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    I went for a water polo match and was lucky enough to be able to visit the town center. I had a great time- there were a lot of restaurants, coffee shops, and great clothing/trinket stores. If you have never been to Bosnia you must try the Ćevapi- its a famous local favorite, basically a sausage with a lot of spice and flavor. So delicious. There is also a lot of local history.

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  • SarajevoPro 2014
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    A city that is way too often overlooked, Sarajevo is full of heart and hope. I spend about a week and a half in Sarajevo and a full month traveling around Bosnia. I was here on a peace and collaborative study trip and I saw the potential that Sarajevo has. It has an interesting mix of culture that makes it a Unique city. I stayed in a Hostel in the old city and it was fabulous, and close to everything you would want to see. I would highly recommend learning about the history of Sarajevo because it will give you a better appreciation for the people and city. But don't get bogged down with war stories, there are so many beautiful things to see in Sarajevo. The city itself is a testament to the courage of the people.

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    Sarajevo is small town with beautiful old centre. Old Sarajevo looks like Turkish streets of 15th century. People are very friendly. You can visit Sarajevo on foot in one way you walk by the river and in other through main streets. You must taste for breakfast sirnica and burek. For lunch and dinner you have to taste fast food Ćevapčići (Galatasaraj, Zmaj, Željo, Hodžić). After Ćevapčići you can take some cake in caffe.

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  • Sarajevo

    Sarajevo is a beautiful destination for the curious traveler. The city is a physical timeline beginning with the Ottoman-styled market in Baščaršija, moving to the Austrian aesthetic of Ferhadija, to the moden high-rises built after the war. A rich and complex history marks every nook of the city from the spot where Franz Ferdinand was assassinated to non-Turkish Ottoman architecture. Hidden bars and delicious cevapi are also of note.

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    Sarajevo may not be the most beautiful city on earth, nevertheless anybody with interest in culture and history should not avoid visiting this gem, the capitol of Bosnia & Herzegovina.

    It's not of a surprise to see a synagogue, a mosque, a Catholic church and an Orthodox church in walking distance.

    My favorite 10 places are the following: Sarajevo synagogue, Ferhadija mosque, St. Josephs Church, Orthodox Cathedral, Sarajevo museum, Bascarsija old town and market, Latin bridge, Sarajevo tunnel and the Sebilj fountain.

    Do not forget to try "Cevapcici" while in Sarajevo.

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  • Sarajevo

    European Jerusalem, Sarajevo. The town itself is conection of east and west. There is so much to see and a lot of tourist visit it, I was in summer and was full of foreigner , what a suprice for the first moment .. People are so warm and friendly .
    There is no similar town as Sarajevo because of connection of past, history, modern, east and west , multi cultural town and multi religious town. ..and people such a nice . Best girls I anywhere saw. :)

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  • Sarajevo

    I have been living in Sarajevo for a few months now, in previous years I had just visited for a few days. There is always something interesting to see and the old town is always busy at night. It is not too hard to make little trips to visit other interesting places nearby. Check out Eco Futura an Eco village up in the hills, they even have guest houses for a quiet escape.

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  • SarajevoPro 2014
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    An amzing place to come see the remnants of communism in the archetecture, the scars of war in the ruins, and the caried opinions as to where the country will be in 5-10 years. There was been a lot of reconstruction, but the stories of war are still fresh in people's minds. Everything is peaceful now, but many still think that the Dayton Accords did not create a structure for a long term solution, and there is still along way to go to integrate the schools again, and find a better way to share power than to have three leaders at once. A historical time for the city and country.

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    I ended here accidentally, so I certainly understand why visitors wouldn't add Sarajevo to the top of their must-see list. But after a week in Sarajevo, I would highly recommend it. After years of civil war, Sarajevans are a passionate and proud people, embracing life wholeheartedly. There's a clock tower in the middle of town where East literally meets West. Head to one side and you'll find jean-clad hipsters sipping coffee at French-style cafes. Head to the other, and you'll walk through labyrinthine markets reminiscent of Turkey or Cairo and headscarf-clad folks sipping Turkish coffee.

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  • Sarajevo

    the National Library...

