk Region, Russia; Institute of Industrial North Ecology Problems of the Kola Science Centre of RAS, Apatity, Murmansk Region, Russia; National Academy of Sciences of Ukraine, Ukraine; Mitsui Mineral Development Engineering Co., LTD, Tokyo, Japan; Akita University, Graduate School of International Resource Sciences, Akita, Japan; Akita University, International Center for Research and Education on Mineral Engineering and Resources, Akita, Japan; University of Miskolc, Miskolc, Hungary; Technical University, Faculty of Materials, Košice, Slovakia; Charles University in Prague, Faculty of Science, Institute of Geochemistry, Mineralogy and Mineral Resources, Prague, Czech Republic; Technical University of Ostrava, Faculty of Mining and Geology VŠB, Ostrava - Poruba, Czech Republic; RPC Ostrava, Czech Republic; CEO Arli SRO Czech Republic; HUESKER Synthetic GmbH, Germany; University of Mining and Geology, Sofia, Bulgaria; Academy of Sciences, Sofia, Bulgaria; University of Chemical Technology and Metallurgy, Sofia, Bulgaria; University of Forestry, Sofia, Bulgaria; Ecotech Consult Ltd, Sofia, Bulgaria; Jess E Ltd., Sofia, Bulgaria; Dundee Precious Metals Chelopech, Bulgaria; Dundee Precious Metals Krumovgrad EAD, Bulgaria; Assarel Medet JSC, Bulgaria; DPTU Bucim DOO Radoviš, Republic of North Macedonia; Geological Survey, Podgorica, Montenegro; Research and Development National Institute for Metals and Radioactive Resource, Bucharest, Romania; “Jožef Stefan” Institute, Ljubljana, Slovenia; University of Ljubljana, Faculty of Natural Science and Engineering, Ljubljana, Slovenia; Chamber of Commerce and Industry of Slovenia; University of Zenica, Faculty of Metallurgy and Technology, Bosnia and Herzegovina; Istanbul Technical University, Chemical Engineering, Turkey; Istanbul Technical University, Mineral Processing Engineering, Turkey; Istanbul Bilgi University, Schools of Applied Sciences, Turkey; Istanbul Technical University, Nano-Sci. & Nano-Eng. Graduate Program, Turkey; Ataturk University, Faculty of Earth Sciences, Turkey; &TPP “Gacko”, Gračanicа, Republic of Srpska, Bosnia and Herzegovina; LUM Jean Monnet University, Bari, Italy; Faculty of Geology and Mines in Tirana, Albania; University Ss. Cyril &Methodius, Faculty of Technology and Metallurgy, Republic of North Macedonia; MIT University, Faculty of Environmental Resources Management, Skopje, Republic of North Macedonia.

We also extend our sincere appreciation to the participants and authors from a large number of eminent domestic institutions: University of Belgrade, Faculty of Technology and Metallurgy, Serbia; University of Belgrade, Faculty of Mining and Geology; University of Belgrade, Technical Faculty in Bor; University of Belgrade, Faculty of Civil Engineering; University of Belgrade, Faculty of Mining and Geology; University of Belgrade, Faculty of Physical Chemistry; University of Belgrade, Innovation Center Faculty of Technology and Metallurgy, Belgrade, Serbia; University of Novi Sad, Technical faculty “Mihajlo Pupin”, Zrenjanin; College of Vocational Studies – Belgrade Polytechnic; Institute for Technology of Nuclear and Other Mineral Raw Materials, Belgrade; Institute of Chemistry, Technology and Metallurgy, Belgrade; Vinča Institute of Nuclear Sciences, Belgrade; Institute for Materials Testing, Belgrade; Jaroslav Černi Water Institute, Belgrade; Mining and Metallurgy Institute Bor, Bor; Institute of Soil Science, Belgrade; Institute for Animal Husbandry, Belgrade - Zemun; Measurement Transformers Factory Zaječar; Cenex doo Belgrade, Serbia; Tehnopapir doo Belgrade, Serbia; Geoestetika d.o.o., Serbia; Avala Resource Bor; Carmeuse Srbija; NRK Inđenjering DOO Beograd; JPPEU Resavica, RA „Vrška Čuka“ Avramica, Grljan, Serbia; JPPEU Resavica, RL „Lubnica“, Lubnica, Serbia;

The Conference was sponsored by the Ministry of Education, Science, and Technological Development of Serbia, and was supported by SERBIA ZIJIN BOR COPPER DOO BOR, and other friends of the Conference, such as SUPERLAB Belgrade and Tourist Organization of Belgrade.

