Vijećnica, Sarajevo

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Vijećnica serves as a symbol of the city and is the most representative building from the Austro-Hungarian period that bears witness to the city's historical dramas. It was built between 1892 and 1894 in a pseudo-Moorish style--a blend of Orient and Occident, as the city itself. The most notable feature of its interior is the six-angled hall topped with the glass dome. Notice the painted decorations in the main stairway and the stained-glass window ornamented with floral patterns under the dome. The hall burned down in 1992, and it was officially re-opened after restoration on May 9, 2014. It has housed the National and University Library since 1949. Plan your Vijećnica visit and explore what else you can see and do in Sarajevo using our Sarajevo tour itinerary planner .
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  • Visited this museum which has a very good art collection, nice historical facility.. Very reasonable entrance fee (includes guide). This building has been rebuilt with a good balance of original and m...  more »
  • This Islamic other forum style Building located on the river bian, formerly known as Cabildo and then into China State Libraries in the future. But in the 1992 war fight time was Vandalism, inside there are many Tibetan Book by 燒 destroyed. Now when Building've rebuilt, profiles and Forum style alone.
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  • Beautiful building in Sarajevo according to me. Certainly worth a visit. Costs around £ 25 to join in with the architecture and Museum on the lower floor is worth the money. The building has a great story that is told in there. No guided tours are available, but going around freely there looking.
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  • Visually stunning.
  • Indestructible symbol of Sarajevo
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