Join us in the footsteps of
Jewish heritage in Sarajevo, discover a 500 year old history of
Jewish people in B&H, hear the unbelievable story of the Sarajevo
Haggadah, the magical story of Purim Di Sarajevo and so much more…
Synagogue in the Balkans /Il Kal Grandi, Jewish museum/oldest
synagogue in Sarajevo/, Ashkenazi synagogue, old Jewish Cemetery,
Salomon’s Palace, First Hotel in Sarajevo.
Professional and certified
tourist guide, born and raised in Sarajevo.
Our tour guide Tina is a
certified tour guide for the city and the mountains.
As part of her education
she finished the one year program of Jewish studies in Sweden
“Paideia”. She studied English language in the university of
Sarajevo and high school she finished in Israel. She speaks fluently
Hebrew and English. She spent some years researching about Jewish
life in Sarajevo and Bosnia & Herzegovina so her knowledge on the
subject is great, spending the time in Archives she became interested
in archivers work so she went and successfully finished a course for
archiver. Loves to hike and read.
On our way across Bosnia and Herzegovina we saw many such tombstones (stećak), but this one in Radimlja has the most preserved tombstones in the entire country. It is located near the road Trebinje – Mostar and has a large parking. The fee (4 KM) is quite low for such an important museum.
The Famous Old Bridge in Mostar
Enjoy into the historic heart of Dubrovnik’s Old Town.
through the Marjan Hill park and enjoy magnificent views along the
See Split landmarks including Diocletian’s Palace and the Cathedral of Saint Domnius
The future belongs to those with the longest memory.
The National Museum of Bosnia and Herzegovina was established in 1888, and it is the oldest modern institution of science and culture of the western type in Bosnia and Herzegovina.
Over 3 million items, which testify to the rich cultural and natural heritage of this area, are kept in the National Museum of BiH.
The History museum
It was founded in 1945 as the Museum of the Revolution of Bosnia and Herzegovina, and was renamed the History Museum of Bosnia and Herzegovina in 1993.
Items from the “Open Depot” permanent exhibition, displayed in their authentic environment, tell the story of World War II and socialism. The Museum’s youngest visitors can enjoy games and learn about history, by socializing with the personified exhibits living in the Kingdom of the Museum.
The Olympic Museum
On the day the opening of the XIV Winter Olympic Games in Sarajevo.
The Sarajevo Museum
The Sarajevo Museum was established in 1949 with the mission to collect, study, publish and present the social, economic and cultural history of the city.
This section was named after the permanent exhibition Sarajevo 1878-1918. depicting the history of the Austro-Hungarian rule in this region, from the arrival of the military troops.
The Jewish Museum
The Jewish Museum of Bosnia and Herzegovina is situated in the former Old Jewish Temple, the oldest synagogue in Bosnia and Herzegovina, built in 1581.
The Svrzo House
The Svrzo House represents the lifestyle of an urban Muslim family of the late 18 th and throughout the 19th century.
The Despic House
The Despic House, the oldest part of which dates from the 17th century.
Tunnel of Hope
In 1993.during the siege of Sarajevo a tunnel connecting two free territories held by the Army of BiH was constructed under the Sarajevo. Airport. From July 1993. until the end of the siege in late February 1996…..
The City Hall Museum
The City Hall Museum is locate in the basement of the Sarajevo City Hall.
The Gazi Husrev-Bey Museum
The Museum is dedicated to Gazi Husrev-bey 1418-1542.
Museum of Literature and Performing Arts of Bosnia and Herzegovina
Permanent exhibits of the Museum include Silvije Strahimir Kranjcevic’s study and the Bosnian room – Petar Kocic, Hasan Kikic and Isak Samokovlija…………….
EVENT FULL SARAJEVO
Sarajevo Film Festival
The Sarajevo Film Festival was founded in 1995,during the siege of Sarajevo and it become the symbol of resistance and protection of cultural values.
Sarajevo Bashcharsia nights..
The Summer festival of culture offers its visitors rich program that includes bullet, opera and theatre performances…..
It is an international festival which takes place annually .
Sarajevo Holiday Market offers visitors of all generations a wealth of cultural, sports,and entertainment events.
