The Jerusalem of Europe (Old Town, Sarajevo in Bosnia)
We explore the historic old town of Sarajevo, Bosnia, called Bascarsija, located in the Capital of Bosnia and Herzegovina. We taste the interesting local foods and deserts and view old Mosques and buildings from the Ottoman and Austria-Hungary Dynasties. We also try the local hookah and beer. Join us in exploring this historic city.
10 Places to Visit in Sarajevo According to a Local
Sarajevo is a city with a long and rich history, dating back to the 15th century. The Ottoman Empire founded the city and made it its administrative center by 1850. In 1878, it became a part of Hungarian empire and later a part of Yugoslavia. The city was also the site of the 1984 Winter Olympics. In recent years, Sarajevo has become a popular tourist destination, due to its historical significance and natural beauty.
Sarajevo Special: Heartbreaking History of the Bosnian Capital
Sarajevo is the capital and largest city of Bosnia and Herzegovina, with 275,524 inhabitants. The Sarajevo metropolitan area, including Sarajevo Canton and East Sarajevo, is home to 555,210 inhabitants. Nestled within the greater Balkan region, Sarajevo is situated on the Miljacka River in the heart of Southeastern Europe and the Balkans. It is famous for its traditional religious and cultural diversity, with adherent Islam, Orthodox Christianity, Catholicism, and Judaism coexisting for centuries. Due to this long and rich history, Sarajevo is often called the "Jerusalem of Europe" or "Jerusalem of the Balkans." It is one of only a few major European cities with a mosque, Catholic church, Orthodox church, and synagogue within its old town boundaries. A bombardment during the Siege of Sarajevo in 1992 by forces of the Yugoslav People's Army heralded the start of the Bosnian War, which would last four years and claim over 100,000 lives. Today, the city has re-emerged as a thriving metropolis with a growing tourist industry. It is not surprising that 75% of the top 100 travel influencers listed Sarajevo as the most vibrant city in Europe. Visitors travel to Sarajevo to experience its culture, heritage, and natural beauty.
Places to Visit and Explore This Summer in Bosnia and Herzegovina According to a Bosnian
Bosnia and Herzegovina is a landlocked country in the Balkans with a rich history dating back to the Middle Ages. Today, it is a growing tourist destination due to its natural beauty, diverse culture, and friendly people. While most visitors stick to the capital city of Sarajevo and its surroundings, there are many other amazing places to see in Bosnia and Herzegovina. Here are 10 unique places to visit in this picturesque country.
The Freshest Fish Meal on the Road to Sarajevo (Bosnia and Herzegovina)
We stop by a beautiful location to pick our fresh fish and then eat them. Enjoy the food and the views of this awesome Bosnian Restaurant in Kladanj, on our way to the capital of Bosnia, Sarajevo.