Our Walking Tour in the old the old town Sarajevo starts from the Meet Bosnia Travel agency every day at 18:00. This tour is one of the best ways to start exploring the rich history of Sarajevo, a city known for its diversity, hospitality and food.
At the beginning of our Sarajevo Walking Tour we will see the Old Orthodox Church, one of the oldest religious objects in Sarajevo. Its archaic foundations are unique and reminiscent of early christian churches. Artistic creations of the medieval goldsmiths together with other valuable collections can be found in the museum next to the church.
The oldest and the busiest part of Sarajevo is called Bascarsija where the the old streets intersect to make an elaborate maze of crafts, food and coffee. The most recognisible landmark of Sarajevo is Sebilj, a wooden fountain located on Baščaršija square. The legend says that drinking water from here means that you will definitely come back to Sarajevo. You can try testing this yourself during our Sarajevo tours.
Walking through the old town you will learn about Gazi Husref-bey and the mosque he built in the center of the city which was at the time the biggest object in the country. Nearby one of the most beautiful mosques in Bosnia you can find a unique Clock Tower famous for using an unusual standard of time for the modern world. We will walk through the oldest shopping center in Sarajevo “Bezistan” – old bazaar from the Ottoman period.
Sarajevo City Hall is the most representative Austro-Hungarian-era building in Bosnia. Since 1949 the building was the National and University Library of Bosnia and Herzegovina. Today it is once again the seat of the local government.
In the 16th century Sarajevo welcomed thousands of Jewish settlers who reached the Ottoman empire escaping the persecution in the Iberian peninsula. Living in Sarajevo alongside Muslims and Christians the new inhabitants of the city were reminded of their ancient homeland so they gave Sarajevo a new name, Little Jerusalem . The Old Jewish Temple is located in the Old Town and it houses a valuable collection of exhibits pertaining to Jewish traditions and customs in the Balkans.
After the line where East meets West in Sarajevo our local Sarajevo guide will continue in the direction of the modern part of the city connected to the arrival of the Habsburg monarchy. On this Sarajevo tour you will see the Sacred Heart Cathedral and the statue of Pope John Paul II who visited Bosnia two times. All the while our Sarajevo guides will try to uncover many hidden gems for you and recommend things to do in Sarajevo, known only to the locals.
You will also be able to see the first modern hotel in Sarajevo and hear the stories about the first Waltz dance and celebrities that stayed here. Our recommendation is to drink Bosnian coffee and Sacher cake in the famous Vienese Cafe, within the hotel. The Tour ends on the notorious Latin Bridge known throughout the world as the place where the WWI began.
Baščaršija Square – Sebilj Foutain – Copper-smith Street- Old Orthodox Church – Sacred Heart Cathedral – Old Synagogue – Gazi Husrev-bey Mosque – Clock Tower – Caravan Saray – Old Madraasa – Bazaar – Meeting of Cultures Spot – Sarajevo Roses – Hotel Europe – Assasination Spot – Latin bridge
|Period||Whole year round|
|Days||Every day available|
|Activity||2 hours walking,|
|Departure||11:00 AM and 4:00 PM|
|Included||Fully - equipped and experienced guide|
Meet Bosnia is Travel agent located in Sarajevo, specialized in tours in Bosnia and Herzegovina and Balkan region. Years of experience is behind us and lots of satisfied customers, what is reason to continue in doing thing we love.