Sarajevo City Hall Guide and Map-Turn-Model Available to Visitors

The city company that runs Sarajevo’s City Hall created a phone app guide and a map/3D model of the historic building.

The app is an audio guide with a dozen short descriptions of the City Hall features. Available in English and Bosnian, the app is interactive, according to the creators, and will be free for download for two weeks.

The 3D souvenir map made of cardboard folds into a scaled-down model of the City Hall. It describes the building layout with basic facts.

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Visitors can download the app and buy the souvenir map at the City Hall.

Storybook neo-Moorish facades make the 1898 City Hall Sarajevo’s most beautiful Austro-Hungarian–era building. Seriously damaged during the 1990s siege, it finally reopened in 2014 after laborious reconstruction.

Converted into the National Library in 1949, it went up in flames in August 1992, destroying almost two million books including many rare volumes reflecting its multicultural life under the Ottoman and Austro-Hungarian empires.

The building was reconstructed, opened to the public in 2014 and is now in use for cultural purposes.

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