Where the East and West meet (Sarajevo)

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Bosnia and Herzegovina is located in southeastern Europe. The territory that encompasses this country has historically been a place where different culture merge for centuries. The identity is neither eastern or western. It is a combination of these two sides woven into all pores of society. This compound Where the East and the West meet is expressed through:• Architecture• Tradition• Lifestyle• Food• ReligionThe purpose of this tour is to visit some of the most incredible places in Bosnia and Herzegovina and; see, experience, taste and feel this unique identity.
ItineraryThis is a typical itinerary for this productStop At: Gazi Husrev-beg Mosque, Sarajevo, Sarajevo CantonThe Gazi Husrev-beg Mosque (Bosnian: Gazi Husrev-begova Džamija, Turkish: Gazi Hüsrev Bey Camii), is a mosque in the city of Sarajevo, Bosnia and Herzegovina. Built in the 16th century, it is the largest historical mosque in Bosnia and Herzegovina and one of the most representative Ottoman structures in the Balkans. Duration: 20 minutesStop At: Latin Bridge, Sarajevo, Sarajevo CantonLatin Bridge (Bosnian, Croatian and Serbian: Latinska ćuprija / Латинска ћуприја, named Principov most / Принципов мост - "Princip Bridge" in Yugoslavian era) is an Ottoman bridge over the river Miljacka in Sarajevo, Bosnia and Herzegovina. The northern end of the bridge was the site of the assassination of Archduke Franz Ferdinand of Austria by Gavrilo Princip in 1914, which became casus belli of World War I.Duration: 15 minutesStop At: Katedrala Sarajevo, Sarajevo, Sarajevo CantonThe Sacred Heart Cathedral (Serbo-Croatian: Katedrala Srca Isusova; Катедрала Срца Исусова) is a Catholic church in Sarajevo; commonly referred as the Sarajevo Cathedral (Sarajevska katedrala / Сарајевска катедрала), it is the largest cathedral in Bosnia and Herzegovina.[2] It is the seat of the Archbishop of Vrhbosna, currently Cardinal Vinko Puljić, and center of Catholic worship in the city. The Cathedral is located in the city's Old Town district.Duration: 15 minutesStop At: Church of the Holy Archangels Michael and Gabriel in Sarajevo, Sarajevo, Sarajevo CantonThe Church of the Holy Archangels Michael and Gabriel (Serbian: црква св. Арханђела Михаила и Гаврила - crkva sv. Arhanđela Mihaila i Gavrila), also known as the Old Orthodox Church, is a Serbian Orthodox church in Sarajevo, Bosnia and Herzegovina. It was first mentioned in Ottoman sources dating to 1539. The Church was, however, built on older foundations).Duration: 20 minutesStop At: Bascarsija, Sarajevo, Sarajevo CantonBaščaršija (Cyrillic script: Башчаршија; pronounced [baʃ.tʃǎr.ʃi.ja]) is Sarajevo's old bazaar and the historical and cultural center of the city. Baščaršija was built in the 15th century when Isa-Beg Isaković founded the town.[1] The word Baščaršija derives from the Turkish language. The word "baš" which is "baş" in Turkish literally means "head", in some contexts however also "primary", "main", "capital" and "čaršija" which is "çarşı" in Turkish means "bazaar" or "market".[2] Due to the large fire in the 19th century, today Baščaršija is half the size that it once was.Duration: 30 minutesStop At: Sarajevo City Center, Sarajevo, Sarajevo CantonWhile Sarajevo's city core retains its essentially Ottoman character, the surrounding central area has a fine selection of grand Austro-Hungarian buildings.Duration: 15 minutesStop At: Gradska vijecnica Sarajevo, Sarajevo, Sarajevo CantonA storybook neo-Moorish striped facade makes the triangular Vijećnica (1896) Sarajevo's most beautiful Austro-Hungarian–era building. Seriously damaged during the 1990s siege, it finally reopened in 2014 after laborious reconstruction. Its colourfully restored interior and stained-glass ceiling are superb. Your ticket also allows you to peruse the excellent Sarajevo 1914–2014 exhibition in the octagonal basement. This gives well-explained potted histories of the city's various 20th-century periods, insights into fashion and music subcultures, and revelations about Franz Ferdinand's love life.Duration: 15 minutes

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