Four religions in Sarajevo

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Sarajevo is the capital and largest city of Bosnia and Herzegovina. Every winter it hosts a $30,000 Challenger event on the indoor courts of the Zerta Arena. In 1914, it was the site of the assassination of the Archduke of Austria that sparked World War I. Seventy years later, it hosted the 1984 Winter Olympics, the first to be held in a Communist country. For nearly four years, from 1992 to 1996, Sarajevo suffered the longest siege of a city in modern history during the Bosnian War for independence. Often called the “Jerusalem of Europe”, Sarajevo have a mosque, Catholic church, Orthodox church and synagogue within the same neighborhood.

 

Venue. Olympic Hall Zetra was constructed specifically for the 1984 Winter Olympics. After the substantial damages suffered during the Balkan War, it was rebuilt in 1999. In 2010 the indoor multipurpose arena known also as Zetra Arena has been named in honor of Juan Antonio Samaranch. Tennis matches during the tournament are played on two courts and start at 10.

 

Ticket. To watch the BHTelecomI Indoors there a single way: buying a weekly ticket that cost 10 Kaem (5 euros) giving accesso to each and every match during the whole week.

 

Transports. Zetra Arena is 7 km away from the Sarajevo international airport and just some hundred metres away from the centre. You can easily move by taxi given the rates are very cheap and the traffic isn't an issue. Lufthansa, Turkish Airlines and Austrian Airlines are the main arlines offering flights to Sarajevo. From the airport, you can reach the city in 20 minutes spending 40 kaem (8 euros). Sarajevo, the first European city to complete a full time tram line in 1885, has now seven tramway lines supplemented by five trolleybus lines and numerous bus routes.

 

Food & Drink. Throughout the centre, there are many Bosnian restaurants where customers can taste the local cuisine based principally on meat (chicken, lamb, beef). Bosanka kuca is one of the most popular, well-known particularly for the Cevapcici, considered a national dish in Bosnia and Herzegovina: it's a a grilled dish of minced meat served in pieces with chopped onions, sour cream, kajmak,ajvar, cottage cheese, minced red pepper and salt. Beer is very popular too. In Sarajevo there's also a local brewing company, the Sarajevska Pivara.

 

Hotel. Hotel Europe and Hotel Bristol offer international standards. They're both out of the Old Town, but their quality is superior.

 

Sightseeing. It's better to come sightseeing Sarajevo during the summer and not in winger, given the cold weather. Main attractions are: Sebilj fountain, Svrzo's house, Bijela Tabija, Visegrad tower, the bazaar, the clock tower (Sahat Kuka).

 

Inside the club. Two kiosks inside the Zetra Arena offer just snacks and some beverages.