Sarajevo

Bosnia and Herzegovina is a melting pot of many different cultures, a bridge between East and West.

Guide to Sarajevo

The heart of Bosnia and Herzegovina is the capital Sarajevo, once a heart-broken, torn and demolished city it has risen above its recent history to once more welcome visitors with its centuries-old tradition of hospitality.

Sense the unique spiritual ambiance that has always marked Sarajevo, as you walk through city feeling as though you've entered a special place underneath the sky, preserved for people with only love in their hearts. Sarajevo is the capital and largest city of Bosnia and Herzegovina, with an estimated population of over 370,712 people within its administrative limits.

The city is famous for its traditional cultural and religious diversity, with adherents of Islam, Orthodoxy, Catholicism and Judaism coexisting there for centuries. Due to this long and rich history of religious and cultural variety, Sarajevo is often called the "Jerusalem of Europe."

Famous Tourist Spots

Latin Bridge

Why it is called Latin Bridge?

City Hall

The most beautiful building in the Sarajevo

Spite House

The house of the most spiteful man in Sarajevo

Miljacka river

The importance of this Sarajevo river

Kazandziluk- Copper Street

The sound of coppersmiths creating coffee spots and haggling with tourists

Nargila-shisha bars with Daire

Oriental atmosphere in the middle of the european city of Sarajevo

War tunnel

The tunnel which saved the city during the siege 1992 to 1995

Baščaršija square with Wooden fountain Sebilj

The welcoming fountain of Sarajevo

Emperor's Mosque

The oldest mosque in the city

Old Orthodox church

Rather small, but really important church with abundance of legends

At Mejdan

Where once horses and carriages were left

Gazi Husrev Bey's madrassah

The oldest educational institution in BiH

Gazi Husrev Bey's Mosque

The best example of Ottoman architecture in BiH

The clock tower

Opportunity to see a real functioning lunar clock

Gazi Husrev Bey"s Market - Bezistan

Enclosed bazaar

Morića Han (Caravan Saray)

a place where once merchants stayed

Old Jewish synagogue

the story of Jewish people in Sarajevo

Place of the assassination of Austro-Hungarian archduke

Yes, it is a place where the WWI started

Cathedral

The central place of Catholicism in Bosnia visited two times by the popes

Congregational church

Grandiose Orthodox church In Sarajevo

Farewell from Sarajevo

In 1816 Turkish officer came from Constantinople to Sarajevo with a task to improve and expand the fortress walls in Sarajevo and to build a bastion. Sarajevans had to bring stones for the walls and towers. The officer sat under the tent and enjoyed watching Sarajevo. One day he heard drums and song on the Goat Bridge, so he asked servants: "What is it?" They answered that the bride from some small town is getting married in Sarajevo. Officer ordered his servants to ask for a gold embroidered handkerchief from the bride. Nobody knew why he kept it. After some time, again, there were people singing on the bridge. Officer asked: "What was it again?" Servants said that now a girl from Sarajevo is going to small town to marry. He ordered them to give her a sack of ducats. Servants asked him: "Why did you take a golden handkerchief from the first bride, and you gave ducats to this one? “
He replied: „First bride is happy, because she is coming from a small town to a big town to live. The other one is miserable and sad because she is living her Sarajevo, so I sent her some ducats as consolation.

Sarajevo Mountains Tour

Bjelašnica, Igman and Trebević

Sarajevo Olympic Mountains Tour is created to let You experience the spirit of Olympics and flashback to the 1980s. Sarajevo hosted XIV Winter Olympic Games 1984. The tour starts by visiting Olympic Stadium Kosevo and Olympic Hall Zetra.

bjelasnica

Bjelašnica

After panorama of Sarajevo and stories related to Olympics we will continue to the beautiful mountains. The first one on our way is mountain Bjelašnica. It is the highest part of the Dinaric Mountains. It is also best ski center in Bosnia and Herzegovina today. Alpine skiing disciplines of the Olympic Games were held on this mountain. We can enjoy hot tea in a beautiful mountain house.

igman

Igman

After Bjelašnica we head to the Olympic mountain Igman. Biathlon, ski jumps and Nordic skiing competition were held on this mountain. You can still see the remains of the jumping slopes

Trebevic

Trebević

After Igman we proceed to the Olympic mountain Trebević. Here You can enjoy the most beautiful panorama. It was once connected with Sarajevo by the cable car which was destroyed during Bosnian war and siege of Sarajevo. Mountain is known for competition in bob and sledging. For that purpose huge concrete construction has been built in the middle of mountain. Pictures are usually amazing and bob sleigh track became one of most recognising landmarks of Sarajevo.

Mascot Vucko

Even after more than thirty years later, You can still see Vučko, the Olympic mascot, and Olympic logo standing on a tower next to the Stadium. Vučko is actually a wolf. An animal typically found in the forests of Ex- Yugoslavia. Through his smiling, frightened or serious facial expressions, Vučko gave the wolf a rather friendly appearance andIt changed the usually ferocious image of this animal. Vučko embodies the courage and strength of local people and it was a symbol of winter and the triumph of good over evil. The happy Vučko is also the symbol of man’s centuries-old efforts to conquer nature, to gain friendship from a beast, to make a wolf become Vučko.