Bistrik Kula - Čolina Kapa Observatory

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Bistrik Kula - Čolina Kapa Observatory

Bistrik Kula - Čolina Kapa Observatory
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Historic Sites • Points of Interest & Landmarks • Observation Decks & Towers
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War
Feb. 2019 • Friends
These were built those days to protect the city .In the recent Balkans war this was also used as you can see the bullet holes.
Written 12 March 2019
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Historic Observatory Ruin With Great View
Jul. 2017 • Family
On the slope of Mount Trebevic near the lower end of the Olympic Luge/Bobsled Run is the Čolina Kapa Observatory and Bistrik Kula (Bistrik Tower), a fascinating site to visit. It consists of two towers, one from the Austro-Hungarian period and one from the Yugoslav period. The original was apparently built first for military purposes but used as an observatory and later the newer one was added and the whole complex used as an observatory.

During the 1990s siege, the besiegers used it as an observation post and military strongpoint for artillery, along with many other locations on the hill. This slope commands excellent views of Sarajevo down at the base in the valley.

The place is an interesting, poignant ruin of the war and offers great views.

It is set amongst lush, beautiful forest which is lush and green even in the height of summer.

One may walk safely along an obvious and well-worn path from the road to the observatory. As with other places in the country, however, one should not wander around the area unless on a clear and safe path because there is a possibility of danger from mines, etc.

It is a short drive up from Bistrik and the heart of Sarajevo.
Written 19 June 2018
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