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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 through history

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Sarajevo through history




age

date/period

significant events

B.C.

NEOLITH

III millennium B.C.

Butmir ceramics
Zlatište settlements

The turn of the New Stone Age and the Bronze Age

II millennium B.C.

Soukbunar and Debelo brdo

The Iron Age

II millennium B.C.

“hill-fort type” settlements

ANCIENT TIMES

 

III-I ct. B.C.

Roman conquests

 

6-9 A.D.

Uprising of Desitiats under their leader Baton

 

9 A.D.

Breakdown of Baton’s uprising

 

VI ct. A.D.

The end of Roman Administration

THE MIDDLE AGES

 

1238/39 A.D.

Construction of St. Peter’s Cathedral
The very first mention of Vrhbosna in the charter of Bela IV

The late Middle Ages

1434 A.D.

The Barak Duke conquers the fortified city of Hodidjed

OTTOMAN PERIOD

 

1462 A.D.

Isa-beg’s vakufnama

 

1464 A.D.

Construction of the building of mesdžid Mehmed-bega Minetoviæa

 

1475/76 A.D.

Bali-bega MALKOÈEVIÆA endowments

 

1470-1477 A.D.

Ajas-bega endowments

 

end of 15th century and the beginning of 16th century

Construction activities of Skender paše MIHALOGLUA

 

Beginning of 16th century

Construction of the Old Orthodox CHURCH

 

1517 A.D.

The first under-cupola mosque in Sarajevo, endowment of Mustafe-paše SKENDERPAŠIÆA

 

1526 A.D.

Construction of MUSLIHUDIN Èekrekèija mosque

 

1528 A.D.

Construction of Havadža DURAK mosque

 

1521 A.D.

Gazi Husrev-beg, Bosnian GOVERNOR

 

1530 A.D.

Construction of Ghazi Gazi Husrev-beg MOSQUE

 

 

1561 A.D.

Construction of Ferhadija mosque, endowment of Ferhad-bega Vukoviæa Desisaliæa

 

1566 A.D.

Construction of Careva mosque

 

1537 A.D.

Establishment of Gazi Husrev-beg Library

 

1580 A.D.

Construction of Sijavuš-pašine DAIRE

 

From mid 16th to the onset of the 17th century

Construction of Sarajevo èaršija (bazaar) and mahalas (residential quarters)

 

1626 A.D.

The journeys of Atanasija GRGIÈEVIÆA

 

between 1631 and 1664 A.D.

Activities of Ibrahim-effendi BISTRIGIJA

 

1553 A.D.

The seat of Bosnian sandžak moved from Sarajevo to Banja Luka

 

1607 A.D.

Sarajevo becomes the seat of Bosanian SANDŽAK for a second time

 

1638. i 1640. god.

Construction of Hadži-Sinan’s tekki

 

1640

The journey of Pavle Rovinjanin

 

The second half of the 17th century

Activities of šejh Hasan KAIMIJA

 

1640

Earthquake in Sarajevo

 

1644

Great fires in Sarajevo

 

1647

The plague epidemic in Sarajevo

 

1658

The journey of Pule and Kikle

 

1660

The journey of Evlija Èelebija

 

1697

Incursion of Eugene of Savoy

 

1729-1739

Construction of Sarajevo fortress

 

1740-1780

Activities of Mehmed Mejlija GURANIJA

 

1747-1757

Period of anarchy in Sarajevo

 

1754

Construction of Osman Šehdija’s LIBRARY

 

1757

Death of Moriæ brothers

 

1766

Rebuilding of Æemaluša MOSQUE

 

1774

Construction of Ahmed-effendi Kantamirija’s library

 

1775

Construction of Ðumišiæa medresa (Islamic secondary school) building

 

1750-1809

Activities of Mula Mustafa BAŠESKIJA

 

1783

The plague epidemic in Sarajevo

 

1788

Great fires in Sarajevo

 

1827

The uprising of the janissaries in Sarajevo

 

1831

Movement to achieve autonomy for Bosnia and Herzegovina, led by Husein KAPETAN GRADAŠÈEVIÆ

 

1832-1850

Period of domination of Fadil-PASHA Šerifoviæ and Mustafa-Pasha BABIÆ

 

1842

The first post office in Sarajevo

 

1850-1852

The rule of Omer-Pasha Latas

 

1861-1869

Topal Šerif Osman-Pasha, BOSNIAN VIZIER

 

1863-1868

Construction of the Orthodox cathedral in SARAJEVO

AUSTRO-HUNGARIAN PERIOD

 

13 July 1878

Berlin Congress instituted Austro-Hungarian rule over Bosnia and Herzegovina

 

19 August 1878

Austro-Hungarian troops marched in Sarajevo

 

22 August 1878

The Sarajevo Provisional Municipal Statute promulgated in Sarajevo

 

1 January 1879

The Sarajevo District Office became operational

 

20 June 1880

Omnibus line established between Sarajevo and Ilidža

 

4 December 1880

Demolition of the old Konak building initiated

 

17 August 1881

Corner stone laid for construction of a new Church of St. Anthony of Padova

 

