Sarajevo is the capital city of Bosnia and Herzegovina. It’s a beautiful country with everything you could wish for: great people, amazing atmosphere, unique dishes and breathtaking sightseeing spots. If you already decided to visit Bosnia and Herzegovina and visit Sarajevo, but for some reason you have only ONE day, this blog is made for you. Here’s how you spend one day in Sarajevo.
After you arrive at the airport, you will need to get yourself to the heart of the city. Usually there’s always a bus near. If you want to get to the city a bit faster you can always take a taxi/cab and get ripped off because the price from the airport to the city with a taxi is around 20euros. How not to get ripped off? Here’s a pro tip for you. Pssssst! Cross to the parking lot usually there you can find taxi drivers who will turn on the taximeter and the price will be a bit more reasonable. Or you can order a transfer from the airport and save yourself a commotion in the bus or taxi. (transfer number: +387 61 240 286)
Obviously you would like to see the most of the city during that one day you have. So it’s really important to plan your trip and stay. Walking around widouth understanding the city and the culture ins’t a very good option. So how do you find a proper tours? If you arrived early in the morning the best thing you can do is a FREE WALKING TOUR.
FREE WALKING TOUR, as the name suggests it’s free so you can save up some money here. With this tour you will be able to see entire old part of the city Sarajevo. Why is old part of city so important? It’s because it’s the heart and the soul of Sarajevo! It’s hard to explain the feeling when you visit the city, you have to experience it. The city has a soul and you will deffinetly be able to feel it. You will see the cultural clash and multiple religiouns co-existing in one small place. In a sqare of 100m you can find four different religious buildings: mosque, catholic catedral, old orthodox church and jewish sinagog. No wonder Sarajevo is called Jerusalem of the Europe. Besides that Sarajevo Walking Tour includes visiting the Sarajevo City Hall Vijećnica and visiting the Latin Bridge where the assassination of Arch Duke Franz Ferdinand happened in 1914. This tour lasts aproximatly 2 hours and it will make your morning deffinetly.
FALL OF YUGOSLAVIA
Around 2PM you can additionally explore the city and actually get the oportunity to see everything important. THE FALL OF YUGOSLAVIA tour will provide you just that. It’s a historic tour and covers major events in the history of Bosnia and Herzegovina and history of Sarajevo. It’s nickname is The War Tour because on this tour you will cover the events of the previous war that lasted from 1992 to 1995. Your journey will strat from the old Yellow Fortress, next is Olympic complex and Maternity hospital, you will see alot of cemetaries (islamic, jewish, mixed- yes there are mixed cemetaries here even tho religions don’t allow that), next stop is Tunel of Hope and after that mountain Trebević and Bob sleigh track. That makes the entire circle around the city and of course great stories along. The tour lasts around 4 hours.
Walking the streets of Sarajevo during the night it really seems magical. The city become vivid and you can experience full night life. The day wouldn’t be complete widouth visiting some bars and cafes. Our picks for the best bars and cafes are: „Zlatna ribica“ bar (Address: Kaptol 5), „Tito“ cafe (Address: Zmaja od Bosne 5) and „Espresso Lab“ (Address: Zelenih Beretki 18). In Sarajevo, there’s a Sarajevo brewary that was constructcted and put in use in the 19th century. More precisly in 1864. Sarajevosko pivo (Sarajevo beer) is ranked #8th in the world. The brawery also offers live music and traditional music that is very special and important for Balkan people.
The only thing left for you to do after really long and exciting day is to take a shower and get some good sleep. We, from Meet Bosnia Travel, guarantee you high quallity tours and great stay in Sarajevo. Even if it’s just for one day, we will do our best to make your stay as comfortable as possible!
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