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  • Writer's pictureMila Gaccino

Sarajevo Tourist Attractions

Sarajevo, capital of Bosnia and Herzegovina, is a compact city on the Miljacka River, surrounded by the Dinaric Alps. Its center has museums commemorating local history, including Sarajevo 1878–1918, which covers the 1914 assassination of Archduke Franz Ferdinand, an event that sparked World War I. Landmarks of the old quarter, Baščaršija, include the Ottoman-era Gazi Husrev-bey Mosque.

Let's start with a pretty simple reason to visit Sarajevo – it's the largest city and capital of Bosnia Herzegovina. Together that makes it the perfect first step into exploring Bosnia Herzegovina for visitors. ... Sarajevo presents you with an easy entry point into the country's culture, history and way of life.

(Main Attractions)

Sarajevo War Tunnel


Galerija 11/07/95

Sarajevo Olympic Bobsleigh & Luge Track

Museum of Crimes Against Humanity & Genocide 1992-1995

War Childhood Museum

National Museum of BiH

Tunnel of Hope

(Local Delicacies)

Cevapi. Cevapi are small, oblong-shaped kebabs from lamb and beef served in somun (Bosnian pita bread) with raw onions


Begova Corba

Klepe (Bosnian minced meat dumplings)


Bosnian bean soup

Bosanski Lonac


Best time to travel to Sarajevo

The best months for good weather in Sarajevo are July, August and September. On average, the warmest months are July and August. January is the coldest month of the year. The rainiest months are May and June.

Did you know: Sarajevo became known for its large marketplace and numerous mosques, which by the middle of the 16th century numbered more than 100. At the peak of the empire, Sarajevo was the biggest and most important Ottoman city in the Balkans after Istanbul. ... As political conditions changed, Sarajevo became the site of warfare.

Discover this majestic destination rich in history.

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