The Cathedral, Sarajevo

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    The Cathedral

    by IreneMcKay Updated Aug 6, 2013

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    Sarajevo's cathedral is a very attractive building set on a pretty square with restaurants and a museum about Sebrinica. Unfortunately the cathedral was closed during our visit so we could not go inside. The cathedral is beautifully lit up at night. The cathedral is known as the Sacred Heart Cathedral and is modelled on Notre Dame Cathedral.

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    Orthodox Cathedral

    by HORSCHECK Updated Jul 19, 2013

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    The neo-baroque Orthodox Cathedral was built in 1869, whereas the tower was only completed 5 years later.

    Inside many icons of Russian artists can be found. During the recent war the church was severly damaged, but the reconstuction, which was also financed by the Greek government, was finished in 1999.

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    The Orthodox Cathedral can be found near the eastern side of the square Trg Oslobodenja, just between the streets Ferhadija and Zelenih Beretki.

    Address: Orthodox Cathedral, Zelenih Beretki bb, Sarajevo

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    Catholic Cathedral

    by HORSCHECK Updated Jul 18, 2013

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    The Catholic Cathedral, which was consecrated as Cathedral of Jesus' Heart (Katedrala Srca Isusova) is the largest church in Bosnia and Herzegovina.

    It was built in new Gothic style with new Romanesque elements in 1889. The damages of the early 1990's war aren't visible anymore, as the church has been completely restored recently.

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    The Catholic Cathedral stands at the pedestrianised street Ferhadija in the city centre of Sarajevo. It dominates the small square Trg Fra Grge Martica.

    Address: Catholic Cathedral, Ferhadija bb, Sarajevo

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    Sacred Heart Cathedral

    by Avieira67 Updated Jun 26, 2013
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    The Katedrala Srca Isusova - Sacred Heart Cathedral, designed by Josip Vancaš at the end of the XIX century according to neo-Gothic style and elements of Romanesque architecture, is the largest catholic cathedral in Bosnia and Herzegovina. It is the seat of the Archbishop of Vrhbosna, and centre of Catholic worship in the city.
    During the Siege of Sarajevo, this monument was partially destroyed. It is often used as a symbol of the city: The design above the door is part of the flag and seal of Sarajevo Canton and the Romanesque towers are featured on the flag and coat of arms of Sarajevo.

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  • Catholic Cathedral

    by Jetgirly Written Nov 3, 2012

    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 cathedral- Cathedral of Jesus' Heart- which is the largest Catholic church in the nation. Construction was completed in 1889 and has been reconstructed after experiencing some damage during the war.

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    The Sarajevo Cathedral

    by picek Written Jul 21, 2010

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    It took 5 years (1884 - 1889) to build the Roman Catholic cathedral in heart of Sarajevo upon project by Josip Vancas. It is one of those large massive bulidings which you cannot miss without taking at least one look - how could it be: the atmosphere of the square by Ferhadija brings together people of different backrounds - from beggars to black market seller, from tourist to belivers, or just commoners, thus constantly feeling busy. Maybe you'll feel like sitting in front of it for a while as many other people do and watch the things going on in the place; warm evenings being nicest part of the day, nights perhaps a little lonely but still pleasant and enlightened by yellow lights.

    Being fusion of romanesque and gothic architectural elements this building is somehow unique to Sarajevo.

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    Roman Catholic Cathedral

    by Veroali Written Aug 5, 2009

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    Roman Catholic Cathedral is called Katedrala Srca Isusova (Cathedral of Jesus' heart). It is located in the center of Bascarsija. Beautiful cathedral in romanesque style was built in the end of 19.century and is the seat of the Archbishop.
    The cathedral was destroyed during the war, but is already repaired. You can only notice "A Sarajevo Rose" near the cathedral, what is the memory of killed people by a bomb.

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    Sarajevo Cathedral

    by georeiser Updated May 17, 2009
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    Sarajevo Cathedral (The Cathedral of Jesus Heart. is the largest cathedral in Bosnia and Herzegovina. It is located in the walking street into the old town.

    The cathedral was build in 1884 and damaged during the war in the 90's. It is now rebuild.

