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Vijećnica, Sarajevo

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Landmark Tourist Spot
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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  • Sarajevo City Hall is pure Moorish Art. Sarajevo City Hall was destroyed in the 1990's Balkan War, and has been completely re-built.  more »
  • Absolutely beautiful hall with a small basement museum area which is full of information but a bit confusingly laid out! Would recommend a visit.  more »
  • Completely rebuilt inside after being destroyed by fire during the war when over 2 million books and documents were destroyed. inside has been rebuilt beautifully and a small museum of photographs set...  more »
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  • A landmark of that great city. I just wished they turn it back to a library, but I think they won't. Amazing city hall building built of that mix of east and west arch.
  • Vijećnica is the best one museum what can meet us with the history of Sarajevo trough peace and trough war, to the today's daily tradition of this city. One thing is missing, Library! Library must come back to the Vijećnica. Not just museum and conferences room. Vijećnica deserves old function, to be library of Sarajevo.
  • Great restauration of the national library. Beautifuly decorated. A good way to spend 30 mins, especially if there is an exhibition of photographs or art at the time.
  • Reconstruction finished at 2014, but no book displayed. there are no audio guide either to give us better understanding on the buildings. Many of the sections are still closed from public access.
  • Very important landmark of the city. Recently refurbished