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About Sarajevo
Sarajevo is the capital of Bosnia and Herzegovina. Sarajevo is the country’s administrative, economic, cultural, education and sport center. The City of Sarajevo is divided into four municipalities: Stari Grad, Centar, Novo Sarajevo and Novi Grad.
Sarajevo is located in the Sarajevo Field, surrounded by the Olympic mountains: Bjelasnica, Igman, Jahorina and Trebevic. The average land elevation of the city is 500 m above sea level.

Most of the Sarajevo’s tourist attractions are located in the Old Town known as Bascarsija spreading towards the city centre easily reachable on foot and well connected to other parts of the city and to the surrounding mountains and other natural and cultural sites by public transportation.

: Bosnia and Herzegovina
Area: 141,5 km²
Altitude: 500 m above sea level
Climate: Mild continental climate
Population: cca 438.000 citizens (291.000 citizens in four City of Sarajevo municipalities; 2013)
Population ethnic diversity: Bosniaks, Croats, Serbs, Jews and other ethnic groups
Time Zone – European Time Zone (GMT +1)
Power Supply – The electric supply is 220V with 50Hz frequency
Water – It is safe to drink tap water in Sarajevo


Procedures at both the borders and the airport are standardized and uncomplicated. Valid passport is required. EU, American and Canadian citizens do not require a visa to enter the country. Most other nations do need a visa, and getting one is possible through the Bosnian embassies in your respective countries.

Here you can find their addresses and contact numbers.

Officially, people who enter the country as a visitor need to register themselves with the police within 24 hours after their arrival in the country. If you enter Bosnia and Herzegovina by car, you will have to buy vehicle insurance at the border. You do not need this insurance if you have a green card that covers Bosnia and Herzegovina.
For more information on visas visit www.mvp.gov.ba.


Local currency is Convertible Mark - international abbreviation is BAM, i.e. KM is used locally (1.95KM=1€).
Catering establishments, shops, shopping malls and travel agencies in the Federation of Bosnia and Herzegovina cannot accept EURO payments since October 1st, 2010. Foreign currencies should be exchanged to the official local currency Convertible Mark (BAM or KM).

-Coins: 5 ,10, 20 and 50 pfennig; 1, 2 i 5 KM

- Banknotes: 10, 20, 50, 100 i 200 KM

Postal services

Postal services are provided by the state-owned company JP BH Posta d.o.o.., which has post outlets all over the city: (www.bhp.ba/en/)
Telephone service – Telephone cards for the public pay phones are available at all newsstands and post offices.
Mobile telephone service – The following three operators provide mobile telephone service in Sarajevo: BH Mobile (061, 062), Eronet (063) and m:tel (065, 066).
Internet – Internet connections and wi-fi are available in most hotels and cafés throughout the city.

Working hours

Monday-Friday: 8 a.m.-6/8 p.m.
Saturday: 8 a.m.-1 p.m.

Post offices:
Monday – Saturday: 7 a.m.- 8 p.m., head/major post offices; Sunday: Closed
Monday – Saturday: 7 a.m.-3 p.m., smaller post offices; Sunday: Closed

Grocery Stores and Shopping Mall:
Daily: 8 a.m.-10/11 p.m.

Market Place:
Daily: 7 a.m.-4/5 p.m. 

Public holidays (non-working days)

January 1 and 2 – New Year
March 1 – Independence Day
May 1 and 2 – International Labor Day
November 25 – National Day

During these holidays, only 24-hour stores and institutes are open. Citizens do not to work on religious holidays in accordance with their beliefs.

Area code + 387 33

Police 122
Fire 123
Emergency 124
Clinic Center of the University of Sarajevo, (www.kcus.ba), Bolnička 25, 29 70 00
General Hospital "Prim. dr. Abdulah Nakaš", (www.obs.ba), Kranjčevićeva 12, 28 51 00
Dental Clinic, Bolnička 4a, 21 42 49
24-hour Pharmacy BAŠČARŠIJA, Obala Kulina bana 40, 27 23 00
24-hour Pharmacy HITNA, Kolodvorska 41, 71 63 31
24-hour Pharmacy NOVO SARAJEVO, Zmaja od Bosne 51, 71 38 30
24-hour Pharmacy DOBRINJA, Salke Lagumdžije 15, 76 63 80
24-hour Pharmacy ILIDŽA, Emira Bogunića Čarlija 3, 76 21 80
24-hour Pharmacy MARIJIN DVOR, Maršala Tita 1, 55 21 30
24-hour Pharmacy ILIJAŠ, Hašima Spahića 23, 42 88 10
24-hour Pharmacy HADŽIĆI, Hadželi 84, 42 82 20
24-hour Pharmacy VOGOŠĆA, Igmanska 56, 42 42 50
Mountain Rescue 061 29 94 43; 121
Rescue Club 2000 061 91 19 11; 062 67 27 72
BIHAMK – Road Assistance 1282; (www.bihamk.ba)
Telephone Information 1182; (www.bhtelecom.ba )
International Airport Sarajevo 28 91 00
Bus Station Sarajevo 21 31 00; (www.centrotrans.com)
Bus Station Lukavica +387 57 31 73 77
Railway Station Sarajevo 65 53 30
Žuti/Yellow Taxi 66 35 55
Sarajevo Taxi 1515
Crveni/Red Taxi 76 06 00
Samir & Emir Taxi 1516
Holand Taxi 080020234

Tourist Information Centre

Sarači 58; 58 09 99;
TIP Hadžići, Hadželi 29, 42 15 95;