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Bosnia & Herzegovina sightseeing. Travel guide - attractions, sights, nature and touristic places

Bosnia and Herzegovina is a very old country with rich history and heritage. Many cultures have shaped the country, and every epoch has left its mark. Sarajevo is one of the oldest cities of the country. This is the capital and the largest cultural centre of Bosnia and Herzegovina. Travellers are traditionally interested in visiting the eastern part of the city as there are many architecture landmarks there. The main sights include Sacred Heart Cathedral, City Hall, Saint Josef’s Church, Old Synagogue and Old Orthodox Church. One interesting fact about Sarajevo – Christian churches border with Islamic mosques on the streets of the city.
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Many sanctuaries of the city were constructed in the 15th – 17th centuries and have survived till our days in almost pristine condition. The most famous mosques of Sarajevo are Emperor’s Mosque, Ali Pasha’s Mosque and Ferhadija Mosque. There are around one hundred mosques in the city in total, and many of them keep collections of ancient manuscripts and religious artefacts. Ferhadija is not only the name of the mosque, but also of a large pedestrian street. This is a favourite place for tourists as many souvenir and craft shops, as well as a big market, are located there.
Mostar is an unofficial capital of the country. The city is rich in places of interest; there are many old churches and historic buildings there. However, Stari Most (Old Bridge) remains the signature landmark of Mostar. The building of the bridge took place in 1566 under command of famous architect Mimar Hayruddin. The bridge is 20m high and is considered one of most famous constructions of its era. The bridge was severely damaged during the war with Croatia. Besides the Old Bridge, several hundred churches were destroyed in that war, so now only ruins remind of once magnificent sanctuaries. Tabacica Mosque is another famous landmark of Mostar. The mosque dates back to 1600. It was also damaged and later reconstructed precisely by local architects and builders. Copyright www.orangesmile.com
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Banja Luka is a prominent city of Bosnia and Herzegovina. This is a famous balneology resort and one of best recreation areas in Europe. There are several dozen healing springs in the city. As a rule, resorts and treatment centres were built near these springs. Baja Luka is also a city of rich heritage and can be proud of its beautiful parks and interesting museums.
Reference information
Map of all parks
National and city parks in Bosnia & Herzegovina
♥   National Park 'Sutjeska' . On the map   Photos
Map of all castles
Remaining castles and fortresses of Bosnia & Herzegovina
♥   Castle 'Bočac Fortress' Bočac. On the map   Photos
♥   Castle 'Bužim Castle' Bužim. On the map   Photos
♥   Castle 'Fazlagić Tower' Gacko. On the map   Photos
♥   Castle 'Fortress of Doboj' Doboj. On the map   Photos
♥   Castle 'Glamoč Fortress' Glamoč. On the map   Photos

Famous and uniques places in Bosnia & Herzegovina from our review series

Livno Town

From the series “Small flamboyant towns painted with Van Gogh colors”
In Bosnia and Herzegovina there is the ancient town of Livno. The first settlement there was founded by the Dalmatians more than 4 000 years ago. Subsequently, these places were inhabited by the Romans. Today, the town is the centre of the eponymous community. The population is more than 10 000 people. The first mention of Livno dates back to the end of the 9th century. The town reached its heyday during the Ottoman rule.

During that period, the most magnificent palaces were built  in the town. Now you can see several surviving mosques and other historical monuments. The town is very convenient to explore on foot. It has both the modern area with numerous shops and restaurants, and a picturesque historic district, which became a favorite place for tourists to walk. The city has modern … Read all

Lukomir Village

From the series “The most cozy towns full of Zen”
In Bosnia and Herzegovina, in the enchanting mountain area, there is the amazing village of Lukomir. Only a few travelers know about its existence. This village is securely hidden from prying eyes among insurmountable Dinaric Alps. It is the most isolated village that is far remote from major cities of the country. The ambience at the countryside remained unchanged for hundreds of years. A trip there becomes a real journey into the medieval Europe for many travelers.

You can see the old stone houses of local residents in the village. Numerous amazing attractions are situated in the nearest vicinity. Here you can walk through the picturesque mountain areas, see centuries-old forests, and admire the rapid waterfalls. The way of life in a village is very special. Its residents deliberately … Read all

Avaz Twist Tower

From the series “Twisted spiral buildings and towers that are real”
One of the most original skyscrapers of the Balkan Peninsula is to be found in the city of Sarajevo. The twisting skyscraper Avaz Twist Tower is the highest in the country and reaches 176 meters. There is a skyscraper on the territory of the Mariin Dvor business district. It is monolithic and is lined with a very beautiful blue glass. The 39-storey skyscraper was built between 2006 and 2009. Avaz company was the customer of its construction. The best specialists of ADS Group Sarajevo, led by architect Faruk Kapidzic, worked on the tower project.

At present, Avaz headquarters are located in the skyscraper, as well as the newspaper Dnevni avaz. In addition, in the skyscraper is a famous Sarajevo Radon Plaza Hotel, and several of its floors are rented for offices. One of the most attractive … Read all
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Sightseeing in popular cities of Bosnia & Herzegovina

Sarajevo
Sarajevo is decorated with small city trams that seem to run away from time. Endless small cafes and cozy restaurants can be easily found on the main trade area of the city named Bascarsija. Besides them you will find here many jewelry stores, souvenir shops and small pastries. In addition to this there are two famous squares in the city. These are Gazi Husrev-beg, which is known as the former important point of the Silk Road, and Pigeon Square, on which you will really find whole flocks of … Read more
Banja Luka
The capital is unmatched with any other city in the region in terms of the number of boulevards and parks. The main entertainment of tourists is walks or bicycle rides along tennis valleys and watching wonderful flowered beds and greenery. A huge part of the city’s historical heritage was destroyed during the tragic incident in 1993, when Serbian citizen soldiers destroyed 16 ancient mosques – the main architectural value of Banja Luka. Now the main sight of Banja Luka is an ancient … Read more

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