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Old Town, Sarajevo 71000, Bosnia and Herzegovina
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Reviewed 18 October 2018 via mobile

The cathedral can be enjoyed walking past in the centre. There are many opportunities for great selfies outside. You can also stop at any of the nearby coffee shops to enjoy the view.

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Madame_Trey
Reviewed 22 September 2018

Have a look inside if you are walking past, features beautiful stained glass windows. However after 8 weeks in the Balkans there are only so many churches one can visit without feeling a touch jaded.

Date of experience: September 2018
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Reviewed 8 September 2018 via mobile

We made a quick visit to the impressive cathedral. This cathedral is distinctive for the two Sarajevo “roses” (front and side) where mortar shells exploded and created the flower effect. The blast holes were previously filled with a reddish material.

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank packcal
Reviewed 27 August 2018

I've yet to find an ugly church or cathedral in Europe, and this one is no exception. The cathedral is in the centre of the old town, and really stands out. There is a great statue of Jean Paul II out front, and the interior...More

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank jazzziet
Reviewed 1 August 2018

The most imposing cathedral in the city stands regally in the old city. The interior is beautiful and serene.

Date of experience: July 2018
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Reviewed 26 July 2018 via mobile

Amazing cathedral with two gold clocks. There is a statue of John Paul II. Sings of war are on the sides of the church.

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank vayasable
Reviewed 6 July 2018

Situated in the centre of the old town. Worth a visit. Statue of Pope John Paul II oustide. Scene of war outside. There are a couple of "Sarajevo Roses"

Date of experience: June 2018
Thank Jan R
Reviewed 22 May 2018 via mobile

This is basically just a church that happens to be a cathedral , probably because there was no better option , no better church around ! Do yourself a favor , and skip this 'attraction'

Date of experience: May 2018
Thank kingofpeppange
Reviewed 30 April 2018

Cathedral is in main street, easy to find... it is about 150 years old and they inspire Notre Dame de Paris Cathedral when they building this one... nowadays they call it Sarajevo Cathedral but also known "Cathedral of Holy Heart of Jesus" there are some...More

Date of experience: April 2018
Thank elturco78
Reviewed 9 March 2018

This is the Catholic cathedral of Sarajevo, a major landmark in the centre of the city. Built during the brief Austro-Hungarian rule between 1878 and 1918, it is in a mix of Romanesque and Gothic Revival styles. It has a lovely setting on a large,...More

Date of experience: July 2017
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