Bosnia and Herzegovina
If you like to visit a country where you can make new friends, where everyone invites you for a coffee, then you must visit the heart shaped country of Bosnia and Herzegovina.The country of Bosnia and Herzegovina is a complex blend of culture, communities and religions, combined with the effortless beauty of lush greenery and colourful rooftops. While the media continually focus on the turbulent past and the ever-changing border lines, the Bosnia and Herzegovina of today has many more appealing layers beyond itscomplex history, and provides tourists and travellers with the unique opportunity to visit one of the most underrated countries in Europe.
Bosnia and Herzegovina had witnessed many historical events and you can still feel the breeze of those years in the country. Bosnia and Herzegovina had been under the dominance of Ottoman Empire for long years and today we can still see the traces of the Turkish nation in the country.
Bosnia and Herzegovina is located in south-eastern part of Europe and in the western part of the Balkan Peninsula. The country is mostly mountainous, encompassing the central Dinaric Alps, with the highest peak of the country being Maglic at 2.386 m above sea level.The northeastern parts reach into the Pannoian basin, while in the south it borders the Adriatic. That is the reason why this country has a lot of lush green landscapes, unspoiled nature, forests which are home to wolves and wild animals.
Must see places:
Sarajevo – Sarajevo is capital and the largest city of the country. This city is known as the Jerusalem of Europe due to the brotherly living nationalities and religions. Sarajevo is one of the most important cities in the Balkans.
1. Baščaršija – Baščaršijais known as the center of Sarajevo. Baščaršija was built in the 15th century and has many important Ottoman monuments.
2. Sebilj – Sebilj is located in the centre of Baščaršija and it is one of the symbol buildings in Sarajevo. The fountain built of wood and stone is a beautiful Ottoman monument. The fountain is the meeting point of the city and the surrounding of the fountain is an ideal place to relax and get a drink.
1. Gazi Husrev-beg Mosque – The mosque was built by Mimar Sinan ( Sinan the Architect) and is located in Baščaršija, the busiest point of the city.
2. Latin Bridge – The bridge located over the River Miljacka. The northern end of the bridge was the site of assassination of Archaduke Franz Ferdinand of Austiria in 1914, which became casus belli of World War I .
3. Sarajevo Tunnel 4. Sarajevo Cathedral 5. The Eternal Flame
· Mostar 1. Mostar Bridge 2. Bisevica House 3. Partisan Memorial Cemetery