Independent publishes guide to Sarajevo, Europe’s most misunderstood city


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British online newspaper The Independent has published the ‘Sarajevo City Guide: Where to Eat, Drink, Shop and Stay in Bosnia and Herzegovina’s Capital’. 

Author of the article Kristin Amico claims that “there is much more to Sarajevo than battle scars”.  

The capital of Bosnia and Herzegovina is undergoing a radical transformation: modern glass shopping centers, boutique hotels and a magical old town that feels like you’ve travelled through time”, wrote Amico.

An afternoon spent strolling Turkish-style alleys and boulevards dotted with Austro-Hungarian pastel facades is reason enough to spend a weekend in Sarajevo. There’s also a café culture rivalling Italy or France and a surprisingly vibrant nightlife. And the best part? It all comes at an incredibly reasonable price”, the author concluded.

The article contains tips on how to make the most of a trip to “Europe’s most misunderstood city” - what to do, where to stay, eat and drink, as well as some pointers about the city’s architectural highlights - and recommends a visit in August “to catch the internationally acclaimed Sarajevo Film Festival”.