Dear colleagues and participants, all photographs of the Conference can be seen in the Photo Gallery. We hope that this was a nice experience for you, and that you will stay in contact with us and other Conference participants.

We are looking forward seeing you again at IMPRC 2021!

Best regards,

Prof. dr Grozdanka Bogdanović
President of the IMPRC Organizing Committee
Technical faculty in Bor, VJ 12, 19210 Bor, Serbia

Basic Information

Registration form:

The Organizing Committee invites all scientists, researchers, managers, engineers, experts and students working in the field of mineral processing, recycling and sustainable development, to participate in XIII International Mineral Processing and Recycling Conference that will take place in Belgrade (Chamber of Commerce and Industry of Serbia), Serbia, from 08-10 May 2019.

XIII International Mineral Processing and Recycling Conference (XIII IMPRC) is a continuation of the previous International Symposium on the Recycling Technologies and Sustainable Development. The intention was to extend the topics and include primary mineral raw materials. The Symposium “Recycling Technologies and Sustainable Development” was first organized in 2006 as a national symposium with international participation in order to form a forum for the exchange of the scientific and technical achievements in the field regarding current problems in recycling technology and sustainable development. In 2015 the symposium became international and it was organized under the name International Symposium on Recycling Technologies and Sustainable Development. Following modern trends in the field of processing of primary raw materials and different types of waste, the topic of the symposium is extended, and in 2019, the symposium will be organized as International Mineral Processing and Recycling Conference.

The main aim of the Conference is to gather the scientists, researchers and experts in the field of processing of primary and secondary raw materials, recycling and adjoining areas to provide the latest information and present their research results.

The Conference is organized by the Technical Faculty in Bor, University of Belgrade, Serbia, and co-organized by Chamber of commerce and industry of Serbia. We welcome all the participants and wish them a successful conference.

Looking forward to meeting you in Belgrade!


Republic of Serbia
Ministry of Education, Science and Technological Development


XIII IMPRC will be held from 08-10 May 2019 in Belgrade, at Chamber of Commerce and Industry of Serbia, 13-15 Resavska Street, Belgrade, Serbia.

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Maurício Leonardo Torem

Maurício Leonardo Torem is a metallurgical and industrial engineer (1977) – PUC-Rio. He undertook his master degree in metallurgical engineering (1980) at the Pontifical Catholic University of Rio de Janeiro (PUC-Rio) and his doctorate degree in metallurgical engineering/ mineral processing at the Federal University of Rio de Janeiro (UFRJ) (1989). He works with the Department of Chemical and Materials Engineering – Pontifical Catholic University since 1983. He is the Head of the Mineral Processing Research Group. His main research areas are: Environmental and Mineral Biotechnology applied to metals uptake from liquid streams and mineral flotation and more recently, urban mining. He has published many articles in scientific journals and in conferences.


Željko J. Kamberović

Željko J. Kamberović, 1968, professor. He graduated in 1995, took his master thesis in 1999 and doctoral dissertation 2002, at Faculty of Technology and Metallurgy, University of Belgrade ( Since 1996, he has been working at the TMF, Department of Metallurgical Engineering, Laboratory for extractive metallurgy. He teaches following courses: Theory of pyro- and hydrometallurgical processes, Non-ferrous metallurgy, Powder metallurgy, Metal recycling, Principles of environmental protection in metallurgy and metallurgy of Rare and precious metals. Kamberovic participated as a mentor in the development of several master's and doctoral theses. Bibliography is comprised of more than 200 units. He has published over 70 papers in international and domestic journals (, about 60 at conferences of international and domestic character, as well as 10 monographs and textbooks. Participated in 25 projects financed by the Ministry of Science of Republic of Serbia and 5 international project funded by the European Commission (FP5, FP6 and FP7). He was manager and participant in more than 60 projects, studies and surveys for the industry. He was a member of several scientific and organizational boards of national and international conferences especially in the Balkan Union of metallurgists (BUM), where is 2001-2006 appointed Director of the Balkan Centre for the Coordination of scientific research and design solutions in metallurgy (BCCR). From year 2006 to 2016 he was president of the Association of Metallurgical Engineers of Serbia (AMES), From 2000 to 2004 he was president of the Committee for Standardization in the field of light metals and alloys. Since 2006 is a member of the Technical Commission of the Ministry of Science and Environmental Protection. He is authorized designer of metallurgical processes, participated in the development of technical documentation, control or supervision of major projects in metallurgical sector.





