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Welcome to City of Sarajevo
The capital city of Bosnia and Herzegovina is Sarajevo, and it comprises four separate districts with a population of over 310,000 people. The entire metropolitan area, including the surrounding towns and cities, is home to nearly 440,000 people. The city is situated on the banks of the Miljaca River in the Sarajevo Valley, framed by the Dinaric Alps. With such diverse religious beliefs, Sarajevo is home to some beautiful cathedrals, mosques, and churches. A history that dates back to prehistoric times ensures that there are many beautiful structures to see within the city limits.
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Travelers to Sarajevo are encouraged to seek out some of the amazing sights, including the Roman Catholic Cathedral of Jesus' Heart, the Sarajevo Synagogue, the Ferhadija Mosque, Old Town in Sarajevo, the Sahat-kula Old Clock Tower, and the Begova Mosque. Sarajevo is also home to several institutes for culture, including several museums. Visitors will enjoy the Center for Sarajevo Culture, the Art Gallery of Bosnia and Herzegovina, the Historical Museum of Bosnia, the Ars Aevi Museum of Contemporary Art, and the Oriental Institute. There are also several outlets for music lovers, including the Sarajevo School of Pop Rock, and quite a few festivals for film, music, food, and drink. As the site of the 1984 Winter Olympics, Sarajevo also has a very rich sporting culture. Soccer, known as football in Bosnia and Herzegovina, enjoys immense popularity with the residents.
The city of Sarajevo is amazingly well connected, with a major international airport welcoming hundreds of flights daily from cities all over the world. The public transportation is easy to use and features buses, trains, and a light rail system. Visitors will find that Sarajevo is easy to walk for many of the sights, and taxicab services are available for longer trips, and bicycle rental is always an option.