Why Sarajevo?

Ideal location

Sarajevo is located in the central part of Bosnia and Herzegovina and Southeastern Europe, with Dubrovnik, Split, and Podgorica within the range of 250 km, Belgrade is 349 km away, and Zagreb 405 km.

The city nestled in nature

There is only a handful of cities in the world that can boast to had developed at the foothill of at least three Olympic mountains, Trebević, Igman and Bjelašnica.

An open-air museum

Development of culture in Sarajevo rests on several pillars. Captivating history, a number of cultural and historical landmarks from different eras have all made this city a true museum under the open sky.

Gastronomy

Sarajevo is a foodie haven. To visit Sarajevo without having to taste some of its specialties is equivalent of being in Paris and not seeing the Eiffel Tower. Bosnian cuisine is quite resembling Turkish, yet the influence of central Europe is very much felt due to the long period of Austro-Hungarian rule. The combination of the two can best be felt on a food plate.

Culture of hospitality

The city of cafes and gardens – as one of the main features of Sarajevo, which has long been on caravan trails, transporting goods from the east to the west and vice versa. From the well-known caravanserai to lodgings in Kolobara han, Tašlihana and Morića han to modern hotels, this city has always had a sizable number of catering facilities for guests’ accommodation and even more of its good cafes, rest areas and summer gardens for vacation and leisure of travellers.

Sarajevo was and remains a city open to everyone. Since its founding, the city has cherished a lively tradition of hosting foreigners, travellers and passers-by. Openness and hospitality of Sarajevans was best evidenced during the 14th Winter Olympics in 1984, when both contestants and guests felt like home.

Welcome to Sarajevo, the Gate of East and the Doors of the West!

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