Sarajevo Off The Beaten Path

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    Kad ja podjoh na Bembašu

    by plavajabuka Updated Apr 2, 2014

    Bembaša( bent in Persian means a dam) is a quarter of Sarajevo on the top of the river Miljacka. At the time of the foundation of the city here were Isabeg's mills and inns and later the Omer Paša Latas' wooden bridge, built in 1793. During the Austro-Hungarian rule in this area was built a pool Da Riva in 1884. The Sarajevan women washed clothes and carpets here, and so the famous Bosnian song (sevdalinka) Kad ja pođoh na Bembašu was created.
    Today, here are the city pool, dams, Goethe Institute, Embassy of the Republic of Slovenia, etc.

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    Vilsonovo šetalište- the Youth Promenade

    by plavajabuka Updated Apr 1, 2014
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    This fitness area is located behind the shopping center Importanne( across the USA Embassy) by the River Miljacka. It is a great place to have a walk, jogging, rollerblading, relaxation and to have fun- It is one of the most beautiful parts of the city perfect for summer evening.

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    Sarajevsko narodno pozorište

    by plavajabuka Updated Mar 5, 2014

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    The Sarajevo National Theatre was founded in 1921 and is the oldest professional theater in Bosnia. It acted only as a drama theater in the beginning.
    From 1946 National Theatre expands its rich musical program with elements of Opera and Ballet.

    Address: Obala Kulina bana 9, Sarajevo 71000
    It is located next to the Čobanija Bridge, by the river Miljacka, and across the street is the Main Postoffice Building.
    On the other side of its building, from the Street of Branilaca Sarajeva is an entrance, specially popular in time of the Sarajevo Film Festival.

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    Prokos lake resort

    by Odiseya Written Dec 20, 2013

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    Situated high in mounting Vranica (1635 m) in municipality Fojnica Prokos lake (original name is Prokoško jezero) is for many off the beaten path. It is on 22 km far away from town Fojnica in central Bosnia and the road is not good, in fact it is a macadam road 20 m wide.

    The lake is a glacial type and it drained several streams with crystal clear spring water. I found some interesting fact about lake itself: It is on 1485 maters of altitude, 426 m long, 191 wide and it is about 13 m deep. It is also known for endemic specious call triton (triturus alpestris reiseri). Otmar Reiser from National museum in Sarajevo discover this specious in 1891. Many years later the Californian trout was introduced in lake and it disturb a population of tritons in it. Long time this magical place was know only for local shepards. Tourism have a many bud effects on eco sistem and it is recommended for visitors to pay attention to preserve nature.

    For lovers of hiking and mounting climbing this is a good place but whether is pretty bud whole year long. I visit lake on first weekend in July 2013 as field trip of Photo club Doboj where I am a member. Sadly, that time two things was "disturbing" our visit: fog (cloud in fact) and traditional fest (original name is "teferič").

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    Not to Forget

    by plavajabuka Updated Sep 26, 2013

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    There are many monuments of our history, reminders of benefactors and their great works.
    On the way down from the main road in the southeastern part of the town, towards Alifakovac Cemetery, there is theTimur-han's Mosque at Čeljigovići, built in 1566. During the last war, this mosque has suffered very serious damage to the dome, walls and minaret.

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    The source spring of the Bosnia river

    by Odiseya Updated Aug 30, 2013

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    Vrelo Bosne is name of natural resort where is spring of Bosnia river. The source of the river Bosna is located on the outskirts of Sarajevo, at the foot of the mountain Igman. It is very popular among foreign tourists and local residents. It consists of several small islands connected by bridges and numerous small streams. The park is also home to ducks and swans. Park, located near the source of a lot of interesting sights, carriages and horses to travel around the alley of 5 km, restaurant, children's playground, and a place for excursions. Enjoy!

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    Vrelo Bosne Park, Sarajevo, BAH

    by TrendsetterME Written Jul 12, 2013

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    "Vrelo Bosne" is the spring of the River Bosna located in the central region of Bosnia and Herzegovina, southwest of Sarajevo. It is one of the country's top natural landmarks and is one of the most famous scenes of natural beauty in the region.

    The park is usually entered by foot or, for a reasonable price, by horse-carriage via the main avenue leading into it. The avenue itself contains traditional buildings from the Austro-Hungarian-era offering a peek into the luxuries of the past.

    The paths and roads inside the park are ideal for walks and give the visitors the opportunity to take a closer look at the bubbling streams and waterfalls. Outdoor cafés are available offering drinks and snacks but opening times vary from season to season. Typical animals are ducks and swans among others.

    During the Bosnian War the park was not maintained and trees were chopped and used for heating by the local citizens. In 2000 the park was restored to its former look by local youths led by an international ecological organization.

