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Encompasses the city of Sarajevo and the wider Sarajevo Canton (which is located in the Federation of BiH, one of BiH’s entities), as well as the municipalities which are part of the neighboring parts of town and East Sarajevo (which is located in the Republic of Srpska, another BiH entity).
Many archaeological finds testify to the fact that the area taken in by Sarajevo was inhabited even during the Neolithic period. There is also evidence that the Illyrians were here and the medieval town of Hodidjed was located in what is now part of “Destination Sarajevo”. Nonetheless, the name Sarajevo comes from the Turkish words, saray = palace and ovasi = field, and this certainly points to the fact that it was founded by the Ottomans, when the Turkish governor, Isa Bey Ishaković, founded Sarajevo in the 15th century as the seat of Ottoman power for this region.
The Olympic Hall
``Juan Antonio Samaranch`` (Zetra)
Zetra is the hall in Sarajevo, the capital of Bosnia and Herzegovina. It was built in 1983 for the needs of the XIV Winter Olympic Games, which was held a year later in Sarajevo. The capacity is 12,000 seats, and can accommodate up to 20,000 people if it comes to concerts and similar events. During the Olympic Games, and later, this hall was used for ice hockey and artistic skating. During the war in Bosnia and Herzegovina in 1992, this hall was hit by missiles and destroyed, but was restored in 1999 by the initiative of the International Olympic Committee. In addition to this hall there are cemeteries of those killed in the war from 1992 to 1995. The Zetra Hall is an integral part of the Sarajevo Olympic Center and is located near the stadium “Asim Ferhatović Hase”, where the opening and closing ceremonies of the ZOI were held in 1984.
Thermal & Spa Resort Sarajevo
New five star Hotel that has attractive location in the center of the green oasis of Sarajevo and within 2 km from the International Airport Sarajevo. Hotel Hills, Thermal & Spa Resort Sarajevo is a part of a Mrkulic group, the biggest hospitality group in Bosnia and Herzegovina, owner of the Hollywood hotel Sarajevo 4*, Termalna Riviera and Hollywood travel as well. Hotel Hills, Thermal & Spa Resort Sarajevo includes 335 sophisticated comfort and luxurious rooms and suites, all with spacious balconies, chosen details, multi-purpose Congress center with modern conference technology, Thermal spa’s, indoor and outdoor swimming pools, Adrenalin park for children and adults on impressive 2200 square meters, Wedding halls, couple of restaurants with international and national cuisine. The most attractive restaurant and lounge bar is placed at the top of the Hotel with beautiful panoramic view to the green surroundings of the Hotel. Premium accommodation and conference venue, a professional service with a hint of personality and a wide range of facilities are what Hotel Hills Thermal & Spa Resort Sarajevo.