Social programme

Zagreb guided walking tour around the heart of the city – feel the pulse!

Thursday, June 9, 2016, 18.00 – 19.30

Meeting point is School of Dental Medicine, Gundulićeva street 5


Photo by Marko Vrdoljak (property of the Zagreb Tourist Board): St. Mark’s Curch. Tiles on the roof are laid to form coat of arms representing Triune Kingdom of Croatia, Slavonia and Dalmatia (left) and coat of arms of Zagreb (white castle on red background).

Zagreb is a safe city whose doors are always open warmly inviting all those who wish to get to know it. The façades of Zagreb’s buildings reflect the ebb and flow of history, while its streets and squares bear witness to the coming together of the many cultures that have shaped the identity of this laid-back capital. The best thing to do is when you first arrive is to take in Zagreb’s wonderful atmosphere, which, as many claim, is only surpassed by the legendary beauty of the local womenfolk.

Welcome evening

Thursday, June 9, 2016, 20.00 h

School of Dental Medicine, Gundulićeva street 5


Welcome, friend! (Dobro mi dosel prijatel) is an old song from Zagorje region reflecting Croatian hospitality and warmth: Dobro mi dosel prijatel.
Meet old and new friends, enjoy a glass of Croatian wine, and more…


Gala dinner

Friday, June 10, 2016, 20.30 h

Hotel Dubrovnik, Gajeva street 1

Hotel Dubrovnik gala dinner

The Croatian cuisine is specific for every region, reflecting the country’s geography, history, and culture. Gala dinner combines specialities from several Croatian regions and quality Croatian wine, with exclusive view on a vivid nightlife on the main city square – Ban Jelačić square.


Museum Tour

Saturday, June 11, 2016, after the Closing of the Symposium


For a guided museum tour, we have chosen two museums presenting the top of the Croatian fine art.

Meštrović Atelier


Have you ever visited a home and workplace of a world famous artist? This is your chance! Ivan Meštrović (1883 – 1962) was a world-renowned Croatian sculptor and architect. His sculptures, which depict biblical, mythological, political and everyday themes, are everywhere in Zagreb (and Croatia) – in the streets, squares and museums. He was the first living person to have a one man show at the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York City.  The photo above depicts The Bowman, one of the two bronze equestrian sculptures also known as Indians, made by Ivan Meštrović and installed in Grant Park, Chicago, United States in 1928 (photo by Alan Scott Walker, source: The artist intentionally made both figures missing their respective weapons, the bow and arrow and the spear.

Meštrović Atelier, the authentic settings of what used to be the artist’s home and atelier, houses his works: marble, stone, wood, and bronze sculptures, reliefs, drawings, and graphics. Click here to enjoy in preview:

Croatian Museum of Naive Art

Ivan Rabuzin_My homeland

If you want to meet original Croatian art inspired by nature, this museum is must see! Naive art first appeared in Croatia at the beginning of the 1930s.  At first it was connected with the works of peasants and ordinary working men and women, with no formal art training. The most successful achieved their own creative style and a high level of art becoming professional artists.  Museum consists of 4 relatively small rooms which can be viewed in 30-60 minutes by “untrained” viewers, longer for those who know art. The photo above: My Homeland by Ivan Rabuzin. More at:


After-workshop party

Saturday, June 11, 2016, 20.30 h

Brewbites Bar & Restaurant, Gajeva street 10 (Atrium of the Archaeological Museum)

Brewbites bar & restaurant2

Party on the terrace with gratis welcome drink!

 Brewbites bar & restaurant3


Post Conference Trip to Plitvice Lakes National Park

Sunday, June 12, 2016, 8.30 – 19.30 h


After the Symposium, we will be leading a group of interested participants on a 1-day bus tour to spectacular Plitvice Lakes National Park, located at the southern slopes of mountain Mala Kapela, 140 km far from Zagreb. It’s one of the most amazing National Parks in the world and listed on UNESCO World Heritage since 1979. Plitvice Lakes NP comprises 16 clear azure blue lakes interconnected by waterfalls. Sightseeing of the Park is organised in a circle, most of the way you can walk along cool and shady wooden paths and bridges. Sightseeing includes a panoramic train ride (on the harder part of paths) and 20 minutes boat ride across the Lake Kozjak. Take your walking shoes and go with us!

Price per person:

  • 36 € based on minimum 31 persons.

The price includes: bus drive, National Park entrance ticket, English speaking guide, panoramic train and boat ride, lunch in the Restaurant Poljana.

Due to too few interested participants, presently we are in no position to organize the trip.