Sarajevo

Bosnia and Herzegovina's capital city Sarajevo with fusion at its core, this city boast a real variety of religion and of culture. This has been known for its long and rich history over the years, from WW1 to hosting the 1984 Winter Olympics and latterly at the centre of a civil war. The city still carries the scars of this conflict, both within the walls and the hearts of the people who lived through it. Sarajevo is now rebuilding its identity and forming into something new, some beautiful. 

Sarajevo has a a variety of worship within the same neighbourhood, living in relative harmony.

Within walking distance of each other a Catholic Church, mosque, Orthodox church and a synagogue living in relative harmony. 

Sarajevo was the first major city in Europe to have a variety of places of worship within the same neighbourhood until late the 20th century.

Within the heart of the capital lies Gallery 11/07/95, an exhibition and memorial gallery. It commemorates the 8372 lives lost during the Srebrenica tragedy of 1995. This sobering exhibition gives documentary and artistic interpretation of the events that took place.

Straddling the Neretva River, only a few hours south of Sarajevo is Mostar. Known for its medieval and iconic bridge, this now world heritage site was restored in after the conflict of the 1990's. Many scars from the conflict can still be seen down the winding city streets, away from the tourist attraction.