Sarajevo Travel Guide, Bosnia And Herzegowina
Bosnia and Herzegovina is located on the Balkan Peninsula, and a central European country with Sarajevo as its capital. The country is mostly continental and consists mostly of hills and mountains, making it a trekking and hiking paradise.
It was after the Yugoslav war that this country became independent and since then, the country has been living in harmony with people from the three ethnic groups- the Serbs, Croats and Bosniaks.
The political entities of Bosnia and Herzegovina
The groups differ in their religious descent with the Croats being Catholic, Bosniaks being Muslim and the Serbs, Orthodox. The country consists of two political entities called the Republika Srpska who are mainly the Serbs, and the Federation of Bosnia and Herzegovina, which consists mainly of Croats and Bosniaks.
The people of Bosnia and Herzegovina are called Bosnians and Herzegovinans. Their classification is basically a regional one, and nothing based on ethics. The Euro-pegged Convertible Mark is the currency used in the country. This currency is controlled by their currency board.
Beautiful architecture of the country
The architecture of the country is diverse and beautiful with mosques and churches existing with equal grandeur. There are also many colorful bazaars worth visiting here like the Travnik in Bosnia, the town of wazirs. Most of the town was spared during the war; so it is possible to visit its medieval castle.
The multi-colored mosque at the base of ul Hendek has hairs that is said to be from Muhammad’s beard. As Mostar was once a prime tourist destination, it is now being reconstructed. Even many spas of the Republika Srpska area are now operating. The natural mineral springs of Telic, Dubica, Srebrenica, Laktasi and Visegrad have medical facilities.
The Olympic City
The capital of Bosnia and Herzegovina is Sarajevo which has a population of 600,000 people. It is located in the Sarejevo Field, which is surrounded by the Olympic Mountains, famous for hosting the Winter Olympic Games in 1984. This is why Sarajevo is sometimes referred to as the Olympic City.
The altitude of the urban center of Srajevo is 1640 feet. One of the must visits of Sarajevo is Bjelesnica and Jahorina mountains; while the center of Sarajevo itself is famous for its winter recreation and snow sports.
The climate of Sarajevo is mild and continental. The tap water here is cool as its source and tastes great. This is why many people drink water from the old traditional fountains here called Sebilj.
Public transport is rampant in Sarajevo with its complex network of buses, trams, trolley buses and mini buses. Even the Sarajevo taxi service is great as it is one of the cheapest form of transportation in Europe.
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