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Sarajevo
Bosnia and Herzegovina's fascinating capital Sarajevo nestles among dramatic peaks, a bustling and welcoming city. War took its toll, with the 1992-1996 siege hitting hard. But the lively, diverse, museum-rich city has been almost entirely reconstructed. Don't miss Bijambare caves, set in thick forests and amid lakes to the north of the city, or Bosna Springs, from which the country takes its name. Site of 1984's Winter Olympics, Sarajevo offers spectacular skiing on Mount Bjelasnica Jahorina.

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Gallery 11/07/95
Gallery 11/07/95
Owner description: The first Memorial gallery in Bosnia and Herzegovina - exhibition place aiming to preserve the memory on Srebrenica tragedy and 8372 persons who tragically lost their lives... more Owner description: The first Memorial gallery in Bosnia and Herzegovina - exhibition place aiming to preserve the memory on Srebrenica tragedy and 8372 persons who tragically lost their lives. Through a wide range of multimedia content - images, maps, audio and video materials, the Gallery aims to offer its visitors the documentary and artistic interpretation of the events that took place during July 1995 in Srebrenica. less
Attraction type: History Museums
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Bascarsija
Bascarsija
Owner description: Bascarsija is Sarajevo's old bazaar and the historical and cultural center of the city. Bascarsija was built in the 15th century when Isa-Beg Isakovic founded the town. The word... more Owner description: Bascarsija is Sarajevo's old bazaar and the historical and cultural center of the city. Bascarsija was built in the 15th century when Isa-Beg Isakovic founded the town. The word Bascarsija derives from the Turkish language. The word "bas" which is "bas" in Turkish literally means "head", in some contexts however also "primary", "main", "capital" and "carsija" which is "carsi" in Turkish means "bazaar" or "market". Due to the large fire in the 19th century, today Bascarsija is half the size that it once was. Bascarsija is located on the north bank of the river Miljacka, in the municipality of Stari Grad. On Bascarsija there are several important historic buildings, such as the Gazi Husrev-beg Mosque and sahat-kula. Today Bascarsija is the major tourist attraction of Sarajevo. less
Attraction type: Historic Sites
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Bascarsija
Bascarsija
Owner description: Bascarsija is Sarajevo's old bazaar and the historical and cultural center of the city. Bascarsija was built in the 15th century when Isa-Beg Isakovic founded the town. The word... more Owner description: Bascarsija is Sarajevo's old bazaar and the historical and cultural center of the city. Bascarsija was built in the 15th century when Isa-Beg Isakovic founded the town. The word Bascarsija derives from the Turkish language. The word "bas" which is "bas" in Turkish literally means "head", in some contexts however also "primary", "main", "capital" and "carsija" which is "carsi" in Turkish means "bazaar" or "market". Due to the large fire in the 19th century, today Bascarsija is half the size that it once was. Bascarsija is located on the north bank of the river Miljacka, in the municipality of Stari Grad. On Bascarsija there are several important historic buildings, such as the Gazi Husrev-beg Mosque and sahat-kula. Today Bascarsija is the major tourist attraction of Sarajevo. less
Attraction type: Historic Walking Areas; Neighborhoods
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Sarajevo War Tunnel
Sarajevo War Tunnel
Attraction type: Points of Interest & Landmarks
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Vrelo Bosne
Vrelo Bosne
Attraction type: Parks; Hiking Trails
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Cakum Pakum
Cakum Pakum
Ranked #1 of 332 Restaurants in Sarajevo
Cuisines: Italian, European
Good for: Special occasions, Families with children, Dining on a budget
Dining options: Brunch, Dinner, Lunch, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Cajdzinica Dzirlo-Tea House
Cajdzinica Dzirlo-Tea House
Ranked #2 of 332 Restaurants in Sarajevo
Cuisines: Cafe
Good for: Families with children
Dining options: Late Night, Drinks, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff
Apetit Restaurant
Apetit Restaurant
Ranked #3 of 332 Restaurants in Sarajevo
Price: $5 - $27
Cuisines: Mediterranean, European, Vegetarian, Gluten Free
Good for: Special occasions, Local cuisine, Families with children, Dining on a budget
Dining options: Brunch, Dinner, Lunch, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Cash Only, Free Wifi, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Waitstaff, Wine and Beer
Bon Apetit
Bon Apetit
Ranked #4 of 332 Restaurants in Sarajevo
Price: $5 - $15
Cuisines: Italian, American, European, International
Good for: Special occasions, Families with children, Dining on a budget, Romantic
Dining options: Brunch, Late Night, Dinner, Lunch, Outdoor Seating, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Waitstaff
Buregdzinica Bosna
Buregdzinica Bosna
Ranked #5 of 332 Restaurants in Sarajevo
Cuisines: Fast Food, Eastern European, Halal
Good for: Local cuisine, Families with children, Dining on a budget
Dining options: Brunch, Breakfast, Late Night, Dinner, Lunch, Free Wifi, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Takeout, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible

All accommodations » Where to stay - Budget

The Doctor's House
The Doctor's House
$15 - $43 (€14 - €39)
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Hostel Franz Ferdinand
Hostel Franz Ferdinand
$15 - $49 (€14 - €45)
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Hostel Vagabond Sarajevo
Hostel Vagabond Sarajevo
$21 - $52 (€19 - €47)
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All accommodations » Where to stay - Midrange

Halvat Guesthouse
4.0 of 5
Halvat Guesthouse
$55 - $121
Ranked #1 of 97 Sarajevo B&B and Inns
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Travellers Home Hostel
Travellers Home Hostel
$20 - $37 (€18 - €34)
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Pansion Harmony
3.0 of 5
Pansion Harmony
$43 - $66 (€39 - €60)
Ranked #2 of 97 Sarajevo B&B and Inns
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All accommodations » Where to stay - Luxury

Hotel Colors Inn
4.0 of 5
Hotel Colors Inn
$115 - $151 (BAM 205 - BAM 269)
Ranked #1 of 66 Hotels in Sarajevo
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Hotel VIP
4.0 of 5
Hotel VIP
$115 - $129 (€105 - €117)
Ranked #2 of 66 Hotels in Sarajevo
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Hotel Central Sarajevo
4.5 of 5
Hotel Central Sarajevo
$104 - $125 (€95 - €114)
Ranked #3 of 66 Hotels in Sarajevo
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