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The Town Hall

It represents the most beautiful and the most representative building from Austro-Hungarian period, built in pseudo-Moorish style.

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Bascarsija

The word "Bas-carsija" literarily means "main marketplace" and designates the area of market square around the fountain called "sebilj", and later this name spread on the whole nowadays Old Sarajevo's marketplace.

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The Morica Inn

Due to the needs of the expanding market-place and the traders that were coming from faraway countries, the caravanserais - motels were built. One of these, the careva husrefbeg's Morica Inn was constructed in the first half of the 16th century.

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Ali Pasha's Mosque

One of the most beautiful cupolaed mosques, built in 1561 beside the tomb of the founder of Bosnian governor of the sanzak province (sandzak bey) Ali-pasha, a native of Sarajevsko polje (Sarajevo field).

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Gazi Husref-bey's covered market building

This massive basilica-like stone building extends in length of 109 meters along the street bearing the same name. It was built by the Ragusa masters by the order of the then Bosnian sandzak-bey (governor) Gazi Husref-bey, in period from 1542 to 1543.

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The Goat Bridge

The first among innumerous bridges on the road from Sarajevo to Constantinople, the last between Constantinople and Sarajevo.

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Sarajevo National Theater

The Sarajevo National Theater was founded in November 1921, and the act of opening was performed by Branislav Nušiæ, then Head of the Art Department of the Ministry of Education. For consecutive nights, music and drama programs were performed and this marked the official beginning of the operation of this house.
On November 9, 1946 Sarajevo opera House commenced its artistic activity by the premiere of “The Bartered Bride” by B. Smetana. This signified a tremendous progress in the development of music culture in Bosnia and Herzegovina. Sarajevo Ballet was also founded in 1946, but its first independent performance “The Harvest” by B. Papandopulo was held on May 25, 1950, which concurrently marked the beginning of its professional development within the national Theater. With more than 1600 dramas, operas and ballet artists, and other professionals associated with theater, until 1996 (on 75th anniversary of the National Theater) 1040 dramas and 264operas and ballets were performed.
The Sarajevo Ballet was also founded in 1946, but its first independent performance “The Harvest” by B. Papandopulo was held on May 25, 1950, which concurrently marked the beginning of its professional development within the National Theater. With more than 1600 drama, opera and ballet artists, and other professionals associated with theater, until 1996 (on 75th anniversary of the National Theater) 1040 dramas and 264 operas and ballets were performed.
The limitations of this article do not permit us to write about a huge number of prominent professionals (directors, choreographers, soloists, conductors, costumers, screenwriters, managers) who all had a significant impact on the abovementioned projects.
The success and progress of the Sarajevo National Theater is best illustrated by a huge number of festivals and visits in the country and abroad in which the artists and ensembles took part and won numerous awards and recognitions for the quality of their performances.

Ticket Counter - Working Hours
Every day except Sunday
from 09:00 to 12:00
from 16:00 to 19:30
You can book tickets on:
Phone: +387 (0)33 221-682

Contact Information
Sarajevo National Theater
Address: Obala Kulina Bana 9
71000 Sarajevo
Phones:
Main operator: +387 (0)33 663-647, 665-969
Phone/fax: +387 (0)33 445-138
Drama: +387 (0)33 665-962
Opera: +387 (0)33 666-486
Ballet: +387 (0)33 665-960
Technical Dept.: +387 (0)33 665-961

Sarajevo Film Festival

Sarajevo Film Festival (SFF) was established in 1995 as a project of Obala Art Center and represents one of the most important film events in Balkans region. The festival simultaneously shows a selection of the most interesting and successful achievements of the independent motion picture production all over the world and the commercial European and American cinematography.
The SFF is also the best opportunity for young directors from Central and Eastern Europe and the region of former Yugoslavia to show their achievements and make contacts with representatives of great world festivals, movie critics and producers.
Objectives of the SFF are:
• To show the latest and most important movies from all over the world
• To introduce regional movie production
• To inspire young film makers and instigate new film tendencies across the world
• To support the communication between Bosnian motion picture professionals and their colleagues from the world
• To encourage the development of film distribution in Bosnia and Herzegovina
The SFF is supported by local and international film and cultural institutions and is recognized by the
International Association of Film Festivals - FIAPF.

Contact Information
Obala Art Centar

Hamdije Kreševljakoviæa 13
71000 Sarajevo
Bosna i Hercegovina
Phone/fax: +387 (0)33 209-411, 263-380, 221-516
email: sff@sff.ba
url: www.sff.ba

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The Reconstruction of the City Hall - publication