The Memorial Park Vraca has a significant past and is a very important historical monument. It is dedicated to the World War II victims in Sarajevo. It covers 78,000 square meters and mentions the names of over 11,000 men, women, and children killed during World War II, listed on a memorial plaque.
It is located near mountain Trebević, in the south of the city, on the grounds of an old Austro-Hungarian fortress. Combining the work of Vladimir Dobrović as designer, Alija Kučukalić as sculptor, and Aleksandar Maltarić as landscaper, the Vraca Memorial Park was opened in 1981. In 2005 it was designated as a National Monument of Bosnia and Herzegovina. There are several monuments in the park, including walls with names of the victims, sculptures and a fountain at the center of memorial complex.
Many parts of Memorial Park were devastated during the war in Bosnia (1992-1995) and now it proceeds to exist in a shameful state because it never got the reconstruction that it’s so desperately in need of. Despite this fact, it is still a place of great historical significance and remarkable architecture and is worth visiting. If you decide to pay a visit, you’ll need to go by car and I highly recommend you go during the day because of its decay.