This mountain is only 10km away from Sarajevo and it offers an unforgettable experience of nature. The slopes of Romanija are full of life and beauty. The beautiful scenery and coniferous forests are just some of the features of this mountain. You can choose flat or uneven terrain for cycling or hiking through forests and meadows. The Novakova Cave in the Velika stijena (The Great Rock), the scenic viewpoint at Crvena stijena (The Red Rock) and Orlovača (Eagles) Cave, the habitat of one of the most endangered species of all mammals – the blind mouse (Microc hypoptrea), are all very interesting for mountaineers. Both the villages and the mountain itself are abundant with significant natural values, a unique ecoclimate phenomenon and various species of plants, animals and mushrooms.
Romanija – Novakova Cave
Distance: 12,6 km
A marked trail from the mountain hut Stajna leads to Novakovo vrelo (Novak’s spring), a large mountain river bed. The path continues to Novak’s Field through a thick coniferous forest, and further on, through rocky grounds to Novak’s Cave. The cave was named after Starina Novak, the old national hero from the second half of the 16th century. Below Novak’s Cave is a drinking water spring “Careve vode” (Emperor’s Water). Next to the spring was the old Carigradski drum (Constantinople Highway), once one of the most important routes of the Turkish Empire in Bosnia and Herzegovina.
Bascarsija & Sebilj
Ottoman era begins in 1461 when the city was founded by the first Bosnian governor Ishak-beg Isaković (Ishak Bay Isaković), a pioneer in planned construction.
The new government displays superiority with large buildings. Aleksandar Vitek and Ćiril Iveković work on the design for Vijećnica (City Hall)
Gazi Husrev Beg Mosque
Another permanent stamp was left by Gazi Husrev Beg (Gazi Husrev Bey), triple Bosnian Steward and Builder.In 1530, with his own money, he built the most monumental building of Islamic culture in B&H
As Orthodox grew in numbers, so did the need to build a new church. It took over a decade to build one and it was completed in the last years of the Ottoman rule in 1874.