In Bosnia and Herzegovina, you will find the features of the Orient and the architecture of Central Europe, rich and sometimes cruel history, different nations, religions, customs and cuisine. You can’t find so much diversity in one place almost anywhere. Endless mountains, beautiful forests, clean rivers, canyons, and lakes attract more and more visitors.
Sarajevo is a charismatic City founded by the Ottomans and later occupied by the Austro-Hungarian Empire in 1878. Until today, the city shows the influence of both empires. Despite that, the city still retains its traditional habits – in everyday life and food.
This picturesque Unesco-listed city owes its name to the famous bridge over the Neretva River. See its historic Old bridge, the colourful Old Bazaar with traditional handicrafts and well-preserved traditional Turkish houses. Shop for handmade local crafts and taste typical dishes in local restaurants.
Jajce is a ‘birth place’ of former Yugoslavia. Visit the museum that presents this vital session in 1943 and have some free time to walk around the old town to admire the scenic waterfalls and fortress.
Banja Luka is the second-largest city in Bosnia and Herzegovina, which dates back to Roman times, but otherwise the city of different cultures. In it, you will find a vast number of excellent cafes and restaurants, the always lively main promenade, a brewery and an interesting Trappist monastery.
Travnik was the capital of the Ottoman vizier from 1686th to 1850th. It is also the birthplace of the Nobel prize awarded writer Ivo Andric. Have a short break there, see the fortress and the mosque and taste local specialities ‘burek’ or ‘cevapcici’ in one of the typical restaurants.
It is said that in 1981 the Virgin Mary appeared to six children on a hillside in Medjugorje. Since then, the small village has become one of the most important European pilgrimage sites. While there, you should go up to Mount Podbrdo, the site where the Virgin Mary has first appeared to children.
Immerse yourself in the past, rich history and tradition of Sarajevo. Visit Bascarsija, the town’s square that originated in the 15th century. Bascarsija is the heart of Sarajevo, a place where you can try the best dishes of traditional cuisine, buy beautiful traditionally made souvenirs in craft alleys.
In the outskirts of Sarajevo, visit the source of the river Bosna. Then, see the War tunnel (now a museum), the only exit out of the encircled city during the war in the ’90s. You are allowed to walk through the small section of the tunnel.
Enjoy the scenic views of these fantastic 83 feet high waterfalls surrounded by green forest. There are a lot of nice spots to go swimming or walking.
Visit the notorious Bosnian pyramid in the town of Visoko. The archaeologist Samir Osmanagic claims that the 213-meter high hill Visočica is actually an ancient “pyramid of the Sun”, probably built by the ancient Illyrians 12,000 years ago. The mentioned archaeologist founded an archaeological park, which advocates the theory that the Bosnian Pyramid of the Sun is the world’s largest and oldest man-made pyramid. For comparison, the Keops Pyramid at Giza is 147 meters high dates back to the year 2550 BC.
Visit Jahorina and Bjelasnica, the fantastic ski resorts which hosted an alpine skiing competition during the 1984 Winter Olympics.
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