We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.
Review Highlights
Great views from a fortress built in the 1700s

It's free to go to the yellow fotress. When you get there you walk up some steps to the top. There... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
727tracyw
,
Melbourne, Australia
via mobile
Great view, that's it

It is a steep hike up, but the view is totally worth it, esp for the sunset over the city. There's... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Andrew B
,
Hefei, China
Read all 191 reviews
196
All photos (196)
Full view
Certificate of Excellence
Traveller Overview
  • Excellent57%
  • Very good33%
  • Average8%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
“walk up”(4 reviews)
“old town”(15 reviews)
About
Suggested duration: < 1 hour
Contact
Sarajevo 71000, Bosnia and Herzegovina
Website
Top Selling Tours & Activities in and around Sarajevo
from USD 85.90
More Info
from USD 36.70
More Info
from USD 74.50
More Info
Reviews (191)
Filter reviews
107 results
Traveller rating
60
36
9
1
1
Traveller type
Time of year
LanguageEnglish
More languages
60
36
9
1
1
Show reviews that mention
All reviews walk up old town worth every step panoramic photos during ramadan up hill balkan war nice walk city centre beautiful city worth a visit cemeteries bastion climb uphill vantage viewpoint
FilterEnglish
Updating list...
1 - 10 of 107 reviews
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

It's free to go to the yellow fotress. When you get there you walk up some steps to the top. There is a cafe up there and seating. You get some great views of Sarajevo. You can't enter the fortress. There is also no information...More

Thank 727tracyw
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

It is a steep hike up, but the view is totally worth it, esp for the sunset over the city. There's really nothing there but a view point and some cats, however.

Thank Andrew B
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

It is only 10min walk from city center, but uphill. View is very nice, only problem can be fog that is very often in Sarajevo

Thank mar1c
Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

We read about this place and thought it was quite a far walk from the city center. However, it was not. A bit steap, but a nice walk and with a lovely view. It seems like there is a coffee shop at this place during...More

Thank Marita B
Reviewed 30 September 2018 via mobile

We drove up to the fortress by the nicest man in his 100 year old car. On our way up we also got a personal and very interesting guide of the city and its history. The fortress is on top of a hill and when...More

Thank fr_ydisw
Reviewed 15 September 2018

Confusingly this place -a 10 minutes walk up from the bazar- is called zuta tabija or yellow fortress. Actually it is a bastion part of the old walls surrounding Vratnik village, a place worth visiting in its own right. The villagers insist Vratnik is older...More

1  Thank Robert937
Reviewed 7 September 2018

A 10 minute walk from Sebilj fountain, great view from the top looking across the city. It’s sad to see all the tomb stones from people who lost their lives during the Bosnian war.

1  Thank Europeancookie
Reviewed 3 September 2018

I had read about the Yellow Fort in a few travel blogs so when I visited Sarajevo it was on my to do list. It was about a 20-25 minute uphill walk from the Bascarsija (it's not really sign posted so we did get a...More

Thank smooney94
Reviewed 2 September 2018

Go there for the sunset! You gonna love it. It's about 25 minutes from the center uphill. There is a cafe up there (we didn't find the bathroom though). But no alcohol, and btw no alcohol is allowed there, keep it in mind (we bought...More

1  Thank Katrichka
Reviewed 27 August 2018 via mobile

We were lucky to be staying only 5 minutes walk from Baśćarśia and the Sebilj fountain. So the yellow fortress was only a few minutes uphill from our apartment. It was a hot day but the steep uphill walk was worth the view. You can...More

Thank IrlanaiseenFrance
View more reviews
Nearby
Nearby HotelsSee all 73 nearby hotels
Hotel Aziza
95 reviews
.23 km away
Hotel Saraj
104 reviews
.25 km away
Motel Mejdan
29 reviews
.35 km away
Hotel Hayat
212 reviews
.38 km away
Nearby RestaurantsSee all 488 nearby restaurants
Cajdzinica Dzirlo-Tea House
624 reviews
.47 km away
Buregdzinica Bosna
713 reviews
.55 km away
Petica Cevabzinica
261 reviews
.51 km away
Ministry of Cejf
55 reviews
.45 km away
Nearby AttractionsSee all 240 nearby attractions
Bascarsija
2,667 reviews
.54 km away
Sarajevo City Hall
623 reviews
.49 km away
Sebilj Brunnen (Fountain)
451 reviews
.53 km away
Questions & Answers
Get quick answers from The Yellow Fortress staff and past visitors.
Note: your question will be posted publicly on the Questions & Answers page.
Submit
Posting guidelines