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Nestled in a valley and surrounded by mountains, Sarajevo welcomes you to explore its old-world-charm with new-world aspirations. Situated along the Miljacka River, Sarajevo’s idyllic landscape and diverse heritage make it a picture-perfect holiday destination.
A quiet saunter by the promenade leads you to the Old Town and its captivating blend of vibes, where the alleys and narrow streets hide beautiful architecture and historical landmarks. A short walk from Bascarsija brings you to cable cars at the foothills of Mount Trebevic, which is a ride you must include as part of your Sarajevo city tour.
Not to be forgotten is Ferhadija Street, where you can indulge in a range of treats sold by local street vendors. From piping hot Bosnian coffee served with baklava to minced meat dumplings, Sarajevo offers a heavenly platter of meals that will leave you craving for more.
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Sarajevo tourism essentials
Weather in Sarajevo:
A humid continental climate dominates Sarajevo with summers typically marking the hottest month of July with a temperature of 19°C. Winters are snowy and cold, recording an average of -2°C while monsoons can score an average of 200 mm rainfall during the wettest month of the year, March.
Best time to visit Sarajevo:
Considering Sarajevo has a humid climate, the best time to plan a visit to Sarajevo would be summer, from May to early September. Whereas, February and March would be the perfect time to enjoy its winter attractions and activities.
Things to do in Sarajevo:
● Meander through the city’s ginnels and alleys like Mr. Chat, the star of Sarajevo’s graffiti wall art culture.
● Bascarsija (Pigeon Square) holds another awe-inspiring sight called The Gazi Husrev-beg’s Mosque which you must not miss.
● A tour of the 1984 Winter Olympics complex just outside the city will have you enjoy the mountains and gaze upon majestic views of Sarajevo.
Food specialities in Sarajevo:
Locals indulge in scrumptious street food at Zeljo – the best place for cevapis (spicy beef or pork cylindrical meatballs). Another famous street food is burek which is a pie stuffed with minced meat. Balance out all your savouries with baklava, a famous dessert, and try something different by biting into delicious bars of marzipan topped with chocolates. Also, do not forget to try out Bosnian coffee.