13 Sights in Sarajevo, Bosnia and Herzegovina (with Map and Images)

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Explore interesting sights in Sarajevo, Bosnia and Herzegovina. Click on a marker on the map to view details about it. Underneath is an overview of the sights with images. A total of 13 sights are available in Sarajevo, Bosnia and Herzegovina.

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1. Inat kuća

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Inat kuća Pudelek (Marcin Szala) / CC BY-SA 3.0

Spite house is a building in Sarajevo not far from Baščaršija, which was originally built on the site where the City Hall was supposed to be built and currently stands on the other side of the Miljacka River. In order to build the building of the City Hall on Mustaj Pasha's mejdan in 1892-1894, it was necessary to demolish two hans and one private house. Han's were demolished, while the owner of the house old Benderija demanded that a bag of ducats be paid as compensation, and in addition to the house being transferred, ćerpić by ćerpić, to the other bank of Miljacka, opposite the City Hall. That's how it was done, and because of the spite of the owners of the house it was called Inat house. Today, spite house is used as a restaurant with traditional Bosnian cuisine.

Wikipedia: Inat kuća (BS)

2. Sebilj

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A sebil or sabil is a small kiosk in the Islamic architectural tradition where water is freely dispensed to members of the public by an attendant behind a grilled window. The term is sometimes also used to refer to simple unmanned fountains with a tap for drinking water, though other names often exist for such fountains.

Wikipedia: Sebil (fountain) (EN)

3. City Hall

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Sarajevo City Hall, known as Vijećnica, is located in the city of Sarajevo. It was designed in 1891 by the Czech architect Karel Pařík, but criticisms by the minister, Baron Béni Kállay, caused him to stop working on the project. It was initially the largest and most representative building of the Austro-Hungarian period in Sarajevo and served as the city hall.

Wikipedia: Vijećnica (EN)

4. Umjetnička galerija Bosne i Hercegovine

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The National Gallery of Bosnia and Herzegovina is a national gallery of art in Bosnia and Herzegovina, located in Sarajevo. The gallery was established on October 11, 1946, and contains over 6000 pieces of art. Its main focus are the works of Bosnian and Herzegovinian interest. The gallery was open and held exhibitions during the whole period of the siege of Sarajevo and the Bosnian war in 1992-1995. However, afterwards it received considerably less funding due to the failure of the government of Bosnia and Herzegovina to recognize the gallery as a national institution.

Wikipedia: National Gallery of Bosnia and Herzegovina (EN)

5. War childhood museum

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The War Childhood Museum is a historical museum in Sarajevo, Bosnia-Herzegovina that opened in January 2017. The museum presents the experiences of children who lived through the war in Bosnia, told through objects, video testimonies, and excerpts from oral histories. The 2018 Council of Europe Museum Prize, one of the most prestigious awards in the museum industry, was awarded to the War Childhood Museum as part of the 2018 European Museum of the Year Award.

Wikipedia: War Childhood Museum (EN)

6. Museum of Literature and Theater Arts of Bosnia and Herzegovina

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Museum of Literature and Theater Arts of Bosnia and Herzegovina is a literary art museum in Sarajevo, Bosnia and Herzegovina. It was established under the name Museum of Literature of Bosnia and Herzegovina in 1961 on the idea of then curator of literary collections in the Museum of Sarajevo, writer Razija Handžić, the future director. In 1970, the Theater Department was founded and added to the Museum of Literature.

Wikipedia: Museum of Literature and Theater Arts of Bosnia and Herzegovina (EN)

7. Ferhadija Mosque

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Ferhadija Mosque, also known as Ferhat Pasha Mosque, is a central building in the city of Sarajevo built by Bosnian Sanjak-bey (governor) Ferhad-beg Vuković, a descendant of the famous mediaeval Vuković family. This mosque has one dome above the prayer area and three small domes at the cloister and is one of the greatest achievements of Bosnia and Herzegovina’s 16th century Ottoman and Islamic architecture.

Wikipedia: Ferhadija Mosque in Sarajevo (EN)

8. Sarajevo Clock Tower

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The Sarajevo Clock Tower is a clock tower in Sarajevo, the capital of Bosnia and Herzegovina. It is located beside Gazi Husrev-beg Mosque and is the tallest of 21 clock towers built in the country at 30 m. The clock shows lunar time, in which the hands indicate 12 o'clock at the moment of sunset, the time of the Muslim Maghrib prayer. A caretaker sets the clock's time manually once a week.

Wikipedia: Sarajevo Clock Tower (EN)

9. Sacred Heart Cathedral

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The Sacred Heart Cathedral is a Catholic church in Sarajevo; commonly referred as the Sarajevo Cathedral, it is the largest cathedral in Bosnia and Herzegovina. It is the seat of the Archbishop of Vrhbosna, currently Cardinal Tomo Vukšić, and center of Catholic worship in the city. The cathedral is located in the city's Old Town district.

Wikipedia: Sacred Heart Cathedral, Sarajevo (EN)

10. Zgrada željezničke stanice Bistrik

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The bistrik railway station building was built after the Austro-Hungarian authorities connected Sarajevo with Slavonski Brod and Budapest by rail in 1882. At that time, there was a need to connect the eastern parts of Bosnia and Herzegovina with Sarajevo, where, along the border with Serbia, military garrisons were stationed.

Wikipedia: Zgrada željezničke stanice Bistrik (BS)

11. Ashkenazi Synagogue

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Sarajevo Synagogue is Sarajevo's primary and largest synagogue and is located on the south bank of the river Miljacka. It was constructed in 1902 and remains the only functioning synagogue in Sarajevo today.

Wikipedia: Sarajevo Synagogue (EN)

12. Gazi Husrev-beg Mosque

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The gazihusrev-beg of the mosque of the hourglass, or just the mosque of the hourglass, is one of the most striking hourglass Islamic buildings in the Balkans because of its size and appeal. Built in 1531.

Wikipedia: Begova džamija (BS)

13. Crkva svetog Vinka Paulskoga

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The Church of St. Vincent of Paul is a Gothic Roman Catholic church in central Sarajevo. It is dedicated to St. Vinko Paulski. The church is located within the monastery buildings of the Sisters of Mercy.

Wikipedia: Crkva sv. Vinka Paulskog u Sarajevu (HR)

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