The International Theater Festival MESS is the most prominent theater in Southeast Europe.
The Bosnian Sephardic Cuisine, is a latest attempt to preserve traditional Bosnian Sephardic Cuisine, to transfer it to the new generations , and to present to the world all its values, peculiarity, and originality.
For more than ten years, Miryam has worked at revising and extending the original to include a more thorough exploration of the age-old subject and thetechniques and traditions around it.
„JEWISH SARAJEVO“ Educational 2 days
course for tour guides and everyone who is interested – 5,9 April. 2018. The course will be held at the Jewish Community center, Hamdije Kresevljakovica st. no.59, Sarajevo starting from 10:00.
„JEWISH MOSTAR“ Educational 1 day course for tour guides and everyone who is interested – 28 March. 2018.
Following the example of other European cities such as Prague, Krakow, Vienna and Budapest that offer Jewish Prague, Jewish Vienna … Association Haggadah and its partners organize the tourist offer of “Jewish Sarajevo”.
Haggadah, as a non-governmental organization that aims to preserve Jewish culture and traditions and promotion of tourism potential in order to provide quality and comprehensive information to visitors of Sarajevo, decided to educate 20 tour guides.
“The number of tourists that are coming to Sarajevo is greater every year and we need higher number of tour guides who can lead the “Jewish tour”. This is important for the city of Sarajevo since the story of Sarajevo is unimaginable without stories about Sarajevo Jews, the synagogue, the unique cemetery in Europe. Also, Sarajevo is unimaginable without one of the most valuable manuscripts that it preserves, without the Sarajevo Haggadah. The story of Sarajevo Haggadah is not just a story of a manuscript and its artistic and historical value. This is the story of the people, the citizens of Sarajevo, who have fought a century that this valuable manuscripts remain in Sarajevo, to preserve and protect it.
There is also the old Jewish cemetery, a national cultural monument, which has just been nominated to be under the protection of UNESCO.
Sephardic Jews live in Sarajevo for nearly 500 years, and they brought from Spain and Portugal their language, songs, cuisine and everything else that survived to this day. Part of it has become an inseparable part of the culture of Sarajevo, for example the song “When I went to Bentbasa” which is the original Sephardic synagogue song (Eldjo Alto).
Association Haggadah was established to preserve and promote Jewish culture and tradition, because of all these reasons, as well as the immeasurable contribution of Jewish cultural, urban and economic development of the city of Sarajevo, we started the initiative of training tour guides in Sarajevo.
Federal Ministry of the Enviroment and Tourism of Bosnia and Herzegovina, Konrad Adenauer Stiftug Sarajevo, Fortuna tours Mostar and Insider Sarajevo also participate in this project, considering that educating tour guides in Sarajevo and Mostar contributes, above all, to the economic stabilization of both cities, but the most important value is that this way the tourist offer of Sarajevo and Mostar increases. This makes Sarajevo and Mostar the first in the Balkans on the map of large cities that have organized the offer of “The Jewish tour”. A part of this education will also be to present the Bosnian Sephardic cuisine, which is of great value to our culture and tradition.
Stolac has a small cemetery where the revered Rabbi Moshe Danon is buried.
Danon’s tomb bears the following inscription in Hebrew and Ladino: This stone is placed here so that it can be a
sign and monument of the burial of the saintly person whose works were wondrous and of whom it was said that he was pious and saintly. He was our master teacher and great Haham Rav Moshe Danon. His good works aid us. Amen. He left this world on the 20th day of Sivan 5590.
Mostar and Stolac
Throughout the idyllic green oasis of the Neretva River canyon, which many find is one of the most beautiful in Europe, you will emerge into sunny Herzegovina and feel the Mediterranean breath the way Bosnians do. This full day excursion will take you first to Mostar, world famous for its Old New Bridge. Enjoy its special architecture and unique charm. Beside Mostar, you’ll see Blagaj, Radimlja Stećci /Medieval Megalithic Tombstones/ and Stolac.
60€ person /4 person minimum/
Jewish tourist information center
Includes Transportation, entrance fee to the Stolac-Cemetery, guide