11 November 1881

Construction of the Heinrich Lövy’s brewery at foot of Bistrik hill started

 

2 November 1881

The Miljacka River flooded most of the town’s quarters

 

14 January 1882

Josip Štadler, the First Vrhbosna Archbishop, visited Sarajevo

 

26 August 1882

Ivan Baron Appel appointed the Head of State Administration

 

12 December 1882

Opening of the Orthodox theological faculty

 

12 December 1882

Opening of the "Evropa" Hotel

 

20 March 1884

Beginning of construction works on the Sate Administration building

 

27 August 1884

Beginning of the construction of tram tracks in Sarajevo

 

28 August 1884

Beginning of the construction works on Sarajevo Cathedral

 

28 October 1884

Museum Association established

 

1 January 1884

Trams started running through the town

 

19 December 1887

Opening of Šerijatska sudaèka škola (Sharia law school)

 

6 April 1889

The first volume of the Herald of State Museum in Sarajevo published

 

25 May 1890

Opening of the railroad running from Sarajevo to Bosanski Brod

 

1 September 1892

Opening of the railroad running from Sarajevo to Konjic

 

1 May 1895

The first electric tram started running

 

20 April 1896

Opening of the Town Hall

 

19 November 1899

Inauguration of the Evangelical Church in Sarajevo

 

2 January 1899

Opening of Društveni dom

 

13 July 1903

Benjamin Kalaj passed away

 

5 October 1908

Annexation of Bosnia and Herzegovina

 

30 May - 3 June 1910

Staying of Franz Josef I in Sarajevo

 

15 June 1910

The first session of Bosnian-Herzegovinian Parliament

 

10 October 1910

Census (51.919 inhabitants lived in Sarajevo at the time)

 

28 June 1914

Sarajevo assassination

 

29 June 1914 

Introduction of martial law for the town and county area

 

4 July 1914

Reis-ul-ulema appealed on Bosniaks to refrain from violence against Serbs and destruction of their property that took place in the aftermath of Sarajevo assassination

 

4 July 1914

The similar appeal was made by Josip Štadler, Archbishop of Vrhbosna

 

26 July 1914

Cancellation of the marital law introduced in Sarajevo after the assassination of Franz Ferdinand

 

28 July 1914

Beginning of the First World War

 

12 – 18October 1914

Court trial to the members of the group that took part in Sarajevo assassination

 

6 February 1915

Bosnian-Herzegovinian Parliament dissolved

 

30 April /1 May 1916

The so-called “summer time” instituted for the first time

1918 - 1945

 

26 October 1918

Establishment of the National Council of Bosnia and Herzegovina

 

31 October 1918

Establishment of the Main Board of the Peoples’ Council of Slovenians, Croats and Serbs for BiH

 

1 November 1918

The last Austro-Hungarian Land Governor Stjepan Sarkotiæ handed over office to the Main Board of the Peoples’ Council of SCS for BiH

 

2 November 1918

The Peoples’ Government of Bosnia and Herzegovina established

 

1 December 1918

Kingdom of Serbs, Croats and Slovenians proclaimed

 

31 January 1921

Census (66.317 inhabitants lived in Sarajevo at the time)

 

25 February 1924

Sarajevo becomes the seat of Sarajevo district after being the capital of Bosnia and Herzegovina as one of the provinces of the Kingdom of Serbs, Croats and Slovenes.

 

31 March 1931

Census (78.173 inhabitants in Sarajevo)

 

15 June 1930

The seat of the Main Office of Islamic Community transferred from Sarajevo to Belgrade

 

15 June 1938

The seat of the Main Office of Islamic Community transferred from Belgrade to Sarajevo

 

8 April 1941

The King and Yugoslav Government withdrew from Belgrade to Sarajevo

 

6 April 1941

German aviation bombarded Sarajevo

 

14 August 1941

Assembly of Ilmija Association "El-Hidaje" adopted resolution that publicly denounces crimes of Ustasha forces

 

12 October 1941

At their gathering, Bosniak citizens of Sarajevo adopted the resolution denouncing Ustasha crimes

 

26 August 1942

Establishment of the “National Salvation” Committee that included representatives of all Bosniak Muslim associations and institutions

1945 - 1991

 

6 April 1945

Partisan units liberated Sarajevo

 

26 April 1945

The third session of “State Antifascist Council of National Liberation of Bosnia and Herzegovina” resulting in the development of the institution into the National Parliament

 

30 June 1945

General Town Development Plan adopted

 

7 October 1965

The Balkan Athletic Games took place in Sarajevo

 

31 May 1971

Census (359.448 inhabitants lived in Sarajevo)

 

15 February 1984

XIV Winter Olympic Games took place in Sarajevo

1991 - 1995

 

30 April 1991

Census (429.672 inhabitants lived in Sarajevo)

 

6 April 1992

Beginning of the aggression of Serbia and Monte Negro military forces against Bosnia and Herzegovina

 

19 December 1995

Dayton Peace Agreement concluded

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The Reconstruction of the City Hall - publication