Bosnia and Herzegovina that lies in the heart of southeast Europe. It is here that eastern and western civilizations met, sometimes clashed, but more often enriched and reinforced each other throughout its long and fascinating history.
To help you with planning the perfect vacation and enjoyment, we bring you a list of most interesting destinations to visit in Bosnia and Herzegovina.
Sarajevo – Baščaršija
Baščaršija is the old Sarajevo Carinthia, and the historical and cultural center of the city. Baščaršija was built in the 15th century when Isa-beg Ishakovic founded the whole city. There are several important historical buildings on Bascarsija, such as the Gazi Husref-bey mosque and the clock tower. Today, Baščaršija is the main tourist attraction of the city of Sarajevo.
Prokoško Lake is a Lake Lika at 1660 meters above sea level, located on Vranica Mountain, 22 km away from the center of Fojnica. Bosnia and Herzegovina. The lake is surrounded by cattle huts and squads and forms part of untouched nature.
This lake represents a tourist destination for many years. The lake is rich in trout and is known as the habitat of a rare species of lava triton. The lake is covered with trout, and in summer it is possible to have a pleasant swim. Next to the lake there are cattle huts, where you can rest and get real domestic.
Bosnia is a river in Bosnia and Herzegovina. It emerges from Karst springs in the village Vrutci near Ilidža at the foot of Igman Mountain at 500 m above sea level. The locality of the source is called Vrelo Bosna and is known as Sarajevo’s excursion site. Vrela Bosna are located in the southwestern part of the Sarajevo Field, in the suburb of Igman Mountain. They can freely say that they represent the most beautiful part of Sarajevo, the pride of Sarajlija, who have always spent their free moments in a beautiful ambience.
Blagaj – Tekija
From the direction of Dubrovnik and Metković go to Mostar, in the Buna settlement turn east and soon you will be in Blagaj.
Blagaj – the oasis of peace and natural harmony is located only three kilometers from the Mostar airport.Gradić.
In the tranquility of the artificial avia, cooled by the freshness of the fairy-tale Buna, you understand why Blagaj was the center of occupations of pre-eminent people, Roman noblemen, Ottoman viziers and cadres, Austro-Hungarian officers and many travelers who wanted the fresh spring, warmth of the sun and the blue of the sky.
Water flows under the cliff 200 meters long and forms its own Buna River with its own amount of water. The Buna Furnace was built in the 16th century for the needs of the Dervish Order, and today it is the most mystical place in Bosnia and Herzegovina.
Mostar is a town in Bosnia and Herzegovina, the economic and cultural center of Herzegovina. It is located at the foot of the mountain slopes Velež, Hum and Čabulje, in the valley of the Neretva river at an altitude of 60-80m.
The old bridge in Mostar is a symbol of the city of Mostar built in 1566. It is a monolithic building that connects the left and right banks of the Neretva River.
The port range is 28.7 m and the height 21 m from the summer level of the river. High altitude jumps are held in July each year. He was enrolled in the UNESCO World Heritage List in 2005. By coming to the Old Bridge you will enjoy unforgettable views of the Neretva River and the old ones that surround you.
Plivska Lakes – Jajce
The Royal City of Jajce is located at the mouth of Pliva in Vrbas. The town on the banks of the beautiful rivers has always attracted conquerors who have inhabited this area since the earliest times. Jajce was the capital of the last Bosnian kings, including Stjepan Tomasevic (1461-1463). In this period, the medieval Bosnian cities become places of literacy, science and culture.
The old town, or fortress, is the most impressive and most impressive of the jaw-building, whose construction marked the birth of the town of Jajce. In short, it is still interesting to our historians because of the traces of the building that existed in this place before the fortress, which we see and know today, has been built and what has remained to a large extent today. This is indicated by the masonry of stone and seduction that differ on the lower layers of the fort, or on its foundation.
The most interesting natural beauty of the region is certainly the Kravica waterfall, about 40 km away from Mostar. Trebižat River water is lurking and falling from a height of 30 meters, creating a natural amphitheater 150 meters wide, creating a natural attraction that naturally resembles, to a much lesser extent, Nijagare waterfalls. Summer is usually visited by lovers of rafting and the local population and ideal is a place for rest and fun in a natural unspoilt ambiance with constant waterfall in the background. Near the waterfall is a small cave where you can see stalactites of calcium carbonate, old mill and boat.
Banja Luka is a town in the western part of Bosnia and Herzegovina, located on the Vrbas River. It is the second largest city in the whole of BiH, and many are considered one of its most beautiful cities and is the economic and cultural center of this part of Bosanska Krajina.
This pitiful end has been inhabited since Palellolite, and it is assumed that the fortress Kastel was built on the site of the settlement from that period. The chief builder of Banja Luka was without doubt Ferhat Pasha Sokolovic, a close relative of Mehmed Pasha Sokolovic, one of the most prominent Bosnian magnates and one of the most influential people of that era throughout the Ottoman Empire. Ferhadia’s most important contribution to Banja Luka was the mosque of Ferhadija, with which the original water supply infrastructure of Banja Luka was also based, which served its faster urban development.
Sutjeska National Park
Sutjeska National Park is the oldest and largest national park in BiH, which is by its natural values and beauties of the pearl of Bosnia and Herzegovina. It covers the area of Sutjeska with the strict natural reserve Perucica, parts of the Maglić mountain (2386 m – the highest peak in BiH), Volujaka, Vučeva and Zelengora. Due to the extraordinary natural values and their preservation, NP Sutjeska has been included in the II category of IUCN (UN Department for Nature and Natural Resources) since 2000.
We are presenting the beautiful Jahorina Olimpic mountain of Bosnia and Herzegovina. Numerous visitors are enchanted by natural beauty, excellent skiing trails, a super organization and an Olympic reputation.
