Sarajevo Favorites

  • Favorites
    by plavajabuka
  • Favorites
    by plavajabuka
  • Favorites
    by plavajabuka

Most Recent Favorites in Sarajevo

  • picek's Profile Photo

    the Han. Morica Han

    by picek Written May 13, 2010

    3.5 out of 5 starsHelpfulness

    todays spring

    Favorite thing: The architecture of Morica Han didn't change a lot since its eastblishment in 16th century when it sheltered its guests. A guest was then merchant or an ancient tourist - maybe traveller. Now, its large and cozy square invite curious visitor to relax in a shade of a tree with a cup of coffee or lunch a few steps away from the main Saraci street and a few steps away from the G.H. Beg mosque.

    We live entierly different ages now. Han has survived throughout fires and turbulences of Sarajevo. While there were many in past, this one best kept and true to style.

    Fondest memory: In search of historic architecture one must not miss this 'han' in the heart of Bascarsija.

    Related to:
    • Historical Travel
    • Architecture

    Was this review helpful?

  • picek's Profile Photo

    vegetarian in Sarajevo

    by picek Updated Apr 28, 2010

    3.5 out of 5 starsHelpfulness

    krompirusa and tikvenjaca
    1 more image

    Favorite thing: You can eat excellent and local vegetarian food in Sarajevo. I speak of pitas which are sold in burkedzinicas, very nice stuff which fills your stomach easy. It is pastry filled with vegetable or cheese (white one) and baked.

    There are few you could try depends on what kind of vegetarian you are:

    zeljanica: it is with spinach like vegetable + white cheese
    krompirusa: small and tiny pieces of potato inside, my favourite
    sirnica: white cheese in pastry
    tikvenjaca: zucchini pumpkin in pastry, these are not sold everywhere but very nice

    Pita ispod saca... is when these pastries are baked in some kind of dish and coal (the best way to prepare them - see 2nd picture).

    Usually these pitas are eaten with yoghurt, which is really nice combination + yog here is in liquid form, very good.

    Another thing which we love to eat here are variety of salads, especially 'shopska' or 'srpska' salads, and lepinja with kajmak from time to time.

    Related to:
    • Budget Travel
    • Food and Dining

    Was this review helpful?

  • Veroali's Profile Photo

    Sarajevo tunnel

    by Veroali Written Apr 27, 2010

    2.5 out of 5 starsHelpfulness

    Source:http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:Sarajevo_

    Favorite thing: I have not visited the tunnel in the airport, but influenced by a documentary movie The Sarajevo tunnel, i feel i have to suggest visiting the tunnel. It is probably the most precious thing in Sarajevo, which is beyond price. Three men made a project and a group of volunteers secretly digged the tunnel under the runway. The whole city was encircled during the war and the only way how to get to or from the city was across the runway. But still soldiers were everywhere and there were killed a lot of people. Then these men got an idea of a tunnel.
    It served as a connection with outside world, food, medicine and other stuff could have go to people in need in the city. Just according to the movie, noone from the government has ever thanked the men.
    Even if the tunnel saved one life (and it saved more), the men deserve much more than just a thank you. Thats why i think it belongs to Sarajevo more than any other sights. It gave people a hope.

    Related to:
    • Arts and Culture
    • Museum Visits
    • Architecture

    Was this review helpful?

  • sazaliy's Profile Photo

    Bus

    by sazaliy Written Mar 1, 2010

    Favorite thing: Hi Mitata,

    It's already confirmed that we'll arrive on 24 May 2010 and leave on 26 May 2010. On 25 May 2010 we will visit University of Sarajevo and a school. We are free in the afternoon. Maybe we tour around Sarajevo. I hope you can give us advice.
    Thank you.
    Hope to see you in Sarajevo.

    tq

    sazali

    Was this review helpful?

