The ancient city of Sarajevo is the capital of Bosnia and Herzegovina and is one of the most beautiful cities in eastern Europe. This hidden gem is becoming a real tourist destination, thanks to its turbulent and fascinating history. It’s the meeting point between east and west and is famous for its religious tolerance and diversity.
Sarajevo is also historically important, and where Archduke Ferdinand was assassinated in 1914, triggering the First World War. Today, it’s a friendly, popular city that has a genuinely laid-back attitude and village feel, despite its ultra-modern centre. Surrounded by mountains and nestled in a winding river valley, it’s also incredibly picturesque. Packed with markets, boutiques and galleries, it’s a shopper’s paradise, while food lovers will find an eclectic mix of influences throughout the city, with some of the best restaurants in the region offering exquisite dishes from across Europe.
Sarajevo is one of those bucket-list destinations that’s also a great location for a short city break at any time of the year.