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Courtesy visit by H.S.H. Prince Albert II to Sarajevo

At the invitation of Mr. Abdulah SKAKA, Mayor of Sarajevo (capital of Bosnia and Herzegovina), H.S.H. Prince Albert II paid a courtesy visit under the theme of Sport, on 8 and 9 October 2020.

At the end of the day on Thursday 8 October, the Sovereign Prince, representing also the President of the International Olympic Committee Mr Thomas Bach, attended the inauguration of the renovated Olympic Museum in Sarajevo, in the presence of representatives of the Olympic Committee of Bosnia and Herzegovina: Mr Izet RADO, President, Mr Marijan KVESIĆ, Vice-President and Mr Milanko MUČIBABIĆ, member.

Officially opened on 8 February 1984, for the start of the XIV Olympic Winter Games in Sarajevo, the museum today presents itself as a fusion of Sport and Art. Its basic concept is the enhancement of the spirit of Olympism, Olympic values, creativity and youth.

The next morning, Friday 9 October, Prince Albert II was welcomed at the Town Hall by Mr SKAKA for a ceremony during which he received the Keys to the City of Sarajevo, granting Him Honorary Citizenship.
This ceremony took place in the presence of Mr Igor GAVRIĆ, President of the Sarajevo City Council, Mr Ensar EMINOVIĆ, Advisor to the Mayor for International Relations, Deputy Mayors and Advisors to the Mayor's Office.

At the end of the morning, S.A.S. the Prince and His delegation visited the Old City of Sarajevo: the typical Ottoman quarter of Baščaršija where the Kazandžiluk bazaar is located, the craftsmen's street of Sarači (the longest street in the quarter) and the Gazi Husrev-bey Mosque built in 1531; the former Sephardic synagogue now the Jewish Museum of Bosnia and Herzegovina dating back to 1591 and the Orthodox Church of St. Michael and St. Gabriel in Sarajevo. All these remarkable places and buildings are included in the List of National Monuments of Bosnia and Herzegovina.

Courtesy visit by H.S.H. Prince Albert II to Sarajevo