Visit Sarajevo – Tourism Association of Canton Sarajevo was founded in early 2017 to best respond to the needs of development, preservation and protection of tourist and cultural values in the Sarajevo Canton.
As tourism is currently the fastest growing industry, Visit Sarajevo strives to improve the tourist offer of the Canton, making Sarajevo one of the most desirable tourist destinations in Europe.
Accordingly, the activities of the Tourism Association of Canton Sarajevo include an analysis of the local and international market, planning and development of tourism in the Sarajevo Canton, preparation and organisation of events of importance for tourism, production, distribution and promotion of promotional material on tourist offer of the Sarajevo Canton, organisation and work of the network of tourist information centres, cooperation with all stakeholders involved in tourist offer in the Sarajevo Canton, and the promotion of the Sarajevo Canton at national and international tourism fairs.
Bascarsija & Sebilj
Ottoman era begins in 1461 when the city was founded by the first Bosnian governor Ishak-beg Isaković (Ishak Bay Isaković), a pioneer in planned construction.
The new government displays superiority with large buildings. Aleksandar Vitek and Ćiril Iveković work on the design for Vijećnica (City Hall)
Gazi Husrev Beg Mosque
Another permanent stamp was left by Gazi Husrev Beg (Gazi Husrev Bey), triple Bosnian Steward and Builder.In 1530, with his own money, he built the most monumental building of Islamic culture in B&H
As Orthodox grew in numbers, so did the need to build a new church. It took over a decade to build one and it was completed in the last years of the Ottoman rule in 1874.