8 things to do for free in Sarajevo
Sarajevo is a gem of a city. It is one of the true crossroads of the world, where Muslim east meets Christian west with architecture and food to make the mouth water. But that doesn’t mean we are so awestruck we have lost our senses, however. So here is our suggestion of 8 Things to do for Free in Sarajevo because we all love free things…
① Crkva svetog Antuna Padovanskog (Church of Saint Anthony of Padua) (Franjevačka 6) is a Gothic Catholic church and was constructed at the end of the 19th century. It is Free.
② Soak up the atmosphere of Baščaršija (Old Bazaar) the most atmospheric and interesting part of the city with its narrow alleys and varied stalls.
③ Careva džamija (Emperor’s Mosque) (Konak) is the oldest Mosque in Sarajevo and was originally constructed in 1457 after the Ottoman conquest of Bosnia. It is Free and can be visited any time outside of prayer hours although it is recommended around 5 p.m.
④ Gradska vijećnica Sarajevo (National and University Library of Bosnia and Herzegovina) is one of the iconic buildings of the city, an emblem for its people’s endurance and resurrection. You can see parts of the building from the outside whilst it is being rebuilt.
⑤ Gazi Husrev-begova Džamija (Gazi Husrev-bey Mosque) (Sarači 8) is considered the most important Islamic structure in the city and one of the finest examples of Ottoman architecture anywhere in the world. It is Free and can be visited any time outside of prayer hours although it is recommended around 5 p.m.
⑥ Latinska cuprija (Latin Bridge) is a must for all those with even a passing interest in European history, marking the spot where Archduke Franz Ferdinand of Austria was assassinated by Gavrilo Princip, an event which helped to trigger the First World War.
⑦ For great views over the city head up to Žuta Tabija (Yellow Bastion), the remains of a 17th century fort. Try to make it for sunset.
⑧ Katedrala Srca Isusova (Sacred Heart Cathedral) is designed mainly in the neo-gothic style and is a three nave construction. It took 5 years to build and was opened in 1889. It is Free to visit during hours of worship.