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City break in Banja Luka. Active leisure ideas for Banja Luka - attractions, recreation and nightlife

WP_001360 Tourists will never feel bored in Banja Luka. This gorgeous city is home to many talented artists, musicians, and theatre groups. There is usually some event, interesting exhibition, or a festival virtually every day. When one event ends, another one usually starts. Fans of sporting events and active recreation will also be not disappointed. Rafting, hiking, biking are just some of the events that this region offers, not to mention the picturesque nature of this region. Fans of shopping will like Boska Shopping Centre – one of the largest and most popular centers with a wide selection of various goods. The main square in front of Boska is often used as a concert venue.
1. Tourists should not explore distant areas of the city on their own. It is also important to be very attentive in public areas in order not to become a victim of swindlers or pickpockets. … Open
Banja Luka Fair is one of the most exciting events that tourists may find interesting to attend. It takes place in the city seven times a year. The events have different specialization that ranges from tourism and fashion to engineering, agriculture or cars. These international fairs are organized in a well-equipped area that also includes a restaurant, a press center, and promotional areas. If you want to attend one of these events, it is better to check its website in advance as an online registration might be required.
Thanks to the flat configuration of the city, it is very simple to explore it by foot or rent a bike and enjoy some cycling. Don’t forget to stroll on gorgeous alleys and paths near the Vrbas River. It’s a great area to see the natural beauty of the region and some magnificent historical monuments. Tourists interested in more active pastime are recommended to explore the surroundings of Banja Luka, where they will find numerous trails for hiking and mountain bikes. Copyright
Everyone interested in movies and filmmaking will be ultimately excited to attend the Banja Luka International Film Festival (BLIFF). It is the biggest film-related event in Republica Srpska. The one-week long event takes place in April. This is the time when both domestic and international filmmakers come to Banja Luka. The festival specializes in underground and avant-garde films. Professionals and beginners have an opportunity to show their works to numerous guests of the festival. A part of the festival is exclusively dedicated to works of students from the Academy of Arts in Banja Luka, as well as students from other internationally acclaimed film schools. As the festival is about communication between professionals and audience, the event always has many interesting concerts, educational programs, and entertainment.
Kastel, Banja Luka If music is your cup of tea, you simply cannot fail to visit folk concerts or shows. Local people even have their own music style that they call Turbo Folk. Born in Serbia, this music style has quickly spread all over Ex-Yugoslavia. There are even folk clubs that specialize in this kind of music. Tamburasi club is one of the most famous venues where visitors can listen to the traditional folk music. The name comes from “tambura”, a traditional music instrument. Of course, Banja Luka has a choice of venues for fans of all music genres. Besides folk music, local youth likes rock and electronic styles.
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The city has a vibrant nightlife with a variety of bars, restaurants, and nightclubs for any taste. If you are searching for a place to spend a quiet evening together with friends or colleagues, numerous wine cellars are the right places to visit. Also known as “vinarnas”, these bars offer a great selection of both local and international wines. Cult is one of the most popular destinations for a calm dinner in Banja Luka. The restaurant has its own art gallery and offers the best selection of coffee in the city. Boom Boom Boom is a nightclub that is particularly popular with youth. This place is always crowded on weekends, and, as it’s not hard to guess from the name, offers loud energetic music that will keep visitors alive until the dawn.
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City tours, excursions and tickets in Banja Luka and surroundings

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National and city parks around Banja Luka
♥   National Park 'Kozara' , 35.2 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Nature Park 'Lonjsko polje' , 78.8 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Forest Park 'Golubinjak' , 87.3 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Nature Park 'Papuk' , 89 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Forest Park 'Jankovac' , 91.8 km from the center. On the map   Photo

Sites around Banja Luka from our surveys on extreme Earth places

Monument to Victims of Jasenovac Concentration Camp

From the series “The most famous buildings of communism”
The full restoration of the historical complex took place only in 2006. The memorial built during the communist period was completely reconstructed. Beautiful glass panels with the names of the dead prisoners of the camp engraved on them were installed next to it. In addition to the old stone monument, visitors to the complex can see a lot of interesting objects today. They can also visit the military museum. It also got a second life. … Read further

Attractions and entertainment in Bosnia And Herzegovina

In Bosnia and Herzegovina, there is also something to do in the snow season. Ponijeri is a perfect choice for active winter vacations. Ponijeri is a great ski resort with two lifts: 1100 and 300 meters long, respectively. You will find a ski school, and ski equipment is available for rent. Nearby there are rivers with crystal-clear water, which are rich in fish: Marostica, Mala Rijeka, Tristinika, Ribnita, and Bukovica. Another good winter option is Eko-Fis Vlašić, a popular tourist resort located at an altitude of 1400 meters above sea level. Besides professional ski slopes, this place also offers sports facilities for summer sports: football, basketball, volleyball, tennis. You will visit an amusement park for children and adults, play paintball, swim in swimming pools or go to a mini-zoo. And Jezero Restaurant located here in the village offers a huge selection of local and international dishes. It is ideal for organizing meetings, parties, and celebrations. … Open
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Guide to your best city break in Banja Luka - popular places for recreation and leisure. Things to do during the day in Banja Luka - attractions, parks, beaches, aquaparks, racing tracks, biking trails or waterski. Recommendations (with addresses, phone numbers and links) where to spend your time in the evening (bars, discos, clubs, etc.). We share some good ideas and the question 'What to do in Banja Luka?' disappears immediately. - online travel reservation expert providing reliable car rental and hotel booking services. We feature more than 25.000 destinations with 12.000 rental offices and 200.000 hotels worldwide.
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