Wednesday, 8th May 2019

15:00 – 17:00 – Registration of participants at information desk at the Chamber of Commerce and Industry of Serbia
17:00 – 18:30 – Belgrade Sightseeing tour - Belgrade Walks

Thursday, 9th May 2019

08:00 – 18:00 – Conference desk working hours / Registration of participants
10:00 – 10:30 – Opening Ceremony XIII IMPRC (hall A)
10:30 – 11:30 – Plenary lectures (hall A)
11:30 - 12:00 – Sponsor presentation
12:00 – 12:30 – Welcome Cocktail
12:30 – 14:00 – Session I (hall B)
14:00 – 15:00 – Lunch
15:00 – 16:30 – Session II (hall B)
16:30 – 17:00 – Coffee break
17:00 – 18:00 – Poster section (hall A)
20:00 – 23:00 – Conference dinner (Restaurant "Caruso")

Friday, 10th May 2019

08:30 – 13:00 – Conference desk working hours
09:00 – 11:00 – Session III (hall C)
11:00 – 11:30 - Coffee break
11:30 – 13:00 – Poster section (hall A) (hall C)
13:00 – 13:30 - Closing of the Conference (hall C)
14:30 – 16:00 – Optional Program: Belgrade City Sight-Seeing or Visiting The Museum Nikola Tesla

The Conference will be organized in sections, including plenary lectures, section lectures, oral and poster presentations. The lectures in plenary sessions will be given by the invited lecturers. Papers will be presented in oral or in poster sessions.

Presentation guidelines:

  • - Plenary lectures (30 + 5 min)
  • - Invited lectures (15 + 5 min)
  • - Oral presentations (10 + 5 min)
  • - Poster presentation on space of 70cm x 100cm will be available


Date: Thursday, 9th May 2019

Time: 20:00 - 23:00

Venue: Restaurant "Caruso"


The official language of the Symposium will be English.


The individuals, corporations and foundations may support XIII IMPRC by an adequate financial donations. In that case, their work and activities will be promoted free of charge at the Symposium’s web-site and in the Proceedings Book.

Main Topics

  • Material Analysis and Mineral Characterization
  • Comminution and Classification
  • Physical enrichment – gravity, magnetic and electrostatic separation.
  • Flotation and Surface Chemistry Processes, Flotation reagents, Flotation technology
  • Mining and Mineral Processing Management of Complex Ores
  • Leaching and Solutions Processing
  • Coal Processing
  • Dewatering and Agglomeration
  • Plant and Process Design
  • Simulation, Modeling and Process Control
  • Sustainability in Mineral Processing
  • Education and Other Subjects Related to Mineral Processing
  • Waste Generation and Characterization
  • Recycling and Utilization of Industrial Waste
  • Recycling of Bio-waste
  • Treatment (mechanical, biological, chemical, thermal, other)
  • Environmental Engineering
  • Material Flow Analysis
  • Waste and Resource Management
  • Renewable Energies
  • Energy Efficiency and Sustainable Development
  • Legislation Aspects on Environmental Protection and Waste Management
  • Education in the Recycling and Sustainable Development Area

    International Scientific Committee

    Prof. Dr Milan Trumić (Serbia), President

    Prof. Dr Grozdanka Bogdanović (Serbia), Vice President

    Prof. Dr Takashi Nakamura (Japan)

    Prof. Dr Przemyslaw Boguslaw Kowalczuk (Norway)

    Prof. dr Rraghupatruni Bhima Rao (India)

    Prof. Dr Hojae Shim (China)

    Prof. Dr Junbeum Kim (France)

    Prof. Dr Veena Sahajwalla (Australia)

    Prof. Dr Georgios N. Anastassakis (Greece)

    Prof. Dr Vasilis Fthenakis (USA)

    Prof. Dr Jakob Lamut (Slovenia)

    Dr Florian Kongoli (Canada)

    Prof. Dr Ivan Nishkov (Bulgaria)

    Prof. Dr Ofira Ayalon (Israel)

    Prof. Dr Ilhan Bušhatli (Bosnia & Herzegovina)

