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Sarajevo City Hall (Bosnian, Croatian and Serbian: Gradska vijećnica Sarajevo / Градска вијећница Сарајево), known as Vijećnica, is located in the city of Sarajevo. It was designed in 1891 by the Czech architect Karel Pařík, but criticisms by the minister, Baron Benjamin Kallay, caused him to stop working on the project. It was initially the largest and most representative building of the Austro-Hungarian period in Sarajevo and served as the city hall. The building was reopened on May 9, 2014.
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Extraordinarily place. Don’t miss to visit the museum on the negative one level. I hope it will again be open to students as study lounge as that was its purpose before 90’s. Still I think that location was not appropriate for such a big structure but nevertheless it’s Sarajevo landmark.
Majestic. Extraordinary colourful ceiling rose window. Nice exhibition of Sarajevo and BiH's history downstairs. Student prices are ,50€.
The building is beautiful, and the museum on the history of Sarajevo in the basement is very interesting. It's worth reading about the history of the building as well (it used to house the National Library and was tragically bombarded with incendiary shells near the start of the war). There were also a couple of art and photography exhibitions in the main hall when I visited which were excellent. Overall worth the visit.
Vijećnica is the most extravagant building constructed in Sarajevo during Austro-Hungarian occupation and serves as a symbol of the meeting of world civilizations. The project was overseen by Alexander Wittek, who had proposed his Pseudo Moorish design – the perfect architectural unity of East and West – for the future seat of the city’s government. Since it first opened on April 20, 1896, the building has become the most important symbol of Sarajevo and is featured as an iconic motif in many photographs of the city. After World War II, Vijećnica became home to the National and University Library of BiH. On the nights of August 25-26, 1992 during the last war, Vijećnica was set ablaze. Nearly 90% of the library's collection went up in flames and the building became a symbol of the Siege and tragedy of Sarajevo. Vijećnica’s reconstruction got underway in 1996 and the official opening took place on May 9, 2014, the same day that Europe Day and the Day of Victory over Fascism are observed.
A site worth seeing if you're into history and art. The building is split into two different sections the down stairs being a museum covering the last 100 years of Sarajevo history. Worth a visit, expect to spend time reading and looking at pictures.
Great and very important place to visit in Sarajevo! You ca take amazing photos inside and outside of it. It is often use for wedding photos and as a conference venue.
This amazing building has an amazing ambient with great historical story who will gladly be told if you ask someone inside.
Interesting historical place. Intriguing exhibition worth seeing that will broaden your horizons.
Absolutely breathtakingly beautiful!!! One of my favorite places in Sarajevo :)
Building of great symbolism for the city of determination and perseverance. Certainly a gem of architectural design for the region.
Don't know much about this building but I know it's really beautiful now, compare to how it looked during the war. So sad...
Must see place on the inside as well as outside. Moorish inspired style with amazing details on the inside. The entrance fee of 5km is absolutely worth it. At the underground level you can see an exhibition on the history of Sarajevo from 1900 till today.
Good outside, even better inside. The entrance fee was 5 KM which was totally worth it. There was an exhibition inside regarding the history of Bosnia, with the theme "life". Very informative and interesting. Visit it!
Beautiful example of pseudo-Moorish style. It's located right underneath the Yellow Bastion on the back of the river, and close to the city center. City Hall may well be the first stop for Sarajevo itinerary - Baščaršija streets and all major attractions start here.
MUST VISIT! MUST SEE! Incredible place with great history.