Yellow Fortress

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  • Address: Jekovac, Sarajevo, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Bosnia & Herzegovina
  • Timings: 24-hrs Details
  • Ticket Price: Free
  • Time Required: 02:00 Hrs
  • Tags: Outdoors, View Point, Hiking Trail, Ancient Ruin, Historical Site, Picnic Spot, Fort

Yellow Fortress - Review

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 Ramadan, when the cannon at the fort is fired over the city at, letting people know that they can break their day’s fast. When you’re going up to the place, you’ll also come across a neatly preserved war cemetery – reminder of the Bosnian Civil War. An once you’re at the top, whip out that t camera and click away. This is also a cool place for a picnic if you feel like carrying your food all the way up here.

Yellow Fortress Information

  • To get there from the war cemetery at the eastern end of town or following the river upstream. Where the road forks, take the right fork. Follow it past Hotel Sara and up to the fortress.


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TripHobo Highlights for Yellow Fortress

  • Yellow Fortress Address: Jekovac, Sarajevo, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Bosnia & Herzegovina
  • Yellow Fortress Timing: 24-hrs
  • Yellow Fortress Price: Free
  • Best time to visit Yellow Fortress(preferred time): 11:00 am - 04:00 pm
  • Time required to visit Yellow Fortress: 02:00 Hrs
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Things to Know Before Visiting Yellow Fortress

  • 95% of people who visit Sarajevo include Yellow Fortress in their plan

  • 80.33% of people start their Yellow Fortress visit around 10 AM - 11 AM

  • People usually take around 2 Hrs to see Yellow Fortress

Thursday, Friday and Sunday

63.11% of people prefer to travel by car while visiting Yellow Fortress

People normally club together Bascarsija and Jewish Museum Of Bosnia And Herzegovina while planning their visit to Yellow Fortress.

* The facts given above are based on traveler data on TripHobo and might vary from the actual figures

Yellow Fortress, Sarajevo Reviews

  • Part of the wall surrounding ancient Sarajevo. Basically one of the guard towers whee the canon was placed during Ottoman empire. Now serves as a touristic viewpoint with one of two best overviews of Sarajevo landscapes. During a month of Ramadan, the canon is fired to announce fasting break. Many people gathering for that event.

  • The walk up here is a short but steep one from the old town. Views are amazing and worth it, however. There is a cafe that serves hot and cold drinks you can enjoy while taking in the views.

  • Great view from it. Easy to reach. You need to climb to the hill, but the view is great to Sarajevo. A good wooden bar is there, you can refresh yourself. Sit down on chairs. Because of the trees there is shadow around you, so if it is warm definitely take a rest here.

  • Fantastic place with breath taking view. Panorama of almost whole Sarajevo. Coffee and drinks avalailbe here. You have to check this place!

  • Great views and large area for picnics and parties. Very easy to get to with the city tram and a 10 minute walk. This was especially great during Ramadan with all the people around waiting to eat when the Cannon fires off here, letting the whole city valley know dinner is served.

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