Sarajevo has been named among the top 10 in the best cities to visit in the Lonely Planet guide's 'Best in Travel 2010'.
The guide praises the city saying “Displaying its cultural riches with insouciance, Sarajevo moves to the rhythm of an Austrian waltz with a Slavic lilt and a Turkish flourish in its architecture, thriving arts scene and temperament it betrays evidence of all three.
It's a neatly contained and walkable city, hemmed in within the leafy valley of the Miljacka River. The old city, based on Bascarija, has long been the redoubt of poets, filmmakers, authors and musicians.”
The other cities in the top ten are: Cuenca, Ecuador; Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates; Kyoto, Japan; Lecce, Italy; Cork, Ireland; Singapore; Vancouver, Canada; Istanbul, Turkey; and Charleston, USA.
The top ten cities are not ranked.
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