B osnia-Herzegovina is so new on the international tourism scene that most of us still equate it with the bloody ethnic war that took place here in the 1990s. Today, however, it could be on its way to becoming a top European adventure sports center as people flock to the country to raft and kayak its rivers, and ski and hike its mountain slopes and trails.
One of the two most visited places in the country is Sarajevo where the skyline, punctuated by minarets as well as campaniles and onion-shaped domes, attests to the merging of cultures in the city. It central district of Baščaršija, the most popular part of the city, is a pedestrian zone filled with cafes and shops.
The other major tourist attraction is Mostar, especially its old town, where the big attraction is Stari Most, the Old Bridge. Originally built by the Turks, it was destroyed by the Croats in the war in 1993, and then rebuilt.
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Mostar’s Old Bridge
Mostar’s Old Bridge, Stari Most, was originally built by Suleyman the Magnificent and was rebuilt in 2004 following the ethnic war.