Sarayevo is a city that gives great. conflicting emotions. It’s a privilege visiting it. Walking across its roads , you pass from the ancient Ottoman and austro hungarian Empires history, to the more recent about the 1992 \ 1995 war that has marked it to nowadays, a city very rich in culture and history, manages to go on in search of a not far modernity. The city centre is featured by a three religion commonality and an artistic history that lets Christian, Catholic, Orthodox marvelous churches, synagogues, mosques in the same places
The streets of Sarayevo The most ancient part is featured by the beautiful buildings of the ottoman Times, flavours and scients in the ancient suggestive bazar, and in the historical squares of the Turkish quarter. The city centre is very busy, you can sit there and enjoy the commingling of peoples and cultures that with a lot of courage, have gone back to live together. Touching , but to be seen, the Sniper Street , in the modern centre of the city, with buildings still pierced by bullets, during the city siege: a very important witness for the city. There are also the “Roses of Sarayevo” , scars caused by the bullets in the city centre streets concrete and filled up with red resin to witness and in memory of the victims and the siege.
Sarajevo seen from above To visit the city, we suggest 3 or 4 days; there are lots of places to see, those which have smitten us the most are:1 The Latin Bridge , where Francesco Ferdinando was killed , this episode gave start to the first world war in 1914, Obala Kulina Bana. By the bridge, it’s possible to see the perfect reconstruction of the car in which rode the crown prince and his wife.2 The National Vijecnica Bb Library in Moorish style, representing the Austro Hungarian Period, today it’s the city hall. When war started in 1992, the rich library was destroyed by the Serbian soldiers on 25 august 1992, at the entrance there’s a plate to remembrance the monument. After the war, the building was nearly , completely rebuilt and now it’s dominant inthe avenue along the river.
The Old town 3 The old town Bascarsija and the old market. Heart of the old town, mostly Turkish, and referring point of the 3 main religions. There are several mosques, orthodox churches and synagogues, it was in here that the market used to take place, now you can admire the handicraft shops , they work with copper and make manufactured goods, typical of the city. The mai street is Ferhadija where we suggest to try the popular Bosnian coffee, which has recently been added among the world heritage site goods by Unesco. In the old town, there’s the Sebilj fountain designed in Moorish style by the architect Alexander Wittek, It’s possible to sit on the fountain stairs and look at the multicultural people passing by. 4 The Tunnel museum Tuneli1, Ilidz, Donji Kotorac, very important to visit for recent history of the city.During the 1992 \ 1995 warand Sarajevo siege, the “Salvation Tunnel” was designed by Nedzad Brankovic and fadil Sero and built by Bosnian volunteers, under the city airport runway: to avoid the bombing as it’s a protected area by the blue helmets and ONU. It allowed many bosnians to have their lives safe. They also were able to bring food and goods to the besieged city. It started from a Bosnian private house, still undamaged, it’s possible to visit its first 20 meters.
The entrance to the tunnel is the “Rose of Sarajevo” 5 the Bosnia Erzegovina Zmaja od Bosne Museum, it shows the terrible years during the siege of the Bosnian city, through photos and objects. 6Winter games sites of 1984: among them, Igman , a trampoline facility, situated in Malo Polje on Igman Mountain, near Sarajevo and disused since1992. 7 Gazi Husrev beg Mosque dating back to the XVI century , it’s the most important Ottoman style mosque in Sarajevo. 8 Ali Pasha Mosque Hamze Hume, Sarajevo 71000. Built between 1560 and 1650, as a court of Sofu Hadim Ali Pasha II. 9The so called Old orthodox Church Mula Mustafe Baseskije 59 or Archangel Gabriel Church,, should date back to the middle of the sixteenth century, but it’s supposed to be built on more ancient basis.
10 Sarajevska Pivara Franjevacka15, historical inn, beer seller dating back to the Austro hungarian period ,very close to the Latin Bridge, a place where you can listen to high quality music. 11 Morica Han , Bascarsija, the Sarajevo caravanserai : built in the mid 1600s during the Ottoman Empire , it’s the only survived caravanserai. At the end of the seventeenth century, it was destreoyed by a fire and rebuilt later in the actual shape. There’s a very engaging atmosphere.
Since 4th November 2019 Sarajevo is easily reachable from Italy with a direct flight of flybosnia (non mi funziona la chiocciola), from Rome, Fiumicino Airport. The city airport is only 20 minutes from Sarajevo city centre. We say thanks to flybosnia for allowing the inauguration of the draft Sarajevo – Rome Fiumicino and most of all for letting us know about this surprising, marvelous city that will stay in our hearts and that we’ll visit again.
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