Jahorina is one of the highest mountains in Bosnia and Herzegovina. Its highest peak reaches the height of the caa. 1916 m (Top of the Ogorijelice). In the summer it is an idyllic combination of green potted pastures, blue sky and fresh mountain air. In the winter it becomes a real idyllic and the beauty of the olympic beauty is fascinating.
Travnik is the city and the seat of the municipality of the same name in central Bosnia and Herzegovina, 90 km west of Sarajevo, and is also the capital of the Central Bosnia Canton. It is well known that it was the capital of the Ottoman viziers from 1686 to 1850, and its cultural heritage dates back to that period.
There are few towns in BiH that can offer so many cultural and historical monuments from the Middle Ages, Turkish and Austro-Hungarian times to such a small area. Be sure to visit the Native Museum and the Memorial House “Ive Andrić Family House”.
The town of Travnik and its surroundings are the owners of the three endemic species: Travnik’s short-haired pigeon, the Tullio and the Rose Brandis, the roach without rots growing on the slopes of Vlasic.
Ethno Village of Herceg – Medjugorje
The beautiful and indigenous ambience of every visitor will leave breathless and the rural ambience in which Herceg Etno village is built reminds of the life of the former Brotnjaka.
Along with the restaurant with top service and gastronomic offer and the accompanying multipurpose hall, special attention is drawn to a well-organized ethnographic collection showing the life of Herzegovina.
Pannonian Lake, Tuzla
Once it was only one lake on the surface of about 12,000 m2 and in the form of a foot with depths up to 1,7 m. Thanks to the salinity of the water that is achieved by pouring salt from the flushing salty mines, the same water of the Adriatic Sea, this lake represents a unique example of salty lakes in the Balkans and throughout Europe. Today two more are built in Tuzla, so this lake complex really represents not only the city’s attraction but also the tourism potential of this city.
Vjetrenica is the largest and most famous cave in Bosnia and Herzegovina, a protected monument of nature and a tourist destination in the south-eastern part of Herzegovina. It is located 300 m east of Zavala, on the western edge of Popov polje, in the municipality of Ravno, and 12 km from Slana on the Adriatic (Republic of Croatia) and 80 km from the city of Mostar. A total of 6,300 meters of underground channels have been discovered
Visits to the caves of Vjetrenica caves, the first in the world of biodiversity and natural gems of BiH, have already begun in late March and last until the beginning of November.
The Old Town of Počitelj
If you are on the way to Hutovo mud or the Adriatic coast, this is where you have to stop. This quiet oriental town is located 3 km north of Čapljina in the direction of Mostar.
This unique settlement is listed on the UNESCO list.
Although the town was first mentioned in written documents in 1444, it is assumed that it was built by the Bosnian king Tvrtko in 1383. This medieval town had a Mediterranean appearance, but after the Turkish conquest it was orientally rebuilt. A mix of these two architectural styles gives Počitelj a special dimension.
King’s Sutjeska – Bobovac
How are you approaching this small ancient village where there is a great Franciscan monastery with the church.
There are well-kept houses, beautiful gardens and sunshine in a clear stream. It’s nice to see that here many women, especially those older, still wear traditional clothing. People here mostly deal with agriculture, but there are also some carpenters and blacksmiths who make and sell their handicrafts before doing things. In this village Dusper is also home to the oldest house in central Bosnia, and it originates from the early 18th century. The house is a national monument and is under the protection of the state. Restoration has not yet been completed but the house is still open to the public and is a remarkable example of authentic Bosnian architecture. At the entrance to the village is one of the oldest Bosnian mosque in Bosnia and Herzegovina. It was built only for a few days and after that it has never been repaired and maintained – at least it says surrender. The mosque and its wooden minaret are open to visitors.
King Sutjeska and Fort Bobovac were the seat of two Bosnian kingdoms Kotromanjić Tomaš and Tvrtko. For the last king of Bosnia, St. Catherine, they still complain here today, and women as a sign of that sadness in their traditional costumes cover their heads with black maram. When the Ottomans conquered the fort of Bobovac, Catherine had either escaped or been driven to Rome, and never saw Bosnia again. It is reported that her children were taken to Istanbul, where her son was converted to Islam and became a significant person.
Nature Park “Tajan”
The mackerel is one of the most beautiful canyons in the northern part of the country. It was shaken by water in the triangular limestone with the help of tectonic disturbances. The water divides the limestone mass into two parts, the Mašica and the Middle Rock. The deepest canyon depth is 350 m. When heavy rainfall and when the canyon can not absorb all the water, the beautiful stream Suhodol is formed. The canyon is only 3 meters wide in some places, and sometimes these places were even narrower, but expanded so that forest exploitation could be exploited.
The canyon is full of caves that are ideal for bear dwellings during their winter sleep. A large cave is located at the base of the vertical cliff of the Middle Rock. All two hundred meters are packed with calcium carbonate crystals, whose colors vary from white to dark red. Similar to Orlovac Cave, near Sarajevo, and remains of deer cave bearings that are over 15,000 years old. This cave is also accessible to amateurs. The Cave of Middle Rocks is located near Lukine Cave and was discovered in May 2004, and is filled with a hall decorated with beautiful cave jewelery.
Dynamic eco-system of the Nature Park “Tajan” hosts numerous endemic plants. Here you can find the endemic Bosnian Ljijan (Iilium bosnaiacum), which for centuries has been a symbol of the Bosnian state. At the entrance to Lukina, the cave is 30 cm wide ivory (hedera helix). At about 10 km from the “Tajan” Park grows Gegersena Milk (Euphorbia gregersenii fam, Euphorbiaceas), another protected plant that is on the red international list of endangered plants.