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Sarajevo Free Walking Tour | Every Day at 10:30 AM & 3 PM

(238 Reviews)
  • Duration: 2h
  • Max people: 30
  • Pickup: Sarajevo
  • Min age: 10
  • Difficulty: Easy
  • Drop-off: Sarajevo
What to expect from Sarajevo free walking tour

Join us on our Sarajevo Free Walking Tour starting every day at 10:30 and 15:00. This is one of the best ways to get to know our beautiful capital –  Sarajevo

Primarily, we will stroll around Baščaršija, the core of old-town Sarajevo. This is the area where most of the recognizable landmarks of Sarajevo are located and later on continue to the modern part of the city where you will find other imposing buildings representing the pride of Sarajevo.

In our Sarajevo Free Walking Tour, you will learn more about the rich history, diverse cultures and delicious cuisine of Sarajevo and our country, Bosnia and Herzegovina.

A quick introduction to Sarajevo

Sarajevo is the capital and largest city of Bosnia and Herzegovina, with a population of 275,569 within its administrative limits. The Sarajevo metropolitan area including Sarajevo CantonEast Sarajevo and nearby municipalities is home to 555,210 inhabitants. Located within the greater Sarajevo valley of Bosnia, it is surrounded by the Dinaric Alps and situated along the Miljacka River in the heart of the Balkans, a region of Southern Europe.

The name Sarajevo derives from the Turkish noun saray, meaning “palace” or “mansion”. Academia is split on the origin of the evo attached to the end. In Slavic languages, the addition of “evo” may indicate a possessive noun, thereby making the name of Sarajevo, ‘city of the palace. One theory is that it may come from the Ottoman Turkish term saray ovası, first recorded in 1455, meaning “the plains around the palace” or simply “palace plains”.

Sarajevo is the political, financial, social and cultural centre of Bosnia and Herzegovina and a prominent centre of culture in the Balkans, with region-wide influence in entertainment, media, fashion and the arts. 

Due to its long history of religious and cultural diversity, Sarajevo is sometimes called the “Jerusalem of Europe” or “Jerusalem of the Balkans”. It is one of only a few major European cities to have a mosque, Catholic church, Orthodox church and synagogue within the same neighbourhood.

Sarajevo free walking tour highlights
  • Old Orthodox Church
  • Baščaršija Square – Sebilj Foutain
  • Oldest Street in Sarajevo
  • Sarajevo City Hall
  • Caravan Saray – Morića Han
  • Gazi Husrev-bey’s Mosque and Clock Tower
  • Meeting of Cultures Spot
  • Jewish Synagogue
  • Cathedral of Sacred Jesus’ Heart
  • Sarajevo Roses
  • Hotel Europe
  • Assasination Spot – Latin bridge
Sarajevo free walking tour essential information

Departure & return location

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Departure Time

🕥 10:30

🕒 15:00

Included

  • 2-hour guided walking tour
  • Free Meet Bosnia tips
  • Free city maps

Excluded

  • Tips (Not obligatory)
  • Entrances into the museums
Sarajevo free walking tour detailed description
Exploring the Old Town of Sarajevo 

In our Free Walking Tour, we will see the Old Orthodox Church, one of the oldest religious objects in Sarajevo. Above all, the most recognizable landmark of Sarajevo is Sebilj, a wooden fountain located on Baščaršija Square. The legend says that drinking water from here means that you will certainly come back to this city in the future. Likewise, you will find the oldest streets of Sarajevo – Kazandziluk Street and walk through Baščaršija, the liveliest part of the city.

Later on, by visiting old Caravan Saray – Morića Han, you will really have a strong feeling of going centuries back in time. Morića Han is considered a true caravanserai because, when operational, it could accommodate about 300 passengers and 70 horses. Evliya Çelebi, an Ottoman traveller, wrote about his visit to Sarajevo in 1659 and described Morića Han as Hadži-Bešir’s han, because Hadži-Bešir was the landlord of the han then. The modern name probably comes from the surname of the han’s tenants at the beginning of the 19th century, Mustafa-aga Morić and his son Ibrahim-aga Morić.

Moreover, during the Free Walking Tour in Sarajevo, you will also see the famous Gazi Husrev-bey Mosque. Nearby this extraordinary beautiful mosque, you will see a unique clock tower famous for showing a very unusual time for the modern world. Furthermore, we will walk nearby the oldest shopping centre of Sarajevo, the “Bezistan” – an old bazaar from the Ottoman period.

After the old town stroll through the modern streets of Sarajevo in our Sarajevo Free Walking Tour

The Sarajevo City Hall is the most recognizable Austro-Hungarian-era building in Bosnia. Since 1949 it served as the National and University Library and now it is the seat of the city council once again.

Additionally, you will hear the story of the Sarajevo Jewish community existing for almost five centuries. The Old Jewish Temple is within the walking distance of Christian and Muslim religious objects. Today it is an important museum related to Balkan Jewish traditions and customs.

After the spot that says “Sarajevo Meeting of Cultures” Sarajevo Free Walking Tour continues westward. Ferhadija street is related to the arrival of the Habsburg monarchy. For instance, one of the iconic buildings on Ferhadija street is the Catholic Cathedral nearby which you will see the statue of Pope John Paul II. Also, we will talk about Sarajevo Roses and famous people that lived here.

Furthermore, we will see the first modern hotel in Sarajevo and hear the stories of the first Waltz dance and celebrities that stayed here. Our recommendation is to drink Bosnian coffee and eat Sacher cake in this place where East meets West. Then the tour continues to the famous Latin Bridge, Franz-Ferdinand’s assassination site. If you are interested to learn more about the assassination, check out our Gavrilo Princip – Shoot that changed the world tour.

Most importantly, in our  Free Walking Tour in Sarajevo, you will have passionate and young guides who were born here. They will be happy to show you even the secret spots of their town where most tourists wouldn’t go themselves. Also, at the end of the Free Walking Tour Sarajevo, our guide will give you notes with local tips which were carefully selected by our company.

Finally, the tour ends in our office, the same place where it starts.

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sunshine

Couple Traveller

We had a very pleasant and informative walkingtour on a sunny day with Leila. She gave a us a lot intresting facts and stories about the history of Bosnia and Sarajevo. Due to the breakout of Coronavirus we had more like a personalized tour, she gave us useful hints and was helpful to answear our questions.

March 18, 2020

GlynnisD

Couple Traveller

We did the free walking tour with Kiki. It was great. We are very interested in history and she was able
to answer all our questions even on difficult or sensitive subjects. We thoroughly recommend. Pity we
couldn’t stay longer and do another different tour.

February 27, 2020

Sergi0

Group Traveller

Perfectamente organizado, información muy completa y nuestro guía fue muy amable y respondió a
todas nuestras inquietudes y dudas en todo momento. Muy recomendable.

February 17, 2020

Noelg359

Couple Traveller

De premier passage à la boutique au bon moment pour joindre un minitour gratuit, en anglais, un
dimanche matin. Simple, efficace, pertinent, empathique et sympathique. Parfait pour inciter à revenir
aux tours payants.

February 9, 2020

rotmanal

Couple Traveller

Free walking tour. We had the best experience ever with Kiki. She was a great guide. We strongly
recommend this tour to everyone.

February 2, 2020
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