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  • The Vakuf Skyscraper, known to Sarajevans as the JAT Skyscraper, is the oldest of its kind in Sarajevo and is located near Vječna Vatra (Eternal Flame), right where the city’s two main walking streets, Ferhadija and Titova, run into one another.

    Havadža Kemaludin Mosque and Cemetery were located on this very spot right up until the Second World War. Even before its demise, it was in a very dilapidated state, so the Islamic Community’s Vakuf (endowment) Committee decided to demolish the mosque, relocate the cemetery and build Sarajevo’s first skyscraper.

    The principal designer overseeing the project was the well known architect, Reuf Kadić. While most of this 12-story building was built within a relatively short period of time, the war caused some delays, so it was actually completed only in 1947.

    The top four floors of this building are now occupied by Hecco Deluxe Hotel, with its 15 luxurious rooms that offer a fantastic view of the center of Sarajevo.

    The hotel’s restaurant is located on the 10th floor and visitors who are not hotel guests are permitted, making it the perfect vantage point for those who want to experience an excellent view of Sarajevo without having to leave the center of town.