Sarajevo Walking Tour
Sarajevo walking tour
Join the exploration of the Capital of Bosnia with our local guides. On this tour, you’ll have the opportunity to witness yourself the stories of “European Jerusalem”. You will be introduced to every aspect of Sarajevo community, which complies from 4 different religions residing in the capital from earlier days of Sarajevo history. That will be including a visit to 4 different religious temples located in the Old Town.
On the other side, you’ll have the chance to understand what each different system brought to Sarajevo and shaped it until the present day. Periods through which Bosnia was ruled by different imperialist states, what each state contributed to the city and how the imperialist era in Bosnia was ended by young revolutionaries.
Learning more about Yugoslav ideology of Josip Broz Tito, brotherhood and unity, Olympics and more from the communist era of the state.
This will be a good introduction for further exploration of Sarajevo and cities long history dating from 1462.
Tour will be starting from in front of our office, like every other tour that this agency has to offer. Meeting and greeting with the other guests and local tour guide before the tour. You will be guided to a Latin Bridge which is a starting point for the essential Sarajevo walking tour. From that point, the guide will give you a general introduction to the city, with a short timeline of Sarajevo through centuries.
Introduction as one most important aspect of the tour, so you would be able to understand a certain aspect of the layered history of Sarajevo and Bosnia. Briefly after the introduction, you’ll head to significant sites important for the history of Sarajevo.
Having the opportunity to take a look at each of religious temples within Old Town, for better understanding of the community of Sarajevo. Visiting the most important structure for Sarajevo through history and many more.
As we would be walking through the city, we’ll pass across the border of meeting cultures. Take a few minutes to compare the differences between two architectural types and two empires.
Tour will end within the city centre where you could summarize your impressions of Sarajevo with our tour guide just to be certain that there wasn’t any misunderstanding of the history of Sarajevo.
- Bascarsija square
- Sebilj Fountain
- City Hall
- Latin Bridge
- Assassination spot ( First World War starting location)
- Hotel ”Europe”
- Cathedral Church of the Nativity of the Theotokos
- Ferhadija Street
- Sacred Heart of Jesus Cathedral
- Sarajevo Meeting of Cultures Sign
- Jewish Synagogue ”Old Temple”
- Gazi Husrev Bey Mosque
- Morića Caravan Sarai
STARTING LOCATION OF THE TOUR
One of the first stops on this tour will be the assassination site, from where Gavrilo Princip took the lives of Archduke Franz Ferdinand and his wife Princess Sophie. A detailed explanation of how the mission from the members of Young Bosnia was carried out. Further on the guide will give you an explanation about what was the reason for the assassination and the aftermath.
City Hall / National Library
You will be witnessing the peak of the Austro-Hungarian architecture in Sarajevo while listening to stories wrapped around this iconic Sarajevo building. What operational manners it had during the history and what does it serve at present-day Sarajevo.
Gazi Husrev Bey Mosque
The Gazi Husrev Bey’s mosque was built in 1531 is the largest historical mosque which could be found in Bosnia and Herzegovina. It is considered as one of the most representative structures of the Ottoman era on the Balkans. Also, this mosque would be the first one in the world to receive electrical energy during the rule Austro-Hungarian Empire.
Jewish Synagogue ”Old Temple”
Paying a visit to the first Jewish settlement in Sarajevo which was constructed in XVI century inside of the Great Yard. Stories about the arrival of the Sephardic Jewish community to the capital of Bosnia, survival during the Nazi occupation, and preserving of one of the most important scripts in the Sephardic Jewish community. At the present day, Sephardic Synagogues are operating as museums of Jewish history in Bosnia and Sarajevo
Sarajevo Meeting of Culture sign
In essence, what can be seen clearly about Sarajevo is that this is a city that connects East and West – not only as different halves of the world but also culturally – with the East considered Ottoman and Islamic and the West seen as Austro-Hungarian and Christian. Right where these two cultural influences clearly meet and it seems to be the very spot in town where, with one step, you can cross from one culture to another.
map of locations
Frequently asked questions
Sarajevo Walking Tour is one hour longer which means it is much more in depth, along with that you visit some locations that are not included in the free walking tour.
There is no dress code on this tour, dress however you want. Just know that we will be visiting the garden of mosque so do not wear something that will mind people which pray.
Unfortunately not yet. Check it with our team is it available.