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If you would like to discover one of the biggest and best-kept secrets of former Yugoslavia you should certainly join us for our Visit to Tito’s Bunker in Konjic Day Tour.
Before explorig the Bunker itself, we visit the Old Town of charming – Konjic. We will talk about the symbol of Konjic – the Old Stone Bridge which has been connecting the banks of Neretva River from 1682.
Tito’s Bunker is the biggest nuclear shelter of former Yugoslavia In case of a nuclear war, Tito, the former president of Yugoslavia and his closest associates were to be sheltered here. We are going to visit all the parts of this amazing bunker whose size is definitely going to surprize you. From president’s office, conference rooms, soldiers dormitories up to gas storages and other specialized rooms, you will be amazed by this structure.
Tito’s Bunker is of one of the largest and best-kept secrets of the former Yugoslavia. The Bunker is a real miracle of construction, complex for a special purpose – in case a catastrophe happened, Tito and his closest associates would be sheltered here.
The ARK is the largest nuclear shelter, and one of the largest underground facilities, ever built in the former Yugoslavia
This 6500 square meter bunker was one of the most expensive structures in the former Yugoslavia – there was incredible $4.6 billion spent for this project. With our local guide you will discover that took 26 years to build it (from 1953 to 1979) and it was completely designed to withstand nuclear war and shelter communist leaders and army generals. Its air conditioning system, power generator, toalets etc are still working and the water container cistern is filled with fresh water.
For over a decade after its completion, it was the most secret military installation in the country since all construction workers were carefully selected and vetted, signing a contract of silence, and all staff members held the highest security clearance.
After Tito’s death in 1980, the complex was still kept ready in case of war. In March 1992, during the breakup of Yugoslavia, the JNA ordered its demolition of the Bunker, but the military detachment refused to carry out the order and instead surrendered the structure to the Bosnian government.
Tito’s Bunker now serves as a meeting point for artists from the region, Europe, and the world, so you will be able to see some very interesting and unique artworks.
After the visit to Tito’s Bunker we will go to Konjic city center and talk about it’s most recognizable landmark – Konjic Old Bridge. This beautiful bridge was connecting the banks of Neretva river for centuries. It was since 1682. until WW2, when the German occupiers destroyed it, during the withdrawal of their troops. It was reconstructed as the original bridge in 2009, and has been on the list of national monuments of BiH since 2003.
We Will have a time reserved for coffee or lunch in this carming town.
Later on, we continue our trip to Sarajevo.