Stari Grad Sarajevo

Sarajevo, Stari Grad Sarajevo, Federation of Bosnia and Herzegovina, Bosnia and Herzegovina


Sarajevo, Stari Grad Sarajevo, Federation of Bosnia and Herzegovina, Bosnia and Herzegovina
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Geographical location of the Municipality of Stari Grad, with an outstanding natural beauty and cultural and historical heritage of the Ottoman period, as well as from the time of the Austro-Hungarian time, is a jewel of the tourist offer. So many different cultures, religions and traditions meet here, which adds a value to the creation of specific tourist product and improve an overall tourist offer. The tourist offer of Stari Grad generally meets the requirements of tourists, primarily from the aspect of natural, cultural and historical values of the area, but also in terms of traditional and contemporary cuisine, as well as various cultural performances and other events.
On the old road from the city pool (popularly known as Bentbasa) that runs along the Miljacka river east towards Dariva and Kozja cuprija (the Goat Bridge), is an eight kilometers pedestrian and biking area, decorated with young trees along the walkway – Ambassadors' walkway, where trees are planted by important visitors of Sarajevo.
So far, 150 Ambassadors planted trees along the promenade. There are also benches and places for barbecue along the way. After leaving the old Austrian tunnel, walker will have a view of a magnificant pointy rock, known as Babin Zub. The Austrian sources mentioned it as Cleopatra's Needle. Professional climbers and experienced adventurers are welcomed to tries his skills here.
At the end of the trail one will arrive to the Kozja cuprija (the Goat Bridge), one of the oldest and most beautiful bridges in Sarajevo, built in the 16th century along the Imperial road that once led to Istanbul. It is believed that the bridge was endowed by Mehmed Pasha Sokolovic, the grand vizier of the 16th century.
Municipality Stari Grad Sarajevo is connected with neighboring municipalities with its transport infrastructure, network of trollycars, trolleybuses and regular buses. In addition, taking into a consideration a specific position of Stari Grad, the association of local governments with the region through transport infrastructure is good. Vicinity of the Sarajevo International Airport, Railway and Bus stations as well as all the highways connect this Municipality Stari Grad with other countries in the region.


Cultural and historical heritage, natural resources

Construction unit valorized as national monuments of Bosnia and Herzegovina and located within the Municipality of Stari Grad Sarajevo are:

The Cathedral
The Church of St. Archangel Michael and Gabriel,
Gazi Husrefbeg mosque,
The old synagogue,
The Church and seminar Vrhbosanska Seminary,
Vijecnica – the City Hall,
Svrzina house,
Despic house,
Museum of Literature,
Sarajevo brewers,
Kozja cuprija – the Goat bridge,
Latin bridge,
Seher cehaj bridge,
Alifakovac fountain,
Archaeological site Taslihan,
Bascarsija Mosque,
White mosque,
White bastion,
The Emperor's bridge,
The Emperor's Mosque,
The Church and Monastery of St. Anthony in Bistrik,
Cekrekcijina Mosque,
Derzelez house,
Ferhadija Mosque,
City walls of the medieval city of Vratnik,
Hadzi Sinan Tekke,
Kapi tower on Ploca,
Kapi tower on Sirokac,
Kekeki - Sinan Mosque (Bakarevic)
The Museum "Young Bosnia"
Minster Church,
Sabura house,
Sarc Alija Mosque,
Sebilj fountain,
Sejh Feruh Mosque,
Tabački masjid (Hajji Osman)
Urban unit: Orthodox Church, Metropolitan's Palace and the Seminary,
Kapi tower of Višegrad,
Yellow bastion (Jekovačka).



Events of importance for the municipality of Stari Grad are:

The days of the Municipality Stari Grad,
Sarajevo Film Festival,
Festival "Sarajevo Winter"
Festival "Baščaršija Nights,
International Folklore Festival,
Summer Book Fair,
Eco food Fair,
Exhibit of paintings and photographs at the Art Gallery of Bosnia and Herzegovina,
Permanent photo setting "Srebrenica" in the Gallery of 11/07/95.



As an added tourist attraction it is important not to skip old bridges as transport and trade monuments, connecting people. In the 16th century road through the Balkans was named Constantinopole road or Stambolska dzada, and during this period Mehmed Pasha Sokolovic's Bridge in Visegrad was built, as well as the bridge on Zepa, Kozja cuprija in Sarajevo, Arslanagic Bridge and the Old Bridge in Mostar.

In the Municipality of Stari Grad Sarajevo there are six bridges:

Kozja cuprija (the Goat bridge),
Seher - Cehaja bridge,
The Empreror bridge,
Latin bridge,
Cumurija bridge and
Drvenija bridge.



Contemporary cuisine in Bosnia and Herzegovina was created primarily as a result of Oriental cuisine from the 15th to the 17th century. It was not until the arrival of the Austro-Hungarian rule in Bosnia and Herzegovina that the Western cuisine began to take place.

Traditional Sarajevo restaurants are ascinice (traditional restaurants), buregdzinice, halvedzinice (pastry shops), bozadzinice, kahvedzinice, mejhadzinice (wine, othre alcoholic beverages and soft drinks), ekmescinice (bakery).

Ascinice are most responsible for the preservation of traditional Bosnian cuisine. Only some of the dishes that you can try a small eatery in Sarajevo are: soups and pies (as the most common), different types of kebabs, duckling, tripe, krzatme, Bamja, dolmas, anyone, pilaf, halva, dzanecija, kadaif, rice pudding, and the Bosnian pot (one of the few dishes from the time of medieval Bosnian independence, and which are regularly found on the tables of many Bosnians), papaz kebab, it gets cold, and many others.

In bozadzinica and kahvedzinicama over the centuries a wide variety of hot and cold drinks have been served, some of which you can try in today's restaurants, like „boza“ and „salep“.
It is interesting to mention that Sarajevo got its first kahvedzinica (traditional coffee shop) back in 1592, long before Vienna and Paris.





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