The Yellow Fortress or Yellow Bastion is a cannon fortress at the entrance of the 'Walled City of Vratnik'. It was built between 1727 and 1739 in area called Jekovac, close to the Jajce Barracks and the Jekovac water reservoir. It served as one of the defense points against the Austro-Hungarian troops in 1878. The fortress was damaged and rebuilt several times. The most recent renovation took place in 1998.



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Founded: 1727-1739
Category: Castles and fortifications in Bosnia and Herzegovina

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Sameer Sultan (2 years ago)
The famous sunset view spot overlooking Sarajevo. Famous for its evening Iftars during the holy month of Ramadan. The views are magnificent. Must view sight to visit.
KT Tan (2 years ago)
Joining the breaking of fasting during Ramadan at the Yellow Fostress was a delightful experience. The community spirit was strong - it was welcoming for all to join in the universal value of sharing and thanksgiving.
Rialda Spahic (2 years ago)
Great view of the city and very easy to get to by car and even easier by walking. In summer it is very special and cozy with events and coffee/tea options.
Almir Halilovic (4 years ago)
Zoran Janjic (4 years ago)
Beautiful view of Sarajevo.
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