WHY TO VISIT SARAJEVO
Sarajevo is the capital and largest city of Bosnia and Herzegovina, a reactive and creative city, in fact despite the long siege and years of destruction, after the military grip has begun reconstruction.
It represents a city where east and west meet and is famous for being the city of the four religions.
With the Ottoman presence for Sarajevo began a period of considerable strategic importance for what was the geopolitics of those centuries, the traces of the Turkish-Ottoman presence are still visible today, we recommend a tour of the mosques, a tangible sign of an art and a very significant architecture.
There are several markets in Sarajevo, where are a real institution, many of them are indoor and you can find real bargains there.
Sarajevo has always represented a very important cultural center, today it is home to several universities, both public and private, many festivals and numerous museums.
Known throughout the world with the siege of Sarajevo, caused considerable damage in the past such as the destruction of the important National and University Library of Bosnia and Herzegovina with the drastic loss of numerous books and manuscripts.
One of the most important events in Europe is held every year in Sarajevo, the Sarajevo Film Festival and the Sarajevo jazz Festival.
WHAT TO SEE IN SARAJEVO
Top attractions not to be missed are:
- War Childhood Museum
- Museum Of Crimes Against Humanity And Genocide 1992-1995
- Svrzo House
- Sarajevo City Hall
- Sarajevo War Tunnel
- Jewish Museum of Bosnia and Herzegovina
- Ferhadija Pedestrian Street
- Avaz Twist Tower
- Latin Bridge
- Katedrala Srca Isusova
- Gazi Husrev Begova Medresa
Following instead some hidden spots of the city that only locals know!
- Sniper Alley
- Yellow Fortress
- Skakavac Waterfall
WHEN TO GO TO SARAJEVO
Best period to visit Sarajevo is from April to September.
Following a list of main events and typical festivals and celebrations of Sarajevo.
HOW TO REACH AND MOVE IN SARAJEVO
The main airport is the Sarajevo Airport
WHAT TO DO IN SARAJEVO
typical dishes of Sarajevo are:
- Jagnjetina: Flame-grilled lamb or mutton.
- Bosanskilonac: Meat stew cooked on an open fire.
- Cevapcici: Small sausages made from a lamb and beef mix.
- Burek: Meat or cheese pie made with filo pastry.
- Baklava: Sweet nuts and honey in pastry.
- BegovaČorba: Meaning 'Bey's stew', this widely eaten Bosnian soup contains meat and vegetables.
- Filovane paprika: Fried bell peppers filled with minced meat.
- Raštika: Meat and rice rolled in kale leaves.
- Pilav: Rice browned in oil, and then cooked in a seasoned broth, served with various meats and vegetables
- Rakija: Bosnia's take on the potent cocktail usually derived from plum or apple.
typical souvenirs of Sarajevo are:
- Intricate embroidery
- Handmade carpets
- Brass coffee pots
- Woollen wear
- Local wine.
The main theatre of Sarajevo is the Sarajevo National Theatre.