  • Veroali's Profile Photo

    Bascarsija

    by Veroali Written Nov 6, 2009

    3.5 out of 5 starsHelpfulness

    Bazaar
    4 more images

    Favorite thing: The old part of Sarajevo is called Bascarsija. It is a small, but lovely area, where the architecture brings you to the time of Ottoman Empire * . Ottoman Empire was one of the biggest and long-lasting empires in Medditerean area, originally from Turkey. In 15. century became Bosnia and Herzegovina the western province of Ottoman Empire.
    Recently, the architecture is seen at every corner: many kuca's (old houses), mosques and bazaars connected by narrow streets and lanes. The shops are usually wooden and low, the only thing which is different than in a bazaar in Middle East is, that here nobody makes you to buy. That is the strict and sober influence of Europe.
    Walking around the center, there are a lot of cosy restaurants serving cevapi or cevapcici * , the local speciality. Further some bosnian specialities are burek, pilef or dolma. Bosnian cuisine is also influenced by East (Turkey) and West.

    Fondest memory: Walking around and watching local people and how the city is living its life, because in Sarajevo, there are not many tourists. The city is absolutely "untouched" by tourism.

    Related to:
    • Backpacking
    • Arts and Culture
    • Historical Travel

    Was this review helpful?

  • georeiser's Profile Photo

    Buildings with bullets holes

    by georeiser Updated Apr 26, 2009

    2.5 out of 5 starsHelpfulness

    Building with bullets holes, Sarajevo
    4 more images

    Fondest memory: 17000 people were killed in the 1990's war in Sarajevo. Even though the population lived together as neighbours. I was there in 2008, but could still see and feel the aftermath of the war. Some people I spoke with said the other part was crazy, but others were forgivable. The muslim taxi driver who drove from the city center to the eastern Serb-dominated busstation called Lukavica, showed me some buildings close to the Grbavica football stadium with bulletholes in the facade. Further on the road to the busstation he showed me another place where he said his father was killed by a grenade. He was surprisingly one of the most forgivable persons I met there.

    Related to:
    • Arts and Culture
    • Historical Travel
    • Backpacking

    Was this review helpful?

  • TheWanderingCamel's Profile Photo

    Sarajevo in your pocket

    by TheWanderingCamel Updated Nov 20, 2008

    4.5 out of 5 starsHelpfulness

    To buy
    1 more image

    Favorite thing: There's not much choice when it comes to guidebooks on Bosnia and Hercegovina, and I could find nothing in English that was Sarajevo-specific. We used Tim Clancy's "Bosnia & Sarajevo" (pub: Bradt - latest edition 2007)) which wasn't bad, though it doesn't give opening times and other specifics and has only one, rather inadequate, map of the city included. I wish I had found this free download guide to the city before we set off. Be aware though that Sarajevo is growing fast and changing rapidly and this guide was put out in 2004, so there will be some things that are out of date, as is the case in any guide.

    The Tourist Information Office on Zelheni Beretki (the street between pedestrian Ferhadija and riverside Obala Kulina Bala) has a sheet of current opening times for the museums, churches, etc, which is very handy, especially if your time in the city is limited. They also have a nice little booklet titled "A Day Through Sarajevo" which is free, has a basic map (they will sell you a better one) and fairly general information about the main sights. You can book tours here but not accommodation.
    If you want to take the siege tour, you should go to see them as soon as you can on your arrival, numbers are limited to 12 and there's only one tour a day. You don't need to take a tour to visit the Tunnel Museum.

    Was this review helpful?

  • neodue's Profile Photo

    Websites about Sarajevo tourism

    by neodue Written May 22, 2008

    4 out of 5 starsHelpfulness

    Favorite thing: Below the links very helped me during my BIH tour.

    http://www.sarajevo.ba/en/
    http://www.navigator.ba/maps/sarajevo/index.php best map for sarajevo
    http://www.sarajevo-tourism.com/eng/default.wbsp
    http://www.bhtourism.ba/eng/theheartshapedland.wbsp

    Was this review helpful?

  • adonai_2012's Profile Photo

    Private Clinic 'Sanasa'

    by adonai_2012 Written Mar 24, 2008

    Favorite thing: Hope u won't need this, yet - better have this piece of info :)

    Address: Grbavicka street 74
    tel: 033 661 840

    www.poliklinikasanasa.com

    working hours:
    mon-fri: 08.00-18.00
    sat: 09.00 - 14.00
    sun: closed

    Related to:
    • Family Travel
    • Singles
    • Seniors

    Was this review helpful?

