Architecture in Sarajevo

Sarajevo City Hall

Storybook neo-Moorish facades make the 1898 Vijećnica Sarajevo's most beautiful Austro-Hungarian–era building. Seriously damaged during the 1990s siege, it has been laboriously restored and reopened in 2014. As yet …
Top Choice Museum in Sarajevo

Svrzo House

An oasis of white-washed walls, cobbled courtyards and partly vine-draped dark timbers, this 18th-century house-museum is brilliantly restored and appropriately furnished, helping visitors imagine Sarajevo life in e…
Top Choice Museum in Sarajevo

Tunnel Museum

The most visceral of Sarajevo's many 1990s war-experience 'attractions', this unmissable museum's centrepiece and raison d'être is a short section of the 1m wide, 1.6m high hand-dug tunnel under the airport runway w…
Bridge in Mostar

Stari Most

The world-famous Stari Most (Old Bridge) is Mostar's indisputable visual focus. Its pale stone arch magnificently throws back the golden glow of sunset or the tasteful night-time floodlighting. The bridge's swooping…
Waterfall in Una River Valley

Štrbački Buk

The toughest rafting section of the Una River starts with a big splash descending the lower section of this dramatic double waterfall. YouTube videos show daredevils diving off the 18m higher falls but such antics r…
Sculpture in Međugorje

Resurrected Saviour

This mesmerising figure is a masterpiece of contemporary sculpture showing a 5m-tall metallic Christ standing crucified yet cross-less, his manhood wrapped in scripture. At times the statue's right knee 'miraculousl…
Bridge in Višegrad

Mehmet Paša Sokolović Bridge

Višegrad's main attraction is its glorious 10-arch Mehmet Paša Sokolović Bridge built in 1571. The structure was immortalised in Ivo Andrić's Nobel Prize–winning classic Bridge on the Drina.
Museum in Mostar

Kajtaz House

Hidden behind tall walls, Mostar's most historic old house was once the harem section of a larger homestead built for a 16th-century Turkish judge. Full of original artefacts, it still belongs to descendents of the …
Gallery in Sarajevo

National Gallery of BiH

Behind the sturdy Austro-Hungarian facade this small but inspired three-level gallery hosts a changing series of exhibitions, mostly featuring bold contemporary art. Momentum, a recent installation, imagined in ultr…
Mosque in Sarajevo

Gazi-Husrevbey Mosque

Bosnia's second Ottoman governor, Gazi-Husrevbey, funded a series of splendid 16th-century buildings of which this 1531 mosque forms the greatest centrepiece. The exterior might appear somewhat plain but there's a b…