Attractions

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 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…
Area in Sarajevo

Vratnik

Built in the 1720s and reinforced in 1816, Vratnik Citadel once enclosed a whole area of the upper city. Patchy remnants of wall fragments, military ruins and gatehouses remain. The urban area is appealingly untouri…
Museum in Sarajevo

History Museum of BiH

Somewhat misleadingly named, this small but engrossing museum has three exhibition rooms. Two feature changing themes, but while these are often fascinating (recently on German 1980s subcultures), the main attractio…
Museum in Sarajevo

National Museum

Bosnia's biggest and best-endowed museum of ancient and natural history is housed in an impressive, purpose-built quadrangle of neoclassical 1913 buildings. It's best known for housing the priceless Sarajevo Haggada…
Gallery in Sarajevo

Ars Aevi

Many of the works in this thought-provoking contemporary art gallery were collected as donations for Bosnia after the 1990s conflict. They're displayed in a factory-esque interior of metal ducts and polished chipboa…
Museum in Sarajevo

Despića Kuća

The Despića Kuća is one of the oldest surviving residential buildings in central Sarajevo, though you'd never guess so from the ho-hum facade. Inside, it's a house within a house, the original 1780 section retaining…
Museum in Sarajevo

Gazi-Husrevbey Museum

The 1537 Kuršumlija Madrasa building is distinctive for its row of chimneys and is named for its lead roofing. Although built as a religious school, it now hosts a small exhibition about the colourful life and numer…