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Sarajevo, Bosnia-Herzegovina

Cellist playing on rubble in 1992 in Sarajevo, Bosnia-Herzegovina (cc)
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Sarajevo Travel Guide

Introduction

Sarajevo, capital of Bosnia and Herzegovina and the “Jerusalem of Europe,”is a city of mosques and cathedrals and a checkered past. In 1914, it was the flashpoint for World War I, where the Archduke of Austria was assassinated; in 1984, it was the locale of the XIV Olympic Winter Games; and between 1992 and 1996, during the Bosnian War, it was practically a heap of rubble, having endured the longest siege of any city in the history of modern warfare. But all said and done, it’s really a lovely city, nestled on the banks of the Miljacka River in the Sarajevo Valley and surrounded by the Dinaric Alps.

Location

How to Get There

Sightseeing

Main Neighborhoods

  • Centar -

    Marijin Dvor - Sarajevo's principal business district.

  • Stari Grad -

    Baščaršija / Old Town - An historic and colorful quarter of Sarajevo, where you can visit the lively Baščaršija market for some local flavor.

  • Novi Grad - The most modern part of Sarajevo, home to the Bosmal City Center, a couple of national historical museums, and the iconic Church of Sveto Preobraenje.

How to Get Around

Where to Party

Where to Eat

Where to Stay

Know Before You Go

  • Best Time to Visit: May-September
  • Cost Per Day: US$-US$ (-)
  • Currency: Convertible Marka BAM (US$1 ~ M1.5 and €1 ~ M2)
  • Electricity: 220-240V - 50Hz | Schuko Socket and Europlug with 2 round pins
  • Phone Code: +387 33
  • Population: 327,000 (669,000 in the greater metropolitan area)

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Last updated November 21, 2013
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