The first settlement in the modern Sarajevo area was established as far back as in 1263. The city of Sarajevo is rich in historical and architectural monuments, landmarks and sites belonging to various epochs. Tourists will discover beautiful mosques, picturesque and scenic market places as well as typical Turkish bazaars in the city adding a peculiar charm to the city atmosphere. Tourists are recommended to start an exploration of the destination from the eastern district of the city of Sarajevo which is considered to be a Christian one. The district locates the oldest Christian religious site of the city being the Church of the Holy Archangels Michael and Gabriel.
The church was built in 1478 and had had a miraculous escape during the years of war. Not far from that religious site tourists will find another remarkable religious landmark of the city being the Church of the Holy Mother of God which construction took place in the second part of the 19th century. The eastern part of the city is rich in religious landmarks and sites with the most remarkable among them being the Cathedral of the 18th century and the Old Synagogue. The Synagogue has recently been reequipped into a museum. Now the building of the Synagogue houses the Jewish Museum offering a diverse and unique collection.
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