  • neodue's Profile Photo

    BIJELO DUGME

    by neodue Updated Mar 24, 2008

    4.5 out of 5 starsHelpfulness

    Favorite thing: Dugme is Button in Turkish.When I heard "Lipe Cvatu "song When I was 15 year old.I liked this group and found their albums.They were the group from Modern Jugoslavija.Strong,big and stable in Balkans.After Tito ,Bijelo Dugme gone like JUGOSLAVIJA.

    Bijelo dugme ("White Button") were a highly influential rock band stationed in Sarajevo, Bosnia and Herzegovina, originally when in Yugoslavia. Active between 1974 and 1989, they are considered to have been the most popular band ever to exist in the former Yugoslavia and one of the most important acts of the Yugoslav Pop and Rock scene.

    Bijelo dugme was founded by Goran Bregoviæ who was born in Vukovar, who spent much of his childhood in Music School, studying violin, from which he was expelled for "lack of talent". Soon after his expulsion, his mother bought him a guitar, and thus, Bijelo dugme was born. Goran Bregoviæ often admitted that his main motivation for forming the band was because "girls were more receptive to musicians". Bregoviæ was the band's sole composer and wrote most of the lyrics, although some of the most popular Bijelo dugme songs weren't written by Bregoviæ, for example: Ima neka tajna veza, Glavni junak jedne knjige, Šta bi dao da si na mom mjestu, Pristao sam biæu sve što hoæe were written by Duško Trifunoviæ, Da sam pekar, Selma were written by Vlado Dijak, Loše vino by Arsen Dediæ etc.

    After recruiting the band's first line up, Bijelo dugme under the name Jutro (translation: "Morning") were turned down by Sarajevo based record company Diskoton, but another record company, Jugoton, signed them up to record a single. The first single was named Kad bi' bio bijelo dugme (translation: "If I were a white button"). After the single was released, the band's manager talked Bregoviæ into changing the band's name to Bijelo dugme.

    With its charismatic vocalist Željko Bebek, the band soon reached superstardom in the former Yugoslavia, and, as one newspaper put it, sold more records than there were record players in the country. The pinnacle of the band's career was 1979's Bitanga i princeza, an album often heralded as their most mature with vocalist Željko Bebek. They were often referred to as the Yugoslav Beatles.

    The turn of the decade brought the rise of numerous Yugoslav New Wave artists, including Azra, and Bijelo dugme soon found their popularity sinking, to which they reacted by reinventing themselves for their 1980 release Doživjeti stotu, featuring a much more New Wave sound. The chorus of their ska song "Ha, Ha, Ha" was used as the title of a compilation album by various artists Svi marš na ples! which was released by Jugoton in 1981.

    1984 brought the departure of Željko Bebek to pursue a solo career and Mladen Vojièiæ - Tifa was recruited to replace him for their 1984 self-titled release. He in turn left the band because of inner conflicts and was replaced by Alen Islamoviæ, formerly vocalist of the heavy metal band Divlje jagode for their last two folk-inspired records.

    The band disbanded in 1989 after Alen Islamoviæ checked into hospital for chest pains during their last tour, without telling anyone he was ill. The real reasons have never been elaborated, but most people suspect the dissolution of Yugoslavia caused the breakup of the band, because the band was often seen as a symbol of unity among the peoples of Yugoslavia.


    Alen Islamovic, "Ðici" Jankelic, Milic Vukašinovic, Goran Bregovic, Željko Bebek, Zoran Redžiæ and Vlado Pravdic.Bijelo dugme's biggest hits were: Lipe cvatu, A i ti me iznevjeri, Ðurðevdan, Ne spavaj mala moja muzika dok svira, Ipak poželim neko pismo, Ima neka tajna veza, Pristao sam biæu sve što hoæe, Selma, Loše vino, Jer kad ostariš, Lažeš, Kad zaboraviš juli, Hajdemo u planine, Napile se ulice, Ružica si bila, sada više nisi, Bitanga i princeza, Pljuni i zapjevaj moja Jugoslavijo, Sanjao sam noæas da te nemam, Te noæi kad umrem, Nakon svih ovih godina...

    The band reunited for three concerts in Sarajevo, Zagreb and Belgrade in 2005 with all three vocalists, but without the drummer Goran "Ipe" Ivandiæ who died in Belgrade, Serbia in 1994.

