The Trebevic used to be a powerful symbol of Sarajevo: considered a sacred mountain since the times of ancient Slavs, Trebević was declared a national park by Marshall Tito’s government. So close to the city, but at the same time so green and wild, during the second half of the past century it became the privileged destination for Sarajevans’ day trips. With the construction of a popular cable-car that led directly from the city centre to the top, the bond between the city and the mountain grew even stronger: Trebević used to be, literally, a part of Sarajevo. In 1984 the Olympic Winter Games took place there, an event that marked a turning-point in the town’s history, the last moment of glory before the catastrophe.
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