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Sarajevo Bosnia and Herzegovina

Sarajevo, the capital of Bosnia and Herzegovina, is most famous for playing roles in two major historical events – WWI and the Bosnian War. While its wartime sites are worth the trip alone, Sarajevo also boasts a medley of architecture and a multi-cultured spirit.

Sarajevo is packed with stunning architecture. Head on down to the Old Town, otherwise known as Stari Grad, and you’ll discover cobble-stone streets lined with buildings dating back to the 15th century. This historical district also features the Sacred Heart Cathedral, the biggest Catholic cathedral in Bosnia and Herzegovina. This Neo-Gothic masterpiece has been towering over visitors since 1887, and inside features fabulous frescoes, statues of saints and an elegant vaulted ceiling. Elsewhere, the Sarajevo City Hall stands proud with a mesmerising striped facade.

Sarajevo is filled with many monuments which honour an extraordinary past. Check out the Latin Bridge, a 16th-century stone structure made famous by the assassination of Archduke Franz Ferdinand in 1914, which ultimately led to WWI. The Sarajevo Tunnel Museum is another highlight and tells stories of the Bosnian War. Visitors can step foot in the real life tunnel used to transport food, aid, weapons and even people in and out of the besieged city.


 

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