Sarajevo is full of historically important monuments and is perhaps the best place to witness history unfold. The wonderful monuments and the rich history attached with the destination make Sarajevo one of Top Historical Destinations in the world. Sarajevo is a very historically important place and thus sees a lot of tourists every year. Whenever you are planning to visit a historical monument in Sarajevo or a place of historical significance, it is always good to know a little information about the place, its opening and closing times, the ideal duration of visit and the need of tour guide to visit the historical monuments of Sarajevo. Explore the historical monuments of Sarajevo with a guided tour or opt for in-depth information of its historical account, this Sarajevo guide is your go-to option for free. Move to things to do in Sarajevo page for the complete list of attractions and activities.
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Top Historical Sarajevo landmarks
Traverse through the finest landmarks and famous historical buildings of Sarajevo.
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Tuneli 1, Sarajevo 71000, Bosnia and Herzegovina
12:01 am - 12:00 am
A real life war tunnel! How exciting is that? Built during the Bosnian War, and during the Siege of Sarajevo, the tunnel had multiple purposes;
It linked a neighbourhood within the siege to one outside.
It allowed the city defenders to circumvent the arms embargo.
It allowed food and medical supplied into the city.
It allowed people to escape into...
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Bascarsija, Sarajevo 71000, Bosnia and Herzegovina
The Orient, Persia and Europe couldn’t have mixed better than this. This 16th century bazaar was once twice its current formidable size; a fire in the 19th century burned half of it down. It’s surrounded on all sides by magnificent Islamic architecture. He had a bridge built across the Miljacka so a new economic centre could be built &n...
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Stari Grad Sarajevo, Sarajevo 71000, Bosnia and Herzegovina
This is a completely unremarkable bridge that spans over the Miljacka (though it’s one of the oldest in the city), except for one startling detail: if you stood at the northern end of the bridge and could look back in time to June 29 1914, then you’d see the event that led to the break out of WWI happen under your very nose! Yep, this i...
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Trg Fra Grge Martica 2, Sarajevo 71000, Bosnia and Herzegovina
08:00 am - 07:00 pm
It wouldn’t be that special a place compared to other European Cathedrals, but thanks to its location in an open square surrounded by cafe’s, restaurants and shops, the Cathedral manages to hold it’s own with its classically Gothic Architecture. Its pretty and serene inside – nothing complicated. Pope John Paul II served mas...
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Jekovac, Sarajevo, Bosnia and Herzegovina
Barely a fort anymore, this place is a remnant of one. Still it affords very nice views of the city; an excellent vantage point. It was built under the Ottomans but apparently didn’t gather much importance under it’s belt – because it’s not heavily advertised. It’s only time of significance during the year is the Ramad...
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Trg fra Grge Martica 2/III, Sarajevo 71 000, Bosnia and Herzegovina
10:00 am - 06:00 pm
Memorial galleries are often given sombre sounding names, but when one carries the date itself as it’s title, the solemnity is that much harsher. Visit then, this memory to the Srebenica Genocide – testament to the failure of not og human compassion, but human promise. The UN, which has declared the area a safe zone in 1993,did nothing ...
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Zmaja od Bosne 5, Sarajevo 71000, Bosnia and Herzegovina
12:01 am - 12:00 am
Originally called the Museum of Revolution, the place has revised its priorities to trace the history of the country as a whole – from the coming of the first Slavs, the Ottoman rule, the Austro-Hungarian rule, right up to the present. That’s all in the downstairs exhibition though. It’s the upstairs, that’ll really fascinat...
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Mula Mustafe Baseskije 40, Sarajevo, Bosnia and Herzegovina
10:00 am - 06:00 pm
The building in which this museum is housed is the oldest synagogue in the country. The synagogue itself only came about because the Ottoman Empire embraced the Jews driven out of Spain in 1492. Ironic then that the land, which had given them so warm a welcome, became a Jewish nightmare under the Nazi influence and the 14000 strong community had to...