Yes you’re right. What could be a description of a time long forgotten in Europe, is reality in Sarajevo.
Sarajevo is the capital of Bosnia and Herzegovina, a young nation in the heart of southeastern Europe. No three events have shaped Sarajevo’s fate as the assassination of Archduke Franz Ferdinand and his wife Sophie in 1914, the Winter Olympic Games in 1984, and the recent war in 1992.
With the war being over for more than 15 years, Sarajevo has become one of the fastest growing and most prosperous cities in Europe. Also one with a very low index of living costs.
If you want to rent a flat or a house in the most elite part of the city, built during the Austro-Hungarian period, called Sarajevo Center, it’d cost you 300 Euros monthly rent for an architecturally beautiful 100 square meters flat or house.
For those who love to travel, Sarajevo has quite a few opportunities. If you’re a fan of wintersports or beautiful wildlife, the olympic mountains (Igman, Jahorina, Bjelasnica, Trebevic) sourrounding Sarajevo will satisfy all your needs. No matter if it’s a 4 star hotel or a nice bungalow, if you want it, you got it, for less than 40 Euros a day. You have plenty of opportunities to ski, explore the wildlife or lay back and relax.
For those who love sun and summer, Sarajevo is the right city. With the Adriatic coast being as close as 4 hours driving, you could travel to the Pearl of the Adria Dubrovnik in the morning, and dine back in Sarajevo in the evening. The only limitation is your imagination.
The city itself belongs to the culturally richest cities worldwide, with a catholic church, an orthodox church, a mosque and a synagogue being separated by only 100 m. That’s the reason why Sarajevo’s called Little Jerusalem.