Sarajevo is the capital and largest city of Bosnia Herzegovina located along the Miljacka River in the heart of Southeastern Europe. Sarajevo has an approximate population of 300,000. Sarajevo is a political, social and cultural center of Bosnia and Herzegovina. Sarajevo is the only city in Europe that has a mosque, synagogue, Catholic and Orthodox church within the same neighborhood. This gave Sarajevo the name 'Jerusalem of Europe'. Sarajevo was the first European city to have a full-time electric tram network. This was running through the city. Sarajevo has been named a top ten city to visit.
Sarajevo Travel FAQs
When is the best time to visit Sarajevo ?
The best time to visit Sarajevo is May, June, and early September when the heat fades and the hiking is idyllic. February and March are great for winter activities, as the sun is out and the days are longer than in midwinter.
When is the best time to purchase an airline ticket?
It’s advisable for one to buy a ticket when many people do, approximately two to four months before you fly because research shows that at this time you are likely to find the lowest price for your tickets. Fares tend to rise especially when you are close to your departure date. It also allows you to know which seats will be available and you can choose the most suitable one. I would advise anyone willing to book a ticket to do so as early as possible.
will I find a place to stay in Sarajevo ?
The city now has a fair few hostels, though many are unofficial, so be careful when booking. If you get stuck, dozens of agencies around Baščaršija will be able to set you up with a private room.
What currency can I pay with?
The official currency of Bosnia and Herzegovina is the Convertible Mark (Konvertibilna Maraka or KM). It is officially abbreviated as BAM. This currency is tied to the EURO. Many private companies such as hotels, restaurants and other salesmen (street vendors, taxis etc) accept EURO’s for payment, but it is always good to ask beforehand to avoid surprises. Occiasionally, other currencies are accepted as well. Expect your change in KM however. You do not have to accept other currencies as change. There are cash machines in all major cities in BiH.