The most attractive street in Sarajevo is certainly Ferhadija – the popular walking street which stretches from Vječna Vatra to Slatko Ćoše, where it meets Sarači St.
Once you leave the oriental allure of Sarači and step onto Ferhadija, you’ll find yourself surrounded by buildings which were erected during the period of Austro-Hungarian rule, giving you the feeling that you have stepped back into another time.
Ferhadija’s origins date back to the 16th century and its name comes from the mahala which formed around the mosque built by the Bosnian Sanjak Bey, Ferhat Bey Vuković Desisalić.
From 1928 to 1941 it was called Prijestolonasljednika Petra, after Crown Prince Peter; then again Ferhadija from 1941 to 1945. From 1945 to 1993 it took the name Vase Miskina Crnog, after a hero from the National Liberation War (1941-1945). It was renamed Ferhadija in 1993.