Top things to do in Sarajevo

Top Choice Museum in Sarajevo

War Childhood Museum

This affecting museum had its genesis in a 2013 book curated by Jasminko Halilović, in which he asked a simple question of survivors of the Sarajevo siege: 'What was a war childhood for you?' Of the hundreds of repl…
Top Choice Museum in Sarajevo

Galerija 11/07/95

This gallery uses stirring photography, video footage and audio testimonies of survivors and family members to create a powerful memorial to the 8372 victims of the Srebrenica massacre, one of the most infamous even…
Top Choice Cafe in Sarajevo

Art Kuća Sevdaha

Sit in the intimate fountain courtyard of an Ottoman-era building sipping Bosnian coffee, juniper or rose sherbet, or herb-tea infusions while nibbling local sweets. The experience is accompanied by the lilting wail…
Top Choice Bar in Sarajevo

Zlatna Ribica

Sedate and outwardly grand, the tiny and eccentric 'Golden Fish' adds understated humour to a cosy treasure trove of antiques and kitsch, reflected in big art nouveau mirrors. Drink menus are hidden in old books tha…
Top Choice International in Sarajevo

Superfood

Tucked away among a set of much-graffitied apartment blocks, this hip cafe/restaurant wouldn't be out of place on the back streets of Auckland or Melbourne. It's a great place for brunch or a lunchtime sandwich, and…
Top Choice European in Sarajevo

Avlija

Locals and a few in-the-know expats cosy up at painted wooden benches in this colourful, buzzing covered yard, dangling with trailing pot plants, strings of peppers and the odd birdcage. Local specialties are served…
Top Choice European in Sarajevo

Cakum Pakum

A collection of antique suitcases, fringed lamps, gingham curtains and bright tartan tablecloths set the scene at this hip wee restaurant with only half a dozen small tables. The food is simple but delicious – think…
Top Choice Balkan in Sarajevo

Željo

Locals are willing to brave the tourist throngs at Željo as it's quite possibly the best place for ćevapi (spicy beef or pork meatballs) in Sarajevo. There are two branches diagonally across from each other. Both ha…
Top Choice Architecture in Sarajevo

Sarajevo City Hall

A storybook neo-Moorish striped facade makes the triangular Vijećnica (1896) Sarajevo's most beautiful Austro-Hungarian–era building. Seriously damaged during the 1990s siege, it finally reopened in 2014 after labor…
Top Choice Cable Car in Sarajevo

Sarajevo Cable Car

Reopened in 2018 after being destroyed during the war, Sarajevo's cable car once again shuttles people on a nine-minute ride, climbing 500m to a viewpoint 1164m up on Mt Trebević. From here it's a short walk to the …