This capital and largest city of Bosnia and Herzegovina is located on the territory of the Sarajevo Field, surrounded by the mountains of Bjelasnica, Igman, and Trebević.
The modern city emerged as an Ottoman stronghold in the 15th century.
Over the centuries, Sarajevo had a few memorable, worldwide known moments.
The assassination of Archduke Franz Ferdinand of Austria, happened here, by a local Young Bosnia activist Gavrilo Princip that sparked World War I, which also ended Austro-Hungarian rule in Bosnia and resulted in the creation of the Kingdom of Yugoslavia.
After World War II, a massive expansion of Sarajevo culminated with the hosting of the 1984 Winter Olympics.
Today it is the fastest growing city in Bosnia and Herzegovina and will be hosting the European Youth Olympic Festival in 2019.
Sarajevo is one of only a few major European cities which have a mosque, Catholic church, Orthodox church and synagogue in the same neighborhood. Due to its rich history of religious and cultural diversity, Sarajevo is sometimes called the Jerusalem of Europe or Jerusalem of the Balkans.
Throughout the city, you will be able to see the influence of both Western and Eastern empires.
Among many important and interesting landmarks of the city, a few stand out, such as the Vrelo Bosne park(featuring the spring of the River Bosna), the Sarajevo cathedral, and the Gazi Husrev-beg's Mosque.
One of the best places to see the whole city and its surrounding environment is from the observation deck on, 178 meter high, Avaz Twist Tower.
Gastronomic offer of Sarajevo is as rich as the architectural one.
You should try Sarajevski sahan(various vegetables such as zucchini and peppers are filled with minced meat, rice, and seasonings and cooked.) and Bosnian pot, made in one pot with beef, lamb, potatoes, onion, tomatoes, and cabbage.