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    July in Sa-festival Bascarsijske noci/nites

    by adonai_2012 Updated Apr 4, 2011

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    lasting the whole month: music, exhibitions, performances, poet nites etc etc
    always something good to choose;)

    u can take the program @ "Sarajevo art", Dalmatinska street no 2/I - downtown 2 min on foot from Bosnia hotel (everyone can tell u were this street is)

    enjoy :D

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    SarajevoFILMFest@second half of August

    by adonai_2012 Updated Apr 4, 2011

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    International kind of a film fest, accented on regional cinema and authors (yet as being international-moovies from all over the globe do be projected, as well); recognized by FIAPF as a Competitive Specialized Festival. - A-ha :D Programme includes both, competitive and non-competitive movies. Filmmakers which compete do it in Feature, Short and Documentary film section.

    It usually lasts about 9 days, staring a bit after 15th, in August each year. Although me, myself,and I, ain't a real movie fan (I adore music), I can always find something interesting for my moovie taste.

    So, if you happen to be around during those times, you may wanna see a projection or two at least. ... You will see the whole city full of people from all over, some fansy, some sporty, some hard to desrcibe by anyting outstanding....They just snoop and wonder around......This fest brings a specific atmosphere to Sarajevo indeed :D. Me likes those vibes...:D

    For some projections tickets need to be reserved, for some not. So if you are a movie fan, check out the web site provided not to miss your fav!

    Good luck&enjoy

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    Take a city tour!

    by Krumlovgirl Updated Apr 4, 2011

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    Sunni on our tour

    I'm generally against guided tours, but after visiting Sarajevo the first time and not getting enough of the city, I figured that during my second trip I would find someone who knew what they were doing. So my mom and I gamely signed up for a ten person tour with a guide name Sunny. The tour company also rents out private rooms in a hostel-like setting. The tour, by the way, was fabulous. He was not only extremely full of information and trivia, but also shared a lot of his personal experiences with the city. My favorite part of the tour was the Tunnel Museum, but a very close second was the Jewish cemetary.

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    Sidetrip to Ilidza

    by HORSCHECK Updated Oct 25, 2010

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    We went on a sidetrip from Sarajevo to Ilidza by tram. The lovely spa town, which is nowadays even Sarajevo's main suburb is situated about 10 km south west of the city centre. The trip by tram #3 or #4 takes about 30 minutes.

    The best time to come is probably at weekends as then the 3,5 km long tree lined avenue Velika Aleja, which is one of the main sights here, is served by carriages.

    Nevertheless we walked from the tram stop in Ilidza along several buildings from Austro Hungarian times and then along the Velika Aleja to Vrelo Bosne (source of the Bosna river) at the foot of the Mount Igman.

    Here we felt like we deserved a longer break in the green park area and therefore had dinner in the restaurant Labud. Please read my restaurant tips for more details about this.

    On the return way to the tram stop we decided to take a carriage. We negotiated a price of 15 KM for the about 3,5 km long trip.

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    Jajce Barracks

    by HORSCHECK Updated Sep 25, 2010

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    The Jajce Barracks (Jajce kasarna) were constructed for the Austro Hungarian army in 1914. Later a military hospital moved in the building complex.

    The buildings were severly damaged during the recent war and are nowadays abandoned. Due to its location above the city, the area around the former Jajce Barracks offer panoramic views of Sarajevo and are well worth a stroll.

    Directions:
    The building complex of the Jajce Baracks dominates the district Vratnik, which is situated on a hill just east of Sarajevo's historic old town (Bascarsija). From the right side of the river Miljacka it takes a 30 minutes uphill walk along the street Jekovak to get to the area

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    paths less visited

    by picek Written May 13, 2010

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    2 min from Bascarsija

    It takes a minute or two from Bascarsija and you're off the tourist stream. Views revealing reality, new houses growing together with old, one replacing other cohabiting, depends on economy. Trees grow from yards, yet they soften hard edges of the human habitat. Those luckier ones were able to to build new, or to rebuild walls and replace windows, others continue to go on with what was left, adding changes slowly ... houses built close together, one upon another as hill ascend.

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    visit the 'burbs

    by iaint Written Jul 31, 2009

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    As soon as you arrive you can see that much of the suburban part of the city is on the surrounding hillsides.

    One afternoon I decided to just go exploring the hillside behind my guest house. It was a long sweaty climb, and I was glad I'd brought a litre of cold water with me.

    Well worth it. Some fabulous views of the city and the surrounding country, plus a little glimpse into the way of life of the Sarajevo suburbanites. A lot of them seem to spend Sunday afternoon building/extending their own homes. Many have wonderful fruit & veg patches and orchards.

    Give it a try!

    PS - I've no reason to believe any of the bits I passed through might contain land mines, but I stuck to the road anyway.

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    Houses at the edge of the mountain

    by georeiser Written May 17, 2009
    Dilapidated house in Sarajevo
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    The absolute top of the hills in Sarajevo is a kind off the beaten path. The area seams more dilapidated than the rest of Sarajevo. It's quite picturesque to see old houses almost at the edge of the mountain.

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