Top things to do in Sarajevo

Top things to do in Sarajevo

Top things to do in Sarajevo

If you intend to explore the entire region of South-eastern Europe, Sarajevo, the capital city of Bosnia and Herzegovina, is regarded as an ideal starting point. In Sarajevo you can start your day by visiting Sunny Mostar, the seat of Herzegovina, whose symbolic feature, the old Bridge, is included in world heritage site list. You can also visit a number of museums, palaces and churches found throughout the city. Some of the outstanding examples of architecture in the city are Emperor’s Mosque, Sarajevo Cathedral, Latin Bridge and Sarajevo Library. The city is a luxury to nature lovers due to its untouched and flowing green pastures of forest and parks which have been thoroughly maintained. You can take a stroll near Milajacka River and capture the splendor of colorful birds and flowers. You can choose from several excellent shopping experiences in Sarajevo, buying extraordinarily crafted souvenirs found in the stores on different streets. The city also holds some marvelous restaurants serving authentic cuisine that can be appreciated while fathoming the great views. The wines from the vineyards of Sarajevo come in many varieties like Zilavka and Blatina and are greatly recommended. The traditional food here is appetizing as they are organic as well as delectable. A wholesome trip where you can embrace the hospitality of the warm and wonderful people of this lovely nation.

1. Historical Museum of Bosnia and Herzegovina:

Established in the year 1945, the Historical Museum of Bosnia and Herzegovina holds a collection of approximately 300,000 historical artifacts. It is one of those places that has safeguarded these unique collections that date back to the World Wars and also includes an academic library, archive material, photo collection and much more.

2. Gazi Husrev-beg Mosque:

Established in the year 1530, the Gazi Husrev-beg Mosque was arranged in the middle of Baščaršija and famed as the main congregational mosque of Sarajevo. It is now known as one of the most prominent architectural monuments of the city from the period where the Ottoman Empire was in power.

3. Serbian Orthodox Cathedral in Sarajevo:

One of the oldest places of worship in the city, the Serbian Orthodox Cathedral of Sarajevo was constructed back in the 16th century. It houses a historic museum that was constructed in the year 1888 making it one of the most prominent places in the entire city. It also exhibits weaponry, clothing and old coins.

4. Skakavac:

A beautiful natural setting, Skakavac is a stunning cascade with a beautiful limestone face that turns into ice each winter. At your astonishment, you can find picnic benches and tables. There is a gravel road where you can have a beautiful silent walk early morning or in the evening and view the waterfall that is just few kilometers away.

5. Eternal flame:

A memorial to mark the liberation of the city that occurred during the World War II, the Eternal Flame is a monument that has many inscriptions over it. It imbibes the Yugoslavia flag which has a burning bay leaves’ wreath and signifies the liberators of that period which the city sacrificed.

6. Sarajevo City Hall:

One of the largest buildings in the city of Sarajevo, the City Hall is a symbol for civilizations of the world. Established in the year 1896, the structure is known to be an important motif across the entire nation and stands as a sign of tragedy and siege when it was set ablaze in the year 1992.

7. Latin Bridge:

Reigning the city from the year 1541, the Latin Bridge was primarily built using wood. It was later reconstructed using stone. This bridge was found within close proximity to the famous yet dreadful assassination of Archduke Franz Ferdinand. It was this assassination that became one of the leading reasons for igniting World War I.

8. Emperor's Mosque:

One of the oldest mosques, not only in the city but across the entire nation, the Emperor’s Mosque was a place of worship soon after Sarajevo was founded. It was established honoring the Conqueror ‘Sultan Mehmed’. You can visit the cemetery that is right behind the mosque and is supposed to be Isa Bey Ishaković’s grave.

9. Svrzo's House:

Displaying the stunning culture of the city, the Svrzo’s House epitomizes the culture of the family of Glodo, imbibed during the end of 15th century. You can observe the splendid architecture the city adopted during those times. There is a monograph that is published in English and Bosnian languages.

10. National Museum of Bosnia and Herzegovina:

One of the ancient institutions in the city, the National Museum of Bosnia and Herzegovina was established in the year 1888 and was initially known as the Provincial Museum. It is distinguished as a place of scientific and cultural influences of Sarajevo’s history. There are a number of scholarly disciplines fostered here such as archaeology, geography, history, cataloging and many more.

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