attractive part of town is known as Stara carsija, meaning old
This has been the main gathering place since Ottoman times.
In the square
between Serdarevica and Marsala Tita streets, you will find the
Džamija, Medresa, Hadžimazića House and the Austrian fountain.
Hadžimazića House is similar to the Svrzina House in Sarajevo:
it is an
old beg family house built in 1835 that has been preserved in its
original form. The
house is open to visitors from Monday to Saturday.
The entire square is
lined with café's and competes with the Kamberovica Polje
across the Bosna River as the most popular pedestrian area
in town. The City Museum and Art Gallery
(Muhameda Seida Serdarevica bb, tel: + 387 32 209 515; fax: + 387 32
518; e-mail: email@example.com;
It is a very basic 'museum' of the
old synagogue with a hall for local art exhibitions. It
is open from 09.00 to 19.00 from Monday to Friday, from 08:30 to
admission is 2 KM. On the side of town where Branilaca Bosne and Dr.
Abdulaha Aska Borica streets meet are the Svetog Ilije Catholic
Behind Branilaca Bosne on Travnička cesta is the Old
Orthodox Church. I've never found it open but the architecture
is admirable even from only the outside. Along the Koseva Stream,
not far from the
church is the Susica Mlin, an old family mill that
is still functional.
Perhaps the most significant relic of
Zenica's historical heritage is the Vranduk Fort on the River
north of town. Vranduk is where the Baton uprising during Illyrian
After the Roman army had finally been victorious, the
children preferred to leap into a fire over becoming slaves to the
During medieval times the fort had great military significance for
defense of Srebrena Bosna. To this day this walled medieval village
still inhabited. With the newly completed restoration almost
Vranduk has become one of BiH’s best preserved medieval fortress,
access to the main castle, information readily available and a café
to serve you Bosnian coffee or a refreshing drink. It also holds
workshops for children and teaches the old techniques in sewing and
traditional artistic activities. For more information contact the Fortress
(Museum) by phone: + 387 32 209 515.
As with all Bosnian towns there are several
'izletiste', recreational areas, in the proximity of Zenica. The
popular picnic area is at Bistricak, about 26km north of Zenica
Nemila). You'll find Zenicani, people from Zenica, along the clear
Ograjina River preparing a BBQ, playing volleyball and football and
enjoying the sunny fields.
During the heyday of the steel industry, Smetovi was
a welcome escape from the air pollution. With the town's industrial
collapse the air pollution in Zenica has been reduced a lot, but
still come here in large numbers. There are well-marked trails, a
restaurant, great walking paths and even a mini ski lift for
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