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welcomes you to Sarajevo, the compact capital of Bosnia and Herzegovina, in the middle of the Dinaric Mountains on the Miljacka River. Today, the capital of independent Bosnia and Herzegovina, Sarajevo is an ancient city with a fair share of historical events. It witnessed the defining moment that ignited the outbreak of the First World War, the years of communist rule as part of Yugoslavia, and its own bloody civil war in the early 1990s. It is regarded as a city that values diversity and encourages peaceful coexistence between Christians, Muslims and Jews. Check out our list of the best things you can see and do in Sarajevo. Sarajevo is one of the most undervalued cities in Europe
. Sarajevo is distinguished by its tragic heritage and is a real witness of the past centuries. But this is exactly why the city is today one of the most remarkable cultural assets in the Balkans. Let me direct you through Sarajevo and history and find out why the city is a real insider's tip.
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Coach Charter Germany can suggest the top 10 sites to be part of your Sarajevo itinerary as follows:
1. Gazi Husrev-beg Mosque
Founded in 1532, the Gazi Husrev-beg Mosque in Sarajevo's Old Town is the largest historic mosque in the world and the center of the Islamic community in the city. It is representative of the Ottoman architecture of which the city is well known, and it is available to tourists to look around. Outside is a beautiful open courtyard with a ceremonial washing pool, and the main entrance is decorated with intricate Islamic designs and patterns. This has a number of domes, which are a typical feature of Ottoman mosques rather than of Middle East architectural designs. Although most of it was demolished during the civil war, the rebuilding of the mosque started as a high priority in 1996, given its centrality to the city's culture.
2. Latin Bridge
One of the most notable incidents in Sarajevo is the murder of Archduke Franz Ferdinand, an incident that sparked the start of the First World War. The assassination took place only on the Latin Bridge, one of the oldest Ottoman bridges in the city that is believed to have been built in the mid-16th century. The bridge itself is short, with three archways and a pointed top in the centre. At the northern end of the bridge, where the assassination took place, there is a plaque marking the event, which is rather understated; however, during the Yugoslavian era, the plaque was almost celebrated for the support of the Serb elite for the actions of the Bosnian-Serb assassin, Gavrilo Princip.
3. Kovači Memorial Cemetery
Part of Sarajevo's most recent history is the horrific and brutal civil war of the early 1990s. Sarajevo was one of the major battlegrounds between the Serb and Bosnian armies, including a siege that lasted nearly four years (more than both the siege of Leningrad and Stalingrad). The Kovači Memorial Cemetery is primarily named for Bosnians who were killed during the war while defending themselves against Serb aggressors, and is thus also known as the Martyr's Cemetery. The first president of independent Bosnia, Alija Izetbegovic, is buried in the cemetery. Nearby is a hill (the 'yellow fortress') overlooking the cemetery, a beautiful yet also eerie place to watch the sunset over the city.
4. Sarajevo Tunnel Museum
An integral part of the survival of Bosnian citizens of Sarajevo during the civil war was the Sarajevo tunnel, which acted as a lifeline for food, aid, fuel, weapons and sometimes people in and out of town when they were under siege. This was established in May 1992 by the Bosnian army, when all roads in and out of the city were blocked by fighting the Serb forces to link up with the UN-controlled territory on the other side of the Serbs. Currently, the entrance to the tunnel is a museum, so that visitors can enter a small part of the tunnel and see what it was like. The museum is not overdone and also has a sense of ruggedness that helps visitors to appreciate the tunnel for what it really was, rather than just making it a tourist attraction.
5. Eat some Ćevapi
Poneyevapi is minced meat formed into cylinder sausage shapes which are served with fresh bread, raw onions and kajmak (similar to sour cream). Don't let yourself get away from Bosnia & Herzegovina without trying this local delight! For an added bonus, you 're going to get a lot of this deliciousness for just a few dollars.
6. Sarajevo Town Hall
Zadar 's Cathedral of St Anastasia, dating back to the 12th century, is a large and impressive cathedral in the old town of Zadar. The altar has a marble sarcophagus containing the relics of St Anastasia, while the choir consists of extravagantly decorated stalls.
7. Peruse the Coppersmiths’ Shops
Like you might guess, the Old Town caters to tourists, and you're going to have your choice of shops to buy beautiful hand-picked copper souvenirs. Nevertheless, a discerning mind may claim that not all aspects are made equal. If you're looking for a cool, high-quality souvenir, be sure to stop at Ismet I'mir's Coppersmith shop.
8. Olympic Bobsled
The Sarajevo bobsled is often used as a symbol of the juxtaposition of the recent history of the city. Sarajevo flourished in the 1980s and hosted the 1984 Winter Olympics, only to find itself in the center of a conflict a decade later during the Bosnian war. Since then, the city has continued its revitalisation and has once again become a renowned tourist destination..
9. Grab a coffee at Caffe Tito
The communist-style café, Caffe Tito, is one of Sarajevo's most exclusive attractions. In fact, Tito 's long rule is seen in a positive light by many Bosnians – but the instability and power vacuum created by his death was one of the causes of the civil war. Tito has managed to create a peaceful coexistence between the different cultures and ethnicities of Yugoslavia. The coffee walls are lined with pictures of a man and spread around the tables are newspaper articles that document his life. Take a trip to Caffe Tito for a special taste of Yugoslavian nostalgia.
10. Old Town
Move across the Latin Bridge to Bascarsija Square (also known as Pigeon Square), the ideal starting point for exploring Sarajevo's Old City. The historic Old Town is pleasant and charming, similar to one of my other favorite European towns, Krakow (but with mosques)!
Sarajevo is a perfect place to spend a few days on holiday, offering a range of attractions that will please the most tastes.
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