Pavilion of Prince Miloš
The leading European movement committed to the protection of cultural heritage, this year’s Europa Nostra prize was awarded to Special Rehabilitation Hospital Bukovička Banja for the rehabilitation project of the Pavilion of Prince Miloš, among 12 heritage conservation achievements in Europe.
This is a great success for the Serbian cultural heritage, given that Serbia was not awarded before for the restoration/conservation achievements. This project represents a good recovery of a monument which has maintained its original use following a natural disaster. The result has been achieved with a modest budget, setting a good example for other spa centres throughout Europe
Merely a few years ago, the Knjaz Miloš Pavilion was in danger of decay. Today, it stands tall in its beauty and we can proudly say that we have preserved that which our ancestors left us, and we have kept it for the coming generations. The importance of the idea of restauring the Knjaz Miloš Pavilion was recognized by the Kingdom of Norway and we would like to take this opportunity to thank them for helping us preserve this unique part of Serbia’s cultural heritage
Special Rehabilitation Hospital Bukovička Banja Arandjelovac initiated and completed the rehabilitation project of the Pavilion of Prince Miloš, led by Dr. Slobodan Prodanović, Director of the Bukovička Spa Hospital, and the project was invented and completed by Jelena Strizović and Aleksandra Lukić, from the Department of Urban Planning at the Municipality of Arandjelovac.
After the special award ceremony in Berlin, the prestigious EU Prize for Cultural Heritage / Europa Nostra Awards 2018, was presented on 4 October in the Bukovička Spa Park.
The conservation of the Pavillion of Prince Miloš was completed in 2016, which returned the historical beauty to this pearl of Bukovička Spa Park.
Since then, the visitors of the Pavilion’s centre are able to drink mineral water which is sourced from three surrounding springs.