If you’re feeling fit enough, climb up the hill to the old medieval town and the ruins of Jacje Castle, where you can gain great views over the city. Walking west along the main alleyway of Bascarsija, you will notice the architecture change as you move into Ferhadija Street and into the Austro-Hungarian influenced part of the city. Ferhadija St is the main pedestrian shopping street in Sarajevo. The streets running parallel to Ferhadija Street are Obala Kulina bana and Marsala Tita, where you will find many fine examples of the Austro-Hungarian legacy.
The Sarajevo tunnel was constructed by the citizens during the siege that took place between 1992 and 1995. Serbian forces had entirely cut off the city and this tunnel served as a link between the neighbourhoods Dobrinja and Butmir. This enabled food and aid to come in, and people to get out.
Vrelo Bosne means "spring of Bosna", which gestures towards the location of this park. With its 270 km, River Bosna is the third largest river in Bosnia and Herzegovina. Vrelo Bosne is one of the country’s top natural landmarks and offers a stunning landscape perfect for trekking and relaxation.
The Museum is a multi-discipline scientific and cultural institution, home to the 14th-century Jewish Haggadah - a handwritten, illuminated manuscript of the text of the Passover Haggadah. 34 pages of bleached calfskin illustrate key scenes in the Bible, from the creation to the death of Moses.
The city is famous for its religious diversity, with adherents of Catholicism, Orthodoxy, Islam and Judaism coexisting here for centuries. This is why Sarajevo is at times referred to as "Jerusalem of the Balkans", or "Jerusalem of Europe". Mosques, synagogues and cathedrals crowd the city.
The Austro-Hungarian Empire was a monarchic union that existed for 51 years and dissolved in 1918. The realm included Bosnia and Herzegovina, along with several other European countries. Explore the city’s Austro-Hungarian heritage, including the Presidential Palace and the Town Hall.
Take a guided tour via one of the many companies to get a real insight into the city's past and present through knowledgeable locals. Discover the major sights and monuments that stood through the most remarkable and defining events the rich history of this beautiful city.
Insider City Tours & Excursions
Zelenih Beretki 30, Sarajevo
+387 61 190 591
Sarajevo Funky Tours
+387 62 910 546
In the area of Sarajevo there are excellent hiking and rafting tours available. To fully appreciate the beauty of the surrounding mountains and gorges, join one of the many tour groups departing daily.
One of the operators is Green Visions Tours:
Sarajevo's historic downtown area, the Bascarsija, is a must-visit maze of winding alleys and wooden shop fronts. It contains some of the city's finest architectural monuments, along with a multitude of traditional cafés with outdoor seating. Look out for bargains on copper ware.