Cathedral of Jesus' Heart, Sarajevo
(4.2/5 based on 180+ reviews on the web)
The neo-Gothic and Romanesque-styled Cathedral of Jesus' Heart serves as the largest cathedral in Bosnia and Herzegovina, and has become a symbol of Sarajevo. Completed in 1889, the 43.2 m (141.7 ft) tall church resembles Notre Dame, with elements of typical Bosnian ornamentation. Tour the interior to see stained-glass windows that elaborately depict Biblical motifs, and see numerous frescoes created by world-famous Italian-German painter Alexander Maximilian Seitz. Observe geometrical shapes on the floors and walls, and view detailed artistic ornamentation on the woodwork. You'll also see the archbishop's tomb at the site. Our Sarajevo family vacation planner makes visiting Cathedral of Jesus' Heart and other Sarajevo attractions simple, and helps you make a travel plan personal to you.
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  • Right in the centre of the city this cathedral is well worth a visit as part of a city tour. Biggest Cathedral in Bosnia. 
  • Cathedral Street leads mirick River from in front of the symbol of Sarajevo has come into view. Building façade is simple there watch the two towers is a feature. There was rose of war, painted red paint on the street in front of Cathedral.
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  • I would say, don't go out of your way to see this cathedral but if you are on a walking tour, it doesn't hurt to go in and see it. 
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  • A touristic landmark in sarajevo. Also proof of city's diversity.
  • Great arhitecture, great building
  • Really nice place, allthough the nuns didn't let us snap many photos.
  • There are plenty of nicer things to see in Sarajevo...
  • Very nice place