Veliki Alifakovac 1, Sarajevo, Bosnia and Herzegovina
www.inatkuca.ba/en - +387 33 447-867
Inat Kuća Sarajevo Reviews
Inat Kuća, the Spite House Jan 05, 2014
A place with an interesting history:
"After the Austrian-Hungarian monarchy occupied Bosnia and Herzegovina, they began to build various buildings. Amongst them the City Hall, and that's when they experienced Bosnian stubbornness.
They wanted to build it at the right side of the river Miljacka, but the exact location was on the property of an old man called Benderija, a resident citizen of Sarajevo who did not want to allow them to demolish his house and take his land away for any reason. The house was his internal peace and he didn’t want to give it away. After long negotiations, the stubborn man finally said that he would give up his property only if they gave him a bag of golden coins and if they move his house brick by brick to the other side of the river. They had no choice but to do exactly what he requested. This was in 1895.
Since then, Benderija’s house is called “Inat kuća” (the spite house) and in 1997 it was turned into a lovely traditional Bosnian restaurant. The house is still there defying all governments and symbolizing stubbornness of the Bosnian man."
Today, this is the cutest little restaurant I've ever been to. When you walk up the river bank you can't miss it, with it's cute green windows. The food is traditional Bosnian. We were a group of 12, so we ordered different meals and tried them all out. I would recommend the Sarajevo Sahan - the Sarajevo plate, with a variety of traditional Bosnian dishes. Very tasty.
It's a cosy little place, and do check out the entire house, it's beautiful, you don't wanna miss it.
Part of the Sarajevo weekend travel blog
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