    Prof. Dr Adele Muscolo (Italy)

    Dr Evangelos Gidarakos (Greece)

    Prof. Dr Cipriana Sava (Romania)

    Prof. Dr Alejandro Rodriguez Pascual (Spain)

    Dr Stojan Simić (Bosnia & Herzegovina)

    Prof. Dr Zdenka Zovko Brodarac (Croatia)

    Dr Slavomir Hredzak (Slovakia)

    Prof. Dr Irena Grigorova (Bulgaria)

    Prof. dr Dr Vladimir Čablik (Czech Republic)

    Prof. Dr Nada Štrbac (Serbia)

    Prof. Dr Dejan Tanikić (Serbia)

    Prof. Dr Milan Antonijević (Serbia)

    Prof. Dr Vlada Veljković (Serbia)

    Prof. Dr Zoran Stević (Serbia)

    Prof. Dr Mira Cocić (Serbia)

    Prof. Dr Jovica Sokolović (Serbia)

    Prof. Dr Goran Vujić (Serbia)

    Prof. Dr Željko Kamberović (Serbia)

    Prof. Dr Miodrag Žikić (Serbia)

    Prof. Dr Milena Kostović (Serbia)

    Prof. Dr Ljubiša Andrić (Serbia)

    Prof. Dr Dušan Stanojević (Serbia)

    Prof. Dr Marina Stamenović (Serbia)

     Prof. Dr Mile Dimitrijević (Serbia) 

    Prof. Dr Dejan Ubavin (Serbia)

    Doc. Dr Zoran Štirbanović (Serbia)

    Doc. Dr Maja Trumić (Serbia)

    Doc. Dr Vladimir Pavičević (Serbia)

    Doc. Dr Vladimir Despotović (Serbia)

    Dr Miroslav Ignjatović (Serbia)

    Dr Zoran Stevanović (Serbia)

    Dr Dragan Milanović (Serbia)

    Dr Dragan Radulović (Serbia)

    Dr Sonja Miličević (Serbia)

    Dr Radmila Marković (Serbia)

    Organizing Committee

    Prof. Dr Grozdanka Bogdanović (Serbia), President

    Prof. Dr Milan Trumić (Serbia)

    Dr Miroslav Ignjatović (Serbia)

    Prof. Dr Jovica Sokolović (Serbia)

    Doc. Dr Zoran Štirbanović (Serbia)

    Doc. Dr Maja Trumić (Serbia)

    M.Sc. Aleksandra Stojanović (Serbia)

    M.Sc. Vladimir Nikolić (Serbia)

    M.Sc. Dragana Marilović (Serbia)

    M.Sc. Predrag Stolić (Serbia)

    B.Sc. Katarina Balanović (Serbia)

    Sandra Vasković, English language teacher (Serbia)

    Dobrinka Trujić (Serbia)

    Instructions for Authors

    The authors are kindly invited to submit their full-length papers (up to 6 pages including figures and tables) till 1 March 2019

    Maximum length of papers is 6 pages (with enclosures) format A4, all margins 2.5 cm. The papers should be prepared in MS Word for Windows format; font: Times New Roman (Multilanguage support); single spacing.

    A paper should include the following parts: title, full names of the authors, abstract and the keywords, introduction, paragraphs (material and methods of work, results and discussion of the results), conclusion and a list of references. The paper should be prepared in the following way:

  • The title (max. 2 lines, centered, font size 14pt bold).
  • Name and surname of all authors and the name of their institutions (centered, font size 12pt).
  • Abstract (up to 100 words). Below abstract write up to five key words (Key words: xx, yy..).
  • Subtitles should be centered with one row above and below the subtitle, font size 12pt bold.
  • References should be quoted by numbers (Surname, first initial, year and title of work, journal, page, publisher, place).
  • Tables should be prepared in Word or Excel and graph in Excel. Pictures should be prepared as scanned (tiff, jpeg, gif or bmp format).
  • Above tables and below graphs and pictures write titles, font size 12pt italic (Figure 1. Yx..., Table 1. Yx....,).
  • Submission of Papers

    The authors are kindly invited to submit abstracts before 30 January 2019 (EXTENDED) using REGISTRATION FORM HERE and full papers before 1 March 2019.

    One author, as the first author, can submit two papers at the most.

    All papers will be reviewed by the Scientific Committee of the Symposium.

