Sarajevo, Bosnia: 10 Things to See & Do in the Most Beautiful City in the Balkans

Sarajevo, Bosnia: 10 Things to See & Do in the Most Beautiful City in the Balkans

Sarajevo, the capital of Bosnia and Herzegovina, is a city where wars began and olympics were held. You’ll see stunning landscapes, sweeping mountains, and remnants of tragedy.

Here are 10 things to do in Sarajevo, including taking the new cable car up Trebevic Mountain, walking along the abandoned Olympic bobsled track, trying local food and coffee, and learning about the city’s most harrowing moments under siege.


Things to do and see in Sarajevo

Here are things to do and see while in one of the Balkans's most stunning and distinct cities. Sarajevo is enclosed and surrounded by the Dinaric Alps, so the city seems otherwordly and secluded from the rest of the world. Enjoy our sights and activities to do in Sarajevo:

1. Walk around Old Sarajevo

The old part of Sarajevo feels better preserved than most towns of the former Yugoslavia. There is a very clear Ottoman feel that will make you feel you're not even in Europe.


2. Drink Bosnian coffee and tea

Visit Caffe Bar Andar for authentic Bosnian coffee and tea, and make sure to order baklava as well.


3. Take the cable car to Trebevic Mountain

This cable car connects the old part of the city with the mountain Trebević along with the abandoned 1984 Olympic bobsled track.


4. 1984 Olympic Bobsleigh Track

Visit the abandoned and damaged bobsled track from the 1984 Olympics. 


5. Visit museums to learn about the Balkan war

In particular, go to Gallery 11/07/95 to learn about the conflict along with Museum of Crimes Against Humanity and Genocide.


6. Eat Bosnian food

The Bosnian Cevapi is well known and different that no other, so it is well worth it. Also, we got to try other Bosnian local food.


7. Franz Ferdinand site

Visit the spot that sparked World War I. There is a plaque marking the site that changed the world.


8. House of Spite

Learn about Bosnian history during the time of the Austrian Hungrarian times. An interesting piece of local history.


9. Gazi Husrev-Beg mosque

This is the largest historical mosque in Bosnia and Herzegovina and one of the most representative Ottoman structures.


10. The best view in Sarajevo

Visit Yellow Bastion hill and enjoy a free view of Sarajevo. The views are breathtaking and will leave you speechless.


Travel video shared by Big and Small Travels