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Guidebook for Sarajevo

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Guidebook for Sarajevo

Parks & Nature
Vrelo Bosne is a public park, featuring a spring of the River Bosna. The park is usually entered by foot or by horse-carriage via the 3 kilometer straight main avenue (Velika Aleja) leading into it. The avenue itself contains traditional buildings from the Austro-Hungarian-era offering a peek into the luxuries of the past. The paths and roads inside the park are ideal for walks and bicycle riding and give the visitors the opportunity to take a closer look at the bubbling streams and waterfalls. I do not recommend visiting during the winter.
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Vrelo Bosne raskršće A
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Vrelo Bosne is a public park, featuring a spring of the River Bosna. The park is usually entered by foot or by horse-carriage via the 3 kilometer straight main avenue (Velika Aleja) leading into it. The avenue itself contains traditional buildings from the Austro-Hungarian-era offering a peek into the luxuries of the past. The paths and roads inside the park are ideal for walks and bicycle riding and give the visitors the opportunity to take a closer look at the bubbling streams and waterfalls. I do not recommend visiting during the winter.
During the 1984 Winter Olympics Trebević, like the other Sarajevo mountains, was used for a number of Olympic events, such as bobsledding. During the Siege of Sarajevo, Trebević took on a darker role as its elevations proved ideal positions for besieging artillery and the mountain became a key fighting ground.
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Trebević Vidikovac
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During the 1984 Winter Olympics Trebević, like the other Sarajevo mountains, was used for a number of Olympic events, such as bobsledding. During the Siege of Sarajevo, Trebević took on a darker role as its elevations proved ideal positions for besieging artillery and the mountain became a key fighting ground.
Bjelašnica is a mountain in central Bosnia and Herzegovina. It is found directly to the southwest of Sarajevo, bordering Mt. Igman. Bjelašnica's tallest peak, by which the whole mountain group got its name, rises to an elevation of 2067 meters. It is a popular tourist attraction for hiking and skiing. The mountain is also popular with mountain bikers and has become recently a frequent base for paragliders.
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Bjelašnica
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Bjelašnica is a mountain in central Bosnia and Herzegovina. It is found directly to the southwest of Sarajevo, bordering Mt. Igman. Bjelašnica's tallest peak, by which the whole mountain group got its name, rises to an elevation of 2067 meters. It is a popular tourist attraction for hiking and skiing. The mountain is also popular with mountain bikers and has become recently a frequent base for paragliders.
The Skakavac waterfall near Sarajevo is one of the greatest and most attractive waterfalls in BiH and it stands for a real tourist attraction. The waterfall is 98 metres high and placed in the landscape of exceptional beauty. The surroundings are one of the most heterogenic areas in that region dominated by spruce and fir and beech and fir forests with spruce on more pronounced slopes. On shallow carbon grounds in the vicinity of the waterfall, there are termofil forests and underbrushes of eastern hornbeam and autumn locust as well as eastern hornbeam and manna ash. The rocks surrounding the waterfall have a very interesting vegetation dominated by endemic and relic types
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Skakavac Waterfall
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The Skakavac waterfall near Sarajevo is one of the greatest and most attractive waterfalls in BiH and it stands for a real tourist attraction. The waterfall is 98 metres high and placed in the landscape of exceptional beauty. The surroundings are one of the most heterogenic areas in that region dominated by spruce and fir and beech and fir forests with spruce on more pronounced slopes. On shallow carbon grounds in the vicinity of the waterfall, there are termofil forests and underbrushes of eastern hornbeam and autumn locust as well as eastern hornbeam and manna ash. The rocks surrounding the waterfall have a very interesting vegetation dominated by endemic and relic types
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Jahorina
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Umoljani
Igman is a popular destination for mountain-biking, hiking and skiing. During the 1984 Winter Olympics, Igman was the location of the competition in the Nordic sports disciplines.
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Igman
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Igman is a popular destination for mountain-biking, hiking and skiing. During the 1984 Winter Olympics, Igman was the location of the competition in the Nordic sports disciplines.
Shopping
BBI Center is a shopping mall in the center of Sarajevo. It is one of the largest shopping malls in Bosnia and Herzegovina, stretching to 43,000 square meters. The BBI Center was built on the site where Robna kuca Sarajka, popular state-owned department store, stood during the time Bosnia and Herzegovina was part of SFR Yugoslavia.
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BBI Center
28 Maršala Tita
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BBI Center is a shopping mall in the center of Sarajevo. It is one of the largest shopping malls in Bosnia and Herzegovina, stretching to 43,000 square meters. The BBI Center was built on the site where Robna kuca Sarajka, popular state-owned department store, stood during the time Bosnia and Herzegovina was part of SFR Yugoslavia.
