Take a tour around Sarajevo through famous old town Bascarsija and meet the lively and turbulent history of the city. Learn about the cultural traditions, the history, and society, and get a close-up look of the rich architecture that has filled the country of Bosnia and Herzegovina through centuries. Visit the most famous places like Orthodox and Catholic Churches, Mosques and Synagogues to find why Sarajevo is called European Jerusalem.
Sarajevo is known as the city with a heart. It is a city of friendship. The citizens of Sarajevo always have time for friends, family, and hospitality.After the turbulent times the capital city of Bosnia and Herzegovina still has the scars of the recent war but it rose from the ashes as beautiful and as alive as it has always been. Sarajevo is a multicultural city and no wonder it is known as the European Jerusalem. On a tour around Sarajevo, you will visit the Orthodox and Catholic Churches, Mosques, and Synagogues. All of which stand close to each other. So many different cultures have left their marks on this city. These marks can be seen through the culture, the traditions, religions and the architecture. In a large number of monuments and buildings, you can see elements of the Ottoman and the Byzantine traditional art and architecture, as well as a wealth of the Roman, Venetian and Austro-Hungarian cultural marks too.The heart of Sarajevo, known as the old town and called Baščaršija (Bashcharshiya). Each narrow street in Baščaršija is covered with cobblestone and dedicated to a different old craft. The Bosnian traditional crafts are work with jewelry, pottery shops, and copper metalwork. The oldest street of the crafts is the Kazandžiluk street (Coppersmith street). There you can see and buy the traditional souvenirs made of copper. You can even see the coppersmiths crafting their work in a traditional manner which has been passed on through generations. If you get thirsty you can always drink some water on one of the fountains of the old town. The most remarkable being the Sebilj. It is believed that if you drink the water of Sebilj you will have a connection with the city of Sarajevo for the rest of your life.The next stop on the Meet Sarajevo Tour is the “Inat Kuća” (The House of Spite). This is now a restaurant where some of the tastiest traditional meals are prepared. The Inat Kuća is located across the river of Miljacka, right opposite the “Vijećnica” (The City Hall). The reason why it is known as the House of Spite is due to its stubborn owner building the house in a manner which was not allowed at that time.You will also visit the Gazi Husrev Bey’s Mosque and the Bezistan (A shopping parlour). The walk will continue through to the Sarajevo Cathedral of Jesus’ Sacred Heart, the old bridges of the city and many other historical monuments and structures.