Top 10 things to do in Sarajevo

Are you planning a visit to Sarajevo? Here’s a list of the top things to do in Sarajevo as a tourist including the best tourist attractions!

Free tour

Follow along knowledgeable local guides on a free walking tour and experience Sarajevo from its best side. The tour is free and takes you to Sarajevo’s best attractions, and provides tips on good cafes, bars, and restaurants.

If you appreciate the tour, it’s welcomed to tip as much as you think the tour was worth because that is how the guides get money. This hike is almost a must to do in Sarajevo.

Gallery 11/07/95

A daunting but important exhibition that showcases the horrible genocide in Srebrenica. If you are interested in history and want to learn more about what happened in Bosnia, you should absolutely go to the Gallery 11/07/95.

Bascarsija (Old Town)

Old Town has a mix of neo-classical and Ottoman architecture. The old town has been restored to its former glory after large parts were destroyed during the 1992-95 Bosnian war.

Today, the mood and the atmosphere is wonderful, and a visit to the Old Town is a must when traveling to Sarajevo. There is a wide variety of beautiful buildings, charming restaurants, bars and many souvenir shops and local artisans.

Sarajevo City Hall

Sarajevo’s City Hall is an excellent example of the amazing architecture from the period of Austria-Hungary. The building is both historical and beautiful and is well worth a visit if you like beautiful buildings.

Sarajevo War Tunnel

During the war in Bosnia, this tunnel was the only road in and out for many of the city’s residents. Nowadays, the tunnel is a museum where you get a history lesson and an insight into the Bosnian war.

Try Bosnian coffee

Coffee in Bosnia is what tea is in the UK and it’s an important part of everyday life. Each Sarajevan has their own favorite café. Our favorite is called Caffe Tito and located on Zmaja od Bosne 5.

It can be a bit tricky to find it, but it is well worth the effort.

Skakavac waterfall

About 12 km outside the city lies the waterfall Skakavac. All around you will find an incredibly beautiful nature. If you like nature or hiking, you should schedule to wander around Skakavac.

Visit the place where the world changed forever

“The shooting in Sarajevo” was what sparked the First World War. The shots killed the crown prince Franz Ferdinand, and it was this moment that overturned the cup.

Try the Bosnian cuisine

Bosnia and Herzegovina have many good dishes. Some dishes not to be missed are: cevap, burek, and baklava. Around the city, there are plenty of restaurants serving good food from Bosnia and other parts of the Balkans.

To taste the city’s best burek, you should go to Buregdzinica Bosna lying on Bravadziluk 11th

Avaz Tower

Sarajevo’s only skyscraper offers stunning views over the city. The tower is also a sky bar. For the best view, you should climb to the platform above the bar.

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