Tito’s Bunker | Titov bunker | Konjic

…step inside and go back to Yugoslavia from the period of Cold War…


Discover the clandestine world of Tito’s Bunker Ark in Konjic, where history, secrecy, and artistic expression converge in the heart of a Bosnian mountain.


Unearthed behind an unassuming facade along the picturesque Neretva River, this top-secret nuclear bunker, officially known as ARK D-0 (Atomska Ratna Komanda / Atomic War Command), stands as a testament to the visionary design of Yugoslav revolutionary Josip Broz Tito.


Concealed for decades, the bunker’s construction commenced in March 1953 and culminated 26 years later in September 1979.


What appears to be an ordinary house unveils an extraordinary labyrinth stretching 663 feet into the mountain, with over 919 feet of rock overhead at its thickest point.


Shaped like a horseshoe, this complex maze boasts offices, conference rooms, dormitories, and the private chambers of Tito, all fortified by two kitchens and a stockpile of resources.


Crafted to endure the chilling threats of the Cold War, Tito’s bunker could sustain life for six months, accommodating the charismatic leader and 350 of the nation’s most influential political and military figures.


Today, this historical gem is under military jurisdiction, accessible only through specialized agencies in Konjic, Sarajevo, and Mostar, ensuring an informative and guided exploration.


As you embark on a guided tour through the depths of this hidden relic, you’ll not only unravel the mysteries of its covert past but also witness its transformation into a captivating modern art exhibition space.


Opened to the public in 2011, the bunker hosts the Biennale of Contemporary Art D-0 Ark Underground every two years, a renowned event declared the European Event of the Year in 2011.


Explore artworks displayed throughout the shelter, maintaining an untouched atmosphere with plastic coverings on sofas, beds, and chairs, including the only matrimonial bed in Tito’s designated room.


Immerse yourself in the fusion of history and contemporary art, a unique experience that invites you to explore the enigmatic legacy of Josip Broz Tito’s secret refuge.


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