Fly to Sarajevo

Sarajevo, the capital of Bosnia and Herzegovina is starting to show a fresh look as signs of a vibrant future begin to outshine those of the nearly four-year siege that devastated Sarajevo during the early 1990s.

But that was literally in another century and today tourism is sharply on the rise.

If you travel to Sarajevo now, you’ll see a city where East meets West, drink a perfect cup of Bosnian coffee, eat the finest national food and enjoy the breath-taking views from its idyllic mountain setting.

Sarajevo and its diverse heritage makes it one of the most intriguing cities and the indomitable spirit it has makes it truly special.

The contrast is stark. Austro-Hungarian architecture and a mosaic of western shop signs can be seen in one direction, while, with a simple turn of the head, the view transforms into a Turkish bazaar. On one side of this line, people sit and drink at tables on the street, while on the other you’ll find open-fronted cafes offering strong Bosnian coffee and variety of traditional sweets.

One advantage for this city is that people have low or no expectations at all, and Sarajevo drastically exceeds them every time.

Starting from the heart of Sarajevo, which was founded by the Ottomans in the 15th century and still lies within the Baščaršija, Mosques and minarets which decorate the skyline along with the Romanesque towers of Catholic churches and the onion-shaped domes of Orthodox ones, the Yellow Fortress which looms above the city cliff and offers a fantastic view and the spectacular place to see the sunset.

From wherever you look at it, Sarajevo is utterly beautiful!