Top Choice 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 finally reopened in 2014 after laborious reconstruction. It…
House in Mostar

Bišćevića Ćošak

Built in 1635, Bišćevića Ćošak is a one of very few traditional Turkic-styled houses to retain its original appearance, albeit now with trinkets for sale and a fountain made of metal ibrik jugs. Three rooms are colo…
House in Blagaj


Blagaj's best-preserved Ottoman-era homestead has a little museum-room, period-decor lounge, culture-garden and several stone-roofed buildings linked by stairways. You're given a glimpse into the rear yard which is …
Notable Building in Sarajevo

Avaz Twist Tower

As the name suggests, the 2008 'Balkans' Tallest Tower' has a gently twisted look that brings a certain elegance to its sleek glass design. That probably isn't attraction enough to make a special journey here, but s…
Architecture in Višegrad


Višegrad's faux-antique old town, Andrićgrad, is a walled historical fantasy-cum-boutique shopping centre that is well worth a stroll.
Architecture in Stolac

Mill Races

If you follow the Bregava River upstream from central Stolac, you'll pass three very picturesque, 17th-century stone-mill races with stone-flagged roofs. Accompanying the northernmost of these, on the west side of t…
Architecture in Sarajevo

Academy of Arts

Originally built in 1899 as an evangelical church, the Gothic Revival–style Academy of Arts has a fine facade looking like a mini version of Budapest's magnificent national parliament building. Inside, the small Alu…
Architecture in Sarajevo

Central Post Office

Far more than just a post office, this glorious century-old building has a particularly memorable interior with glass ceiling, brass counter-grilles and art-deco chandeliers.
Architecture in Sarajevo

Musički Paviljon

Forming the centrepiece to a pretty area of parkland just across the river from the Old Town, this distinctive former bandstand originally dated from 1913 though what you see today is a 2004 reconstruction. The shap…
Architecture in Mostar

Stara Gimnazija

Echoing the neo-Moorish style of Sarajevo City Hall, this splendid grammar-school building was completed in 1902. During the 1990s conflict it was right at the epicentre of 'front line' bombardments. It lay in ruins…