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Sarajevo, the capital of Bosnia and Herzegovina

 

 

 

Sarajevo is the Capital and largest city of Bosnia and Herzegovina

 

Sarajevo, capital of Bosnia and Herzegovina, is a compact city on the Miljacka River, surrounded by the Dinaric Alps.

 

Its center has museums commemorating local history, including Sarajevo 1878–1918, which covers the 1914 assassination of Archduke Franz Ferdinand, an event that sparked World War I. 

Landmarks of the old quarter, Baščaršija, include the Ottoman-era Gazi Husrev-bey Mosque.

 

In 2020, it will be 25 years since the Bosnian War ended, and high time to explore Bosnia and Herzegovina’s capital Sarajevo.

Intriguing culture, stunning architecture and tempting cuisine all contribute to the city’s allure. 

 

 Explore the Old town

 No visit to Sarajevo is complete without a wander around Baščaršija, the city’s 15th-century old town

 

Take in hearty Bosnian Cuisine

Bosnia is one for comforting cuisine.

With similarities to Turkish and Mediterranean food, you can find a wonderful variety of dishes to try.

Bosnia is vegetarian-friendly with dishes such as dolma – vegetables stuffed with rice, to tuck into.

Vegans can delight in a range of restaurants dotted around Sarajevo. Halal-friendly eateries are also numerous, so much so that the Sarajevo Halal Fair takes place each year at the end of September, bringing members of the halal food industry together

 

 

 Take a day trip to Mostar

Mostar, the official capital of Herzegovina, is just over a two-hour drive away and well worth a day trip from Sarajevo. The must-see sight is the compelling Stari Most, a 16th-century Ottoman bridge. It was destroyed during the Croat-Bosniak War, but later reconstructed to reopen in 2004