Free Walking Sightseeing Tour #1 in Sarajevo, Bosnia and Herzegovina


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Tour Facts

Number of sights 20 sights
Distance 6.2 km
Ascend 105 m
Descend 123 m

Explore Sarajevo in Bosnia and Herzegovina with this free self-guided walking tour. The map shows the route of the tour. Below is a list of attractions, including their details.

Activities in SarajevoIndividual Sights in Sarajevo

Sight 1: 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 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), Website

326 meters / 4 minutes

Sight 2: Tašlihan

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TašlihanLuca Conti from Senigallia, Italy / CC BY 2.0

Tašlihan or Tašli han is a former caravanserai that was located on the site of the current summer garden and an open bar of the Hotel Evropa in Sarajevo, Bosnia and Herzegovina. It is the third stone caravanserai in Sarajevo, built in the period from 1540 to 1543, as an endowment of Gazi Husrev-beg, after his death. It was added to Gazi Husrev-beg's bezistan on its western side. It was square in shape, and its length was 47 meters. It had a fountain in its yard, on the pillars of which was a small mosque. Upstairs were the passenger rooms. Domestic and foreign merchants had their shops within Tašlihan. It is believed that this caravanserai served for trade more than for passenger traffic. The fire of 1879 severely damaged Taslihan and made it unusable.

Wikipedia: Tašlihan (EN)

214 meters / 3 minutes

Sight 3: Museum of the Jews of Bosnia and Herzegovina

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Museum of the Jews of Bosnia and Herzegovina Małgorzata Płoszaj / CC BY-SA 2.5

The Museum of The Jews of Bosnia and Herzegovina is part of the Sarajevo Museum located in the former Old Temple, in the oldest synagogue in Bosnia and Herzegovina. The Commission for the Preservation of National Monuments, at its session held from 7 to 11 October 2003, made a decision to declare the Jewish Museum as a national monument of Bosnia and Herzegovina. This decision was adopted by the Commission in the following composition: Zeynep Ahunbay, Amra Hadžimuhamedović (chair), Dubravko Lovrenović, Ljiljana Ševo and Tina Wik.

Wikipedia: Muzej Jevreja Bosne i Hercegovine (BS)

204 meters / 2 minutes

Sight 4: 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 the 21 clock towers erected throughout the country, reaching a height of 30 meters. The tower was declared a National Monument of Bosnia and Herzegovina in 2006.

Wikipedia: Sarajevo Clock Tower (EN)

25 meters / 0 minutes

Sight 5: Gazi Husrev-beg Mosque

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Gazi Husrev-bey Mosque or just Beg's Mosque in Sarajevo is, due to its size and attractiveness, one of the most important monuments of sacral Islamic architecture in the Balkans. It was built in 1531.

Wikipedia: Begova džamija (BS)

176 meters / 2 minutes

Sight 6: The Brusa Bezistan

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The Brusa BezistanKathleen Franklin from Marysville, CA, USA / CC BY 2.0

Brusa bezistan with its 6 roof domes it is one of the historic buildings in Sarajevo's Baščaršija from the time of the Ottoman period in the history of Bosnia and Herzegovina. It has a rectangular base and has four entrances on all four sides, and connects the craft streets Kundurdžiluk, Veliki and Mali Čurčiluk with Abadžiluk and the Baščaršija. It was built by order of the Grand Vizier Rustem-pasha Opuković in 1551. Bezistan was named after the Turkish city of Bursa, from which silk was brought to Bezistan and sold. Unlike Gazi Husrev-beg's bezistan, where groceries were originally sold, Brusa bezistan sold household items and small furniture in addition to silk. Today it is one of the museums in the city, designated as the National monument of Bosnia and Herzegovina by the Commission to preserve national monuments of Bosnia and Herzegovina, and houses one of the departments of Museum of Sarajevo.

Wikipedia: Brusa bezistan (EN)

322 meters / 4 minutes

Sight 7: City Hall

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City Hall I would appreciate being notified if you use my work outside Wikimedia. More of my work can be found in my personal gallery. / CC BY 3.0

Sarajevo City Hall, known as Vijećnica, is located in the city of Sarajevo, Bosnia and Herzegovina. 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)

152 meters / 2 minutes

Sight 8: Čekrekčijina

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Muslihudin Čekrekčija Mosque, also known as Čaršijska, is second oldest domed mosque in Sarajevo. It was constructed in 1526 in the Baščaršija area of the city, at the foot of Kovač. It is raised in the mahala of Isa-Bey's turn. From the vakufnam of the founder of the mosque, Hajji Mustafa, the son of Ishak, is known to the people as Muslihudin Čekrekčija, her builder. This is also the oldest known original document written in Sarajevo.

