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Sarajevo

Europe's Jerusalem

The capital of Bosnia-Herzegovina is one of the most important cultural and economic centers of the Balkans. This city, often called "Europe's Jerusalem" due to its cultural diversity, has had a very eventful history: The cultural inheritance of the Byzantine and Ottoman empires lives in this "melting pot" of the Balkans. Even though the city's ethnic makeup has significantly changed due to the ghastly civil war and the siege of the city in the early to mid-1990s, one can still sense the lingering diversity in the streets of Sarajevo. The misery of the war is palpable, even though one can easily forget the city's bloody history when strolling though one of its beautiful alleyways. Especially worth seeing is Ferhadija, the former Austrian quarter, and Bascarsija, the former Ottoman quarter surrounding Sarajevo's main street. Beyond its famous bazaar, Bascarsija has become famous for Sarajevo's biggest festival, "Bascarsija Nights": In July visitors flock to the city from around the world to encounter whatever the cultural heart desires: classical music, rock, folk, theater, films, and exhibits.

YouTube Sarajevo videos

  • Enjoy Life - Bosnia & Herzegovina Video 9 [00:19]

  • Enjoy Life - Bosnia & Herzegovina Video 8 [00:19]

  • Enjoy Life - Bosnia & Herzegovina Video 6 [00:19]

Top 10 Things to do in Sarajevo

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  • Gazi Husrev-beg Mosque

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    The most important Islamic structure in the country and one of the finest examples of Ottoman arc...

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Latest Sarajevo reviews (3)

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  • excelent city for night life, nature and histyrque
    a couple of years ago report abuse
  • There is an Iphone app called city.ba on caffe, resutaurants, accomodation, events, etc in Sarajevo and provide you a map how to reach certain place how far it is from a place you are currently on. There are Bosnian and English version and the is it is free. I make a use of app, so my recommendations
    a couple of years ago report abuse
  • Esiste un sito finalmente in italiano dedicato a Sarajevo, ecco il link: http://www.dingoforum.it/sarajevo
    about a decade ago report abuse

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