Surrounded by mountain slopes, the capital city of Bosnia and Herzegovina has maintained much from old times but has also integrated influences from the widest variety of cultures. Hospitality and openness have resulted in the development of a diverse culture that is reflected in all of the districts of the city. Sieged and heavily destroyed in the Bosnian War, the city was able to maintain traditions and win back its charm with its reconstruction.
Popular areas of the city include the old city and the city centre in particular. There visitors will find sights such as the Old Church with its museum, the roadside inn that formerly served to accommodate caravans and the oriental department store Brusa Bezistan. Visitors should absolutely try a cup of Bosnian coffee with the sweet confection rahat lokum or a regional dish in one of the traditional restaurants.