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Top Choice Bar in Sarajevo

Zlatna Ribica

Sedate and outwardly grand, this tiny and eccentric bar adds understated humour to a cosy treasure trove of antiques and kitsch, reflected in big art-nouveau mirrors.
Top Choice Area in Sarajevo

Baščaršija

Centred on what foreigners nickname Pigeon Sq, Baščaršija is the heart of old Sarajevo with pedestrians padding pale stone alleys and squares between lively (if tourist-centric) coppersmith alleys, grand Ottoman mos…
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 25m section of the 1m wide, 1.6m high hand-dug tunnel under the airport runway. Th…
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…
Top Choice Bridge in Višegrad

Mehmet Paša Sokolović Bridge

The glorious 10-arch Mehmet Paša Sokolović Bridge is Višegrad's main attraction. Built in 1571, the structure was immortalised in Ivo Andrić's Nobel Prize–winning classic Bridge on the Drina.
Top Choice Jazz in Sarajevo

Pink Houdini

One of Sarajevo's rare 24-hour drinking spots, this quirky basement jazz bar has a tree of guitars, a wacky-fiesta themed abstract ceiling sculpture and UV lighting that makes your gin-and-tonic luminescent. Romping…
Top Choice Wine Bar in Sarajevo

Dekanter

It's easy to sit for hours sampling from more than 100 local and world vintages in this glorious, low-lit wine bar decorated with bottles, chateau-boxes and swirling ceiling sculptures of intertwined wires.
Top Choice Fusion in Sarajevo

Mala Kuhinja

Run by former TV celebrity chefs, the novel concept here is to forget menus and simply ask you what you do/don't like. Spicy? Vegan? No problem. And armed with this knowledge the team makes culinary magic in the sho…
Top Choice Performing Arts in Sarajevo

National Theatre

Classically adorned with fiddly gilt mouldings, this proscenium-arched theatre hosts a ballet, opera, play or philharmonic concert virtually every night from mid-September to mid-June.
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…