Bosnia and Herzegovina – From Prijedor to Trebinje

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1 Attractions-of-Bosnia-and-Herzegovina-Picturesque-forest-of-Bosnia.The country’s name refers to two regions, Bosnia and Herzegovina, which have a very vaguely defined border between them. Herzegovina is located in the southern part of the country and Bosnia occupies the northern areas.
Bosnia and Herzegovina is mostly mountainous with forest areas in the western, eastern and central parts. The country is well-known for its beautiful mountains, such as the Dinaric Alps, Vlašić, Grmeč, Prenj, Bjelašnica, Treskavica, Romanija, Kozara, Jahorina and Čvrsnica. The Bosna River, stretching through central Bosnia, gave its name to the country. Bosnia and Herzegovina was recently named as one of the countries with the cleanest water.
Bosnia and Herzegovina experienced a high tourism growth rate and World Tourism Organization estimated the country will have the third highest tourism rate in the world by 2020. Međugorje, or Medjugorje, has become a top tourist attraction for Christians and is the third most religious place visited by more than one million people each year.

Our Lady of Medjugorje

Our Lady of Medjugorje

Međugorje is located in the western part of the country in the Herzegovina region, close to the border of Croatia. Mirjana Soldo claims to receive messages from the Statue of Virgin Mary at Podbrdo on the second of every month and Marija Lunetti, Pavlović, claims to receive messages on the twenty-fifth of every month. The messages attributed to the popularity of Međugorje and many reported visual phenomena, such as the sky changing color or the sun spinning in the sky in the vicinity of Our Lady of Medjugorje. It is also said that some people suffered eye damage while watching such phenomena.
Explore the Capital of Bosnia and Herzegovina – Sarajevo
The lively city of Sarajevo is located in the greater Sarajevo Valley of Bosnia and situated along the Miljacka River. The city is the cultural center of Bosnia and Herzegovina and the entire region contributes to its fashion, arts, science and entertainment status as the most important economic center. Sarajevo is historically famous for its religious diversity. Catholicism, Judaism, Islam and Orthodoxy coexist here for centuries.
The Latin Bridge, Sarajevo

The Latin Bridge, Sarajevo

Across the street from the Latin Bridge was the location of the assassination of Archduke of the Austrian Hungarian Empire, Franz Ferdinand, which took place on the 28th of June 1914. This assassination sparked the beginning of World War I. You can visit the small museum of Austro-Hungarian rule in Sarajevo and the assassination approximately two kilometers from the bridge.
Ensure to visit the Bosnian Historical Museum in close proximity to the Holiday Inn and the National Museum situated across the road from the Holiday Inn. The museum displays the human and natural history of the country, as well as amazing collections of stuffed mammals and insects.
The Old Town of Sarajevo boasts cobbled streets, Oriental shops and mosques. Sarajevo’s Sebilj, famous pseudo-Moorish style fountain, displays the traditional Bosnian design and craft techniques. The fountain was built by Mehmed-pasha Kukavica in 1753 and located in the center of Baščaršija square, also referred to as the Pigeon Square.
Svrzina kuca, or Svrzo house, is located around two-hundred meters north of the Old Town at Glođina ulica 8. Svrzina kuca is an old Ottoman house built in the eighteenth century and displays the lifestyle of the Svrzo family.
The Saint Anthony’s Church, Crkva Sv. Ante, Franjevacka, is definitely worth a visit with its beautiful stained glass windows. Bey’s Mosque (Begova dzamija) is a great example of medieval Ottoman architecture and is the most important project of the vaquf of a Bey that is buried in the mosque’s courtyard.
Sarajevo Tunnel Museum

Sarajevo Tunnel Museum

The Sarajevo Tunnel Museum, Tuneli 1, Donji Kotorac 34, Ilidža, (telephone: +387 61 213 760) is open to visitors every working day from 9 in the morning to 4 in the afternoon. The Sarajevo Tunnel was used to access the airport area between May 1992 and November 1995, during the Siege of Sarajevo and in the midst of the Bosnian War. The tunnel was also used to supply the Bosnian armed forces with wartime supplies and as a way for Bosnia’s and UN forces to get out of Sarajevo. The entrance to the tunnel was protected by the Bosnian army and a permit was required to enter and leave the city by this underground route.
The City of Sarajevo offers countless shops selling meat pies (burek), pita and pizza. Ago Fast Food Pizzeria, Mula Mustafe Baseskije 17, serves good value pancakes and pizza. For great home-cooked food, you can visit Bistro Sami on the corner of Splitska and Emerika Bluma in Grbavica. Mid-range restaurants in the city include Bosanska Kuca, Bravadziluk 3, Bascarsija (for traditional Bosnian food), Capucino, Grbavica (best pizza in the region), Hacienda, Bazardzani 3 (for Mexican food) and Ottoman Kebap House in the Old Town. The Park Princeva, Iza Hrida br. 7, phone: +387 61 222 708, is located on the hills of the city and offers a spectacular view.
Sarajevo has a vibrant night life and offers many small bars. The Central Cafe, Štrosmajerova 1, Bascarsija, is a popular cocktail bar with great music. Baghdad Cafe, Bazardzani 4, phone: +387 61 266 722, is an excellent dance and hookah bar.
Explore Bosnia and Herzegovina
Mostar on the banks of the Neretva River

Mostar on the banks of the Neretva River

Bosnia and Herzegovina is divided into the regions of Central Bosnia, Western Herzegovina, Northern Bosnia, Western Bosnia, Eastern Srpska and Western Srpska. Jajce is home to many historical sites and is located in the mountainous central Bosnia. All the main sites in Jajce are in close proximity to each other and the easiest way to get around is by foot. Ensure to visit the catacombs and underground church, the temple of the god Mithras, the Jajce fortress and the seventeen meter high waterfall in the center of the town.
Banja Luka is the second largest city in Bosnia and Herzegovina and offers an amazing night life and some historical sites. Mostar is located on the banks of the Neretva River and is famous for its medieval bridge. The Franciscan monastery is in close proximity to Fojnica, which is the heart of Bosnian Catholicism. Neum is the only coastal town in Bosnia and Herzegovina and is characterized by beautiful sandy beaches and steep hills. Počitelj is located about thirty kilometers south of Mostar and is a stunning old village.
Visa Requirements for Bosnia and Herzegovina
Nationals who need visa to enter Bosnia and Herzegovina are eligible for free 7 day’s visa if they are holding a multiple-entry Schengen visa or Schengen countries residence permit.

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