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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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  • Beautiful building (destroyed in part during the recent war) and rebuilt. A beautiful view on the history of Sarajevo from 1914 to 2014. To see!
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  • Beautiful building with good exhibition on the city in under floor. And then one can notice the presence of history, even if it is just is rebuilt. However, would like to learn more about the library.
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  • Good outside, even better inside. The entrance fee was 5 KM which was totally worth it. There was an exhibition inside regarding the history of Bosnia, with the theme "life". Very informative and interesting. Visit it!
  • 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.

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Although a compact city, Sarajevo offers a wide range of accommodations. Staying in Bascarsija (the old bazaar area) offers proximity to the most popular tourist attractions, long-established restaurants, and charming teahouses. Staying close to the activity won't cost a fortune in this fairly inexpensive town, and it is surprisingly peaceful late at night. You can choose from a number of historical hotels, but those travelling on a budget may prefer a private or dorm room in one of the many hostels. Modern establishments, which can have more reliable facilities, are mostly in the outskirts.
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