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Sarajevo Grand Walking Tour

Welcome to the city of love, good people, great atmosphere, but also a city that witnessed wars that have shaped Europe. A place where different ethnicities, religions and cultures have moulded since time immemorial. Discover the history, culture and lifestyle of the city of Sarajevo and its people, a place with an irresistible charm and a unique mixture between East and West. During this best-selling walking tour in the city, you will find out what Sarajevo’s spirit means to you.

per adult from

$20

AUD

Duration

3 hours

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Mobile ticket

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  • What's included :
    • The tour includes a guide.
    What's excluded :
    • Hotel pickup and drop-off (if option not selected)
    • Lunch
  • This is a typical itinerary for this product

    Stop At: Latin Bridge, Obala Kulina Bana, Sarajevo 71000 Bosnia and Herzegovina

    No single assassination in modern political history had such a profound impact as did the Sarajevo Assassination. No single assassination in modern political history had such a profound impact as did the Sarajevo Assassination. The Archduke was killed in front of the building which now houses a museum covering Sarajevo history during the period of Austro-Hungarian rule.

    Duration: 12 minutes

    Stop At: Emperor's Mosque, Obala Isa-bega Ishakovica Bistrik, Sarajevo 71000 Bosnia and Herzegovina

    The Emperor’s Mosque is Sarajevo’s oldest mosque and one of the oldest in Bosnia and Herzegovina. It is presumed that Isa Bey Ishaković, the founder of Sarajevo, had this place of worship built soon after the city’s founding in 1462 in honor of Sultan Mehmed II “the Conqueror”.

    Duration: 2 minutes

    Stop At: Serbian Orthodox Cathedral, Zelenih beretki 1, Sarajevo 71000 Bosnia and Herzegovina

    The Congregational Church of the Holy Mother is the largest Orthodox church in Sarajevo and one of the largest of its kind in the Balkans. The foundation stone was laid on June 25, 1863, and construction was completed 11 years later in 1874.

    Duration: 5 minutes

    Stop At: Katedrala Sarajevo, Trg Fra Grge Martica, Sarajevo 71000 Bosnia and Herzegovina

    The Cathedral of Jesus’ Sacred Heart was built in 1889 in the Neo-Gothic style and is the seat of the Archdiocese of Vrhbosna. Josip Vancaš, a Hungarian architect, took his inspiration for the design of Sarajevo’s cathedral from the Notre Dame Cathedral in Dijon, France and St. Teyn Cathedral in Prague. Thanks to Vancaš’ great talent, Sarajevo’s cathedral ended up becoming an entirely new and authentic building.

    Duration: 7 minutes

    Stop At: Museum of the Jews of Bosnia and Herzegovina, Velika avlija Laure Papo Bahorete, Sarajevo 71000, Bosnia and Herzegovina

    Our guide will show you the Jewish Museum (you will see Jewish quarter from the outside) - the oldest synagogue in Bosnia and Herzegovina, built in 1581.
    Many experts are of the opinion that this was the finest exhibition space in the whole of ex-Yugoslavia; and indeed, on entering the Synagogue, one steps into a different, sheltered world, which attests to the centuries-old presence of the Jews in this country and to the contribution they made to its development in many fields, particularly science and the arts. Particular attention is devoted to the suffering of the Jews during World War II. This dependency of the Sarajevo Museum is located in Velika avilja.

    Duration: 10 minutes

    Stop At: Sarajevo Meeting of Culture, Ferhadija, Sarajevo Bosnia and Herzegovina

    “Sarajevo Meeting of Cultures” is the spot where two dominant cultures that once shaped Sarajevo merge. In essence, what can be seen clearly about Sarajevo is that this is a city that connects East and West.

    Duration: 5 minutes

    Stop At: Gazi Husrev-beg Mosque, Saraci 8, Sarajevo 71000 Bosnia and Herzegovina

    Gazi Husrev Bey’s Mosque, or Bey’s Mosque, as it is known locally, was built in the center of Baščaršija in 1530. Bey’s Mosque was designed by Adžem Esir Ali, a Persian from Tabriz, who was the chief architect in the Ottoman Empire at that time. The mosque was built as part of a vakuf (endowment) established by the Ottoman Governor, Gazi Husrev Bey, who governed Bosnia, more or less continuously, from 1521 until his death in 1541.

    Duration: 10 minutes

    Stop At: Morica Han, Sarajevo Bosnia and Herzegovina

    Morića Han (inn) is Sarajevo’s only remaining caravanserai, a place where merchant caravans could find accommodation during the Ottoman period. The inn was built in the heart of Baščaršija between the 16th and 17th centuries, as part of the vakuf (endowment) established by Gazi Husrev Bey. The inn’s sleeping quarters could accommodate a caravan with 300 travelers and 70 horses. The room belonging to the handžija (the man who ran the inn) was right above the main entrance, the ground level served as a space for horses and goods and there were rooms for the Musafir (travelers) upstairs, as well as a large coffeehouse.

    Duration: 5 minutes

    Stop At: Sebilj Brunnen (Fountain), Bascarsija square, Sarajevo Bosnia and Herzegovina

    There used to be hundreds of sebiljs (kiosk-shaped public fountains) in Sarajevo, but today the last one is found on Baščaršija Square, where it serves as a major symbol of the city.
    The origins of these fountains can be traced back to the Arabian Peninsula and the custom of building sebiljs was brought to Bosnia and Herzegovina by the Ottomans. This sebilj in Baščaršija dates back to the Austro-Hungarian period.

    Duration: 6 minutes

    Stop At: Kazandziluk, Bascarsija Street, Sarajevo 71000 Bosnia and Herzegovina

    Kazandžiluk begins at the eastern end of Baščaršija Street (Baščaršija Square), just a few meters north of Baščaršija Mosque, and extends about a hundred paces further to the east, where it turns south and joins Bravadžiluk St. Kazandžiluk takes its name from the kazandžijas, master metalworkers and coppersmiths who first started producing kettles for the army and then later began making other copper vessels and items for everyday use (ewers, pitchers, coffee pots, metal table tops, trays).

    Duration: 5 minutes

    Stop At: Sarajevo City Hall, Obala Kulina Bana, Sarajevo 71000 Bosnia and Herzegovina

    Vijećnica is the most extravagant building constructed in Sarajevo during Austro-Hungarian occupation and serves as a symbol of the meeting of world civilizations. The project was overseen by Alexander Wittek, who had proposed his Pseudo-Moorish design – the perfect architectural unity of East and West – for the future seat of the city’s government. Since it first opened on April 20, 1896, the building has become the most important symbol of Sarajevo and is featured as an iconic motif in many photographs of the city. After World War II, Vijećnica became home to the National and University Library of BiH. On the nights of August 25-26, 1992 during the last war, Vijećnica was set ablaze. Nearly 90% of the library's collection went up in flames and the building became a symbol of the Siege and tragedy of Sarajevo. Vijećnica’s reconstruction got underway in 1996 and the official opening took place on May 9, 2014, the same day that Europe Day and the Day of Victory over Fascism are observed.

    Duration: 12 minutes

  • Departure Point :
    PROSTOR Nekretnine - PJ Stari Grad, Zelenih beretki 30, Sarajevo 71000, Bosnia and Herzegovina
    Departure Time :
    10:30 AM
    Return Detail :
    Returns to original departure point
    Hotel Pickup :
    • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
    • Minimum two people to organize this tour.
    • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 30 travelers
  • You can present either a paper or an electronic voucher for this activity.
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.

Language

English - Guide

Age Req.

-

Fitness Req.

None

Group Size

15

Organised by Insider Ltd

Activity ID: V-21177P2

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