The National Monument of Bosnia and Herzegovina, the building of the Bistrik Railway Station in Sarajevo, has finally gained a new dimension.
It was built by the Austro-Hungarian authorities in 1882. Reconstructed in an authentic look, Bistrik station still exudes Alpine and romantic style.
The mayor of Sarajevo, Benjamina Karic, is proud of the completed reconstruction project. She points out in an interview with Fena that the space is divided into two parts. One is the museum exhibition “Walter Defends Sarajevo”, part of which was donated by the Sarajevo Film Center.
“Sarajevans and tourists will certainly enjoy that part,” the mayor emphasized.
Back in 1972, scenes from that cult film, which became one of the most popular in the former Yugoslavia, were filmed at the Bistrica station.
In the second part, the mayor pointed out, there will be a catering space, a restaurant and a cafe, and she hopes that it will be in line with the historical period when the Bistrik station was built. She claims that the combination of catering facilities and museums is a winning combination and is sure that it will attract many citizens and tourists.
“This is a very important project for all of us, because the Bistrik station is close to the souls and hearts of all Sarajevans. We all remember the wonderful stories about the Bistrik station from childhood and early youth, and this is certainly one of the brightest moments that the City of Sarajevo will have in 2022,” said Karic.
The opening of the Bistrik station, which restoration amounted to around 2.9 million BAM, is planned for the first quarter of this year.