Things to do in Sarajevo

Things to do in Sarajevo

 Sarajevo, the capital of Bosnia and Herzegovina, has developed on the crossroad of the old Roman and medieval trade and travelling routes. There have been settlements in the area since prehistoric times and the Illyrians, Romans and Slavs making settlements in the Region . The city as we know it today was founded by the Ottomans following their conquest of the Kingdom of Bosnia in the 1450s and it remained part of the Ottoman empire for more than 400 years, until the occupation of Austo-Hungary in 1878.  The legacy of the empires and peoples that have forged its history is reflected in its name: Sarajevo is the Slavic version of Turkish Saray, meaning palace, house.

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Venetian Carnival: Masks, pastries and wine

Venetian Carnival

“This was Venice, the flattering and suspect beauty — this city, half fairy tale and half tourist trap, in whose insalubrious air the arts once rankly and voluptuously blossomed, where composers have been inspired to lulling tones of somniferous eroticism.” – Thomas Mann

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