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We are dedicated to deliver greatest possible travel experience. That is why we prefer private trips whenever possible, hosting usually 4-8 travelers.
Delivering greatness, nonetheless!
Sarajevo Funky Tours is created to bring you greatest sightseeing experience, amazing activities & things to do in and around Sarajevo and rest of Bosnia and Herzegovina.
We aim to be: B&H EXPERIENCE!
Please Note: Prefered number of guests on our trips is between 4-8, because we strive to make our tours personal and flexible as much as we can.
If needed, we can accommodate much more (coach required tours).
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Main Sarajevo river is called Miljacka.
It goes through Sarajevo with its total length. Not swimmable or sailable :), but it is the river up on which Sarajevo has been founded.
Miljacka River is the right tributary of River Bosna, with flow length of 36 km. It is made of Paljanska and Mokranjska Miljacka.
It is a mountain aquifer of flooding character with two maximum flows (spring and late autmn) and two minimum (winter and summer). Central annual discharge of Sarajevo is 5.7 m³ / s.
The largest tributaries are Bistrica, Repašnica on the left, and Lapišnica, Mošćanica and Koševski Creek on the rigth side.
Miljacka flows into Bosna River at Sarajevo field upstream from Rajlovac.
In the upper flow it course through cliffed valley while its main tributaries Mokranjska and Paljanska are arising from karst springs, have had carved, in their lower courses, deep canyons.
Mokranjska Miljacka springs from the cave which is near the Kadino Village at Mokro (municipality of Pale). This is extremely valuable speleologic object is recorded under number of 1834, Cadastre of caves of whole Bosnia and Herzegovina, and it is not yet fully explored.
There are few Natural rarity areas in the these three Miljacka flows which are worth mentioning:
- The stone arch at the belove the village Dovlići
- Cliffs on the Miljacka from Pale to Goats Bridge
- The spring of Paljanska Miljacka, municipality Pale
- Calcereous area Pale with cascade on Paljanska Miljacka
- Calcereous area at creek Sitnica near Mokro, municipality pale
- Calcereous area at Jasenova near Mokro, municipality Pale.
Very much worth mentioning is that cave where Mokranjska Miljacka springs is an excellent opportunity for “avanturistic tourism” which would exclude any usage of electric enlightening or any constructing works inside the cave, so it is possible to feel the cave with more emotions and respect.
Mokranjska Miljacka Cave
By now it had been explored around 6230 m of this cave what makes it second longest one in Bosnia and Herzegovina, just behind the world famous Vjetrenica.
When it comes to Sarajevo area things worth visiting are:
Sarajevo beginning of the 20th century and Miljacka river
The „Sarajevo Survival Tools” (http://h.etf.unsa.ba/srp/project.htm) project is an outcome of the cooperation between the Faculty of Electrical Engineering Sarajevo (ETF) and the Historical Museum of Bosnia and Herzegovina in the field of cultural heritage digitization. Inside this project we created a virtual presentation of the exhibition “Sarajevo under the siege” from the Historical Museum, which contains the objects created and used by the citizens of Sarajevo during the 3,5 years period when the city was under the siege (1992-1996). The digital content was created by the 3rd year students of the Computer Science Department, as a lab coursework in the Computer Graphics course. Each object is presented by the basic information, photo gallery, movie about its creation and purpose and the interactive 3D model.
This project enables the Internet users to learn about the life in Sarajevo under the siege and an extraordinary creativity of its citizens, who succedded to survive and defend their town in terrible conditions with lack of food, water, electricity and heating, under the permanent life danger. Particularly interesting are the movies, which, apart from the details about the objects, present the each students personal perception of the war period that they survived as children.
Apart from the Internet presentation, we plan to display the created digital content in the Museum using an interactive display, enabling the visitors of the exhibition to find out more details about the objects and their origin, and to virtually turn them around and view them from all sides.
More details on: http://h.etf.unsa.ba/srp/project.htm
Project coordinator ETF – , asisstant professor
Graphic design and web implementation of virtual musem, supervising the students,, MoEE, teaching assistant
Supervising the students, Anis Zuko, MoEE, student helper
Students of the 3rd year, ETF, 2009/10
Project coordinator Historic Museum of BH
Museum director – Muhiba Kaljanac, museum counselor
Amar Karapuš, curator
Narators - Vanja Jovišić, Gina Landor
English translation – Amira Sadiković, agency „Diwan“
Text and editing of the digital story – Selma Rizvić
Autors of the photos used for the digital story: Rikard Larma, Roger Richards, Christian Marechal, James Mason, Danilo Krstanović, Kemal Hadžić, Emil Grebenar, Ron Haviv, Tošo Mitaševski
Sound effects – Mirsad Tukić
Music selection – Gordana Karanjac Ekmečić
Sarajevo is a city where bridges are very common thing to see.
River is not the biggest one, but the some of the bridges are really worth seeing while you spent your time in the city.
Here we will mention those which are not to miss, for more see Bridges section among VISIT SARAJEVO pages.
