Zenica is the largest, most industrial town in central Bosnia and is the political, administrative and cultural centre of the Zenica-Doboj Canton.
There is more to Zenica than the rather intrusive industrial zone that dominates the city's image.
Prior to the Bosnian war, Zenica was mostly known for its massive steel industry and the city grew significantly during Tito's Yugoslavia as many apartment blocks were erected to house growing mining communities.
Peeling back the socialist layer of crude architecture and bulky industry reveals the old Zenica and the true heart of the city - a quaint downtown district with mosques, Catholic and Orthodox churches, and a Jewish synagogue.