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Sarajevo: Miljacka i most Let’s continue our virtual walk in Sarajevo and its most prominent architecture monuments. This time, we will focus on such breath-taking sights as Academy of Fine Arts Sarajevo, National Theatre, Asim Ferhatoviс - Hase, Ferhadija Mosque, Church of St. Anthony of Padua and many others. For many people, the cultural and historical vibe of these monuments defines the atmosphere of not only Sarajevo, but also Bosnia And Herzegovina in general. We will make a virtual 3D tour to every monument, look at it from a bird’s eye view, and browse the most interesting facts that have defined the history of Sarajevo. The photo gallery and maps are the cherry on the cake!

Academy of Fine Arts Sarajevo, Sarajevo

» The Evangelical single-domed church is a cultural oasis. There is the Academy of Performing Arts in Sarajevo.
»  The building was built in the late 19th century, in the period of the Austro-Hungarian War. Many Protestants came to the city at that time.
»  According to the architect’s project, it was decided to construct the complex on the river embankment that would include a church, a preacher’s house, and a school. The main building is linked with side constructions by passages.
»  In 1899, there was a lack of money for completing the construction. The house for the preacher and the chancellery were built in 1905. The school was founded six years after.
»  The church has the shape of the cross. Much attention is paid to its dome.
»  The First World War ended. The number of people visiting the Protestant Church decreased. It was difficult to keep the cathedral, so it was gifted to the municipality.
»  There are academy classes inside. Artists, sculptors, designers, and future art experts study here.
»  The memorial plate says about the purpose of the educational institution.
»  The Academy of Fine Arts was opened in 1972.
»  The historical building of the Academy is a protected object of the Cultural Heritage Institute.

National Theatre, Sarajevo

» The National Theatre was built on the embankment in 1898.
»  The talented architect who chose the Imperial style was appointed to realize its project. This style features indoor galleries, columns, and vertical wall ledges. Besides this building, Karel Parik designed about 200 constructions for the city.
»  When the building came to the cultural institution, the main entrance was moved from the embankment onto the square. Theatre-goers do not hinder the traffic.
»  The opening ceremony in the Sarajevo National Theatre was held by the manager of the artistic sector of the Ministry of Education. The ceremony was accompanied by the opera Porin by Lisinski.
»  The ballet of Sarajevo was founded in 1946.
»  The building looks impressive (50x47 m). The hall with a parterre, lodges, and balconies accommodates 450 people.
»  There is also a drama team, an opera, and a ballet troupe. The city symphony orchestra gives concerts here.
»  Nowadays, the beautiful mansion is under state protection.
»  Its theatrical performances repeatedly received national and international awards.

Asim Ferhatoviс - Hase, Sarajevo

» The city construction is officially named the Olympic Stadium Asim Ferhatovic Hase. Originally, it was named Kosevo.
»  The biggest sports ground hosted the opening ceremony of the 14th Winter Olympics.
»  The construction of the Olimpijski stadion Asim Ferhatoviс Hase began in 1946 and was completed in 1947.
»  In 1954, Yugoslav and Turkish played competed here. 12 year later, runners from Southeast Europe fought for the champion title.
»  The new administrative building and the restaurant were built exactly for this event. The lighting system was updated too. Wooden benches were removed and replaced by separate plastic seats.
»  The stadium is named after Asim Ferhatović. When he was young, the forward played had played for the second team for 2 years. He played 70 matches and scored 52 goals.
»  The full capacity of the stadium is 37 500 fans. During concerts, it can accommodate 80 000 spectators.
»  The stadium belongs to the city council of Sarajevo.
»  The playing field is covered with natural grass. Its total area is 105x68 m.
»  The stadium was reconstructed twice.

Ferhadija Mosque, Sarajevo

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Facts: » In the city district, there is a mosque built in 1562.
»  Ferhat Pasha donated for the construction but demanded ransom for the General Auersperg’s son he captured. The construction of many houses cost 30 000 golden ducats.
»  The nearby school, the canteen, and fountains were destroyed by fire. There are preserved 20 gravestones in the territory.
»  The famous Mullah Mustafa Bašeskija wrote the chronicles and worked in the school at the mosque.
»  The dome was damaged during military operations of the last war in 1993 and removed. The Muslim building was blown up and its remains were delivered outside the settlement.
»  The restoration process was quite painstaking. During the restoration, items of the architectural style that was common for buildings of the 16th-17th centuries were found.
»  The niche in the wall that turns to Mecca dates back to the 16th century.
»  In 2016, the new mosque opening ceremony was visited by 8 000 people, including representatives of confessions from other countries.
»  The Ferhadija Mosque differs from other mosques in its architectural plan. The house is multi-domed and has the shape of a pyramid. The stairs become narrower at the entrance. You can enter the prayer room from the outdoor gallery.

Church of St. Anthony of Padua, Sarajevo

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Facts: » There was an old dilapidated building (1882) at the site of the modern Church of St. Anthony of Padua. Its foundation was made of stone. The house was built of wood. Over time, the House of God was dilapidated and could be a danger to worshipers’ life.
»  The funds for the new construction had been collected for 8 years. In March 1912, the first brick was solemnly laid in the foundation. The construction lasted 7 months.
»  The choir was founded in 1925. Chants are accompanied by organ music.
»  The building was restored in the 60s. Famous architects have painted the church for 20 years.
»  The vault is 15 m high.
»  The 50-meter tower with a belfry was added to the main building. There are 5 bells on it. One of them weighs 4 tons.
»  The interior is very luxurious. You can see artistic canvasses, sculptures, mosaic walls, and frescoes made by Croat masters. The collection of paintings consists of 100 masterpieces of different epochs.
»  The cathedral is also famous for its history and cultural heritage. It was a place where faithful citizens loved spending their time.
»  The House of God has been opening its doors to followers of all religions for a century.

Crkva Rodenja Presvete Bogorodice, Sarajevo

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Facts: » The Cathedral of the Nativity of the Blessed Virgin Mary was constructed in 1863 on the petition of the Orthodox Community that asked the government of the Ottoman Empire for building the House of God.
»  The sultan donated 556 gold coins to the construction of the temple. Merchants of Sarajevo paid the missing amount. The Russian Government gifted church utensils, theological books, robes for churchmen, and icons. The best artists were invited to paint the walls.
»  There is a 45-meter chapel near the church. It is decorated with carving.
»  Tin bells were used as cannons during the First World War. Now, the tower is crowned by the unusual dome.
»  The interior is decorated with frescoes. They depict the same patterns as arched and vaults do.
»  This is how the first religious building appeared.
»  Groups of negatively predisposed Muslims wanted to sabotage the blessing. The sultan sent the guard and artillery there for the safe rite.
»  The single-domed church attracts with its red and yellow facade. Windows have shaped frames. Some windows are stained glass.
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