IGMAN AND BJELAŠNICA ARE PLACES OF THE MOST BEAUTIFUL MEMORIES
Can you close your eyes to imagine yourself on a ski jump? Down below you, on your goal, a great crowd waiting for you to jump. Then when you finally get the strength and jump, you fly 75, 85 and finally land at 91 meters for the gold medal. You get to the finish line and then you cycle the path to Babin do, and you climb to 2000 meters and ski down a steep path to the target at 1200 meters of altitude. A warm tea and cheerful society is waiting for you.
Yes, that was exactly ’84 at 25km from Sarajevo. There are also witnesses – skydivers, trails and lifts. Ah, that ’84 was weird and beautiful, cold and warm. At that time, active hops were at 70 and 90 meters. There were also Finches, Danes, Norwegians and Yugoslavs. They had one goal – to jump better, and today, unfortunately, most of the infrastructure is destroyed, but a lot has been updated and prepared for EYOF.
Decorated with dense forests, the habitat is of many animals, and hunters are one of the favorite places for hunting, but besides hunting Bjelašnica and Igman offer other amenities such as alpinism, paragliding, riding, hiking, mountain biking, riding four-wheelers. There is a reserve with a high degree of biodiversity on Babina dolina and in the ravine valley.
Bjelašnica is home to many traditional villages where visitors can get acquainted with the tradition and culture of the indigenous people. The most famous and most visited is Lukomir, although a multitude of culture and traditions of the indigenous people can be seen in Dejčići, Šabići and other villages that surround this mountain. It is interesting to note that on Bjelašnica the four seasons change in one day.
On the other hand, Igman is a mountain with extremely high ozone concentrations, and as an air spa it is extremely suitable for training of sports teams. During the Olympics, a large field served as a competition in Nordic disciplines, and together with Bjelašnica there are about 50 kilometers of course for Nordic running and 160 marked mountain biking trails. Igman also has a unique locality of Mrazište (a phenomenon of thermal inversion), and the lowest temperature of – 43.5 ° C was recorded in January 1963, which is why once there was a silver fox breeding ground.
At this point, there is a seasonal track, and pictures of autumn with new buildings in Babin dol are available in our gallery.
ZELENGORA IS AN IDEAL PLACE FOR ADVENTURERS, BUT ALSO FOR FAMILY PEOPLE (PHOTO)
You would like to spend your free time in nature where the air is clear and you wonder where you can do that? We give you an excellent idea. Our proposal is Zelengora.
It is really beautiful mountain which has many various massive reliefs with many peaks, surrounded by rivers: Drina, Neretva and Sutjeska and all tributaries and creeks which flow into these three great beauties. Rich and varied flora offers you a real little eye paradise and the purity of the landscape will leave such an impression on you as human leg never walked in that place.
Zelengora presents an ideal place for adventurers, family people, but also for those who are in love who want to surprise the partner with the romantic excursion or the young people who want to escape at least few hours from civilization and enjoy with their company.
In addition to all natural resources, this mountain represents a kind of monument, the place where some important battles in the past were held, and thus brings us another dimension and value of this Bosnian gemstone. We hope you enjoy.
This is the most beautiful location in Sarajevo that every tourist must visit
With the Austro – Hungarian coming on the territory of Bosnia and Herzegovina many changes happened. The city that had the spirit of the Ottoman culture started coopting the spirit of the west and became the place where east and west meet. Political, strategic and economic aims of the Austro – Hungarians required literacy on the European level and bigger number of the educated. Bosnia and Herzegovina, as one of the still uninvestigated countries on the Balkans, attracted many curious scientists, especially those from the Austro – Hungarian Empire. That contributed to the adoption of more concrete measures in the opening of the museum, which meant the establishment of Museum society after which the National government founded the National museum for Bosnia and Herzegovina on 1st February 1888. For the manager of the Museum was named government’s advisor Kosta Hörman.
Located in the heart of Sarajevo, built in the neo – renaissance style by the architect Karl Paržika, this museum is the only one in the entire region of Eastern Europe which is built only in that purpose.
The National museum in Sarajevo has collected a great number of cultural and national heritage during its 100-year existence.
Exhibits are sorted by departments: archeological, ethnological and department of natural sciences, in several different collections; the most important exhibit in the museum is famous Hagada from Sarajevo, traditional Jewish book which Sephards brought from Spain after they had been expelled.