SCC is a business complex and shopping center in downtown Sarajevo, that consists of three main parts: a shopping mall, a five star hotel and a commercial ožices tower, with 4- floors underground parking area (more than 1100 spaces). The Shopping Mall offers worldwide known brands in fashion, sports and technology on 49,500 square meters.
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Sarajevo City Center
1 Vrbanja
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SCC is a business complex and shopping center in downtown Sarajevo, that consists of three main parts: a shopping mall, a five star hotel and a commercial ožices tower, with 4- floors underground parking area (more than 1100 spaces). The Shopping Mall offers worldwide known brands in fashion, sports and technology on 49,500 square meters.
Sightseeing
Baščaršija is Sarajevo's old bazaar and the historical and cultural center of the city. Baščaršija was built in the 15th century when Isa-Beg Isaković founded the town. The word Baščaršija derives from the Turkish language. The word "baš" which is "baş" in Turkish literally means "head", in some contexts however also "primary", "main", "capital" and "čaršija" which is "çarşı" in Turkish means "bazaar" or "market". Due to the large fire in the 19th century, today Baščaršija is half the size that it once was.
Baščaršija
Baščaršija is Sarajevo's old bazaar and the historical and cultural center of the city. Baščaršija was built in the 15th century when Isa-Beg Isaković founded the town. The word Baščaršija derives from the Turkish language. The word "baš" which is "baş" in Turkish literally means "head", in some contexts however also "primary", "main", "capital" and "čaršija" which is "çarşı" in Turkish means "bazaar" or "market". Due to the large fire in the 19th century, today Baščaršija is half the size that it once was.
City Hall - The building is an architectural masterpiece of pseudo-Moorish style designed by Alexander Wittek in 1892. During the siege of Sarajevo, this cultural and historical monument was burnt down, along with the collections of the National and University Library.
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Sarajevo City Hall
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City Hall - The building is an architectural masterpiece of pseudo-Moorish style designed by Alexander Wittek in 1892. During the siege of Sarajevo, this cultural and historical monument was burnt down, along with the collections of the National and University Library.
Bijela Tabija (English: The White Fortress) is an old fort overlooking the historic core of Sarajevo. Bijela Tabija is a protruding part of the wall of what was historically known as the old Vratnik City, and dominates the Eastern, the natural entrance to Sarajevo. It is built of stone and it used to house a gun-crew and an ammunition storage.
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Bijela tabija
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Bijela Tabija (English: The White Fortress) is an old fort overlooking the historic core of Sarajevo. Bijela Tabija is a protruding part of the wall of what was historically known as the old Vratnik City, and dominates the Eastern, the natural entrance to Sarajevo. It is built of stone and it used to house a gun-crew and an ammunition storage.
Built in 16th century, it is the largest historical mosque in Bosnia and Herzegovina and one of the most representative Ottoman structures in the Balkans. Being the central Sarajevan mosque since the days of its construction, today it also serves as the main congregational mosque of the Islamic community of Bosnia and Herzegovina. It is located in the Baščaršija neighborhood in the Stari Grad municipality and, being one of main architectural monuments in the town, it is regularly visited by tourists.
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Gazi Husrev-beg's Mosque
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Built in 16th century, it is the largest historical mosque in Bosnia and Herzegovina and one of the most representative Ottoman structures in the Balkans. Being the central Sarajevan mosque since the days of its construction, today it also serves as the main congregational mosque of the Islamic community of Bosnia and Herzegovina. It is located in the Baščaršija neighborhood in the Stari Grad municipality and, being one of main architectural monuments in the town, it is regularly visited by tourists.
The Church of the Holy Archangels Michael and Gabriel, also known as the Old Orthodox Church, is a Serbian Orthodox church in Sarajevo, Bosnia and Herzegovina. It was first mentioned in Ottoman sources dating to 1539, the Church was, however, built on older foundations.
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Old Orthodox Church
59 Mula Mustafe Bašeskije
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The Church of the Holy Archangels Michael and Gabriel, also known as the Old Orthodox Church, is a Serbian Orthodox church in Sarajevo, Bosnia and Herzegovina. It was first mentioned in Ottoman sources dating to 1539, the Church was, however, built on older foundations.
Sarajevo Synagogue is Sarajevo's primary and largest synagogue and is located on the south bank of the river Miljacka. It was constructed in 1902 and remains the only functioning synagogue in Sarajevo today.
