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Kolobara Han, Sarajevo’s first inn, was built in the second half of the 15th century by the city’s founder, Isa Bey Ishaković. In addition to Gazi Husrev Bey, he was one of the key figures responsible for the look of Sarajevo’s cultural-historical core.
Kolobara Han was a caravanserai and provided accommodation for guests, as well as a place for the merchants’ goods and the horses they traveled with.
It was a large inn, with 40 rooms, and could accommodate 400 people and 35 horses for an overnight stay. Kolobara Han was knocked down in 1935 and only one of the original walls remained intact.
In the 1950s, the space that was once taken up by the inn’s courtyard served as a summer cinema and later as a cafe with a summer garden.
The area now houses a cafe and restaurant with a summer garden, where Bosnian coffee and traditional specialties are served, and there are small shops along the sides that used to be occupied by the han’s outer walls.