Sarajevo

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Sights Bascarsija: Bascarsija is the heart of old Sarajevo, offering glimpse in to Ottoman Sarajevo. .
Bazaar of Sarajevo (Gazi Husrev Begov Bezistan): Popular Sarajevo’s covered bazaar, built in 16th century. Rectangular in shape with long passage similar to ones found in Arabic places. .
Bridges of Sarajevo : Sarajevos Bridges connect the city accroess River Miljacka. The oldest bridge is Kozja Cuprija. Probably the most famous bridge is Latinska Cuprija – the place where Austro-Hungarian Archduke Franz Ferdinand was executed. .
Careva Dzamija (Emperor’s Mosque): Built in 15th century – one of the most beautiful buildings in the City.
City Hall (Vijecnica): Sarajevo’s city hall, locally called “Vijecnica” is a symbol of Sarajevo, built in 19th century in pseudo-Moorish style – currently under reconstruction. .
Franjevacka Crkva Sv Ante Padovanskog (Franciscan Church): Church built in neo gothic style, serving local Catholic community.
Gazi Husrev-begova Dzamija (Gazi Husrev Bey’s Mosque): The most important mosque in Bosnia. Built in 16th century – large an beautiful building – the pride of Sarajevo.
Shopping The major shopping district in Sarajevo is located in Bascarsija, the picturesque Turkish Quarter. The cobbled streets are lined with small shops offering a variety of wares, including brass and other metalwork, jewelry, carpets, ceramic pieces, and even a variety of objects made out of shrapnel and spent shells.

When looking for the ideal souvenir in Sarajevo, you'll definitely want to pick up something made locally. Typical Bosnian handicrafts include:

items made of copper or brass
rugs
jewelry
ceramic items
Bargaining is to be expected, but if you are not an expert haggler, no worries, as prices throughout the shopping district are often quite reasonable to begin with.
Tourism Sarajevo is a city in which even strangers can feel at home. Neither geographically expansive nor characterised by large buildings, the city retains a particular, arresting charm with its abundance of busy café's and abiding tradition of hospitality. The city's breathtaking backdrop of seemingly endless hills and towering mountains have in a sense always isolated the city, creating a timeless world, which despite its seclusion has always kept its doors open to the rest of the world. Although Sarajevo is a capital city typified by the hustle and bustle of everyday life, it also possesses a unique ambience that seeps into the soul.
Cultura Sarajevo’s culture is represented in various ways. Numerous cultural festivals occur every year, such as the Bašćaršija Nights, Sarajevo Winter Festival, and the Sarajevo Jazz Festival. Numerous theatres are present in Sarajevo as well, such as the National Theatre of Bosnia and Herzegovina. The first ever Bosnian opera was held in Sarajevo in 2003. Historically, Sarajevo was home to several famous Bosnian poets and thinkers during the times of the Ottoman Empire. Nobel Prize winners Ivo Andrić and Vladimir Prelog are from the city, as was academy award winning director Danis Tanović.
Sarajevo is also home to the Sarajevo Haggadah, one of the oldest surviving such texts, originating from the 14th century and brought by Jews fleeing the Spanish inquisition. As of late, modern art has flourished in the city as well.

Sarajevo, Bosnia and Herzegovina

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From wikipedia about Sarajevo

Sarajevo is the capital and largest city of Bosnia and Herzegovina, with an estimated population of over 311, 161 people within its administrative limits. It is also the capital of the Federation of Bosnia and Herzegovina entity, as well as the center of the Sarajevo Canton, which has a population of 438, 757. Sarajevo is located in the Sarajevo valley of Bosnia, surrounded by the Dinaric Alps and situated along the Miljacka River in the heart of Southeastern Europe and the Balkans.

Sarajevo is the leading business and cultural centre of Bosnia and Herzegovina, and its influences in politics, education, entertainment, media, fashion, science, and the arts contribute to its status as Bosnia and Herzegovina's major economic centre.

The city is historically famous for its traditional religious diversity, with adherents of Islam, Orthodoxy, Catholicism and Judaism coexisting there for centuries. Malcolm, Noel. Bosnia: A Short History ISBN 0-8147-5561-5. Due to this long and rich history of religious diversity, Sarajevo is often called the "Jerusalem of Europe"Stilinovic, Josip (3 January 2002)., Catholic World News. The city’s principal mosques are the Gazi Husreff-Bey’s Mosque, or Begova Džamija (1530), and the Mosque of Ali Pasha (1560–61). Retrieved on 5 August 2006. or "Jerusalem of the Balkans".

Although settlement in the area stretches back to prehistoric times, the modern city arose as an Ottoman stronghold in the 15th century. Valerijan, Žujo; Imamović, Mustafa; Ćurovac, Muhamed. Sarajevo. Sarajevo has attracted international attention several times throughout its history. In 1885 Sarajevo was the first city in Europe and the second city in the world to have a full-time electric tram network running through the city, the first being San Francisco, California. for independence.

Today the city is undergoing post-war reconstruction, and is the fastest growing city in Bosnia and Herzegovina. Kelley, Steve., has named Sarajevo as the 43rd best city in the world, Lonely Planet (March 2006). The Cities Book: A Journey Through The Best Cities In The World, Lonely Planet Publications, ISBN 1-74104-731-5. and in December 2009 listed Sarajevo as one of the top ten cities to visit in 2010.

In 2011, Sarajevo became the first city outside the European Union to be nominated for the European Capital of Culture in 2014.
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