Welcome to Sarajevo

With 275 thousand inhabitants, Sarajevo is the largest city of Bosnia and Herzegovina as well as its capital. Situated within the Sarajevo valley of Bosnia, the city is surrounded by the Olympic mountains of Bjelašnica, Igman, Jahorina, Trebević, and Treskavica. Hosting the 1984 Winter Olympics was one of the key moments in the history of Sarajevo. Trebević Cable Car, which has been recently rebuilt, served as the city’s key landmark during this time. The year 2019 will see it host the European Youth Olympic Festival.

The city itself is situated along the Miljacka River. Wilson's Promenade or Vilsonovo šetalište stretches along the riverbanks. The spring of the Bosnia River lies in the vicinity as well. With a long walkway, carriage rides and a beautiful park, it is one of the very popular tourist spots.

As a capital, it has been established in the 15th century when Isa-Beh Isaković had several structures built, including a marketplace, a public bath and his castle, then called saray, which gave the city the name that remains to this day. The year 1885 saw the Sarajevo as the first city in Europe and the second city in the world with a full-time electric tram network. In 1914, it was the site of the assassination of Archduke Franz Ferdinand of Austria by local activist Gavrilo Princip. Today, it is a multicultural city that is often referred to as the European Jerusalem due to its diverse ethnic and religious makeup.

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