Tip #1 – Try the Bosnian cuisine
You cannot leave Sarajevo without having tasted the Ćevapi, a meaty dish served with uncooked chopped onions in a warm flat bread. You mustn’t forget to order the Kajmark with it (a Turkish creamy dairy product), simply spread it all over the meat and the bread, it’ll just melt. It’s delicious!
Tip #2 – Take a guided tour to the Sarajevo Tunnel Museum
You can either go by yourself or take a guided tour from the centre which we strongly recommend because you will get:
– a very interesting history lesson about such a recent past
– transportation to the museum and back (which it works out cheaper than a taxi ride)
– a drive through a part of Sarajevo that isn’t reachable via tram.
It’s a no brainer!
Tip #3 – Drink coffee in the Bosnian style
Take a break from the sightseeing, sit down to one of the many cafes in the old town and enjoy a nice Kafa always served with a Turkish delight which is a bonus (if you are a fan). Just make sure you don’t drink the thick layer of sludgy grounds at the bottom of the cup.
Tip #4 – Pay a visit to the Martyrs’ Memorial Cemetery Kovači
It’s important to go to this Memorial Cemetery to have an idea of how many people lost their lives during the recent civil conflict. Once there, climb a bit further up the hill and get the best panorama view of Sarajevo.
Tip #5 – Ars Aevi, the Contemporary Art Museum
If you are an art lover and you are looking to see something very different including the building that hosts the exhibition itself, you cannot miss the Ars Aevi. Even if it’s located kind of in the center, it’s not easy to find but don’t give up, it’s worth it!