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Sarajevo

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Jerusalem of Europe
Nearly destroyed by war during the 1990s, the riverside city of Sarajevo now serves as one of the region's major educational, cultural, and commercial hubs. Developed as an Ottoman stronghold in the 15th century, the city quickly grew into a multicultural urban center, its architecture blending the finest elements of Islamic and Christian building styles. In 1914, Sarajevo provided the setting for the dramatic events that led to the outbreak of World War I. Seven decades later, the growing city hosted the 1984 Winter Olympics. Today Sarajevo lures travelers with its walkable old town that is packed with souvenir shops and traditional cafes, ideal for meeting the locals over a cup of steaming Turkish coffee. To arrange what you want to do in Sarajevo, use our Bosnia and Herzegovina tour builder tool.
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Popular things to do in Sarajevo

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Walking tour
Walking tours
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Duration: 2h 30 min
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Historic Site
Bascarsija
4.7
Duration: 3 hours
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Landmark
Sarajevo War Tunnel
4.4
Duration: 1 hour
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Food Tour
Food Tours
4.8
Duration: 2h 30 min

Museums in Sarajevo

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Art Museum
Galerija 11/07/95
4.8
Duration: 1 hour
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Specialty Museum
War Childhood Museum
4.8
Duration: 1h 30 min
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History Museum
Museum Of Crimes Against Humanity And Genocide 1992-1995
4.7
Duration: 1h 30 min
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History Museum
History Museum of Bosnia and Herzegovina
4.1
Duration: 2 hours

Historic Sites in Sarajevo

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Religious Site
Gazi Husrev-beg Mosque
4.6
Duration: 30 minutes
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Historic Site
Vijećnica
4.4
Duration: 30 minutes
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Historic Site
Sebilj Brunnen (Fountain)
4.3
Duration: 30 minutes
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Church
Katedrala Sarajevo
4.0
Duration: 30 minutes

Side trips from Sarajevo

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Park
Vrelo Bosne Sarajevo Canton
4.5
Duration: 8 hours
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River Rafting / Tubing
River Rafting & Tubing Foca
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Duration: 4 hours
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Ski Area
Olympic Center Jahorina Jahorina
3.7
Duration: 2 hours
Mountain
Prenj Konjic
4.0
Duration: 4 hours

Hidden gems in Sarajevo

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History Museum
Svrzo House
4.6
Duration: 2 hours
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Specialty Museum
Jewish Museum of Bosnia and Herzegovina
4.5
Duration: 2 hours
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Mountain
Igman
4.3
Duration: 2 hours
Observation Deck
The Yellow Fortress
4.3
Duration: 30 minutes

Shopping in Sarajevo

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Gift & Specialty Shop
DiVina
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Duration: 4 hours
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Gift & Specialty Shop
W Market Epicerie Fine
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Duration: 2 hours
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Gift & Specialty Shop
Hidesign
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Duration: 2 hours
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Gift & Specialty Shop
Gradska Trznica
4.8
Duration: 2 hours

Where to stay in Sarajevo

Although a compact city, Sarajevo offers a wide range of accommodations. Staying in Bascarsija (the old bazaar area) offers proximity to the most popular tourist attractions, long-established restaurants, and charming teahouses. Staying close to the activity won't cost a fortune in this fairly inexpensive town, and it is surprisingly peaceful late at night. You can choose from a number of historical hotels, but those travelling on a budget may prefer a private or dorm room in one of the many hostels. Modern establishments, which can have more reliable facilities, are mostly in the outskirts.
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