Bijela Tabija
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Coryy20
Port of Spain, Trinidad4,837 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2023 • Solo
I visited in the winter and the view of some parts of the city was a bit foggy. On a fog less day the view will be priceless.
This area is called white castle so when I took the taxi up I thought it would have had a white castle but I was disappointed especially after paying to enter at the gate and all I say we're runs and a sign with SARAJEVO on it mixed with graffiti.
The ruins from what would have been a castle was the only interesting thing beside the view.

However, it's rather strange while there I observed a young man going over to every visitor who were at the ruins. He didn't talk to them but went very close to everyone who was there then turning back. Then the next. I wondered for a while why he was doing this.

It did not have much visitors there, maybe 6 or so and they were couples. I observed every new visitor he followed them closely. Eventually I left because I found it strange.
Now I just read trip advisor to see if anyone else had similar experience and I saw reviews as far back as 2018 mentioning something a similar guy or people were robbed. So be careful when visiting.

FYI If you have been to yellow fortress there is no need to visit while fortress.
Written September 3, 2023
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anesa s
Sarajevo, Bosnia and Herzegovina57 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2016 • Friends
Bijela tabija /The White Fortress/ represents the one of the most important historical and archeological site in Sarajevo. It has had a strategic significance in the defense of the town for centuries. The fortress has developed from a medieval fortification, then modified during Ottoman and Austro-Hungarian era. The recent reconstruction work is aimed to protect this structure, so that this monument can become a part of cultural heritage. The remains of archeological excavation, that have been discovered here, are exposed in the Museum of Sarajevo today.

The popular legend says to us how the fortress got its name - the White fortress. Milk and egg-white were used as the setting material for painting the walls of the fortress.

HOW TO GET TO BIJELA TABIJA /THE WHITE FORTRESS
Bijela tabija is located at dominant position, on the top of the mount on the south-east side of the Sarajevo's valley. Firstly, take one of tram lines: 1, 2, 3, or 5 and get off at Baščaršija stop. Next, take the mini bus line number 51, named Baščaršija - Vratnik, / the mini bus stop is located behind the tram stop/ and get off at the last stop. If you like climbing, then after tram's drive, climb up the narrow, windy streets of the old town until you arrive at this place. Firstly, you will spot the same-named restaurant "Bijela tabija" where you could have a drink or a meal. Finally, after a couple of meters, you will reach this fortress and will be rewarded with an impressive view of the valley of the river Miljacka.

If you are lover of nature, history and archeology, or you simply want to make broader your sightseeing out of ordinary tourist scheme, then this place could be an interesting choice. Have a nice day!
Written July 2, 2016
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anida h
Sarajevo, Bosnia and Herzegovina25 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2018 • Family
beautiful view, delicious food, portions abundant, staff polite, warm atmosphere and should come again
Written December 12, 2018
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MBV
4 contributions
1.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2019 • Couples
There was a young man drinking coffee in the restaurant just outside the fort, he came over when we approached the entrance and charged us the entrance fee. He didn't bother telling us there was nothing to see because there were workers setting up for an event. They had setup a raised floor, covering most of the ruins. When we got back to the entrance, the man that collected the entrance fee was nowhere to be found. A complete waste of money and time. Be wary while in Sarajevo, we had several instances of people just waiting to rip us off, and my husband is from Bosnia and speaks the language.
Written August 25, 2019
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Neo Jun Yong
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3.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2018
View of sunset is nice from here and there is a platform outside the window where you can climb out. However beware of robbery taking place here. DO NOT head there alone. I was targeted and robbed because they see I was alone.
Written November 19, 2018
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Robert O
Rotterdam, The Netherlands3,924 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Sep 2018 • Solo
The White Fortress is a military structure on top of a hill controlling the eastern entry to Sarajevo. It is of great historical significance as it enabled the Ottoman Turks to hold on to Bosnia after their defeats in Central Europe (battles of Vienna in 1683 and Zenta in 1697). The fort dates from 1739 and is now in rather bad condition.

The 360 degree view is spectacular and well worth the walk up from the bazar. On foot, it takes about half an hour to get there depending on your condition. Follow the road up to the first entry gate to Vratnik. Continue to walk to the center of Vratnik and the gate (Visegradska Kapija) at the other side of the village. Turn to the right before this gate and follow the road until it ends at the fort. There is a sign 'Bijela Tabiya Restaurant' This taverne is just a five minute walk away from the fort.
Written September 15, 2018
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guug
8 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2022 • Couples
I agree with some other reviews. There isn't a lot to see so if you want to see a view of Sarajevo i recommend something else. We went in the end of January so there was snow and it looked pretty
Written February 3, 2022
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kmarko
Skofja Loka, Slovenia612 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2019 • Couples
one of the magnificent viewpoints above Sarajevo - allowing long views of this long city - from Vratnik and Baščaršija towards airport and Ilidža. This time "closed for renovations", but we did not gave up - and a man guarding the area unlocked the fence for a couple of BMs.
Written June 4, 2019
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Pia
161 contributions
2.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2019 • Couples
It's nice to see the fort walls but there's a lot, i mean really a lot of ugly graffiti that just ruin the landmark. We were dissapointed when we saw it. Otherwise it offers a nice view of the city and also the price is low, 1€/person.
Written April 29, 2019
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J D
Budapest, Hungary137 contributions
2.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2018 • Solo
Coming on foot from Zuta Tabija it takes about 20 minutes on narrow, curvy streets. According to Bradt Tarvel Guide this location was recently restored - perhaps not fully. A lot of gargabe around.
Written August 12, 2018
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