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    SARAJEVO CATHEDRAL( Katedrala Srca Isusova)

    by neodue Written Mar 22, 2008

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    Right after Bascarsija you arive front of this Catholic Cathedral.It look very nice
    and it is very clean.I liked the architecture style of this churc.A romanesque church.

    Cathedral of Jesus' Heart (Bosnian/Croatian: Katedrala Srca Isusova) in Sarajevo is the largest cathedral in Bosnia and Herzegovina. It is commonly referred to as the "Sarajevo Cathedral". It is the seat of the Vrhbosanski Archbishop, currently Monsignor Vinko Puljiæ, and center of Catholic worship in the city. The Cathedral is located in the city's Old Town district.

    The Cathedral of Jesus' Heart was built in honor of "Jesus' Sacred Heart", an important Catholic concept. Architect Josip Vancaš modeled it after the Notre-Dame de Paris using the neo-Gothic style and elements of Romanesque architecture. Work began on August 25, 1884, and was completed in the same month in 1889. The Bishop of Dubrovnik was present for the opening.

    The building was damaged during the Siege of Sarajevo, but was not completely destroyed, and the damage has since been repaired. The building is often used as a symbol of the city: The design above the door to the Cathedral is part of the flag and seal of Sarajevo Canton and the Romanesque towers are featured on the flag and coat of arms of Sarajevo

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  • Orthodox Cathedral

    by sabsi Written Jun 20, 2007

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    The Orthodox Cathedral or "Saborna Crkva Rodjenja Presvete Bogorodice" is probably the most yellow church in town and thus easy to find. It stands in a little park off Ferhadija. I love the interiour design of Orthodox churches but we didn't have the time to have a look inside (Basically because I found the book shop I had been searching for across the road from it ;).

    It looks like war damages are completely removed from the church, it stands in the middle of town as if nothing had happened...

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  • Katedrala Srca Isusova (Sarajevo Cathedral)

    by sabsi Written Jun 20, 2007

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    The Catholic Cathedral of Jesus' Heart is the largest cathedral in Bosnia and Herzegovina but otherwise quite unspectacular. We just passed by when walking down Ferhadija, the main shopping street and didn't have a closer look unfortunately.

    The cathedral is a copy of the Notre Dame cathedral of Dijon, France. However, I think the most interesting fact about it is that it's only metres away from the Mosque, the Orthodox Cathedral as well as the Synagogue. In the mornings you hear the churchbells ring unisono only a short time after the muezzins called for prayers from the different Mosques. Fascinating!

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    Cathedral

    by FRONA Updated Apr 19, 2006

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    This catholic cathedral was heavily bombed but has been renewed after the war. it has a very nice "rosana" the glass flower in the front. It is also located in Ferhadija street.
    The Cathedral of Jesus' Heart, is the largest cathedral in Bosnia and Herzegovina. It is commonly referred to as the "Sarajevo Cathedral". It is the seat of the Vrhbosanski Archbishop (currently msgr. Vinko Pulji?) and center of Catholic worship in the city.
    The Cathedral of Jesus' Heart was built in honor of "Jesus' Sacred Heart", an important Catholic concept. It was constructed by architect Josip Vanca? in the 1880s. The Cathedral was built in the neo-Gothic style of Cathedrals, with elements of Romanesque architecture. Vanca? modeled it after the Notre-Dame de Paris. Work began on August 25 1884, and was completed in the same month in 1889.

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    The Catholic cathedral

    by jckim Written Oct 29, 2004

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    The Catholic cathedral of the
    Vrhbosanska archbishop's diocese, consecrated to the Most
    Holy Heart of Jesus,
    was built and blessed in 1889,
    design of Josip pl. Vancaš,
    in the new Gothic architecture style

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    The Catholic Cathedral

    by elcolibri Written Sep 23, 2004

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    The catholic cathedral of Sarajevo is in Ferhadcija, it is not spectacular but is pretty. Built in 1889 was heavily damaged in the war and restored. This Church is a copy of another building (The Notre Dame cathedral of Dijon in France).

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  • Cathedral

    by Mina17 Written Jul 2, 2004

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    This is a great area as well. Again right off of Bascarsija a lil bit before Vjecna Vatra (Eternal Flame) There are alot of cafes lined up down this street, and you get a great view of the Cathedral. Also beautiful at night. Everyone in the city is usually around this area at night.

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