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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. Arrange to visit Vijećnica and other attractions in Sarajevo using our Sarajevo itinerary maker.
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  • This is a gorgeous historic site and current attraction. What used to be the National Library, reinvented after it was bombed. The outside is typical western architecture but the inside is gorgeous mu...  more »
  • It is worth it to pay a visit to the Sarajevo City Hall. The entrance fee costs only 5 marks and you will see that it is even more beautiful from the inside, with colorful rooftops and vitrals. When I...  more »
  • Gooey on the inside edges of a building you can get Alya am do you think. Apartment in a beautiful restoration iliev of you see. A weigh-in in the lower level and text from the Neolithic of Sarajevo in cag .... do you see destruction of the development of war. Interesting that our town was questioning why this dedigimizi Sarajevo Sarajevo name means a Palace here from saraj (Palace)-evo (ova) combination came from. Guide, giristeki the ticket officer, even if he doesn't speak English ... UST kata we've used suitcase unless its under the CSF for rooms to go downstairs and you have to use the stairs we have endured. Wouldn't mind a lot that sticks with me. ..
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  • Sarajevo is a city which is proud on its mixed history and culture. Though no other building displays this diversity better than the Vijećnica. The architect of this building was an Austrian, but he sought inspiration in many Arabic works around the world. Vijećnica is essentially a building which is heavily inspired by the Arabic style, although with its own unique twist.
  • A gorgeous and altogether fascinating place. It contains an excellent historic exhibit, and is often used as a galleries. If you go to Sarajevo you must not miss the opportunity to visit!
  • Beautiful building. Nothing more to say. 5 KM might be a bit to mich for it. Still worth a visit.
  • The interior with the dazzling glass roof is a definite must see! The exhibition in the basement is informative, but sometimes too much text at once
  • One of the most beautiful buildings in Sarajevo. Wonderful architecture