Located in southeast Europe on the Balkan peninsula, Bosnia & Herzegovina is home to brilliant blue-green rivers, craggy mountains, medieval villages, and a culture that blends east with west and Ottoman with Austro-Hungarian influences.
BASICS /// Flag: 🇧🇦 // Capital: Sarajevo // Currency: convertible mark // Languages: Bosnian, Croatian and Serbian
Capital of Bosnia & Herzegovina, a historical meeting point between east and west.
SEELatin Bridge: An Ottoman bridge over the river Miljacka; a plaque at the northern end commemorates the place where Archduke Franz Ferdinand was assassinated in 1914. Sarajevo Meeting of Cultures: An inlaid marker on Ferhadija Street from which it is possible to view the visual demarcation between the Ottoman area of the city and the Austro-Hungarian area of the city. Sebilj: An Ottoman-style wooden fountain in the center of Baščaršija square.
DOTimes of Misfortune Tour: A well-led tour that provides in-depth background on the siege of Sarajevo during 1992-1995, including a visit to the Tunnel Museum. Stroll through Baščaršija: Admire the Ottoman-style architecture in the old bazaar quarter of the city and stock up on silver and copper items from artisans.
EATDveri: A charming restaurant with herbs on the wall and a menu serving meats, goulash and other local/international dishes. Cevabdzinica Zeljo 1: A favorite among locals for ćevapčići. Cafe Slasticarna Ramis: A century-old sweet and pastry shop with delightful offerings; try the tufahija.
City in southern Bosnia & Herzegovina with a famed bridge.
SeeStari Most: A breathtaking 16th-century Ottoman bridge (rebuilt post-war) that crosses the river Neretva. Kriva Ćuprija: The "crooked bridge"; a mini version of Stari Most, believed to have been a trial run for building the much larger version.
EatKonoba Taurus: Restaurant serving local and European dishes (try the stuffed cabbage!); sit outside on the lovely patio for a view of Kriva Ćuprija and to catch the strains of nearby musical entertainment. Hindin Han: Restaurant serving local and European dishes; sit on the deck for beautiful river views.
Village near Mostar with a stunning monastery.
SeeBlagaj Tekija: A nearly 600-year old Dervish monastery set along a turquoise river beneath a towering cliff.
EatRestoran Vrelo: A riverside restaurant facing Blagaj Tekija; try one of the many preparations of fresh-caught river trout.