Deep in the heart of Southeastern Europe lies Sarajevo. Sarajevo is a unique city that many describe as “where East-meets-West.” Historically, the city held a reputation as a religious melting pot. As a result, many cathedrals, synagogues, and mosques line the streets of Sarajevo. Along with its many religious buildings, Sarajevo’s streets are also home to a variety of museums, street food vendors, and historical monuments. The surrounding mountains, rivers, and forest provide ample opportunities for nature lovers to explore and enjoy.
Sarajevo is a city that has experienced some of the most tragic parts of the world’s history. Archduke Franz Ferdinand’s assassination in Sarajevo in 1914 was the spark that precipitated World War I. Shortly after, Sarajevo would play a role in World War II, as well. Several decades later, the city would become involved in a four-year siege during the Bosnian war from 1992 to 1996. Though these events were grim, they pushed Sarajevo into the world’s view. The scars of war still mark the city, but it has recovered beautifully and embraced its role in history.
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