2 Days in Sarajevo

Bosnia-Herzegovina, Sarajevo Guide (B): 2 Days in Sarajevo

I’m not sure if its the bullet holes I saw in the buildings on the way from the airport to the city center but I feel unsettled.

Suddenly, those bullet holes come to life, new ones being made, smoke emanating from them and mothers running with their children trying to seek shelter.

Those were the stories a colleague of mine would share when you ask her why she’d get so anxious at times. Stories of trying to get out of a building that is being fired upon with her kids in tow.

I thought while driving by – Was one of these buildings the one she was trying to escape from with her kids?

Stories of not knowing where her husband is or if he’s alive. Stories that have now been immediately put into perspective for me. Some argue that Sarajevo got dealt one the worst hands in the whole Yugoslavian war ordeal but that…was some 20 odd years ago and I got 2 days in Sarajevo to find its beauty.

- In 1885, Sarajevo was the first city in Europe and the second city in the world to have a full-time electric tram network running through the city, following San Francisco. I’m not sure why I found that fascinating. Maybe it’s connected to my love of trains out maybe I feel like the infrastructure back home in Toronto is like it’s from 1885. ...... (follow the instructions below for accessing the rest of this article).
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Guide Name: 2 Days in Sarajevo
Guide Location: Bosnia-Herzegovina » Sarajevo
Guide Type: Self-guided Walking Tour (Article (B))
Author: Christopher Rudder
Read it on author's website: https://www.rudderlesstravel.com/2-days-in-sarajevo/
Sight(s) Featured in This Guide:
  • Hotel Europe
  • Boutique Hotel Central
  • Exclusive Apartments Bistrik
  • Motel Bejturan
  • Svrzo’s House
  • Old Orthodox Church
  • Sebilj
  • Baščaršija
  • Gazi Husrev-bey’s Hanikah
  • Tašlihan
  • Cathedral Church Of The Nativity Of The Theotokos
  • Sacred Heart Cathedral & Pope John Paul Ii Monument
  • Pijaca Markale
  • Vječna Vatra
  • Skenderija Steel Bridge
  • Festina Lente
  • The Academy Of Fine Arts Sarajevo
  • Despić House
  • Latin Bridge
  • Emperor’s Mosque
  • Church Of Saint Anthony Of Padua Of Sarajevo
  • Sarajevo Brewery
  • Šeher Ćehaja Bridge
  • Sarajevo City Hall
  • Memorijal Kovaci
  • Yellow Bastion
  • Pashaluk