Marijin Dvor (Sarajevo)

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Marijin Dvor
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CountryBosnia and Herzegovina
Time zoneUTC+1 (CET)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+2 (CEST)
Area code(s)+387

Marijin Dvor (Serbian Cyrillic: Маријин Двор, "Maria's Yard") or Marindvor (Мариндвор), is a neighborhood in Sarajevo, Bosnia and Herzegovina.

The neighborhood is noted for buildings from the Austro-Hungarian Empire era.[1]

In the neighborhood are several significant buildings; National Museum of Bosnia and Herzegovina, Holiday Inn Sarajevo, UNITIC World Trade Towers, Sarajevo City Center, Greece–Bosnia and Herzegovina Friendship Building (old Parliament building pre-1992) as well as Alta Shopping Sarajevo, Hastahana, and others.

The Holiday Inn Sarajevo was the home of foreign correspondents during 1984 Winter Olympics and throughout the Siege of Sarajevo during the Bosnian War.

The UNITIC Twin Skyscrapers were built in 1980s. They were colloquially named "Momo and Uzeir" after two characters from a radio comedy show, a Serb and a Bosniak. The towers were heavily damaged by shelling during the siege but remained standing, becoming symbols of resilience.[2] They were renovated after the war.

Marijin Dvor (summer 2010)

References[edit]

  1. ^ (Bosnian)The Commission to Preserve National Monuments Archived 2016-03-03 at the Wayback Machine Decision designating the historic building - the church of St . Joseph to Mary 's house in Sarajevo
  2. ^ Pavle Pavlović (12 September 2011). "Momo i Uzeir" (in Bosnian). e-novine. Retrieved 12 September 2011.