Sacred Heart Cathedral, Sarajevo

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  • Address: Trg Fra Grge Martica 2, Sarajevo 71000, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Bosnia & Herzegovina
  • Timings: 08:00 am - 07:00 pm Details
  • Time Required: 00:30 Mins
  • Tags: Religious Site, Family And Kids, Architecture , Cathedral
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About Sacred Heart Cathedral, Sarajevo

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 mass here in 1997, so that’s one claim to fame. Like practically every building of importance in Sarajevo, it was grossly damaged in the Bosnian War; it’s since been repaired. Walking around the sides of the church, you’ll see the Sarajevo Roses, and remember the lives lost to the siege.

Sacred Heart Cathedral Opening and Closing Hours

  • On all Sundays, an English mass is held at 12:00 pm.

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Things to Know Before Visiting Sacred Heart Cathedral

  • 95% of people who visit Sarajevo include Sacred Heart Cathedral in their plan

  • 38.91% of people plan their visit to Sacred Heart Cathedral between 3 PM - 4 PM

  • People usually take around 30 Minutes to see Sacred Heart Cathedral

Tuesday, Wednesday and Sunday

61.54% of people prefer to travel by car while visiting Sacred Heart Cathedral

People normally club together Bascarsija and Stari Grad while planning their visit to Sacred Heart Cathedral.

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Sacred Heart Cathedral, Sarajevo Reviews

  • Very nice place. Old and historical catedral. Architecture from outside is very nice with time mars all over the place. The place looks nice inside. The entrance is free. Location is very good and ner building are beautiful. A MUST when visiting Sarajevo.

  • Spare a few minutes to see inside this church that was destroyed many times by muslims. There is an €1 donation in order to restore it.

  • Built in 1889 in the Neo-Gothic style as the seat of the Archdiocese of Vrhbosna. It was Archbishop Josip Štadler who oversaw construction and his tomb is located here, as is a monument in honor of Pope John Paul II.

  • Looks nice inside but nothing special. Outside is beautiful and the location in town is nice for a picture because you have a good view on the houses in the hills around Sarajevo.

  • Nice and well renovated church which was built in 1887.

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