Yellow Fortress | Žuta Tabija | Sarajevo

…magnificent view of Sarajevo…


Discover the rich history and breathtaking views at the Yellow Fortress, a captivating spot nestled on a hill overlooking Sarajevo. Originally constructed as part of the city’s defense walls, this site has evolved into a popular destination for both locals and tourists.


The remnants of the defensive walls, built in response to the 1697 invasion by Eugene of Savoy, offer a glimpse into Sarajevo’s storied past. Recognizing the need for stronger defenses, Bosnian viceroy Gazi Ahmed-paša Rustempašić Skopljak initiated the construction of ramparts around Vratnik in 1729, including the iconic Yellow Fortress.


The fortress features five bastions, with Yellow Fortress standing out due to its construction from distinctive yellow stone.


Despite losing its strategic importance after the Austro-Hungarian conquest of Sarajevo, the Yellow Fortress continues to charm visitors with its panoramic views of the city.


Experience the enchanting beauty of the Yellow Fortress during sunset, as vibrant hues cascade over the landscape, creating a mesmerizing spectacle.



Ramadan Tradition at Yellow Fortress


Beyond its historical significance, the Yellow Fortress is a place of cultural resonance during the month of Ramadan. Here, a cannon is fired to mark the sunset, signaling the end of the day’s fasting. This Ramadan cannon (Ramazanski top) has become a fascinating attraction, drawing Sarajevans and tourists alike.


Experience the magic as you join the locals on Yellow Fortress during Ramadan.


With the resounding boom of the cannon, break your day-long fast against the backdrop of Sarajevo’s twinkling lights. The Yellow Fortress not only provides a mesmerizing view of Bosnia and Herzegovina’s capital but also a unique cultural experience that bridges the past with the present.

   Caffe Kamarija-Point of view

While visiting the Yellow Fortress, don’t miss the chance to explore the nearby Kamarija viewpoint, where you can immerse yourself in a pleasant ambiance and enjoy a breathtaking panoramic view of Sarajevo, encompassing the historic center and the surrounding mountains.

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