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Ottoman, Austrian, Yugoslavian and contemporary styles influence the Sarajevian skyline and architectural designs. Modern glass skyscrapers and malls juxtapose against 16th–century mosques and lavish displays of Austrian wealth. Here are 10 interesting buildings in Sarajevo.
Offices fill the lower floors, and a rooftop café on the 35th floor has affordable coffee and beer. Elevators bring visitors to the top in a matter of seconds. The 36th-floor open-air observatory is where you can learn about the construction and enjoy views for just 1KM ($0.60US).
The Sarajevo Cathedral is the seat of the Archbishop of Vrhbosna making it the centre of Catholicism in Bosnia and Herzegovina. Gazing up at the large symmetrical neo-gothic façade, you may recognise similarities with Notre Dame in Paris.
Hungarian architect Josip Vancas took inspiration from the famous Parisian cathedral before designing Sarajevo’s. Completed in 1889, Alexander Maximilian Seitzpainted the interior frescoes. Take note of the distinctive alternating pattern of orange and yellow stripes decorating the inside.