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Hotel Hecco Sarajevo
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Sarajevo, the capital of Bosnia and Herzegovina is the lively city of 400.00 people nested in the valley called Sarajevo field, surrounded by Dinaric Alps and split by Miljacka River. It is one of the most historically interesting cities in Europe. It is a place where East and West Roman Empire split, where Eastern Orthodox and western Roman Catholic met and it has been great example of historical turbulence and clash of civilizations.... read more


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Hotel Alem Sarajevo
Hotel Alem, Sarajevo
Hotel Alem is located in Sarajevo, Bosnia-Herzegovina, three kilometres from the Skenderika Sports Centre and four kilometres from the Bosnian National Theatre. Ali Pasha's Mosque and the Town Hall are five kilometres away, and Sarajevo Airport is seven kilometres from the hotel. Hotel amenities include a massage-treatment room, fitness equipment, and an onsite sauna. Staff at the 24-hour front desk offer tour assistance, and airport transfers are available free of charge. Hotel Alem's Stara Vodenica Restaurant serves traditional Bosnian cuisine and provides live music in the evenings, and the Restaurant Gusar offers a menu of modern Mediterranean dishes. A complimentary breakfast is served daily.  The hotel offers conference rooms equipped with complimentary wireless internet.
Hotel Hecco Sarajevo Hotel Hecco, Sarajevo
Hecco Hotel is three star hotel located in the oldest part of town, only 300 m from Bascarsija.  Hotel has 28 rooms and 2 apartments all equipped to high world standards.  Every room has bathroom with a hair dryer, mini bar, TV with SAT and cable programs, telephone, and internet connection which is free of charges for Hotel's guests.  The Hotel's architecture is adapted to Bosnian architecture including postmodern elements.  In the Hotel we also have a modern restaurant and conference room, with all additional equipment. The most important thing to say is that the prices of hotel are very affordable.  The price for one night includes overnight, breakfast, tax, insurance, internet connection in rooms and parking place in a garage, in case you are coming with a car.
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Sarajevo, the capital of Bosnia and Herzegovina is the lively city of 400.00 people nested in the valley called Sarajevo field, surrounded by Dinaric Alps and split by Miljacka River. It is one of the most historically interesting cities in Europe. It is a place where East and West Roman Empire split, where Eastern Orthodox and western Roman Catholic met and it has been great example of historical turbulence and clash of civilizations.

The Sarajevo valley has a long and rich history dating back to the Neolithic period, but the modern city arose as an Ottoman stronghold in 15th century. The city was found by the Turkish general on banks of Miljacaka an 1461 and it served as the capital of Ottoman-ruled Province of Bosnia, in heart of the Balkan. The Ottoman general with grand ambitions started constructing the settlement starting with the construction of the city's Old town district, including a water-supply system, mosque, closed marketplace, public bath, hostel, and Governor's palace. It was two centuries later when the city confronted political strive. Ottoman Empire was forced by the European powers to hand Bosnia over to the Austro-Hungary. European elegance imposed by Hapsburg is evident in the city's architecture so in just a few steps you are crossing cultural and religious divide between timeless Ottoman and dynamic Austro-Hungarian.

Sarajevo attracted international attention couple of times starting with the assassination of Archduke Franz Ferdinand of Austria on 28 of June 1914 which led to the start of World War I ,one moth later.

Seventy years later Sarajevo hosted 1984 Winter Olympic Games. In order to encourage participation the city agreed to pay the expenses of one male and one female participant from each nation and made their Olympic Games debuts as a record number of countries (49) competed at Sarajevo.

Most recent is the siege of Sarajevo, which is the longest siege in history of modern warfare lasting from April 5, 1992 to February 29, 1996. It is estimated that of the more than 12,000 people who were killed and 50,000 who were wounded during the siege, 85% were civilians. Today, Sarajevo has made a substantial recovery. By 2004, most of the damage done to buildings during the siege had been fixed. New construction projects have made Sarajevo perhaps the fastest growing city in former Yugoslavia.

Sarajevo has a strong tourist industry and was named by the Lonely Planet 43rd Best City in the World in 2006. Sarajevo was also the first city in Europe and the second city in the world to have a full-time operational electric tram network running through the city, the first being San Francisco.

Things to see

Old Town - The cobbled streets, mosques and Oriental style shops at the heart the city are a world away from Europe, and when the call-to-prayer starts, one could be forgiven for thinking that they were actually in the Middle East. The most interesting thing (you call it the most amazing thing as well) is that you could actually be walking by a Catholic church, Orthodox Church and a Synagogue and hears the Islamic call to prayer at the same time. Latin Bridge - This Bridge bears a plaque commemorating the assassination of Archduke of the Austrian Hungarian Empire Franz Ferdinand, the event that sparked the beginning of World War I. On the Bridge it self was a memorial to the assassin Gavrilo Princip, but this was removed during the 1992-1995 War. Bosnia was at the end of World War Two the biggest haven for Balkan and European Jews who found a perfect environment to build their society back. Bosnian Historical Museum- The moving display on the siege of Sarajevo is a must-see - if you are able to cope with the pictures of the maimed citizens after shelling of markets. Wonder at the photos of an ineffective UN providing armored vehicles citizens could wait behind before risking sniper fire to cross the street. And you will be heartbroken by the pictures drawn by children. National Museum - Statistic displays of the natural and human history of Bosnia and Herzegovina - most interesting is the traditional Turkish style homes of Sarajevo prevalent in the nineteenth century. Sarajevo Tunnel Museum - This museum shows the tunnel which was used to ferry supplies into the besieged city during the conflict and is next to the airport. Taxi from the center city costs around 17KM one way. Entrance to the museum is 5KM. It is open 7 days a week from 9 to 5. Get the number three (3) tram to the end of the line from the city center. Then get a taxi to the Tunnel Museum and walk back to the tram station if it's a nice day (takes about half an hour). The tunnel itself is in the garden of a house so don't be worried if you think you're headed into suburbia!


Sarajevo Film Festival, Held annually during August, the festival has a reputation of being one of the best in Europe (if you compared the funds used). MESS - International theater festival Sarajevo, held annually during October Sarajevo Jazz Festival - Held during first week of November since 1997 Sarajevo Winter International Festival, The first festival was held in 1984 during the Olympic Games in Sarajevo. Since then, it has been held regularly each year and brings into the city various artists from around the world. The interesting thing about the festival is that it has never stopped even during the war.

How to arrive by plane: Sarajevo Airport - is located in the suburb of Butmir and is relatively close to the city centre.

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