    The band released their new album in November of 2007

    Was this review helpful?

  • Iksi's Profile Photo

    City of Sarajevo

    by Iksi Updated Mar 6, 2008
    The modern city center
    1 more image

    Favorite thing: For over four hundred years, mosques, synagogues, Orthodox and Roman Catholic churches have been built and have stood side by side here.
    Citizens of different nationalities and religious orientations live and work together, developing their city and their own style of togetherness.And when you visit Sarajevo try one of domestic specialties Čevapčići.

    Related to:
    • Backpacking
    • Road Trip

    Was this review helpful?

  • kirmarsh's Profile Photo

    Burek

    by kirmarsh Written Sep 25, 2007

    3.5 out of 5 starsHelpfulness

    Favorite thing: Local delicacy which consists of stuffing filo pastry with meat, spinach, cheese and potato

    Burek (meat)
    Sirnika (Cheese)
    Krompirvasia (potato)
    Zeljanica (spinach)
    Buredzike (burek with sour cream or yogurt)

    They are really tasty and make a great snack at any time during the day and are sold everywhere. And great for veggies. A total must!!

    Was this review helpful?

  • Miljacka

    by Mina17 Written Aug 25, 2007

    3.5 out of 5 starsHelpfulness

    2 more images

    Favorite thing: If it's a really hot summer day in Sarajevo, I suggest walking around the Miljacka- over by Grbavica. I'd have to say to me it's the only spot in the city that'll give you some shade, plus you get a nice view of the Miljacka, and there are a few cafe's and restaurants that you can stop in, everythings pretty much right there.

    Was this review helpful?

  • adonai_2012's Profile Photo

    24hrs opened pharmacies

    by adonai_2012 Written Jul 22, 2007

    3.5 out of 5 starsHelpfulness

    Favorite thing: Well, this is a handy tip when going somewhere where you have not been fefore, or u have been but for a shorta while.

    Bascarsija
    Address: Obala Kulina Bana 40
    Telephone: +387 33 272-300

    Novo Sarajevo
    Address: Zmaja od Bosne 51
    Telephone: +387 33 713-830

    Dobrinja
    Address: Salke Lagumdzije 15
    Telephone: +387 33 766-381

    Ilidza
    Address: Emira Boguniæa-Èarlija 3
    Telephone: +387 33 762-181

    ps. psychiatric drugs, antibiotics and heavy aenesthetics cannot be gotten in our pharmacie without a valid dr prescribtion-so take care of this issue

    Fondest memory: This post of mine does not reffer to the fond memories, yet can help for the memories of our visiors to be fond indeed:)

    Related to:
    • Backpacking
    • Women's Travel
    • Family Travel

    Was this review helpful?

  • Sarajevo suffered... and the world just watched.

    by sabsi Updated Jun 14, 2007

    4 out of 5 starsHelpfulness

    The house next to our hostel was hit
    1 more image

    Favorite thing: The Siege of Sarajevo lasted from April 1992 to October 1995.

    During this time the city was surrounded by the Yugoslav People's Army and Bosnian Serb forces who bombed the city from the hills around. Along with the tanks on the hills the snipers arrived in the city so whenever somebody wanted to go from A to B it had to be quick in order not to be targeted and shot. An estimate of more than 12,000 people were killed and 50,000 wounded during this time. 85% of them civilians.

    The people who stayed in Sarajevo didn't have food or water. In the winter they heated their houses with fire made from windowframes of bombed out houses. The electricity would only work seldomly. So did telephones and postal services. On the black market, however, you could get almost everything - for many many Deutschmarks. Not the freedom though! There was no way out.

    It's hard to imagine how the people of Sarajevo could survive this terrible time. It's hard to imagine why nobody could help them. And for me it's hard to imagine why I didn't do anything back then. It makes me sad thinking about how this war was so close yet so difficult and thus far away from us in the 1990s... Sorry Sarajevo!

    Was this review helpful?

Instant Answers: Sarajevo

Get an instant answer from local experts and frequent travelers

62 travelers online now

Comments

Sarajevo Favorites

Reviews and photos of Sarajevo favorites posted by real travelers and locals. The best tips for Sarajevo sightseeing.

View all Sarajevo hotels