Sarajevo is the capital of Bosnia & Herzegovina, surrounded by Olyimpic mountins, in the valley of river Miljacka. Population of Sarajevo is cca 420 000 citizens. Established as a city in 15th century by Isaj Bey Ishakovic, Sarajevo became a main crossroad for caravans and traders from east, west, north and south. It has rich culture, and for centuries presence of all monotheistic religions. In circle of just 100 meters you can find mosque, orthodox church, chatolic chaetedral and jewish synagogue in the town. Walking trough the main street you can see the fine line between Ottoman and Austro – Hungarian architecture – we call it “Sarajevo meeting of cultures”. Take a tour with us and discover our small city with big stories, the place where east meets west.
SIGHTS WE VISIT:
Spite house and City Hall
First stop on our tour will be Seher-Cehajina Bridge, that connects Spite house and City Hall. It’s located in the Old town, on the spot where story of Sarajevo as a city begins before these two atractions. After introduction we’ll visit City Hall (National libery) built in 1896. in Moorish style. It’s triangle shaped building full of decorations and unique details. City Hall was destroyed during the last war, we reconstructed it on summer 2014.
Authentic Craft street from Ottoman times where you can find even today hand made and traditional products from which most famous are Bosnian Coffee sets
The main square built as a trading knot where locals exchenged goods with caravans and merchants. Sqare didnt change much during centuries and Sarajevo’s main monument – Public fountain Sebilj is located here
Preserved Caravan Saray from XVI century and place where you will taste Bosnian coffee
Gazi Husrev Bey’s Vakuf
From Baščaršija we’ll move down the Sarači street to Gazi Husrev Bey’s mosque. It’s the most important mosque in Sarajevo with beautiful story of its builder. Near the mosque there is Clock tower also from the XV century, Madrass, Covered bazaar that we visit.
Sarajevo is multicultural, multireligious and multiethnical city for centuries. Nearby Gazi Husrev Bey’s mosque there are Jewish old and new temples, Sacred Heart Chaetedral and Old Orthodox Church.
Sarajevo Meeting of Cultures
There is a border, in the “sweet corner” in Old town, between two cultures – two empires. That border is called “Sarajevo meeting of Cultures” and its a place where you can see two sides of the street, on one side Ottoman architecture ends and on the other side Austro – Hungarian architecture starts.
Markale Marketplace Massacre
Here you will learn about Sarajevo roses and marketplace massacre that happened in 1994. during Siege of Sarajevo
Moving from Sweet corner trough Bezistan, Sarajevo’s covered market from Ottoman Empire, to one of the most visited locations in Sarajevo, Latin bridge. Famous for assassination of Austro – Hungarian archduke Franz Ferdinand, what triggered the WWI.
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Duration of the tour is 2 hours