Old Sarajevo bridges
For more informations and more bridges of Sarajevo move on to our Bridges section.
Ok, you are in Sarajevo for the first time, or maybe about to visit this marvelous city for the first time, and you want a Sarajevo for beginners.
VISIT SARAJEVO gives some initial suggestions on what to do, what to see, where to go, in various categories, such as: History, Attractions, Goin
First, we shall start with some Historical data.
First, you should know that Sarajevo is the capital city of Bosnia and Herzegovina. The city was been founded in 15th century, by Ottomans, specifically by Isa Bey Ishaković, but some data show that this city dates even from 11th century.
Around this time, Sarajevo was the first city in Europe to have coffee (some data implies that first European coffee was made in Sarajevo, at Shabans Inn, long before 1645 when it was brought to Venice and five years later to London, in 1650), a Public Bathroom, a University, and many, many other improvements that have arrived with Ottomans.
The Ottomans ruled Bosnia and Herzegovina for 400 years, and have left the most significant impact on Sarajevo whichis still evident today.
After the Ottomans left, Austro-Hungarian rule arrived to these areas.
It lasted from 1878 until 1918, but in 1914 one of the most unpleasant events of Sarajevo history occurred. The Assassination of Franz Ferdinand and his wife Sophie was the trigger for a World War I.
Not everything was so bad for Sarajevo during the Austro-Hungarian rule. The city experienced fast growth and development.
Some most important buildings in Sarajevo were built then: Cathedrals, churches, Vijećnica (City Hall), the National Theatre, roads…
Something Sarajevans are quite proud of is that Sarajevo had one of the first electric trams in Europe, definitely the first in the Balkans, and aquired before it was installed in the streets of Vienna.
After the assassination and World War I, Bosnia and Herzegovina became part of Yugoslavia. During those times the most important event was the XIV Winter Olympic Games, which were held in Sarajevo and demonstrated to the world how succesful the Olympics could be.
After the people of Bosnia and Herzegovina voted for its independence in 1992 The Siege started. The Seige of Sarajevo was the longest Siege in modern history,lasting almost 4 years. Nearly 12.000 Sarajevans lost their lives.
After the war ended in 1996, a new era of the modern Sarajevo began. The city today is the biggest and fastest developing city in the region.
Places worth seeing while in Sarajevo.
Sarajevo is considered the European Jerusalem, for its temples of four world religions: Islam, Catholicism, Orthodoxy and Judaism.
VISIT SARAJEVO highly recommends visiting the following:
• “Il kal Vježu” (the Old Temple). Historical attractions:
• Vijećnica Library (City Hall)
• Goats Bridge,
• Ćevapi - Ćevapčići, as a major specialty,
• Pita (all kinds),
• Begova Čorba (Bey’s Stew),
• Sogan Dolma,
Then drinks, brilliant Drinks are being produced in Sarajevo as well.
• Water (regular water)
• Variety of domestic Rakijas (Kruška, Šljiva, etc),
And in order to sweeten up your meal try these:
Regarding Arts & Culture, check the Calendar and see what is going on in Theaters, Cinema, Galleries, etc.
For more, everything you need can be found on the VISIT SARAJEVO pages, so feel free to check it out.
Next on the list Gazi Husref bey’s complex, and his list of endowments. Along in this complex you should NOT miss:
War history, Tunnel of Hope – War Tunnel. Only connection of Sarajevo and free world during the Siege.
Probably the oldest and most-extraordinary (by its architecture, and nature) Orthodox church in Sarajevo, the Old Orthodox church of St. Archangel Mikhail and Gabriel.
Also do not miss the Orthodox Cathedral, one of the most impressive temples of Orthodoxy.
Next on the list, Cathedral of Sacred Jesus Heart. The most representative monument of Christianity in Sarajevo. Jewish people, history and tradition.
Jews have come to Sarajevo, I would say long time ago, in 16th century, and in the Ottoman Empire were equal to Muslims, so that is why they were free to build such an amazing temples and structures in Sarajevo.
Here we mention those most important ones:
Museums like museums, each and everyone has a story.
National Museum, the first of its kind that you should visit, after that, Historical Museum, Jewish Museum, or Museum of Sarajevo 1878-1918, Svrzo House.
Bridges, oh my God, we love them. They connect people, and people’s people.
First on the list, Latin Bridge, you know, Assassination, Franz Ferdinand, World War I. Unavoidable.
Next, Goat's Bridge, Constantinople road, unavoidable as well; According the myth, built by the unknown architect, in the Miljacka canyon. Very interesting place, bridge almost forgotten.
Roman Bridge, nobody knows when precisely it was built, old around 460 to 480 years. Built of a stone, that was once used to build Roman structures. Highly recommended.
Also do not miss the fortresses, which stands near the city sky and conducts the four centuries old command to keep the enemy out.
Two in charge Yellow Bastion and White Bastion.
Sarajevo Roses, unfortunate heritage from the recent war. Click the link and see what they really are.