Sarajevo: Best Things to Do

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Sarajevo is the capital and largest city of Bosnia-Herzegovina

Sarajevo is also known as Jerusalem of Europe since this city has mosque, Catholic church, and Orthodox church in the same neighborhood

Latin Bridge and Bascarsija Square or Pigeon Square are the best for sightseeing

Don't forget to come to Baščaršija Market to buy local souvenirs

Also, visit Yellow Bastion to take some snaps for your Instagram feed

The best time to visit this city is from June to August

 

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SIGHTSEEING

Strolling around the old town is the best way to get memorable experience in Sarajevo. You must try to visit the historic Latin Bridge and go to Bascarsija Square which is also known as Pigeon Square. This place has good corners perfect for photograph. Or you can also buy some souvenirs there.

Latin Bridge

an Ottoman bridge over the river Miljacka in Sarajevo, Bosnia and Herzegovina

Address : BA, Obala Kulina bana bb, Sarajevo 71000, Bosnia & Herzegovina

DOWNTOWN

Baščaršija is the most crowded area in Sarajevo where the locals and tourists mostly spend their time here. In this area, you can easily find the city landmarks such as Baščaršija Market, Brusa Bezistan, Sarajevska čaršija, and many more. No worries, you can also find cafes, bars, and restaurants throughout the street for taking a rest after strolling around.

Baščaršija Downtown

the downtown of Sarajevo

Address : Abadžiluk 10, Sarajevo 71000, Bosnia & Herzegovina

SHOPPING

Baščaršija Market is the most iconic old shopping area in Sarajevo established in the 15th century and nowadays become the main tourist attraction. The shops are small but have own character influenced by European and Turkish style. Besides, you can easily find cafes, restaurants, and bars in this area.

Baščaršija Market

Sarajevo's old bazaar and the historical and cultural centre of the city

Address : Baščaršija 1, Sarajevo 71000, Bosnia & Herzegovina

FOOD & DRINK

Do not leave Sarajevo before you try of Bey’s Soup. It is a warm thick soup which is served as an appetizer. The ingredients of the soup are chicken and vegetables cooked in low heat to get the best taste.

CULTURE

The culture of the city is the result of the mixed-culture from European and Turkish culture. The traditional and modern culture also mixed-well since the locals have open-minded character. As for the language, Bosnian, Serbian and Croatian are the three official languages of Sarajevo.

BEST TIME TO VISIT

The best time to visit Sarajevo is from June to August, to enjoy the city in the pleasant temperature and has a small amount of rainfall.

HOTEL

Hotel Europe is the iconic five-star hotel located in downtown. This hotel preserved its classic decor which brings the old classic spirit right after you enter the lobby. But if you want to spend a night in the least crowded place, you can book a room at Hotel Michele since it is located in a quiet residential area. The room is furnished with Austro Hungarian Empire style. When you open your windows, you will get spectacularly amazing mountain view.

Hotel Europe

Located in the heart of the city of Sarajevo, just a few steps from the old town's tourist centre

Address : Vladislava Skarića 5, Sarajevo 71000, Bosnia & Herzegovina

Hotel Michele

a boutique hotel located in the uptown of Sarajevo

Address : Ivana Cankara 27, Sarajevo 71000, Bosnia & Herzegovina

RESTAURANT

Avlija restaurant will give you an amazing dining experience with its outdoor seating in the garden. The restaurant has a cozy and comfortable atmosphere. It serves traditional dish such as klepe, polenta and Bosnian grill. No worries, if your tongue is still not familiar with the local food, you can order international dish in this restaurant. If you are looking for some vegan menu, you can head to Karuzo. This restaurant offers Mediterranean-style seafood dishes and vegan option which match with its interior decor.

Avlija

Beer

Wine

Organic Food

Late Night Food

Address : Avde Sumbula 2, Sarajevo 71000, Bosnia & Herzegovina

Karuzo

Beer

Wine

Vegetarian

Lunch

Dinner

Address : Dženetića čikma, Sarajevo 71000, Bosnia & Herzegovina

CAFE

August Cafe is the right place to go when you need some sweets and caffeine for breakfast. This cafe is loved by the local youngsters since it's open from breakfast until evening for beer and wine. Kamarija cafe may become the best cafe to go when you want to take a sip of coffee while watching the sun sets on the city horizon.

August Cafe

Breakfast

Outdoor seating

Beer

Wine

Address : Šenoina 16, Sarajevo 71000, Bosnia & Herzegovina

Kamarija

Casual

Kids Friendly

Cosy

Address : Pod bedemom, Sarajevo 71000, Bosnia & Herzegovina

BAR AND NIGHTLIFE

Zlatna Ribica is famous for its unique and eye-catching decor which bring intimate atmosphere. This small bar serves good wine and beer which you can order while listening to their music playlist. When you are in Sarajova, do not forget to have shisha at Dibek, a bar in Sarajevo which has Ottoman style interior decor. You can choose between indoor or outdoor seat and order another basic drink like beer or wine if you are not into shisha.

Zlatna ribica

Beer

Wine

Cocktail

Address : Kaptol 5, Sarajevo 71000, Bosnia & Herzegovina

Dibek

Shisha

Outdoor seating

Soft Drink

Address : Luledžina 3, Sarajevo 71000, Bosnia & Herzegovina

INTERESTING PLACE

Sarajevo Tunnel Museum is worth to visit when you are in Sarajevo because you can explore and learn about the struggle of the locals during the Bosnian war. You can enter the small part of the tunnel to experience the real situation at that time. Before you leave Sarajevo, you must visit Gazi Husrev-beg Mosque since it is the largest historical mosque in Bosnia and Herzegovina and one of the iconic Ottoman structures in the Balkans. Its architecture represents early Istanbul style built in 1532, and reconstructed after civil war in 1996.

Sarajevo Tunnel

Small military-history museum at the site of a storied Bosnian War-era underground tunnel

Address : BA, 1, Tuneli, Sarajevo 71000, Bosnia & Herzegovina

Gazi Husrev-beg's Mosque

the largest mosque in Sarajevo as one of the main Ottoman complexes in the Balkans

Address : Sarači 8, Sarajevo 71000, Bosnia & Herzegovina

INSTAGRAMMABLE SPOT

You can take some amazing photos at Sarajevo City Hall because both its interior and exterior design have breathtaking architecture. In the past, it was the largest and most representative building of the Austro-Hungarian period in Sarajevo and served as the city hall. Take some snaps from Yellow Bastion (as known as Yellow Fortress) with the city view as the background and get more likes from your followers on Instagram. It's just 15 walk away from the old town and the most favorite view is when the sun gets down.

Sarajevo City Hall

It was initially the largest and most representative building of the Austro-Hungarian period in Sarajevo and served as the city hall

Address : Obala Kulina bana, Sarajevo 71000, Bosnia & Herzegovina

Yellow Bastion

a cannon fortress at the entrance of the "Walled City of Vratnik"

Address : Jekovac, Sarajevo 71000, Bosnia & Herzegovina