Is Sarajevo Worth Visiting for Solo Female Travelers?

Sarajevo, capital city of Bosnia and Herzegovina, is a charming and culturally rich destination located in Southeastern Europe, nestled comfortably with the Dinaric Alps. This vibrant city is known for its unique blend of East and West, marked by Ottoman, Austro-Hungarian, and Yugoslav influences that shape its architecture, cuisine, and way of life. With a stunning landscape featuring towering mountains and Rushing River Miljacka, the city captivates with its natural beauty. Key attractions include the historical marketplace, Baščaršija, the sombre site of the assassination of Archduke Franz Ferdinand that sparked World War I, and multiple museums displaying the resilience of the city during the Siege of Sarajevo. It's the fusion of tradition and modernity, trauma and resilience that makes Sarajevo a captivating destination for travelers.

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Overall rating

4.8 /5

based on 11 experiences

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Things to do

4.6/5

Safety

4.8/5

Food

4.8/5

Budget-friendly

3.8/5

Solo travel experience

Really enjoyed Sarajevo. It is such an interesting city with an incredibly tragic history. It felt so safe as a solo female traveller as the locals are so friendly! I recommend staying 3-4 nights as there is so much to do.

Posted: July 21, 2023
Things to do: 5/5Food: 3/5Budget-friendly: 5/5Safety: 5/5
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Sarajevo is such an underrated place. It has a lot of charm, and the people are very friendly. I participated in several activities, such as a trip to Mostar. I also visited an abandoned bobsleigh track. There is so much amazing history there, and the food was incredible. I felt safe, but I'm not overly interested in nightlife, so I had dinner and returned to my Airbnb.

Posted: April 10, 2023
Things to do: 5/5Food: 5/5Budget-friendly: 5/5Safety: 5/5
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Things to do: - Walk around the Old Town - Try Turkish coffee - Visit the Baščaršija market - Walk along the Miljacka River - Tour the City Hall - Visit the Sarajevo Tunnel of War - Visit the Yellow Fortress Safety: Generally, as a woman traveling alone, I felt safe. Recommendations: Sarajevo is probably my favorite city in the world. It is cheap, affordable, and has an amazing history.

Posted: September 17, 2022
Things to do: 5/5Food: 5/5Budget-friendly: 4/5Safety: 5/5
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To do: - Visit the Old Town - Admire the Sebilj fountain - Participate in a free guided walk - Visit the Latin Bridge - Visit Sarajevo City Hall - Visit the Cathedral of the Sacred Heart Security: I felt safe, but I tried to stick to the central parts of the city for extra caution. Recommendations: Sarajevo is a great city to explore, especially if you are interested in history.

Posted: September 10, 2022
Things to do: 5/5Food: 5/5Budget-friendly: 4/5Safety: 5/5
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Things to do: - Baščaršija - Sarajevo Tunnel - Sarajevo City Hall - Gazi Husrev-beg Mosque - Latin Bridge - Yellow Bastion - Sebilj - Bjelašnica - Sacred Heart Cathedral Safety: I felt completely safe. Recommendations: Sarajevo is amazing, so cheap and with so many things to do. It's very hilly, but the views are incredible.

Posted: September 3, 2022
Things to do: 5/5Food: 5/5Budget-friendly: 3/5Safety: 5/5
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Local tips

In Sarajevo, you can see the most in just a few days. I suggest participating in the Funky Tour to get a good overview of the Balkan war and the Siege of Sarajevo. The city has many excellent restaurants - my favorites are Klopa and Dveri. Take the cable car up to Trebevic and take a walk there. In the city, spend time in Bascarsiji and explore the small streets, visit some of the museums.

Posted: November 8, 2022
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Aloha! I live on Kauai, and am happy to share my love for the incredible natural beauty here on the garden isle. I love travelling, and exploring new cities and scouring the countryside, meeting new people, and eating the local food!!!! I am interested in alternative history, natural health, and learning how to live more sustainably. I love to read, listen to a good podcast, watch indie movies, dance, and share converstion over coffee or tea. I enjoy hiking, yoga, surfing, swimming in the ocean, and exploring the unknown+++++

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