Sarajevo in Ottoman Empire
Ottoman era begins in 1461 when the city was founded by the first Bosnian governor Read More
This is list of 10 top attractions in Sarajevo ranked using Tripadvisor data including reviews, ratings, photos, and popularity. Of course there is lots more attractions to see, this is just top 10
1. Sarajevo War Tunnel
The Sarajevo Tunnel also known as Tunel spasa and Tunnel of Hope, was a tunnel constructed between March and June 1993 during the Siege of Sarajevo in the midst of the Bosnian War. After the war, about 20 meters of the tunnel became part of a museum which contains many items from the time of the Siege of Sarajevo.
Baščaršija is Sarajevo’s old bazaar and the historical and cultural center of the city. Baščaršija was built in the 15th century when Isa-Beg Isaković founded the city. Located on the north bank of the river Miljacka, in the municipality of Stari Grad. On Baščaršija there are several important historic buildings, such as the Gazi Husrev-beg Mosque and sahat-kula. Today Baščaršija is the major tourist attraction of Sarajevo.
3. Galerija 11/07/95
Gallery 11/07/95 is the first memorial gallery in Bosnia and Herzegovina – an exhibition space aiming to preserve the memory of the Srebrenica tragedy and the 8372 persons who perished in the massacres. The permanent exhibition provides documentary scenes of what was left of Srebrenica in the wake of this genocide. Through a wide range of multimedia content – images, maps, audio and video materials, the Gallery offers documentary and artistic interpretation of the events that took place in this small town in Eastern Bosnia during the month of July 1995.
4. Sarajevo Olympic Bobsleigh and Luge Track
Sarajevo Olympic Bobsleigh and Luge Track is a bobsleigh and luge track situated on Trebević mountain overlooking the City of Sarajevo, built for the 1984 Winter Olympics. The track was damaged as a result of the Siege of Sarajevo; during the siege, the track was used as an artillery position by Bosnian Serb forces. The track still remains mostly intact (as of January 2018), with the war wounds of defensive fighting holes drilled into one of the last turns of the course. The track has been used for graffiti and bicycling in the period between the end of the war and the commencement of renovations in 2014. In June 2014, restoration began on the track, including the removal of overgrowth and graffiti, and the application of a protective coating from Start 1 down to the bottom of the course. The track is currently used for summer luge training, and other summer activities.
5. War Childhood Museum
Rising from the crowd-sourced book War Childhood and championing the principles and practices of social entrepreneurship, the independent, youth-led War Childhood Museum has garnered recognition as the world’s only museum focused exclusively on childhoods that have been affected by war.
6. Sarajevo City Hall
The City Hall was solemnly opened April 20, 1896, used for governing and administrative purposes. After the Second World War City Hall was put on disposal to the National Library and remains in that function until the aggression against BiH. In the night between August 25 and 26, 1992, City hall was hit by flammable artillery missiles. The fire destroys the City Hall, together with the huge library fund of the National-University Library of about 2 million units. The renovation of the City Hall starts in 1996 and lasts until 2014, and the complete reconstruction has been done according to the original documentation. The reconstructed City hall is officially opened on May 9, 2014 on Day of Europe and the Day of Victory over Fascism. Today, it is used in festive occasions at the state and city level to promote events from culture, art and economy, with constant and occasional museum settings, regular sessions of the City Council, and the variety of usage seems to be bigger than ever before.
7. Gazi Husrev-beg Mosque
Gazi Husrev-beg Mosque is a mosque built in the 16th century, it is the largest historical mosque in Bosnia and Herzegovina and one of the most representative Ottoman structures in the Balkans. Being the central Sarajevo’s mosque since the days of its construction, today it also serves as the main congregational mosque of the Islamic Community of Bosnia and Herzegovina. It is located in the Baščaršija neighborhood in the Stari Grad municipality and, being one of the main architectural monuments in the town, is regularly visited by tourists.
8. The Yellow Fortress
The Yellow Bastion is part of the old walls which protected the city, built in the 18th century and it is part of the history of Sarajevo. One of the most appealing yet accessible viewpoints gazing over Sarajevo’s red-roofed cityscape is from this bastion, built in the 18th century as part of the walls encircling Vratnik. Now sprouting mature trees and a cafe, it’s a popular place for picnickers and canoodling lovers. By tradition, the end of the Ramadan fast is formally announced by a canon shot from here.
9. Trebevićka žičara (cable car)
Trebević cable car, in Sarajevo’s jargon known as funicular, was officially opened on May 3, 1959, connecting Bistrik (583 meters above sea level) with Vidikovac on Trebević (1160 meters above sea level). A large number of citizens, who “occupied” the base station and the sloping streets over which it was passing, were attended by the launching of the cable car. During the siege of Sarajevo, cable car, along with lower and upper station, was completely destroyed. In April 2018. Sarajevo gets its new cable car, with 33 gondolas. Every gondola can hold ten passengers and the ride to Trebević takes about eight minutes.
10. Latin Bridge
Latin Bridge is an Ottoman bridge over the river Miljacka in Sarajevo. The northern end of the bridge was the site of the assassination of Archduke Franz Ferdinand of Austria by Gavrilo Princip in 1914, which became casus belli of World War I.