The city of a thousand cultures
Sarajevo got its name from the compound of the two Turkish words saray and ovasI which mean court and the field around the court
The name Bosnia comes from the Indo-European word Bosana, which means water, and the very spring of the river Bosnia is located on Ilidža, across the city.
The oldest public toilet in Europe, still in use and free of charge, is Beg’s Hall (1531) next to Beg’s Mosque.
The Gazi Husrev Bey Library in Sarajevo has been operating continuously since 1537.
The Sarajevo Clock Tower (Sahat-kula) is the only public clock in the world to measure lunar time, and the Clockwork at the Clock Tower was done by the same workshop that made the London clock called Big Ben.
The Bey’s mosque was the first mosque in the world with electric lighting.
Sarajevo has had public lighting since 1895.
A year later, an electric tram was operating in Sarajevo, which at that time could only be seen in metropolises.
Flame of eternal fire, the monument to military and civilian casualties of World War II was extinguished during the siege of Sarajevo due to lack of fuel needed.