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Bosnia and Herzegovina, a Meeting of Cultures

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Bosnia and Herzegovina is a heart-shaped country situated in the Western Balkans. It is the place where the eastern and western civilizations met and enriched each other throughout a long and fascinating history. The capital city is Sarajevo where you can join tours and explore the rich history. Bosnia and Herzegovina is a long name for a country that measures just over 50,000 square kilometers. Bosnia covers the north and central parts of the country with its name probably deriving from „bosana“, an old Indo-European word meaning water. Herzegovina, ancient Hum, takes its name from the word „herzeg“, which was the title of the duke who ruled the southern part of the region until the Ottoman invasion in the 15th century.

Coppersmith's artwork sold in Sarajevo's Old town Bascarsija
Coppersmith’s artwork sold in Sarajevo’s Old town Bascarsija

The two regions have their differences and for much of their history have been united under one government. The land has often felt the influences of stronger world powers that have scrambled for control over it. These influences have helped create Bosnia and Herzegovina’s characteristically rich ethnic and religious mix. This small space captures a glance of four empires: Roman, Byzantine, Ottoman and Austro-Hungarian, two kingdoms: Bosnian and Yugoslav, three world monotheistic religions: Christianity (Orthodoxy and Catholicism), Islam and Judaism, and different architectural styles.

Fountain in front of Gazi Husrev bey's mosque in Sarajevo
Fountain in front of Gazi Husrev bey’s mosque in Sarajevo

Three times during the 20th century Sarajevo was the center of the world. The first time it was in the year 1914 when the assassination of Archduke Franz Ferdinand took place in Sarajevo. A Tour in Sarajevo offers to explore sites of historical significance and to find out if the assassin, Gavrilo Princip, is a hero or villain after more than 100 years later. Second time the Bosnian capital reached the world’s headlines in the year 1984. This time Sarajevo hosted the 14th Winter Olympic Games. Tours in Sarajevo let you to experience the spirit of Olympics and flashback to the 1980s. Visit Sarajevo and find out why it has been declared as the best host of the Winter Olympic Games of all times. Just eight years later Sarajevo became a city under the longest siege in the modern history of Europe, and for the third time was the center of the whole world. The aggressors used force and weapons to destroy everything in the city, even the Olympic sites. But the spirit of the city has remained alive and is here again. Despite the dark days of the past, Bosnia and Herzegovina offers many beautiful, unforgettable and unique experiences and it is known worldwide for its hospitality.

Visit Sarajevo and explore its rich history

If you join us for Sarajevo tours you will have the chance to experience firsthand the multi-cultural essence of the city and to see that in the 500 square meters in Sarajevo there are four religious sacraments: a mosque, a catholic cathedral,an orthodox church and a synagogue. A walk through the city of Sarajevo is a walk through its history. Bosnia and Herzegovina is a place where everybody is welcome and where even strangers can feel like home.

Sarajevo, Meeting of Cultures
Sarajevo, Meeting of Cultures


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Meet Bosnia is Travel agent located in Sarajevo, specialized in tours in Bosnia and Herzegovina and Balkan region. Years of experience is behind us and lots of satisfied customers, what is reason to continue in doing thing we love.

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