Ottoman governor Gazi-Husrevbey funded a series of splendid 16th-century buildings of which this mosque forms the greatest centrepiece....
In the same road as the Jewish Museum and Catholic Church is the old Orthodox Church, which is medieval (last rebuilt in 1740) and...
The 1889 neo-Gothic Catholic Cathedral is where Pope John Paul II served mass during his 1997 visit.
Sample a selection of flavoured local shots in a hidden courtyard behind the equally enticing Babylon bar. A wide range of fair value...
The first fully vegetarian, organic eatery in Sarajevo uses plenty of Tahina, quinoa, tofu and seitan meat-substitute.
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Jewish Museum information
More religiously open-minded than most of Western Europe in its day, the 15th-century Ottoman Empire offered refuge to the Sephardic Jews who had been evicted en masse from Spain in 1492. While conditions varied, Bosnian Jews mostly prospered, until WWII that is, when most of the 14,000-strong community fled or were murdered by Nazis. The community's story is well told in this 1581 Sephardic synagogue that still sees active worship during Rosh Hashana (Jewish New Year).