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Trip Guide to Sarajevo Now

Blasius Erlinger The bridge at Mostar

Photo: The bridge at Mostar

In 1992, when Yugoslavia collapsed into war, the Serbian troops set up positions in the mist-shrouded hills and laid siege to the city for almost four years. Since the coming of peace, Sarajevo has been repairing the damage at a rapid rate, restoring its singularly graceful melding of Islamic and Western life and culture. Swoop-neck coffeepots, hammered copper trays, carpet stalls in the bazaar, and the echoing calls of the muezzin remind one of Cairo or Fez. Yet this is still Europe, and so the Spanish-tiled roofs have overhanging eaves and the alleys do not meander, but intersect at right angles. Read the article

Destinations: Sarajevo

Inspired by: Sarajevo on the Rise — by Sean Rocha, Published Apr. 2008

Hotels (3)

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    Villa Orient

    Located in the center of town, this boutique hotel has a fitness center, café, and restaurant.

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    Holiday Inn Sarajevo

    Built for the 1984 Olympic Games, this hotel became the wartime headquarters for the foreign press.

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    Halvat Guest House

    A sweet family-run hostelry.

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