How to spend an Ideal Day in Sarajevo?

June 11, 2018 5:00 PM

Besides cevapi and burek, Sarajevo offers much more, which is exactly why its numerous guests don’t stop returning.

After a good breakfast, you can start your walk in front of the Cathedral and Monument of John Paul II. The Cathedral of the Sacred Heart is one of the greatest buildings in Sarajevo, designed by the architect, Josip Vancas. The Gothic and Romanesque style cathedral was built between the years of 1884 – 1889 by the order of Bishop Josip Stadler.

Gallery 11/07/95

Srebrenica is one of the most disturbing stories in recent history. The private gallery, which is named after the day on which the massacre was committed in this Bosnian city, 11/07/95, will tell you the story of Srebrenica through artistic photography of the most famous world reporters and a gallery concept of the European level. The Gallery is located in a building next to the Cathedral.

Following the Gallery, head next towards Bascarsija, through Ferhadija Street. At the exact spot where this street turns into Saraci Street, look down, and you will see the sign that symbolically marks the meeting of the East and West. Look to the West, and you will see Sarajevo in Austro-Hungarian architecture. Then turn to the east, and you will see the Spirit of Orient. This point is the Bosnian equivalent to Greenwich, and many tourists take pictures at this location with one foot standing in the East and other in the West.

The City Hall

Feel the diversity and bustle of the old Sarajevo market at the Sebilj monument. Smell the renowned aromas of surrounding cevabdzinicas (“Kebab houses”) which cook the finest foods in Sarajevo. But above all, make sure to refer to the Sarajevo City Hall through the small street of Telali. Known as the greatest symbol of Sarajevo, the Hall was opened in 1896, and is represented as being the most important Austro-Hungarian architectural object in Sarajevo with its own unique style – the Moorish style. The style was started by the architect, Karlo Parzik, and continued by Alexander Wittek, who was inspired by the architecture of the Mosque of Kemal II. Following Wittek committing suicide, his works were continued by Ciril Ivekovic.

Museum of Sarajevo

After the City Hall, take a look to the one of the premises in which the Museum of Sarajevo- Brusa Bezistanoperates. There, you will see a large model of Sarajevo representative of the Ottoman period, and learn various details about the history of the city. We also recommend that you visit the so-called “Museum of the Assassination”, which is located at the famous “corner that changed the 20th century“.

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