10 Reasons to Visit Sarajevo

When to Visit



The beginning of January also marks the beginning of the winter break from school, with the youngest Sarajevans and their parents hoping to make the most of this month by spending as much time as possible up on the mountains around Sarajevo. More




Sarajevo Stories

  1. When you enter a coffee house and look for a place to sit, you need to be very careful not to trip over the long pipes which smokers, who are seated on low pillows, leave in the middle of the coffee house floor. If you step on one of these long pipes or even touch it, it can cost you dearly, for you are disturbing the Sarajevans’ “pleasure”. Notwithstanding all of the commotion outside in Čaršija, inside there is silence. All you can hear is the bubbling of the water pipes and the sound of coffee boiling on the embers.

    Robert Stanhopes, a traveler who visited Sarajevo in 1634
  2. A city that was once a symbol of war and destruction has become a place where diversity no longer represents a threat but a sign of richness and opportunity. The Jerusalem of Europe represents a crossroads of cultures, nations and religions, a status which requires the building of new bridges, while also maintaining and restoring older ones.

    Pope Francis