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Liberal Islam in BiH since Ottoman Empire until Today

September 21, 2019 1:00 PM
Liberal Islam in BiH since Ottoman Empire until Today

The majority of Bosnians gradually accepted Islam after the Ottomans brought it to the region in the 15th century. They ruled until 1878, when they lost Bosnia to a longtime rival: the Austro-Hungarian empire. Many Bosniaks at that point felt uncomfortable under their new rulers, not least because classic texts […]

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Do You know how Bihac looked 100 Years Ago?

October 22, 2018 7:00 AM
Do You know how Bihac looked 100 Years Ago?

Settlements on the territory of the present-day town of Bihac have existed since the Palaeolithic, and the toponym Bihac was mentioned for the first time by Hungarian king Bela IV in a charter. It was in 1260. Strategically very important, this city experienced a real renaissance during the Middle Ages, […]

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Thinking of Travelling soon? Visit Trebinje, the real Gem of Herzegovina

October 21, 2018 9:00 AM
Thinking of Travelling soon? Visit Trebinje, the real Gem of Herzegovina

Trebinje is the southernmost B&H city, only 28 km away from Dubrovnik. It is located side by side with Mostar and Stolac, and in terms of beauty, unlike these two cities, it was lucky enough to avoid severe war damaging so that the old town has stayed intact. Old town […]

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Museum dedicated to BH Nobel Prize Winner visited by Thousands of Tourists

October 9, 2018 8:00 PM
Museum dedicated to BH Nobel Prize Winner visited by Thousands of Tourists

The winner of the Nobel Prize for Literature and one of the most famous writers from the former Yugoslavia, Ivo Andric, died before exactly four decades, on 13th March 1975. However, his work is still of a great interest, which is confirmed by new editions and translations to many languages. […]

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What the famous Evliya Çelebi wrote about Sarajevo in 16th Century?

October 5, 2018 8:00 AM
What the famous Evliya Çelebi wrote about Sarajevo in 16th Century?

Evliya Çelebi, a travel writer, or, how he named himself Evliya Muhamed Zilli, was the son of Derviš, born in Istanbul on 25 March 1611 and died in 1979. In a period of 40 years (1631.-1670.), he went on many grand voyages throughout the Ottoman Empire, and he took part […]

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Museum dedicated to BH Nobel Prize Winner visited by Thousands of Tourists

June 4, 2018 3:00 PM
Museum dedicated to BH Nobel Prize Winner visited by Thousands of Tourists

The winner of Nobel Prize for Literature and one of the most famous writers from the former Yugoslavia, Ivo Andric, died before exactly four decades, on 13th March 1975. However, his work is still of a great interest, which is confirmed by new editions and translations to many languages. Ivo […]

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Would Like to Visit Ottoman Sarajevo? Here are the Amazing Sites You Need to See

May 22, 2018 6:00 PM
Would Like to Visit Ottoman Sarajevo? Here are the Amazing Sites You Need to See

Careva or Emperor’s mosque Veritable centre of Old Sarajevo, the place this mosque from 1566 occupies once held the original mosque from 1457 that was placed next to the saraj (court), as well as a caravan sarai (resting place for travelers), han(inn), shops, a hamam (bath) and tekija(Moslem monastery).The mosque […]

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National Geographic: For 50 years, Mensur Zlatar has told Sarajevo’s Muslims when it’s time to pray

April 7, 2018 5:00 PM
National Geographic: For 50 years, Mensur Zlatar has told Sarajevo’s Muslims when it’s time to pray

The alleys of Sarajevo’s old city, once an Ottoman-era central market, are crammed with vendors plying their ancestral trades. Mensur Zlatar, whose surname means goldsmith, has a miniscule shop tucked next to the grand Gazi Husrev-beg mosque, named for the Ottoman high-ranking officer who developed the metropolis in the 16th […]

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City Hall: Light that goes through its Multicoloured Windows highlights the Paintwork

March 26, 2018 5:00 PM
City Hall: Light that goes through its Multicoloured Windows highlights the Paintwork

Strolling through the streets of Sarajevo, the capital of Bosnia-Herzegovina, Anabright Hay finds much to admire. A striking, stripped pseudo-Moorish building beside Sarajevo’s Miljacka River has long featured on postcards and in guidebooks and is top of my list to explore. How did such a building, inspired by the architecture […]

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Old Stone Bridge in Konjic is unavoidable Tourists’ Destination

June 21, 2017 4:45 PM
Old Stone Bridge in Konjic is unavoidable Tourists’ Destination

On March 3 in 1945, the German occupiers demolished the Old stone bridge in Konjic, during their troops’ withdrawal. After this, a wooden and then a concrete-steel bridge were built, and in 2009 the bridge was renovated according to its original form. A total of 2.408 blocks of tuff, more […]

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