No matter what your choice is, either taking a hike or drive to the village, your first stop should be at the village Umoljani which is also a starting point if you choose hiking option. At this small traditional village you will have a chance to admire absolutely stunning sceneries and the peacefully nested charming Umoljani mosque. There are no written traces about time of construction of this mosque but it is considered that the first wooden mosque at this exact place was built around 200 years ago. However, today’s mosque was probably built at the beginning of the 20th century.
What gives a special charm and incredible importance to this small mosque is the fact that it was a home to the world’s famous book the Sarajevo Haggadah during the period of the Second World War. The Sarajevo Haggadah is a Jewish handwritten illuminated codex, originating from medieval Spain which is nowadays being carefuly kept in a vault of the National Museum in Sarajevo. It has been in the possession of the city of Sarajevo since 1894, while before that it belonged to the Sarajevo Jewish Kohen family.
Besides a mosque, at the very entrance to the village Umoljani, you will find a truly unique necropolis. The Umoljani necropolis is a national monument of Bosnia and Herzegovina, and is on the list of 30 medieval necropolises of stećak tombstones that were declared a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 2016.