01.05. - 30.09.
One day trip to the natural springs of the river Bosna. Enjoy walking or jogging in a green oasis of Sarajevo or the carriage-ride which dates back to the end of 19th century
Vrelo Bosne - the springs of the river Bosna is connected by three-kilometre-long plane-tree and chestnut-tree alley which runs from Ilidža. The alley with its 726 trees planted in 1894 is ideal for family day out, long walks, bicycle rides, jogging etc The springs (Vrelo Bosne) rise at the foot of the Igman mountain and has over 60 karst springs. These are morphological, hydrological, botanical and horticultural monument and one of the locals’ favourite outdoor spots. Vrelo Bosne was proclaimed as the protected area in 1954, and recently announced as a nature monument in 2006, hence it is categorised as Category III protected area according to IUCN (International Union for the Conservation of Nature) classification.
The tree alley is also connected with Stojčevac, another outdoor spot with parks, forests, wild rose, raspberry and blackberry bushes. Just few minutes of walk there are the archaeological site of the Church of St. Stephen the Protomartyr from the 10th century and the Roman Bridge (Bridge at Plandište) built in the Ottoman period.
Carriage-ride is a symbol of Vrelo Bosne. The traditional horse-driven carriage has run along the tree for over a century. The memory of the first carriage ride which took Archduke Franz Ferdinand along the alley in 1895 still lives up to this day.