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    Important Dates

  • Preliminary registration and abstract submission: 30 January 2019 (EXTENDED) using REGISTRATION FORM HERE
  • Notification on abstract acceptance: 20 February 2019 (EXTENDED)
  • Submission of full-length papers: 1 March 2019
  • Notification of the papers acceptance: 20 March 2019
  • Deadline for Conference fee payment: 30 March 2019
  • Second announcement and Final program: 10 April 2019


    Registration Fee

    All participants are kindly required to complete the registration form on the official website of the XIII INTERNATIONAL MINERAL PROCESSING AND RECYCLING CONFERENCE until 30 March 2019.

    The Conference fee is 120 EUR. It includes the participation in the conference, conference proceedings and the accompanying materials, welcome cocktail, conference dinner and refreshments during the Conference .

    The conference fee for the accompanying person is 80 EUR. It includes all the items specified for the participants except the Conference Proceedings and materials.

    The conference fee for the student (PhD, graduates) is 60 EUR. It includes all the items specified for the participants except the conference dinner.

    Deadline for Conference fee payment: 30 March 2019.

    After the mentioned deadline, the Conference fee will be 150 EUR, fee for the student 75 EUR and fee for the accompanying person 100 EUR. - Net Amount

    Domestic participants can pay conference fee in RSD, an amount equivalent to average exchange rate of NBS on the day of payment.

    The symposium fee should be paid through the following bank account:

  • For domestic participants (in dinars payments):

    Technical faculty in Bor
    Account No: 840-1478666-37 , with reference to 129.

  • For foreign participants payment in Euros is to be made according to the following instructions (for Euro payments):




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    FIELD 70: DETAILS OF PAYMENT (Registration fee for IMPRC 2019, paper number, name and surname)
  • Participants paying in Euros must also pay are National bank provision on all payments.

    For those who will not attend the Conference, but want their accepted papers to be published, there is a possibility to pay the publishing fee of 50 EUR until 10 April 2019.


    An exhibition will be held during the Conference, which will be a good opportunity for the companies dealing with topics of the Conference to introduce their products and services. Exhibition will be open throughout the Conference.

    Exhibition fee of 350 EUR for one delegate includes exhibition booth, possibility to hand out the participants of the Conference brochures, catalogs or other promotional materials, proceedings and other materials, welcoming cocktail, refreshments during the breaks and conference dinner. Additional fee for other delegates is 100 EUR per person. Details will be sent to the companies interested in participation.

    Letter of Invitation

    IMPRC will issue letters of invitation to those participants who need such a document for providing an entry visa. However such letters do not commit IMPRC to provide financial support to holders of this document. Requests for letters of invitation should be sent to the 0rganizing Committee of XIII IMPRC.

    Personal Insurance

    The Organizer cannot be held responsible for accidents involving Conference participants or the accompanying persons, for damage or loss of their personal properties as well as the expenses caused by cancellation, regardless of its cause.

    Participants should therefore make their own insurance arrangements. Please consult your local insurance agents regarding coverage.





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    Situated in the heart of Balkan Peninsula, at the intersection of roads connecting Eastern and Western Europe, on the outfall of Sava into Danube, Belgrade is surrounded by two natural areas: Pannonian plain on the north and beautiful Sumadija on the south.

    Belgrade (Beograd) is the capital of Serbia, with about 1,6 million inhabitants. It is located in the South-East of Europe, on the Balkan Peninsula, at the confluence of the Sava and Danube rivers. It is one of the oldest cities in Europe and since ancient times it has been an important traffic focal point, an train, by bus and by car. Today, Belgrade is the administrative, political, economic, scientific, university, cultural and diplomatic capital of the Republic of Serbia. It has approximately 2 million residents. Ethnically multinational, the majority is of Serbian nationality and Orthodox religion.

    Belgrade – the City of Culture, Inspiration, Sports and Festivals, Serbian capital develops and changes fast, protecting its rich and diverse history within the mixture of culture, architecture and urban spirit. With some of the most attractive locations, Belgrade Fortress – the oldest cultural and historical monument, Skadarlija – the bohemian quarter in the city centre, Knez Mihailova Street; Old and New Royal Court, Federal Parliament, Temple of St. Sava, Zemun and many others, Belgrade makes the cultural centre of South East Europe. Being one of the oldest European cities with the heritage which lasts over 5000 years, Belgrade cherishes the history, landmarks, monuments from the past, traditional art and famous attractions. More than 40 Orthodox and 8 Roman Catholic churches, a mosque and a synagogue, dozens of museums, theatres, libraries, together with various national and international theatre, film, musical and other events, make Belgrade the city with very rich and diverse cultural life.

