Visiting Sarajevo? Here's a To Do List
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Visiting Sarajevo? Here's a To Do List

Sarajevo is the perfect destination for a weekend getaway. It has a unique mix of cultures not found elsewhere in Europe, it has beautiful nature, as well as some unexpected surprises. What else do you need?

Downtown

Christianity, Islam and Judaism can be found side by side in the capital of Bosnia and Herzegovina with reminders of Austro-Hungarian times here and there.

Image - Ashkenazi Synagogue
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Ashkenazi Synagogue
Viktor :Pseudo-Moorish style synagogue located on the bank of the Miljacka River
Image - Latin Bridge
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Latin Bridge
Viktor :Built in 1798, this is where the assassination of Archduke Franz Ferdinand happened, which led to the beginning of the First World War.
Image - Emperor's Mosque
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Emperor's Mosque
Viktor :The oldest mosque in Sarajevo
Image - Clock Tower
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Clock Tower
Viktor :The only public clock in the world that keeps lunar time to indicate the times for the daily prayers
Image - Gazi Husrev-beg Mosque
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Gazi Husrev-beg Mosque
Viktor :Considered to be the most important architectural monument from the time of Ottoman rule
Image - Baščaršija
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Baščaršija
Viktor :Recently renewed old town
Image - Sarajevo City Hall
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Sarajevo City Hall
Viktor :Pseudo-Moorish city hall turned library
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Art

Stumbling across a Joseph Beuys or an Anish Kapoor is unlikely in most parts of the world, but still this can happen in Sarajevo.

Image - Ars Aevi
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Ars Aevi
Viktor :Hidden gem of contemporary art in an old socialist building boasting internationally famous names
Image - The Academy of Fine Arts Sarajevo
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The Academy of Fine Arts Sarajevo
Viktor :Home to the Sarajevo Centre for Contemporary Art
Image - Duplex/100m2
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Duplex/100m2
Viktor :Hip apartment gallery

Outside the center

For beautiful views and peaceful nature, one has to wander outside of the city, but it is well worth the effort.

Image - Yellow Bastion
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Yellow Bastion
Viktor :Climb up to the Yellow Bastion for the best view of Sarajevo.
Image - Ilidža
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Ilidža
Viktor :Park just a tram ride away from downtown
Image - Vrelo Bosne
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Vrelo Bosne
Viktor :Beautiful nature park with the source of the River Bosna. Unforgettable experience

Baths

Image - Hotel Isa-begov hamam
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Hotel Isa-begov hamam
Viktor :Traditional Turkish bath. Before you go, make sure to check if it's women's day, or men's day.
Image - Ilidža Thermal Riviera
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Ilidža Thermal Riviera
Viktor :Indoor and outdoor thermal pools, waterslides and areas for children
Image - Hotel Hills Sarajevo Congress & Termal spa Resort
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Hotel Hills Sarajevo Congress & Termal spa Resort
Viktor :Hamam and Roman-style baths with saunas and salt room