Wikipedia: Muslihudin Čekrekčija Mosque (EN)

333 meters / 4 minutes

Sight 9: Old Orthodox Church

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The Church of the Holy Archangels Michael and Gabriel, also known as the Old Orthodox Church, is a Serbian Orthodox church in Sarajevo, Bosnia and Herzegovina. It was established in 1539. It was, however, built on older foundations.

Wikipedia: Church of the Holy Archangels Michael and Gabriel, Sarajevo (EN)

358 meters / 4 minutes

Sight 10: Svrzo's House

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Svrzo's House is an old house in Sarajevo, Bosnia and Herzegovina that was established when the Ottoman Empire ruled the area. It is a branch of the Museum of Sarajevo. It is typical in that it has living quarters for the men, the women, and the servants. The house is in extremely well preserved condition, which is noteworthy in that the house is built completely from wood; a construction method not commonly used in the region in modern times. It is open to the public for self-guided tours and has brochures and information in multiple languages.

Wikipedia: Svrzo's House (EN)

254 meters / 3 minutes

Sight 11: 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), Website

164 meters / 2 minutes

Sight 12: Museum of Sarajevo

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Museum of Sarajevo, also Museum of the City of Sarajevo, is a museum of history and culture of Sarajevo, located in Stari Grad Municipality of the City of Sarajevo, Bosnia and Herzegovina. The museum is operated by JU Muzej Sarajeva, and housed in 19th century Bosnian biographer, Kosta Hörmann's Villa, in Josipa Štadlera 32 street on the municipality of Stari Grad.

Wikipedia: Museum of Sarajevo (EN)

360 meters / 4 minutes

Sight 13: Markale massacre memorial

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Markale massacre memorial Christian Bickel / CC BY-SA 2.0 de

The Markale market shelling or Markale massacres were two separate bombardments, with at least one of them confirmed to have been carried out by the Army of Republika Srpska, targeting civilians during the siege of Sarajevo in the Bosnian War. They occurred at the Markale (marketplace) located in the historic core of Sarajevo, the capital of Bosnia and Herzegovina.

Wikipedia: Markale massacres (EN)

346 meters / 4 minutes

Sight 14: Eternal flame

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Eternal flameanj?i from London, UK / CC BY 2.0

The Eternal flame is a memorial to the military and civilian victims of the Second World War in Sarajevo, Bosnia and Herzegovina. The memorial was dedicated on 6 April 1946, the first anniversary of the liberation of Sarajevo from the four-year-long occupation by Nazi Germany and the fascist Independent State of Croatia.

Wikipedia: Eternal flame (Sarajevo) (EN)

343 meters / 4 minutes

Sight 15: Sarajevo National Theatre

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The Sarajevo National Theatre was founded in November 1921.

Wikipedia: Sarajevo National Theatre (EN), Website

260 meters / 3 minutes

Sight 16: Džamija Hasan Čoban Zade

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Džamija Hasan Čoban Zade Christian Bickel / CC BY-SA 2.0 de

Čobanija Mosque was constructed in Sarajevo, Bosnia and Herzegovina, before 1565. The building is quite spacious, with a fine stone minaret. Set into the walls around the minaret is a poem in Turkish. There is a cemetery adjacent to the mosque, which some believe is the final resting place of the benefactor, Čoban-Hasan.

Wikipedia: Čobanija Mosque (EN)

489 meters / 6 minutes

Sight 17: Crkva svetog Vinka Paulskoga

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Crkva svetog Vinka Paulskoga

The Church of St. Vincent of Paul is a Gothic Roman Catholic church in the center of 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)

660 meters / 8 minutes

Sight 18: Stambeni kompleks na Džidžikovcu

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Residential complex on Džidžikovac, is an architectural residential ensemble in a neighborhood of Džidžikovac in Sarajevo, Bosnia and Herzegovina, which is designated a National Monument of Bosnia and Herzegovina since 2008.

Wikipedia: Residential complex on Džidžikovac (EN)

585 meters / 7 minutes

Sight 19: Alipašina džamija

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Ali Pasha Mosque was constructed in Sarajevo, Bosnia and Herzegovina during 1560–61 as a vakıf—the legacy or perpetual endowment—of Sofu Hadım Ali Pasha, an Ottoman statesman who served as the governor of the Bosnia Eyalet of the Ottoman Empire amongst other roles, after his death in September 1560.

Wikipedia: Ali Pasha Mosque (Sarajevo) (EN)

633 meters / 8 minutes

Sight 20: Crkva svetog Josipa

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The Saint Joseph's Church is a Roman Catholic church in Sarajevo, Bosnia and Herzegovina. It was proclaimed a National Monument of Bosnia and Herzegovina in 2008.

Wikipedia: Saint Joseph's Church, Sarajevo (EN)


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