    Belgrade Fortress is the oldest part and the core section of the city. It overlooks the confluence of the Sava and Danube rivers and that very spot next to the statue Pobednik (The Victor) is the most beautiful lookout in Belgrade. It was gradually built from the 1st to the 18th century as a fortified defense complex. Today the Fortress is a unique museum of Belgrade history.

    Belgrade on the river banks: Sava and Danube - The confluence represents the most attractive point under the Belgrade fortress, and along with the Big War Island is a real natural oasis in the heart of a modern city. The river banks never sleep: on numerous boats, restaurants and cafes visitors can have a cup of coffee, eat a fish speciality, listen to music and have fun.

    Skadarlija - the old bohemian quarter of Belgrade dates back to late 19th and early 20th century. At that time kafanas (taverns and restaurants) were meeting places for greatest figures of a cultural scene. It is often compared with the Montmartre in Paris, both for its appearance and the cheerful, vigorous artistic atmosphere.

    Zemun - Once a separate city, Zemun is nowadays known as a romantic and poetic part of Belgrade. Zemunski kej, is a kilometres long promenade by the Danube, with barges-cafés, amusement park and Grand Casino while the Gardoš Tower is the most recognizable symbol of Zemun. This neighborhood preserved its old looks, with narrow, mostly cobblestoned streets and residential houses.

    Belgrade City Break - Come and visit the archaeological site in Vinca dating back from the 5 th century BC; enjoy the view from the Belgrade Fortress and take a walk around Kalemegdan; walk down Knez Mihailova street or Skadarska street – the street of bohemians; indulge your senses in one of our national restaurants with domestic wines and national music that will undoubtedly make you dance; visit some of the bars, night clubs and disco clubs where the entertainment lasts till dawn and just when you start feeling like you want to lie down, the smell of fresh coffee will invite you back to the streets of Belgrade, which never sleeps. Visit Belgrade parks, enjoy the rivers, the museums, theatres...And then, try the national cuisine accompanied by the music and the rhythm of the city, whose spirit is always awake...

    Gastronomy – Serbian cuisine is a mix of Mediterranean, Hungarian, Turkish and Austrian, accompanied by a large diversity of beverages. With over 3.000 restaurants, bars, cafes, clubs and “kafanas” Belgrade offers good value for money with a diverse cousin which includes international and traditional national dishes. At least one meal with fish is a must down in one of the restaurants by the rivers, on the water. But when in town, use the opportunity to try out something typically Serbian, like ćevapčići (small rolls of mixed minced meat), all kinds of grilled meat, gibanica (pastry leaves mixed with eggs, cheese or spinach, or meat), karađorđeva šnicla (meat stake) etc. The famous local alcohol beverage is rakija – especially šljivovica (plum brandy) and lozovača (grappa). As for the wines, there is a wide range of it from Mediterranean and continental types. Probably the best place to try out the local cuisine is Skadarlija – the bohemian quarter.

    Compact and Convenient Congress City - Belgrade hosts numerous international and national congresses and fairs.
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    Belgrade is easy to reach by plane, by train, by bus or by car.

    Belgrade has always been at the crossroads of important European roads, which makes Belgrade very easy to reach: by plane - Belgrade Airport is 18 km far from the city centre, by car – the intersection of E-70 and E-75 roads, by train – the railway network connecting the West and the East, the North and the South, by boat – by sailing down two international rivers - Sava and Danube.

    National airline carrier Air Serbia currently serves 49 direct destinations & over 90 code share destinations across Europe , Middle East, and North Africa destinations, with direct flights to New York City , and major ports in Frankfurt, London, Moscow, Milan, Munich, Paris, Vienna, Amsterdam and Zurich. It is very easy to reach the City from the airport by: Shuttle buses, public transportation and taxi.

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    Public transportation in Belgrade includes buses, trolley buses and trams. Suburban areas around Belgrade are covered by the bus lines and the BEOVOZ municipal railway. Taxi transportation is the most convenient for the visitors, with very reasonable prices.

    The climate in Belgrade is moderate continental, with an average maximal temperature in June 25°C, and average lowest temperature of 13°C.



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