Top 12 places to visit in Bosnia and Herzegovina

If you are planning a trip and thinking of places to visit, Bosnia and Herzegovina should definitely be at the top.

The beautiful landscape and abundance of nature are enough to get you to book a ticket immediately, along with the opportunity to learn about the long history and rich culture.

Don’t worry about finding things to explore because we have prepared 12 places you will most certainly enjoy.

Kravice

There are many beautiful nature spots to visit in Bosnia and Herzegovina and the waterfall Kravice is one of them.

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Rightfully taking a spot at the top of the list, Kravice is an oasis of greenery and breathtaking nature, up to 30 meters high and 150 meters wide.

Located in the area of Ljubuski it is a unique natural beauty built by the water of the river Trebizat. According to many visitors, it is one of the most beautiful natural attractions, and it is also a recognizable symbol of Ljubuski and Herzegovina.

Wild horses in Livno

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At the foot of the Cincar mountain near the town of Livno, a large number of unbelievably beautiful wild horses can be found. They are the descendants of tame horses that once had owners who looked after them. But during the seventies, these same owners let them live freely in nature, and today their number has risen to more than 600. Along with Mongolia and Iceland, this is one of only a few places on the entire planet, where you can see so many horses in completely untouched nature.

Vjetrenica cave

Vjetrenica is a hydrological active, speleological, and drifty object with four water streams, as well as more than ten further, smaller periodical water streams with subterranean lakes.

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Inside of Vjetrenica Cave

Vjetrenica is home to a rich cave world, with almost 200 different animal species, of which 92 are troglobites, making it the first in the world in terms of biodiversity.

Blagaj

The source of the Buna is one of the largest and certainly the most beautiful in Europe. The water erupts below 200 meters of a vertical cliff, above it are the ruins of the old town of Herceg-Stjepan, the last ruler of Herzegovina before the Ottoman rule.

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The Turkish sultan was probably impressed by it, so he ordered a beautiful Dervish tekke to be built next to Vrelo Bune, which today is the most mystical place in all of Bosnia and Herzegovina.

Mostar

Mostar is a city most known by the Old Bridge, which is maybe the most recognizable attraction in the whole country.

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Originally built between 1557 and 1566, and later rebuilt in 2004, this bridge has been inscribed on the UNESCO World Heritage List. The arch of the bridge is almost 29 meters long and 20 meters high, and its profile was so thin and high above the water that it was difficult to imagine that such a building could be made of huge stone blocks.

Počitelj

Počitelj is a small town, located next to the main road M17, 3 km north of Čapljina.

Počitelj is dominated by oriental building styles, that mix with Mediterranean style and give it a special dimension.

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Things you can see here are Šišman- Ibrahim Paša’s mosque from the 15th century, a masterpiece of Ottoman architecture, as well as the famous Clock Tower (Sahat kula) from the 17th century, which once served as a hiding place for guards guarding the city from enemies.

Mogorjelo

Mogorjelo is one of the most significant monuments of the Roman era in Bosnia and Herzegovina and is one of the most beautiful buildings of late ancient architecture.

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It is enough to say that the objects found in Mogorjelo originate from the IV. century, to understand the significance of this locality.

Hutovo Blato Nature Park

Hutovo Blato Nature Park is located in the south of Herzegovina, on the left side of the Neretva river. Hutovo blato is known primarily as the only sub-Mediterranean wetland in Europe, better known as a green oasis with plenty of water in which a large number of plant and animal species have found living conditions.

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When it comes to flora, specifically water bodies, it should be mentioned that water surfaces are mostly covered with water lilies. There are as many as 163 species of birds in the park, and the park itself is located on one of the four migration routes of birds from Northern and Central Europe to Asia and Africa.

Lukomir

Lukomir is a village on the southern slopes of the Bjelasnica mountain. This is the highest populated place in Bosnia and Herzegovina and the only settlement above 1,300 meters.

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There are several interesting stećak tombstones that have been found in the village, that date from the 14th and 15th centuries, and it is believed that the village was inhabited hundreds of years ago.

This village has also been declared a national monument of Bosnia and Herzegovina.

Tito’s bunker in Konjic

Mountain Zlatar, located near Konjic, has kept the greatest state military secret of former Yugoslavia for decades. Only four commanders were aware of the bunker’s existence, in addition to the carefully selected workers who had to keep quiet about it.

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The bunker was built as a shelter for President Tito, his family, and close associates in the event of a nuclear war. It would also function as a center of military operations. This maze-like facility, with more than 100 rooms, would ensure the uninterrupted life of 350 people for 6 months.

Sutjeska National Park

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Sutjeska National Park

Sutjeska National Park is the oldest and largest national park in Bosnia and Herzegovina and is home to the last rainforest in Europe. Moreover, the highest peak of Maglić Mountain (2386) is also located within the national park and at the same time is the highest peak in the entire country. Sutjeska is otherwise known to the general public as the site of the Battle of Sutjeska in 1943 during World War II.

Jajce

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One of the oldest cities in the country. According to the data, the valleys of Pliva and Vrbas were inhabited in ancient times, and the town of Jajce itself developed later in the Middle Ages.

Without a doubt, the biggest attraction of the city is its famous waterfall, which is among the 12 most beautiful waterfalls in the world, and was created 50,000 years ago! This is the only waterfall in the world located in the city center.

No matter the reason you are traveling there is something to be found for everyone. These are just some of the recommendations but there are plenty more, and the true beauty of experiencing these places in person can not be described.

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