As with many of my Sarajevo tips, I experienced them after dark. We walked around the old centre and took in the art and crafts shops along with traditional restaurants.
These streets are full of... more
Although it is not like in "real" islamic countries and i heard call-to-pray only twice, this is a real and beautiful mosque. It is situated in the middle of Bascarsija, Old Town. Also this was a... more
With it's own place in history, Archduke Ferdinand was shot here by one Gavrilo Princip which rapidly led to the start of WWI.
It's a little uneven on the surface these days but that's understandable... more
During the Siege of Sarajevo, Serbian forces had the entire city of Sarajevo surrounded. For the people of the city, a secret tunnel under the airport's runway (which NATO had declared to be a no-fire... more
Located at the end of pedestrian Ferhadija, where it meets Marshal Tito Street, Sarajevo`s Eternal Flame is a monument to Bosnians killed during the Second World War. Sarajevo had been occupied by... more
Sarajevo's citizens represent many religions, which is why a stroll through the city center will allow you to see houses of worship of all varieties. Just off Ferhadija Street is the city's Catholic... more
During the Siege of Sarajevo, Ulica Zmaja od Bosne was one of the most dangerous streets to cross. Serbian snipers hidden in nearby hills would open fire on anyone daring to cross the street that... more
At one of the busiest Sarajevo intersections, on the edges of Old city centre, yet not at Bascarsija there are a green park with trees, cesmas (fountains) and Ali Pasha mosque. It is mosque built in... more
The Academy of Arts is situated in the building of the former Evangelical Church.
It was erected at the end of the 19th century during Austro Hungarian times when many protestants came to Sarajevo.... more
The history of the domed Brusa Bezistan complex dates back to the Ottoman era, when it was built as a covered market place. During the recent war it was heavily damaged, but has been restored lately.... more
The Sebilj Fountain was erected in pseudo-Moorish style in 1891. Slighly below the current position used to stand a fountain which was built in the middle of the 18th century, but burnt down almost... more
On the main pedestrian street (Ferhadija) in Sarajevo, soon after you left Bascarsija towards Eternal Flame direction you can do some very decent shopping (not decent. in fact excellent) in the... more
After you have explored the old town,( or before ) a stroll by the river Miljacka is a great idea. On the city side the road goes all the way , on the other side the road or path most of the way.... more
walk up one of the roads leading to the hills for a fantastic view of the countryside and city. please stick to known routes as there are still dangers of land mines from the war! but if you stick to... more
the Old town hall is a beautiful pseudo moorish buildind built by the austro hungarian rulers in 1894. In 1945 was turned into the National Library. During the war in august 1992 it was intentionally... more
The history of the Old Orthodox Church, which is correctly name Church of the Holy Archangels Michael and Gabriel, dates back to at least the middle of the 16th century.
Its exact history isn't... more
The National Museum of Bosnia and Herzegovina is an interesting place to pass a few hours, especially on a hot, cold or rainy day! Check the opening hours (posted on the sign in my second photo) as... more
The National Library is one of the most significant landmarks in Sarajevo. It was constructed in pseudo-Moorish style after plans of Alexander Wittek during the period of Austrian rule at the very end... more
The story is the owner of this house was ordered to pull it down on the north side of the river, so in spite he built it brick by brick on the other side of the river. The demollision of the house was... more
Ferhadija is the main shopping street of Sarajevo. The pedestrianised street is full with shops selling clothes, shoes, everything you need in a shop street. There are also all of the major banks as... more
Many residents of Sarajevo consider the 1984 Olympic Stadium an important stop on any city tour. The stadium was first built in the 1940s, and then updated and reconstructed to accommodate the Olympic... more
In a building badly damaged during the Siege, visitors can get a sense of the horrors of daily life under constant threat of sniper fire. The History Museum of BiH is located beside the National... more
What a jewel of the architecture in Sarajevo. Svrzo's house is the traditional Bosnian-Ottoman Muslim house in what used to be elite quarters of Sarajevo of Curcica brijeg (Curcic hill) which is... more
Ante means Anthony. This church is very nice, red and quite new, built in 1914 in neo-gothic style. The tower looks very tall, it is 43 m.
This church is also unique, because there used to live the... more
Well what can i say, Sarajevo is my hometown, and I love being there! :)
I'm just making this web page to show everyone what it's like there. When most people think of Sarajevo they think of the war...
When we were still in the planning phase for our road trip I had the plan to only visit Mostar on the way from Dubrovnik to Plitvice Lakes. At ITB fair in Berlin we talked to one of the guys at the......