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Sarajevo, Bosnia and Herzegovina

Gazi Husrev-beg Mosque

The first mosque in the world to receive electricity.
Sarajevo, Bosnia and Herzegovina

Old Sarajevo Clock Tower

This historic timepiece is thought to be the only public clock in the world that keeps lunar time.
Sarajevo, Bosnia and Herzegovina

Sarajevo Roses

A number of craters left by fatal mortar strikes have been filled with red resin to remember those lost during the Siege of Sarajevo.
Sarajevo, Bosnia and Herzegovina

Sarajevo Spite House

Inat Kuća, or "House of Spite," is more than just an oddly named restaurant.
Sarajevo, Bosnia and Herzegovina

Bascarsija

Oriental bazaar in the heart of Sarajevo.
Vernazza, Italy

Chapel of Santa Marta, Vernazza

This tiny chapel withstood a massive mudslide and flash flood.
Topola, Serbia

St. George's Church

The interior of this Serbian royal family's mausoleum is covered with exquisite mosaics.
Čačak, Serbia

Čačak Mausoleum of Struggle and Victory

This symbol of Yugoslav liberation decorated with 620 carved heads of mythical creatures is now a forlorn relic of another time.
Kragujevac, Serbia

Šumarice Memorial Park

Abstract monuments express sorrow and resilience at the site of a horrific massacre in Nazi-occupied Serbia.
Kragujevac, Serbia

'Muzikanti'

These unique sculptures form a musical ensemble of recycled metal.
Kragujevac, Serbia

Knežev Arsenal

The ruins of a military-industrial complex now host concerts and more.
Štulac, Serbia

Popina Memorial Park

Serbia's master of striking memorials erected a forgotten, hidden gem in the hills outside a tiny village.
Maglič, Serbia

Maglič

The ruins of this medieval castle on a foggy hill tell the story of a once-mighty empire.
Brezova, Serbia

Studenica Monastery

This beautiful medieval Serbian monastery is home to frescoes, peculiar sculptures, and historical curiosities.
Postenje, Serbia

Church of the Holy Apostles Peter and Paul

The oldest church in Serbia was also the ecclesiastical seat of the region during the Middle Ages.
Ribariće, Serbia

Crna Reka Monastery

This fresco-covered medieval monastery hangs from the side of a steep cliff.
Kuršumlija, Serbia

Monastery of the Holy Mother of God, Ston

This former monastery is still a revered religious site.
Kuršumlija, Serbia

Devil's Town Rock Formation

The bizarre rocks of Đavolja Varoš are the result of natural erosion.
Rsovci, Serbia

Bald Jesus Fresco

This fresco inside a Serbian cave church has been a source of disagreement.
Niš, Serbia

Bubanj Memorial Park

This memorial park stands on the site of one of the largest mass executions of the Second World War.
Niš, Serbia

The Skull Tower of Nis

Structure built from the skulls of vanquished foes.
Niš, Serbia

Red Cross Concentration Camp

A Red Cross memorial museum at the site of the Niš concentration camp that operated for four eventful years during World War II.
Despotovac, Serbia

Manasija Monastery

This 15th-century Serbian Orthodox monastery also contained a school for illuminating manuscripts.
Milanovac, Serbia

Krupaj Spring

Legends of treasure and spirits flow from this this fairy tale-like oasis.