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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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  • Interesting historic location which has been renovated to its former architectural splendor, nice attraction.  more »
  • The visit is 5 km away, but worth it. The Interior is sumptuous: think to visit the floor! On the ground floor was installed an exhibition on Sarajevo of 1914 in 2014, interesting and very well illustrated, Bosnian-Serb-Croatian and English (but a little heavy to read texts).
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  • Entry 3MK. Well worth the visit to view this grand building. Sarajevo City Hall - known as Vijećnica - was designed in 1891 by the Czech architect Karel Pařík. It was initially the largest and most re...  more »
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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