Sarajevo’s Religious Sites


Copyright: Kathleen Franklin

Sarajevo’s Religious Sites

The city is famous for its religious diversity, with adherents of Catholicism, Orthodoxy, Islam and Judaism coexisting here for centuries. This is why Sarajevo is at times referred to as "Jerusalem of the Balkans", or "Jerusalem of Europe". Mosques, synagogues and cathedrals crowd the city.

Do & See

If you’re feeling up for the challenge, hike up the hill to the old medieval town and the ruins of Jacje Castle, where panoramic views of the city open before your very eyes. Walking west along the main alleyway of Bascarsija, you will notice the architecture change as you move into Ferhadija Street and into the Austro-Hungarian part of the city. Ferhadija Street is the main pedestrian shopping street in Sarajevo. The streets running parallel to Ferhadija Street are Obala Kulina Bana and Marsala Tita, where you will find many fine examples of Austro-Hungarian legacy.