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Ashkenazi Synagogue
59 Hamdije Kreševljakovića
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Sarajevo Synagogue is Sarajevo's primary and largest synagogue and is located on the south bank of the river Miljacka. It was constructed in 1902 and remains the only functioning synagogue in Sarajevo today.
From this point some of the most interesting panorama photos can be made, and the view on Old Town and Center is astonishing.
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Yellow Bastion
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From this point some of the most interesting panorama photos can be made, and the view on Old Town and Center is astonishing.
The Sacred Heart Cathedral is a Christian church in Sarajevo; commonly referred as the Sarajevo Cathedral, it is the largest cathedral in Bosnia and Herzegovina.
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Sacred Heart Cathedral
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The Sacred Heart Cathedral is a Christian church in Sarajevo; commonly referred as the Sarajevo Cathedral, it is the largest cathedral in Bosnia and Herzegovina.
Arts & Culture
It was established in 1888, having originally been conceived around 1850. In 1913, the museum was enlarged 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.
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The National Museum of Bosnia and Herzegovina
3 Zmaja od Bosne
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It was established in 1888, having originally been conceived around 1850. In 1913, the museum was enlarged 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.
It holds more than 400,000 historical artifacts.
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Historical Museum of Bosnia and Herzegovina
5 Zmaja od Bosne
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It holds more than 400,000 historical artifacts.
The Sarajevo Tunnel (Bosnian: Tunel spasa) was an underground tunnel constructed between March and June 1993 during the Siege of Sarajevo in the midst of the Bosnian War. It was built by the Bosnian Army in order to link the city of Sarajevo, which was entirely cut off by Serbian forces, with Bosnian-held territory on the other side of the Sarajevo Airport, an area controlled by the United Nations. The tunnel linked the Sarajevo neighbourhoods of Dobrinja and Butmir, allowing food, war supplies, and humanitarian aid to come into the city, and allowing people to get out. The tunnel became a major way of bypassing the international arms embargo and providing the city defenders with weaponry.
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Sarajevo Tunnel
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The Sarajevo Tunnel (Bosnian: Tunel spasa) was an underground tunnel constructed between March and June 1993 during the Siege of Sarajevo in the midst of the Bosnian War. It was built by the Bosnian Army in order to link the city of Sarajevo, which was entirely cut off by Serbian forces, with Bosnian-held territory on the other side of the Sarajevo Airport, an area controlled by the United Nations. The tunnel linked the Sarajevo neighbourhoods of Dobrinja and Butmir, allowing food, war supplies, and humanitarian aid to come into the city, and allowing people to get out. The tunnel became a major way of bypassing the international arms embargo and providing the city defenders with weaponry.
The Jewish Museum or Museum of the Jews of Bosnia and Herzegovina is housed in the oldest synagogue in Bosnia and Herzegovina, built in 1581.
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Museum of the Jews of Bosnia and Herzegovina
bb Velika avlija
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The Jewish Museum or Museum of the Jews of Bosnia and Herzegovina is housed in the oldest synagogue in Bosnia and Herzegovina, built in 1581.
Svrzo House represents the culture of living of city Muslim family from the end of XVII century. The house is in extremely well preserved condition, which is noteworthy in that the house is built completely from wood; a construction method not commonly used in the region in modern times. It is open to the public for self-guided tours and has brochures and information in multiple languages.
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Svrzo's House
8 Glođina
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Svrzo House represents the culture of living of city Muslim family from the end of XVII century. The house is in extremely well preserved condition, which is noteworthy in that the house is built completely from wood; a construction method not commonly used in the region in modern times. It is open to the public for self-guided tours and has brochures and information in multiple languages.
Drinks & Nightlife
Sarajevo Brewery was built in 1882 as a private ownership of the Viennese industrialist, Heinrich Lewy. There was another brewery established even earlier, in 1864 by a wealthy merchant and industrialist, Josef Feldbauer. The Sarajevo Brewery has a Pivnica HS (Brewery) restaurant offering excellent food, good beer and is the only Bosnian brewery that produces dark beer.
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Sarajevo Brewery
15 Franjevačka
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Sarajevo Brewery was built in 1882 as a private ownership of the Viennese industrialist, Heinrich Lewy. There was another brewery established even earlier, in 1864 by a wealthy merchant and industrialist, Josef Feldbauer. The Sarajevo Brewery has a Pivnica HS (Brewery) restaurant offering excellent food, good beer and is the only Bosnian brewery that produces dark beer.
Food Scene
Bosnian meat specialty called Ćevapi.
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Ćevabdžinica Željo
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Bosnian meat specialty called Ćevapi.