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Best things to do in Sarajevo

Discover the city according to locals. Find the best things to do, places to eat, and get priceless advice from the people who live here.

Shopping Centre
“The biggest shopping mall in the city offering the latest in fashion, accessories, food and entertainment.”
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Shopping Centre
“If you want to have some shopping you'll be happy to visit this shopping center in the center of the city.”
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“Baščaršija is Sarajevo's old bazaar and the historical and cultural center of city. ”
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“The National Museum of Bosnia and Herzegovina (Bosnian, Croatian and Serbian: Zemaljski Muzej Bosne i Hercegovine / Земаљски музеј Босне и Херцеговине) is located in central Sarajevo, the capital of Bosnia and Herzegovina. It was established in 1888, having originally been conceived around 1850. In 1913, the museum building was expanded by the Czech architect Karel Pařík who designed a structure of four symmetric pavilions with a facade in the Italian Renaissance Revival style. The four pavilions contain the departments of archaeology, ethnology, natural history, and a library. After being closed for several years due to heavy damage in the recent war, the museum has re-opened and is in the”
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Place of Worship
“The master builder of this mosque in 1530 was the Empire's Master Builder (mimar) Adžem Esir Ali, a Persian from Tabriz , who came from the distinguished school of the master builder Hajredin. The minaret is 47 meters in height with a massive cross-secton. Magnificent stalactite ornamentation in the angles under the dome and in the place where the Imam leads the prayers, as well as other polychromatic decoration ,valuable carpets and the light effects through the 51 windows produces a sense of greater space than there is in reality. At every time of prayer in this mosque ,the great benefactor Gazi Husrev -Bey is remembered. In his legacy, he stated : "Good deeds drive away evil , and one of the most worthy of good deeds is the act of charity ,and the most worthy act of charity is one which lasts forever. Of all charitable deeds , the most beautiful is the one that continualy renews itself". This passage give us an indication of how far-sighted this benefactor was. He transformed all that he had into an endowment and according to legend ,stripped himself of everything but his shirt and underwear. In the protected area just outside the mosque itself ,there are domed turbe ( burial sites ) of Gazi Husrev - Bey and of the administrator of his endowments,Murat - Bey Tardic. This area also houses the metke b (Muslim primary school) , the abdesthana ( room for ablution),the chronometrical station and the once- prestigious Gazi Husrev - Bey library. ”
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City Hall
“Vijećnica built in 1891, used to be the National Library of Bosnia and Herzegovina. It was one of the first targets at the beginning of the war in 1992. May firefighters gave their lives trying to save what could not be saved. ”
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“In its style the cathedral belongs to early Gothic (13th century) with a minimal facade decoration. It was under construction from 1884 until 1889. A significant spatial value is possessed by the square of fra Grga Martić in front of the cathedral ,since it is the only proper European square in Sarajevo. ”
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Shopping Centre
“You have few very nice stores, big supermarket and caffees. It is right acros our street.”
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Point of Interest
“Sebilj is a wooden fountain made in pseudo-Ottoman style in the center of Bascarsija. It was built in 1753.”
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“Yellow Fortress is a cannon Fortress at the entrance of the "Walled City of Vratnik" . It way built between 1727 and 1739 in area called Jekovac, close to the Jajce Barracks and the Jekovac water reservoir. It served as one of the defense points against the Austro-Hungarian troops in 1878. The Fortress way damaged and rebuilt several times . The most recent renovation took place in 1998. ”
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“The premier theater of Bosnia and Herzegovina. Offers theater plays and classical music shows on a regular basis.”
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“The nearest bar from the property and one of my favourites. First class draft beer, quick and friendly service. Nice selection of beers, super nuts and great atmosphere.”
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“I did the paper with my class on this place in High school, and we won the prize so I love it :) House has specific architecture that illustrates the living culture of wealthier Sarajevo Muslims of 18th and 19th century. If you decide to visit, consider also visiting Despića House to see the differences and similarities with houses of Orthodox family of similar status in same period. ”
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“Quite nice ambient with retro style. They playing live music almost every day. One of popular places in old town (part of city)”
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“A ledger from 1541 makes the first mention of a bridge located on the spot where the Latin Bridge is found today, stating that it was built by one sarač (leather worker) named Husein,the son of Širmed. One can conclude from a later document that this initial wooden bridge way soon destroyed and a stone bridge way builtin its place by Ali Ajni Bey, a prominent Sarajevan. This stone bridge was later washed away by a great flood in 1791, but in 1798 a wealthy trader from Sarajevo , Abdulah Briga , donated funds for the construction of the Latin Bridge that can be seen today. The bridge took its name from the neighborhood on the left bank of the Miljacka , where Sarajevo's Catholics resided. From 1918 to 1993 the structure bore the name , Principov Most (bridge) , after Gavrilo Princip ,who was only a few meters from this bridge when he assassinated Archduke Franz Ferdinand and his wife , Sofie. This incident , known as the Sarajevo Assasination, led to the beginning of the First World War. ”
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“If you like animals you should visit Sarajevo ZOO center "Pionirska dolina" ”
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