A city of historical turbulence, Sarajevo now has a relaxed vibe and a growing tourist industry. People in the city are known for their friendliness and hospitality and the popular cafe culture provides endless opportunity for unwinding. The cuisine in Sarajevo is delicious with much of the produce being organic, high quality and affordable. We recommend you try the Bosnian coffee served in copper pots, and in the evening a wine made from Žilavka and Blatina grapes grown in the vineyards of Herzegovina.
Sarajevo has been developed during the Ottoman Empire, the Austro-Hungarian Empire and the Kingdom of Yugoslavia making its buildings and cultural heritage uniquely diverse. The old oriental bazaar, Bascarsija is the heart of Sarajevo's Ottoman past and the cultural center of the city. From the marketplace you can see the Gazi Husrev-beg Mosque, one of the most important buildings from the Ottoman era. While here don't miss the Moricá Han, a 500-year-old roadside inn, now a restaurant with a lively courtyard. The Miljaka River runs through the center of Sarajevo with many famous bridges joining the north to the south. The Latin Bridge is the oldest and infamously the assassination of Franz Ferdinand took place here.