Sarajevo City Guide

What to do, eat and drink while in Sarajevo - A city guide.

This Sarajevo City Guide will guide you through the capital of Bosnia & Herzegovina with a sad and intriguing history. An upcoming city with cobbled streets, coffee places and typical snacks. This city guide will highlight my must sees, favorite restaurants and bars. Sarajevo was one of the places part of my 6-week Balkan Trip. Read about the full itinerary here.

DO & SEE

1. SARAJEVO HISTORY TOUR | TUNNEL MUSEUM & OLYMPIC GAMES 1984

Normally, I am not a big fan of tours. I like to discover a city on my own, at my own pace. However, in Sarajevo I would highly recommend doing a history tour. As the Yugoslavian war took place fairly recent, tours are mainly given by inhabitants on who the war made a huge impact. We took a tour with Toorico Tours. A very experienced guy who told about how he perceived the war. The tour took us to the Tunnel Museum, Sniper alley and the Jewish Cemetery. Next to that, the tour also highlighted some places that remind of the Olympic Games that took place in Sarajevo in 1984. We got to see the ski jumping hills, the podium and an abandoned hotel.

2. ABANDONED BOBSLED TRACK

We were lucky to have a small tour, which allowed us to also visit the bobsled track during the tour. I would still highly recommend visiting the bobsled track.

3. STROLL AROUND THE OLD TOWN

The small old town in Sarajevo is a sight by itself. With all the small shops to get silver ware, cobbled streets and small alleys.

EAT & DRINK

Sarajevo Barhana

EAT

Mala Kuhinja
This restaurant doesn’t give you a menu but proposes you some options. You will be surprised with great food without high prices to worry about.
Barhana

A restaurant that successfully mixed international and Bosnian food. We went here more than once. 

DRINK

Zlatna Ribica

A crazy bar with a vintage interior. The image reflects the bar perfectly and this place really can’t be missed when visiting Sarajevo.

Dekanter

One of my personal favourites. A great wine bar with good wines, a nice terrace area and amazing charcuterie plates.

Birtija

A nice bar where you can sit in the open window, drink a cheap beer and enjoy a relaxed vibe. The bar is closely located to the main square in the city. 

Tito

A little bit further out of town, but a bar dedicated to Tito. A nice open space to enjoy your afternoon. 

Sarajevo Zlatna ribica

STAY

We stayed at Hotel Residence in Sarajevo. The location was ideal, as it was close to everything. It was a simple accommodation with a two-person bedroom. Fair enough, but I would not per se recommend it. 

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