In Sarajevo you can visit many interesting buildings including historic Ottoman mosques and churches, with a range of different architectural styles.
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Here are some ideas for places you might like to visit in the City:
The Sarajevo Tunnel
This Tunnel was built during the summer of 1993 during the Sarajevo siege in the Bosnian War. The Serbian army had isolated the City and the tunnel was dug by hand by the Bosnian army as the only way to get food, medical and military supplies to the people of the City, and also as a means of escaping. There is now a museum located here where you can learn the fascinating story of the tunnel and see a number of exhibits relating to the war.
Gazi Husrev Beg Mosque
You can visit this historic Mosque which was constructed in the 16th century and is situated in Bascarsija in the Old Town of the City. This Ottoman Mosque is an important landmark in Sarajevo with its several domes and very tall and impressive minaret. There are elegant arches and columns in front of the entrance and you can see the decorative details above the door.
Cathedral Church of the Nativity of the Theotokos
This Cathedral was built in the 19th century in Baroque style and is a lovely sight with its golden colour, domes and belfry. Inside you can see elegant marble effect columns, impressive chandeliers, colourful paintings on the walls and arches, along with many beautiful gilded icons.
National Museum of Bosnia and Herzegovina
Visitors to this Museum can see a fascinating collection of artefacts relating to the history of the country and range from prehistory to present, including archaeological, ancient and medieval history, as well as natural history and ethnography. Among the exhibits is an important 14th century illuminated manuscript, the Sarajevo Haggadah.
Built at the start of the 20th century and situated by the River Miljacka, this Ashkenazi Synagogue is built in Moorish Revival style with elegant dome topped towers. The pastel coloured Synagogue has a beautifully decorated ceiling and is also home to the Jewish Community Centre.
This is an interesting historic house, now a department of the Museum of Sarajevo, which illustrates Muslim family life during the late 1700’s and 1800’s in the Ottoman period. This wooden house has been restored and shows both family parts of the dwelling as well as public parts and has authentic furnishings, giving a good feel of what it was like to live here.
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