Social activities PES 2019

SIGHTSEEING TOUR, Monday, August 26th


A sightseeing tour around Niš will be organized after the first working day, on Monday, August 26th, starting at 17:15h. That way you can see the city from bus with open roof for panoramic city sightseeing. Duration: 80 min. You can find more information here.

CONFERENCE DINNER, Tuesday, August 27th

Conference dinner will take place in “Nišlijska mehana” restaurant, downtown Niš. It’s the traditional restaurant offering all kinds of Serbian specialties.

EXCURSION, Wednesday, August 28th

National museum Kruševac, Lazarica Church, Princ  Lazar’s town and Lazar’s Sculpture

National museum Kruševac

 Lazarica Church

Princ  Lazar’s town

Princ Lazar’s Sculpture

Ljubostinja monastery

Ljubostinja monastery

Approximate timing for excursion:

0930 Meeting in front of the Electronic Faculty
0930 – 1045 Travelling from Niš to Kruševac
1045 – 1145  Visiting National museum Kruševac, Lazarica Church, Princ Lazar’s town and Lazar’s Sculpture
1145 – 1230 Travelling from Kruševac to Trstenik
1230 – 1300 Visiting Ljubostinja monastery
1250 – 1320 Travelling from Trstenik to Vrnjačka banja
1320 – 1520 Lunch in Vrnjačka banja, Restaurant „Kruna“
1520 – 1700 Travelling from Vrnjačka banja to Niš

BATTLE OF KOSOVO

The Battle of Kosovo is particularly important to Serbian history, tradition and national identity.

The day of the battle, known in Serbian as Vidovdan (St. Vitus’ day), is an important part of Serb ethnic and national identity, with notable events in Serbian history falling on that day.

The Battle of Kosovo took place on 15 June 1389. between an army led by the Serbian Prince Lazar Hrebeljanović and an invading army of the Ottoman Empire under the command of Sultan Murad Hüdavendigâr.

The armies met at the Kosovo field. 

The army under Prince Lazar consisted of his own troops, a contingent led by Serbian nobleman Vuk Branković, and a contingent sent from Bosnia by King Tvrtko I, commanded by Vlatko Vuković. Murad headed the Ottoman army, with his sons Bayezid on his right and Yakub on his left.

The bulk of both armies were wiped out in the battle, and both Lazar and Murad were killed. Although the Ottomans managed to annihilate the Serbian army, they also suffered huge casualties that delayed their progress.

As the battle turned against the Serbs, it is said that one of their knights, later identified as Miloš Obilić, pretended to have deserted to the Ottoman forces. When brought before Murad, Obilić pulled out a hidden dagger and killed the Sultan by slashing him, after which the Sultan’s bodyguards immediately killed him.

LAZARICA CHURCH

Lazarica Church is a Serbian Orthodox church in Kruševac, Serbia. It was built in 1375-1378 as an endowment of prince Lazar of Serbia. Lazarica, as an outstanding achievement of the Serbian medieval architecture, was declared a Monument of Culture of Exceptional Importance in 1979, and it is protected by the Republic of Serbia.

Before the battle of Kosovo, the Serbian army came here to took holy wine and holy bread. Then, with princ Lazar, they started into battle of Kosovo. 

MONASTERY LJUBOSTINJA

After the Battle of Kosovo, Princess Milica, Lazar Hrebeljanović’s wife,  became a nun along with a number of other widows of Serbian noblemen, who lost their lives in the battles on the river Maritsa and Kosovo Polje.

During the rebellion of Kočine, the people were invited on rebellion from the Ljubostinja monastery. After the collapse of rebellion, Turks burned the monastery to revenge the Serbs, and most of the frescoes were destroyed. Also, when the monastery was set on fire, a secret treasure was discovered hidden in the monastery wall, behind icons, in which the Princess Milica hid their treasure. Among the stolen treasure was located Crown of Prince Lazar, which is now in Istanbul.

The monastery was built from 1388 to 1405. In Ljubostinja were buried Princess Milica, (Lazar Hrebeljanović’s wife and Nun Jefimija). Today, Ljubostinja is a female monastery, which preserves and maintains about fifty nuns.

You can find more information at following websites:

http://nmks.rs/eng/o-muzeju/

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lazarica_Church

http://www.serbia.com/visit-serbia/cities/krusevac-the-city-of-prince-lazar-surrounded-by-ancient-monasteries/

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ljubostinja

https://www.turizamkrusevac.com/en/