Sarajevo Jewish Tour

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Duration
2 hours - 3 hours
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Why take this tour?

The first Jews reached Bosnia in the middle of 15th century from Spain and Portugal. As tens of thousands of Jews fled the Spanish and Portuguese Inquisitions, Sultan Bayezid II of the Ottoman Empire welcomed Jews who were able to reach his territories. Sephardi Jews fleeing Spain and Portugal were welcomed in – and found their way to Bosnia and Herzegovina, Macedonia, Thrace and other areas of Europe under Ottoman control. Sarajevo became an important center for the Jews of Balkans. In the Ottoman Empire Jews were generally well-treated and were recognized by law as non-Muslims. Despite some restrictions, the Jewish communities of the Empire prospered. They were granted significant autonomy, with various rights including the right to buy real estate, to build Synagogues and to conduct trade throughout the Ottoman Empire. Jews, along with the other non-Muslim subjects of the Empire, were granted full equality under Ottoman law by 1856.

What’s included?

  • Local guide

  • Professional guide

  • Air-conditioned vehicle

  • Food and drinks

  • Entry/Admission - Jewish Museum of Bosnia and Herzegovina

  • Entry/Admission - Ashkenazi Synagogue

  • Entry/Admission - National Museum of Bosnia and Herzegovina

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Before you book

  • Duration: 2-3 hours

  • Mobile tickets accepted

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Cancellation Policy

    For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.

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About operator:

Meet Bosnia team is a group of very young but educated and enthusiastic individuals who share love and knowledge for their country so much so that they decided to share it with the world. Sarajevo Tours are our speciality. Our range of products include Sarajevo Sightseeing Tours (Religious & Historical tours), Sarajevo Walking Tours, Sarajevo Free Walking tour every day starts from our office at 10:30. We offer a range of standardized tours and excursions, designed specially to satisfy all wishes and special interests of our guests (adventure, historic, cultural, gastro tours, and many more). Our Mission is to show the world all the hidden gems of Bosnia and Herzegovina, be it natural, historical or religious. We are giving special attention to gastro tourism, so in cooperation with the most prominent restaurants we are offering best gastro experience and introduction to local gourmet traditions. Our tours are available in many languages such as English, French, German, Turkish ...

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