This tour takes you through the streets of Sarajevo in an old Yugoslav classic car Zastava 101. On this tour you will be able to experience the communist era Sarajevo in all its authenticity.
The golden age of Sarajevo is considered to be 16th and 17th century when the city became one of the main centers of trade in the whole Balkans. The 20th century brought modernization and after the WWII Sarajevo found itself in a communist state of Yugoslavia. The population of the city started increasing rapidly and whole neighborhoods and building blocks were constructed in a typical socialist style of architecture.
Olympic Museum (with entrance) -NOT AVAILABLE DURING WEEKENDS
Modern Socialist arhitecture
Yugoslav National Army Military barrack
Vraca Memorial park
Starting from the office we drive towards the Olympic complex which was built for the 1984 Winter Olympic Games, representing the proudest moment in the modern history of Sarajevo. There we will visit the Olympic Games Museum situated in the Olympic Hall, once used for figure skating and ice hockey. On our way to New Sarajevo we will be able to see Ciglane, a socialist neighborhood of Sarajevo representing modern social architecture. Then we continue towards the western part of Sarajevo most of which was built during the Communist period. We’re passing next to military barracks “Marshal Tito”, one of the largest military compounds in the former Yugoslavia, large parts of which are these days used by the University of Sarajevo.
The tour then proceeds to the Vraca Memorial Park commemorating the World War II victims of Sarajevo. It contains a fortress, statues and marble plates with names of different partisan brigades as well as the names of the victims of Sarajevo. The park was destroyed during the 90’s and today it is only a faint reminder of its former splendor.
Many people of former Yugoslavia still have nice memories and positive things to say about their former country so much so that there is even a term Yugo-nostalgia. We will finish the tour in Tito Cafe where people who are Yugo-nostalgic can share their stories in a Yugo-friendly enviroment.
|Days||Every day at 9:00, 12:00 and 15:00 (two persons are minumum)|
|Activity||3 hours, driving, walking, museums|
|Departure||Meet Bosnia Travel agency|
|Included||Yugo car, driving, walking, museum, guide|
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