    "All over the city sheets of burned paper, fragile pages of gray ashes, floated down like a dirty black snow. Catching a page you could feel its heat, and for a moment read a fragment of text in a strange kind of black and gray negative, until, as the heat dissipated, the page melted to dust in your hand." (Dr. Kemal Bakarsic, librarian of Bosnia's National Museum, describing the burning of the National and University Library, 25-27 August 1992).
    Beginning in April 1992, Serbian nationalist attacks on Bosnian cities and towns deliberately and successfully targeted national libraries, museums and archives, in the process wiping out nearly the entire written record of Bosnia's history.
    Among the losses is Bosnia's National Library in Sarajevo, which also contained the university's holdings and the country's national archive of newspapers and periodicals. Prior to its destruction, the National Library held over 1.5 million volumes, including 155,000 manuscripts and rare books. It was bombarded for three days with incendiary grenades on August 25-27, 1992, and was reduced to ashes.

    The National Library was housed in the old town hall known as Vijecnica, a graceful Moorish revival building constructed in the heart of the city during the days of the Austro-Hungarian Empire and inaugurated in 1896. In a Reuter report dated August 26, 1992, at the time the building was burning, Kurt Schork wrote: ``Its mix of imposing masonry and architectural frivolity captured the city's pre-war personality.''

    Below are several links to photographs of the Vijecnica taken in May 1994---two years after its firebombing---by Dubravko Kakarigi. The accuracy of the Serb forces' artillery leaves no doubt that the destruction of the National Library was deliberate.

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  • Sarajevo

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  • Sarajevo

    I would recommend you to stay in the city centre, near the opera and all the museums. The centre is quite small, and if you live far from it, there are no places to chill, really. Just keep that in mind, and you'll surely find some cool places!

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    We started off in Split, Croatia and drove to Sarajevo. The drive was riddled with bombed and bullet ridden houses. There were signs everywhere cautioning us that land mines are still active in the forests. We finally reached Sarajevo, which is a hidden gem. The city is old and action packed. We ordered their local dish: cevapi. It is exceptional. The city is packed with alley ways with really cool shops and cafes.

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  • Sarajevo

    I really liked this city. It has a vibrancy to it that is hard to match in the Balkans. It's really rebounded from the war and is a great place to spend several days munching on burek and exploring the sites. I really recommend staying in the old Turkish quarter -- you feel like you're back in the 1850s in the Ottoman Empire.

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  • Sarajevo

    Well, Sarajevo is my "second hometown" and after living there for half of my life, I became pretty much ignorant of what the city has to offer. That much nicer it was to fall in love with it again after moving away, and being able to look at it in a different light. First of all, it's one of the historically most diverse cities. You really have to have one good guide to be able to find and to apprechiate the real cultural "nuggets". The city is not full of majestic, breathtaking, huge architectural accomplishments like other major cities, its more the charme of whats not visible to the naked eye. One has to know the stories, the connections, the history, and the people to be able to value it fully. But once one does, it just grows to the heart. The phrasre " once you drink water from the Bascarsija fountain, you become a Sarajevan by heart" does not exist without a reason.

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    Best city!

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    najljepsi!!!

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Sarajevo is like that friend who has managed to overcome the most screwed up of childhoods to become a wonderful, thoughtful, sensible adult with their shit miraculously together. At once a beacon of tolerance and a symbol of the senselessness of war, Sarajevo today is a glowing, gorgeous city that warmly welcomes visitors, even as it continues to recover from its broken past. At the crossroads of eastern and western empires, Sarajevo was practicing religious tolerance and celebrating diversity for centuries before it became a goal of college campuses everywhere. At the same time, the city was repeatedly torn apart by war – most recently, the devastating Bosnian war of the 1990s, when Sarajevo was in the crosshairs of warring factions competing for territory after the breakup of Yugoslavia. Thousands of city residents died, and many more were injured. Today, the city has physically recovered from that war, and its still-healing spirit seems to call to the visitor like never before. And ... read more
Sarajevo is happy to accommodate those visitors, providing a range of affordable backpacker hostels to five-star hotels. Don't hesitate to reserve a couple of extra days: It's easy to spend much longer than expected here, wandering Sarajevo's charming streets, immersed in past and present, and celebrating belonging and survival.

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