Sarajevo, the capital of Bosnia and Herzegovina, is just a city of 395,133 people (urban area), nestled in a valley, mainly within the Federation of Bosnia and Herzegovina, but with parts in the Republika Srpska entity. Sarajevo is one of the very most historically interesting and varied cities in Europe. It is just a place where in fact the Western & Eastern Roman Empire split; where in fact the individuals of the Roman Catholic west, Eastern Orthodox east and the Ottoman south, met, lived and warred. It’s been both a good example of historical turbulence and the clash of civilizations, as well as a beacon of hope for peace and tolerance through multi-cultural integration. Four distinct seasons with warm or hot summers and cold winters. Sarajevo is basically on the mountain so winters could be slightly colder here than in other capital cities in the region.Sarajevo is just a very historically significant city, its landmarks feature a story so I recommend going for a walking tour of Sarajevo on your own arrival.Sarajevo is just a small city so these walking tours are a great way to really get your bearings and local recommendations as well as the backstory and personal accounts of the events this city has suffered and celebrated such as the Sarajevo Siege, the longest siege on a capital city in modern history.Let’s go back, in the past to 28th June 1914, your day that saw an event which (apparently) kicked off World War I and changed the planet forever. Latin Bridge is where in fact the assassination in Sarajevo took place.The architecture in Sarajevo is simply as interesting as the annals is. You’ll see a variety of grand and ghastly! Austro-Hungarian craft sits alongside with the ‘function over frills’soviet-style bland buildings! Probably the most decadent of them all is City Hall which seems like a big layered sponge cake near to Latin Bridge. Stroll through the cobbled streets of Baščaršija, grab a coffee or shisha and people watch or buy some trinkets from the cute shops which line the little Old Town lanes. Consider landmarks such as for example Gazi Husrev-beg Mosque. One of many prettiest things to complete in Sarajevo during the night would be to take in the sunset and city views (there is just a better viewpoint to come) from the Yellow Bastion/Yellow Fortress. Take some beers and join the locals to watch your day disappear.