Pale - Most important information

Pale is a town settlement and one of the six municipalities of eastern Sarajevo. The accommodation is located in Republika Srpska, and today it has a little less than 13,000 inhabitants. Since it is located between the valleys of Romanija and Jahorina, and the river Miljacka flows through the city, the place has become a trendy tourist destination.

History of Pale
It is believed that the area of Pale has been inhabited since prehistoric times. Throughout history, the settlement of Pale has always been an excellent bridge between the East and the West, and the great men of the ancient era always communicated through this area.
  • During the Middle Ages, Pale was under Turkish rule: With the fall of Bosnia under the Turkish government, the entire Serbian people found themselves under the Turks, and with them, the settlement of Pale. The payment was named Vilayet Pavli, which lasted until the 19th century. In that period, there was no significant development in income.
  • The first elementary school in Pale was established only in 1907: During the Austro-Hungarian rule, Pale experienced development, and important city institutions and establishments began to appear. The first elementary school was established in 1907 and managed by the Church and School Committee of the Orthodox Church in Pale. It also became of great economic importance, and the first railway station was built, while forestry and the industrial wood economy experienced a boom.
Significance of Pale
Thanks to its numerous natural features, today, Pale is characterized by the development of the hospitality and tourism industry. In this area, you can visit many Orthodox religious buildings and monasteries, several nature parks, and unique mountain landscapes in this part of Bosnia and Herzegovina.
  • The settlement of Pale has more than ten religious buildings and monasteries: The development of Orthodoxy in these areas meant that the payment of Pale abounds in the presence of magnificent architectural achievements, such as churches and monasteries. Some of the most famous religious institutions in this area are the Sokolica Monastery, the Papraca Monastery, the Church of Sveti Mucenik Pantelejmon, the Church Sveti Prorok Ilija in Trebevic, and many others.
  • The most popular place for recreation in Pale is the nature park Goli Koran: Goli Koran is one of the favorite picnic spots of all Palians. The park is made up of dense coniferous forest, which is full of various medicinal plants. Goli Koran settlement today has long walking paths, playgrounds for children, and places for recreation for riding bicycles and four-wheelers. This nature park is most visited on weekends when many Paljani comes to barbecue and enjoy nature with friends.
How to get to Pale?
 Pale is located near Sarajevo, in the Republic of Srpska. Some nearby cities are Mostar, Tuzla, and Zenica, while Belgrade is less than 300 km away.
  • By car: When traveling from Sarajevo, you must follow the M5 route that will take you past Dovlići and Gornji Pribanj. From the direction of Mostar and Zenica, the E73 or A1 road will take you, while the fastest way to get from Tuzla is if you follow the M18 route. If you are moving from the direction of Belgrade, you need to follow the A2 road that will take you to Lajkovac and then the way to Valjevo and Bratunac. Near Ljubovija, you will cross the border crossing of the same name into Bosnia and Herzegovina, and from there, follow the path to Kraljevo Polje. Route M19 will take you to the town of Sokolac and then to Pale.


Type of Attractions
  • Brige
  • Museum


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