Top Things to See and Do in Brcko, Bosnia

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Sam Bedford

Europe’s only self-governing free city and symbol of peace in Bosnia lies to the northeast, along the banks of the River Sava. Brcko has mixed demographics as Bosnia’s fourth autonomous region. Despite the rich and fascinating history, few visit Brcko, and it feels a million miles away from tourist hotspot Mostar. But here’s a guide to the many great things to see and do in Brcko that are worth the time.

Arizona Market

Arizona Market, named after a nearby American base during the War when Brcko was a split city, has the claim of largest flea market in Eastern Europe. Once a haven for black market goods, it now has hundreds of stalls selling everything from fresh produce to Yugoslavian memorabilia. Unfortunately, finding the market isn’t easy, and you’ll need to rely on locals for directions rather than Google Maps. If you do visit, check out the stalls with roasted lamb and traditional dishes for some of the best food in Brcko.

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