Ever popular with local families, this extensive park is home to a patchwork of lush mini-islands at the cliffed mouth of the Bosna River. The classic way to get there is to stroll or take a horse-drawn carriage ride (20KM) for 3km along elegantly tree-lined Velika Aleja, starting near Ilidža's Hotel Aleja.

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Nearby Sarajevo attractions

1. Tunnel of Hope

3.48 MILES

During the 1992–95 siege, when Sarajevo was surrounded by Bosnian Serb forces, the only link to the outside world was an 800m-long, 1m-wide, 1.6m-high…

2. History Museum of BiH


Somewhat misleadingly named, this small yet engrossing museum occupies a striking, still partly war-damaged 1960s socialist-modernist building originally…

3. National Museum of BiH

7.18 MILES

Bosnia's biggest and best-endowed museum of ancient and natural history is housed in an impressive, purpose-built quadrangle of neoclassical 1913…

4. Ars Aevi

7.74 MILES

Many of the works in this thought-provoking contemporary art gallery were collected as donations for Bosnia during the 1990s conflict. The collection…

5. Festina Lente

7.92 MILES

The 2012 Festina Lente footbridge crosses the Miljacka River with an Escher-esque 'loop-the-loop' in its centre. The name means 'Hurry Slowly', an…

6. Academy of Fine Arts

7.92 MILES

Originally built in 1899 as an evangelical church, this riverfront academy resembles a mini version of Budapest's magnificent national parliament building…

7. Central Post Office

8.03 MILES

This glorious 1913 Succession-style building has a particularly memorable interior with a glass ceiling, brass counter-grilles and striking chandeliers…

8. Ashkenazi Synagogue

8.27 MILES

This 1902 neo-Moorish building is both a community centre and the main place of worship for Sarajevo's much-diminished Jewish community. Don't be put off…