National museum has breathtaking botanical garden in its central part. It presents the only monument of this kind in Sarajevo. It was founded in 1913 and its founder was Karlo Maly, prominent botanist. Botanical garden owns very rich herbarium and is home for many rare, endemic and exotic kinds of flora.
National museum has been the most beautiful jewel of Sarajevo for centuries and is one of the most favorite tourist attractions. It is truly inevitable location for visiting in the city and in country, of course.
Sarajevo's City Hall – the most imposing object in the city of Sarajevo
Located on the address Obala Kulina bana 1, Sarajevo’s City Hall is the most impressive object in Sarajevo. It was built during the Austro – Hungarian rule in the pseudomaur style, which was the most used style of construction during that time. The project of construction had been done by Alexander Wittek and it was based on the Kemal II’s mosque in Cairo.
Historians claim that Wittek had got mentally sick and commited suicide because he had been accused that City Hall was not built according to the project (insufficient light in the main auditorium of the building). Completion of Wittek’s project was entrusted to Ćirilo M. Iveković in 1894. Complete construction of the City Hall lasted from 1892. till 1894.
After opening, the City Hall was the residence of that time city government and administration. After the Second World War, the City Hall was the residence of the District court of Sarajevo and the convocation of Bosnia and Herzegovina till 1949. After that it became the City library, ie. The National and University Library of Bosnia and Herzegovina.
The City Hall represents the symbol of the encounter of civilizations. It was burned during the shelling and two – day fire on 25th and 26th August 1992. About 80% of the documents, magazines and historical books of Bosnia and Herzegovina were burned then, ie. over two million of books, journals and documents. It has been restored on 9th May 2014, thanks to the donations of governments of Austria and the European Commission. On the 5th September 2006 the City Hall was declared a National Monument of Bosnia and Herzegovina. The City Hall building is the residence of the City Administration of the City of Sarajevo, where the National and University Library of Bosnia and Herzegovina is located and in which various cultural events of public nature are held.
The peak of Bosnia is certainly the best location for escape from the city noise and noise, and is also one of the most famous features of Bosnia and Herzegovina. It is located in Ilidža, near the center of Sarajevo and we can freely say that it is one of the most famous scenes of natural beauty in our region. As the name itself says, the river Bosna is one of the most important waterways for the micro-region through which it flows, but also for the whole of Bosnia and Herzegovina.
The Bosniak Institute is a unique cultural and scientific institution
Bosniak Institute – Foundation of Adil – bey Zulfikarpašić is the unique cultural and scientific institution in Bosnia and Herzegovina which possess museum, library, archive, gallery and cultural center which attracted a lot of attention in public from the very opening.
Long time ago Armstrong said that a little group of decisive souls supported with strong wind in their mission can change the history. Sometimes it is needed faith instead of group of souls! Thus in 2001, the Bosniak Institute was opened as the result of the culmination of devotion and vision that couple Zulfikarpašić, Adil – bey and his wife Tatjana had had for many decades.
Lifelong commitment to collecting materials about Bosnia and Herzegovina, the countries of the former Yugoslavia and the Balkans with the active publicistic and political work contributed to the achievement of such results. Bosniak Institute – Foundation of Adil – bey Zulfikarpašić is the unique cultural and scientific institution in Bosnia and Herzegovina which possess museum, library, archive, gallery and cultural center which attracted a lot of attention in public from the very opening.
When we talk about the meeting with Bosnian tradition through the artifacts of traditional Bosnian furniture and clothes, objects, cultural events, collections of artistic works of Bosnian – Herzegovinian artists, and research of modern and Ottoman architecture, the Bosniak Institute is unavoidable place in the city of Sarajevo.
Not many of us has a chance to change history, but all of us can work on that to change the part of a particular event, but in the whole, those events will be written as the history of one generation. The Bosniak Institute went this way and through various programs and activities it offered unique cultural events. According to that, it offers a unique walk through cultural history of our country, inheritance, tradition and culture.
Except two objects which create complex of the Institute, better said, the Ottoman from the 16th century and the second, modern from the 21st century, the Bosniak Institute offers a wide spectrum of the museum’s artifacts which are the witnesses of the rich history, tradition and culture. The history is cruel master. It has no the present, just the past which goes towards the future. Because of that, do not doubt that you cannot change it, you have already did it.