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We are delighted you arrived! Every trip must begin with a single step, therefore start off with the greatest Free walking tour in Sarajevo. Start now and find many interesting details only true locals know!
On this tour, you will learn how Sarajevo is shaped by three religions, and marked by unprecedented historical events.
➡️ Sarajevo is rightfully considered one of the most interesting and authentic cities. Muslims and Christians called it the sheer, and Jews called it Little Jerusalem and together they formed unique customs and built the city as we know it today. Feel the centuries go by as you walk through the streets of Sarajevo.
This tour will show the old town Sarajevo through the lens of its people; the oldest streets of the city, its religious heritage, and elaborate architecture. This tour enables you to understand the city better, see the landmarks, and to hear the sounds of Sarajevo such as church bells, the Muslim call to prayer, and the din of the coppersmiths crafting their pots, pans, and coffee sets. Surely, the Sarajevo Walking Tour will entice your imagination and make you want to explore the city even more.
🤝 We’ll meet at Sarajevo City Hall. The Austro-Hungarian part of Sarajevo, out of numerous elaborate buildings the Sarajevo City Hall is the most extravagant example.
⏭️ Then will we go to #bascarsija Square, the heart of old town Sarajevo, and explore the ottoman quarter and the oriental charm of cobbled streets.
⏭️ European Jerusalem. We will visit the Jewish quarter as well as mosques and churches in an attempt to understand better European Jerusalem and the multi-confessional essence of Sarajevo. First is The Old Orthodox Church, then we will visit Gazi Husrev-bey Mosque. After the mosque, we will visit the Jewish quarter. Later on, we will visit the Cathedral of Jesus’ Sacred Heart. After visiting all three multi-confessional religious objects you will see how they are just 100 square meters apart and that is what makes Sarajevo so special.
⏭️ Latin Bridge and the Assassination spot.We’ll explore the Latin bridge, next to which the Austrian archduke Franz Ferdinand was assassinated and WWI began consequently.
🕐 Duration of the tour is around 1.5-2 hours.
At the conclusion of the walking tour, our tour guides will provide their suggestions for the best food and beverages to try in the area as well as locations and activities to see. Information as to where to eat vegan, vegetarian, or gluten-free food will be shared with you, also. If you are interested in nightlife, our tour guides will recommend the places to go. Ask questions or provide suggestions without holding back; our kindness and generosity are something we are proud of.
In case you are not going to attend this tour and you have already made a reservation, please cancel the reservation or notify me by mail, Whatsapp, or the Guruwalks messaging system saying that you will not attend.
P.S. If you prefer another schedule, you can tell me and we will solve it!
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We will start our free tour in front of Sarajevo City Hall. Beautiful building from the Austro-Hungarian period. It was made at the entrance of the city and opened in 1896. It was build in a Pseudo-Moorish style. Unfortunately like many important buildings in Sarajevo, during the Siege of Sarajevo, it was destroyed. It was renovated in 2014, 100 years after the beginning of the first World War.
Next we will visit Baščaršija square, the heart of old town Sarajevo and explore the ottoman quarter and the oriental charm of cobbled streets.
It is one of the oldest and most valuable cultural and historical monuments in Sarajevo. It was built in 1539 in the Byzantine style. The church was destroyed and rebuilt many times, but always retaining an authentic appearance. The current appearance of the church is from the 18th century. The church complex consists of the museum and the cellar, with wines from Herzegovina, the southern part of the country. The museum contains a valuable collection of icons, transcripts, and more than 700 exhibits. It is one of the most important Orthodox museums in the world.
We visit the Jewish quarter as well as mosques and churches in an attempt to understand better the European Jerusalem and the multi-confessional essence of Sarajevo. First is Gazi Husrev-bey Mosque.
After the mosque, we will visit the Jewish quarter.
Later on, we will visit the Cathedral of Jesus’ Sacred Heart. After visiting all three multi-confessional religious objects you will see how they are just 100 square meters apart and that is what makes Sarajevo so special.
We’ll explore the Latin bridge, next to which the Austrian archduke Franz Ferdinand was assassinated and WWI began consequently.