Although I am admittedly a bit biased since I was born there, Sarajevo is a beautiful city! This past year was Mike’s 5th year of coming back home with me (and the year before that my in-laws joined us as well)! There is so much to write about, so please feel free to ask questions, but what I’ve decided to do is put together a short itinerary for a 1 to 2 day stay. I know I can’t cover everything, but I will point out some of my favorite places (through photos that have been taken over the years)…
Before we dive in, I just wanted to mention my favorite part of the year – SUMMER! Sarajevo has the perfect weather July through September (if you like the warm days and cool nights kind of thing). During this time, the Sarajevo Film Festival usually takes place, so the city is buzzing with all kinds of people and the cafes are packed for the best people watching you can ever hope to find. You can easily lose a day walking the streets and jumping from one cafe to the next.
Now let’s dive into a few of my recommendations of what to see / do when you visit…
Old Town – Baščaršija
This is the most amazing part of Sarajevo.
This area is not big but it has so much history and the coolest architecture. A couple of recommendations:
Food and Drinks
Sarajevo is so picturesque! My favorite spots for a great view of the city from above:
If you have extra time, I’d suggest going to Vrelo Bosne in Ilidza. This is a gorgeous natural spring area. You get to the main park by a horse drawn carriage through an alley of tall beautiful trees.
Last, but not least, our best friends travelled with us to Sarajevo and captured the trip in this photo and video montage. The middle part of the video and the photo below show our stay up in the mountains at Bjelašnica (actually the mountain that was the men’s downhill skiing competition back during the 1984 Winter Olympics in Sarajevo). The whole city is built into and surrounded by the mountains, which makes it just so spectacular. I hope you love it just as much as I do!
Happy travels! Let me know if you need any recommendations!