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City Guide : SarajevoSurrounded by mountains and situated around the Miljacka River, Sarajevo is the capital and the most populous city of Bosnia and Herzegovina. The capital is the economic, administrative, cultural, educational and sport center of the country. Sarajevo is famous for its religious and cultural diversity. For centuries, the city has been the location of peaceful coexistence for Muslims, Jews, Serbs, Turks, Croats and the other communities.
Tourist AttractionsYou will find the traces of the Ottoman Empire while touring the city. At this term, the city has been in a significant location on the east-west routes. Also, the Austro-Hungarian period is reflected in the railways and some of the structures of the city.
Ali Pasha's Mosque (Alipašina džamija) built in 1561 is one of the splendid mosques with its cupola. The Emperor's Mosque (Careva džamija) and Gazi Husref-bey's Mosque (Gazi Husrefbegova džamija) are among the other fundamental cultural and religious monuments of the city.
The Town Hall (Gradska vijećnica) officially opened in 1896 is a fantastic architectural structure from the Austro-Hungarian Period.
The Orthodox Cathedral constructed by Anreja Damjanovic between 1863 and 1868 is one of the biggest Orthodox cathedrals in the Balkan Region. With its three-naved architecture, the interior walls of the church are garnished via painted ornaments. Sarajevo Cathedral is another crucial religious monument carrying Romanesque and Gothic styles.
The Old Jewish Temple built in 1581 is a historical synagogue with an Inn called the Great Courtyard. This courtyard served to the Sarajevo Jews.
Sebilj Fountain placed at Baščaršija is the only structure of its type in the city. The Sebilj was built in 1891.
Botanical Garden of the National Museum located at the center of the city is a component of the National Museum. Residing on an area of 14.270 m2, the garden is home to 2.000 plant species.
Culture & EntertainmentSarajevo National Theater established in 1921 is home to a great deal of performances including drama, ballet, opera, music and night programs. Sarajevo Opera Hose and Sarajevo Ballet stage their best productions under the roof of this cultural and theatrical center.
The Bosniac Institute (Foundation Adil Zulfikarpašić) is an educational, cultural and scientific institution. This establishment is the center for improving culture, history, literature, religion and a great range of arts of the inhabitants living in the city. The complex harbors a library and a club. Bosniac Institute Library has a wealthy collection of handwritings, art works, publications and more.
Standing as one of the oldest libraries in Europe, Gazi Husrev-Bey’s Library has a collection of 50.000 works including books and archive documents in different languages. The manuscripts prepared in Turkish witness the social, economical, cultural and political incidents of the Ottoman period.
Lunched in 1995, Sarajevo Film Festival is one of the most significant organizations in the Balkans with respect to the film sector. Festival hosts the best selections from the world cinematography.
The mountains surrounding the city are eligible for winter sports, especially for skiing.
Food & DrinkThe cosmopolitan social structure and cultural life of the city is effective over the culinary culture of the city. Different religions and different ethnicities are the actors of this diversity. Also, you will be able to taste palates from the world cuisine.
Ćevapi (ćevapčići) is the Bosnian national flavor. These small dumplings are made of minced meat, garlic, onion and different kinds of vegetables and spices. The average length of ćevapi is 5 cm. This internationally known palate is served with milk products such as yogurt and sour milk.
ShoppingThe city's Old Town is the main place for souvenirs. Brass Alley in the Old Town is filled with small metal ware shops and sellers of local products. Bascarsjia which is the Turkish section of Sarajevo is home to a bazaar selling metal works, jewelery and pottery. Each street of this location is for a different kind of city crafts.
Gazi Husref-bey's covered market building (Gazi Husrefbegov bezistan) with a length of 109 meters is another significant market of the city.
Biennial In A Bomb Shelter
The event, in which the latest works of Banu Cennetoğlu, Yasemin Özcan and Emre Erkal will participate sponsored by the SAHA Association, runs through September 29. Curated by Başak Şenova and Branko Franceschi, the biennial is taking place in an atom bomb shelter at Konjič, 45 kilometers south of Sarajevo.
Ticket Sales Offices : Sarajevo
|Address||Branilaca Sarajeva 3/I|
+387 33 565 750 (line 9)
Management : +387 33 206 241
|Fax||387 33 565 751|
|Address||Kurta Schorka 36|
|Phone||00387 33 465 731|
|Fax||+387 33 565 751|
Monday, Thurday, Friday: 12:00-14:00
|SARAJEVO INTERNETIONAL AIRPORT|
|Address||71210 Sarajevo, Kurta Schorka 36, Bosnia Herzogovina|
|Phone||00 387 33 28 91 44|
|Fax||+387 33 289 145|
Weekdays 08:00 - 16 00
Saturday 08:00 - 16 00
Sunday 08:00 - 16 00
Sarajevo : Airport Information
Address : Sarajevo International Airport Kurta Schorka 36 71210 Sarajevo Bosnia and Herzegovina Phone : +387 33 289 100
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|Phone Code||:||387 33|