Sarajevo is the capital city of Herzegovina and Bosnia, it is a small city located on the banks of Miljacka River and the city is surrounded by the beautiful Dinaric Alps. If you are wondering about what things to do in Sarajevo : The Sarajevo city center has several beautiful museums where you can see the honoring local history of the city, including the history of Sarajevo, from 1878 to 1918, which also include the assassination of Archduke Franz Ferdinand in the year 1914. It is a major event that led to World War I. The city is also popular because of its outstanding landmarks like the old quarter, Bascarsija, including the popular Mosque known as Ottoman-era Gazi Husrev-bey.
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Sarajevo is an old city that has seen its share of several historic events. Due to the rich and long history of culture and religious diversity, the city is sometimes called as “Jerusalem of the Balkans” or “Jerusalem of Europe”. It is the only big European city that has Catholic Church, Masque, Synagogue, and Orthodox Church located in the same neighborhood. It is the regional educational center and a home to the Balkans’, which is considered as the first Educational institution of tertiary in the form of an IP (Islamic Polytechnic) called the SOM (Saraybosna Osmanli Medrese), it is a part of the Sarajevo University. The things to do in Sarajevo when you visit Sarajevo, includes:
Gazi Huserv-beg Mosque – Things to do in Sarajevo:
This Mosque was built in the year 1532 and it is located in the old town of Sarajevo, which is considered as the biggest historical mosque in the country and placed in the center of the Islamic Community City. This mosque is the authentication of Ottoman architecture and because of this beautiful architecture; the city became popular among tourists from all over the world. Outside of the Mosque contains beautiful open courtyard decorated with a beautiful fountain for traditional ceremonial washing, and the mosque main entrance is adorned with intricate Islamic patterns and design. This historic mosque has several domes that are an emblematic feature of Ottoman Mosques.
Latin Bridge – Things to do in Sarajevo
Archduke Franz Ferdinand is a famous person in Sarajevo, and the assassination of Franz was taken place near the Latin Bridge. This killing became sensational and also sparked the outburst of the World War I. The Latin Bridge is one of the primeval ottoman bridges in the city, which was built probably in the mid of 16th century. This unique bridge is small and contains three archways and a sharp crest at the center. The assassination took place at the northern end of the bridge, where you can find a plaque remembering the event, built during the Yugoslavia period.
Sarajevo Tunnel Museum – Things to do in Sarajevo
Sarajevo Tunnel Museum is one of the central parts of the endurance of the Bosniak Residents of Sarajevo at the time of Civil War. During that period, the Sarajevo Tunnel has become the lifeline to get help, food, weapons, resources, and often people in & out of the city when it was under siege. The tunnel was constructed in the year 1992 in the month of May, by the Bosnian Army. But, the routes in and out of the city were blocked by Serb forces, s that they can connect to the Un-controlled area on the Serbs side. Currently, the tunnel entrance is the museum, and the visitors can explore a small part of the tunnel to experience the history. As you can see there is a lot of Things to do in Sarajevo so make sure you visit it.
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