Best Places to Visit in Sarajevo:
Sarajevo, the capital of Bosnia and Herzegovina, is a city of 395,133 people (urban area), nestled in a valley, mainly within the Federation of Bosnia and Herzegovina, but with parts in the Republika Srpska entity. Sarajevo is one of the very most historically interesting and varied cities in Europe. It is a place where the Western & Eastern Roman Empire split; where the folks of the Roman Catholic west, Eastern Orthodox east and the Ottoman south, met, lived and warred. It has been both a typical example of historical turbulence and the clash of civilizations, as well as a beacon of a cure for peace and tolerance through multi-cultural integration. Four distinct seasons with warm or hot summers and cold winters. Sarajevo is actually on the mountain so winters could be slightly colder here than in other capital cities in the region.Sarajevo is a very historically significant city, its landmarks come with a story so I suggest taking a walking tour of Sarajevo on your own arrival.Sarajevo is a small city so these walking tours are a great way to really get your bearings and local recommendations as well as the backstory and personal accounts of the events this city has suffered and celebrated such as the Sarajevo Siege, the longest siege on a capital city in modern history.Let’s return back, way back to 28th June 1914, your day that saw an event which (apparently) kicked off World War I and changed the entire world forever. Latin Bridge is where the assassination in Sarajevo took place.The architecture in Sarajevo is simply as interesting as the real history is. You’ll see a variety of grand and ghastly! Austro-Hungarian craft sits side by side with the ‘function over frills’soviet-style bland buildings! The most decadent of them is City Hall which seems like a large layered sponge cake near to Latin Bridge. Stroll through the cobbled streets of Baščaršija, grab a coffee or shisha and people watch or buy some trinkets from the cute shops which line the little Old Town lanes. Consider landmarks such as for example Gazi Husrev-beg Mosque. One of many prettiest things to do in Sarajevo during the night would be to take in the sunset and city views (there is a better viewpoint to come) from the Yellow Bastion/Yellow Fortress. Take some beers and join the locals to watch your day disappear.