It is impossible to draw the border between Bentbaša and Sarajevo, the real, material, as well as the invisible, in memory. The reason is extremely simple: that limit does not exist! Sarajevo and Bentbaša are inseparable things, completely fused and grown into each other. When you say Bentbaša, you mean Sarajevo and vice versa. From the very beginning, they pull each other as a harmonious family, in sevdalinke and pop songs, in oral and contemporary stories.

Bentbaša is a unique combination of natural and cultural-historical values. Among the cultural and historical values,these stand out, the Kozija ćuprija, the beginning as well as the beginning and the end of Sarajevo.
The richness of nature of this area, which attracts a large number of people, is reflected in the resources of quality drinking water, thermal waters, forests, agricultural potentials, attractive locations for tourism and recreation, as well as many cultural and historical heritage.

Plant species
Species of diurnal butterflies

Rest and relaxation of the whole family

The Bentbaša area is equipped with park furniture for staying in nature, rest and relaxation of the whole family, and a children's playground. It provides excellent conditions for walking, running and cycling.

In the area of the Protected Landscape "Bentbaša", there is a high degree of floristic and faunal, as well as geomorphological and hydrological diversity. The richness of flora and fauna is evidenced by 70 different habitat types, 169 plant species with high biological and ecological values, 50 bird species, eight reptile species, six fish species and one amphibian species.


Geomorphological diversity is proved by the Miljacka valley with the most diverse (polymorphic) forms of karst relief; karst, fluvio karst, slope, fluvial and fossil-tertiary relief, then Toplik cave, rocks and plateau of Jekovac with cave, Babin zub and steep slopes of typical karst terrain below Bijela tabija, cave below Šehova korija, Orlovo krilo, and confluence and valley of Mošćanica ( part that is within coverage).

Hydrological diversity is confirmed by the Miljacka and Mošćanica watercourses, the Kori spring and the Abu Hayat spring.
The cultural and historical values ​​of this protected area include Isa-beg’s tekke, Sheh’s choir with dervish nišan tombstones and Kozija ćuprija.

The area of ​​Sheh’s choir, approximately one kilometer east of the former Mevlevi tekke on Bentbasa (destroyed in 1957), with its proximity and natural ambient values ​​favored the Mevlevi dervishes to perform Sufi meditations. According to tradition, zikr was performed in a cave at the foot of Sheh’s bark. Historian Muhamed Hadžijahić states that dervishes conducted erbein in the cave, which is a 40-day isolation. The very meaning of the toponym Sheh’s choir (sheikh-ar. – elder, spiritual leader, in this context refers to the champion of one order; koru-tur. – meadow, grove, grove, guarded rural forest), translated by Sheh’s forest, documents that the area belonged to dervishes.

Among Sarajevo’s bridges, Kozija ćuprija stands out, with its elegance of form, craftsmanship and detail of the way it blended into the nature from which it seems to grow. This old single-arched stone bridge, a pearl of oriental architecture, was built of local white stone and tufa, with preserved steps (stone fence) and two facilitating openings that are part of the architectural solution, but also the stylistic determinant of the bridge that dates to the XVI century, when the most beautiful bridges in Bosnia and Herzegovina were built. It is named after the old wooden bridge on which it was built. In the immediate vicinity of the bridge, there were stables and a smithy “in front of which there are always carts and horses”, and there was also a famous roadside tavern. This is the area where the caravans stopped before entering Sarajevo, welcomed dignitaries, and saw off the pilgrims. It was also a place for Teferic Sarajevans.

Kozija ćuprija, one of the most valuable cultural monuments in the protected area, is in harmony with the existing extremely important and valuable vegetation. This building of extraordinary landscape architecture with its immediate surroundings should be treated as a single entity with its maximum protection, as well as the protection of indigenous and rare species and landscapes.