Exploring Tourism in Bosnia and Herzegovina
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Bosnia and Herzegovina Popular Places to Visit

Una River

Discovered by the Romans and called Una, this river stretches a total of 212 kilometres along the border of Bosnia and Croatia. Some say it’s one of the most beautiful rivers in the world. Una River has a range of water sports including paddle boating, kayaking, and white river rafting.

Sarajevo, Bosnia And Herzegovina

Sutjeska National Park

The national park Sutjeska is the oldest and the biggest national park in Bosnia and Herzegovina and it is the home to the last virgin forest in Europe. Moreover, the highest peak of Maglic mountain (2386 m) is also situated inside the national park and it is at the same time the highest peak of the country.

People mostly visit Sutjeska because they want to experience the beautiful nature this park offers, so it is obvious there are numerous marked paths intended for hikers so they could fully explore the park.

For those who like to explore on bike, there is one trail specially for cyclists. The trail starts at Tjentiste (by the Information Centre) where you have the option of renting bicycles if you don’t have your own.

Adrenaline addicts have the opportunity to experience the rafting on the Tara river in the Sutjeska canyon. Tourists who decide to ‘ride’ the Tara river will get the following rafting equipment: neoprene suit and boots, life jacket, helmet and paddle, and in case of rain, a raincoat. They will be trained by professional skipper, who controls the boat. 

The main entrance of the NP Sutjeska is located at the northern part of the park, near the village of Tjentiste, where the park administration is located. Inside the park area, you have several options for overnight stay Or you can camp in the nearby Sutjeska river valley or Tjentiste valley which are suitable for pitching tents.

Tjentiste, Bosnia And Herzegovina

Janjske Otoke

Janjske Otoke, near Sipovo, is one of the most popular places for camping, hiking, and off-road cycling in Bosnia and Herzegovina. You can enjoy the forests, the river and waterfalls.

Sipovo, Bosnia And Herzegovina


Located between Doboj and Zenica is Zepce, a beautiful town in the valley that’s surrounded by mountains. The roaring River Bosna flows through.

Zepce, Bosnia And Herzegovina

Buna Springs

Dervish House in Buna Springs is one of the most visited places in Bosnia and Herzegovina for a beautiful mixture of natural beauty and architecture. It is not so far from the town-village Blagaj (only 7 km from Mostar) in Herzegovina.

The Buna spring that is source of river Buna is one of the largest and most beautiful springs in Europe. It’s producing about 30 m3/sec. extremly clear water.

It is particularly interesting place where water appears and flows from the depths of the cave in the gorge at the foothill of Hum …simply unforgettable view and experience!

Mostar, Bosnia And Herzegovina

Pliva Waterfall

Jajce is located in the central part of Bosnia. Pliva Waterfall, where the River Pliva meets the River Vrbas is the small town’s main attraction.

Jajce, Bosnia And Herzegovina

Kravica Waterfall

This is one of the most beautiful natural landmarks in Bosnia and Herzegovina. Located close to the border with Croatia and not far from Mostar, Kravica Waterfall is a popular attraction and a summer getaway for both tourists and locals.

As soon as you will see the place you will understand why – the area is just stunning!

In the summer time, Kravica is a busy spot but it can be a blessing in the hot day. You can easily spend here a few solid hours: swimming, relaxing and just enjoying the place.

There are bars and restaurants on the spot so you don’t need to worry about such trivial things.

Mostar, Bosnia And Herzegovina


Mostar is a legend and probably the best-known city in Bosnia and Herzegovina. Most of us have seen the pictures of the Ottoman old bridge hanging above the turquoise waters of the Neretva river. The Old Bridge and its beautiful surroundings made it to the UNESCO World Heritage List in 2005.

The best place to admire the area is from the minaret of Koskin-Mehmed Pasha’s Mosque – climbing up can be a bit thrilling but it’s worth the view!

Mostar is more than just the Old Bridge so be sure to see also other parts of the city, especially the Sniper’s Tower and the park with the statue of Bruce Lee!

While the majority of tourists visit Mostar as one of Dubrovnik day trips it is worth to spend here much more time!

Mostar, Bosnia And Herzegovina


Technically it’s a suburb of Sarajevo where you can get easily by tram. Ilidza is known for being a spa and for its charming park with recreational area and spring of River Bosna.

To get there you have to cross a long alley lined with trees that is closed for vehicles and only every now and then a carriage from the Austria-Hungary times passes by (if you don’t feel like walking you can take the carriage for the ride, the price should be around 10 marks).

In Ilidza you will also find old, fancy hotels from the turn of the 19th and 20th century – in one of them the Archduke Franz Ferdinand spent his last night before being assassinated on 28th July 1914 (this event is known as the beginning of World War I).

Sarajevo, Bosnia And Herzegovina

Kraljeva Sutjeska

The small medieval town Kraljeva Sutjeska is located in the valley of the river Trstionica. A paved road leads from Kakanj and the highway Sarajevo-Zenica towards southeast to Kraljeva Sutjeska. At the very end of the town, at the foot of Teševo hill, there is a Franciscan monastery with a church. The monastery has been a spiritual and cultural center of that area for almost six and a half centuries. The original monastery was probably built in the first half of the 14th century.

It was mentioned for the first time in the chronicle of the Franciscan chronicler Bartol Pizanski in 1385/90. The monastery was probably destroyed in 1463, at the same time when the Ottomans razed to the ground the royal castle in Sutjeska. However, the monastery is mentioned in a Turkish census already in 1469, which means that it was rebuilt soon.

The current church, which belongs to the basilica type in Neo-Renaissance style, was built in the period 1906-1908 based on the design of the architect Josip Vancaš. Together with its two tall bell towers, it belongs to beautiful architectural achievements. Marco Antonini painted the inside in 1908. Since the church is devoted to St. John the Baptist, the central painting of Antonini, Jordan River Baptism, was put in the semi domes of the apse. The church crypt contains a stone sarcophagus from the 15th century, which until recently had been believed to contain the mortal remains of the penultimate Bosnian king.

In the convict next to the church there is one of the oldest museums on the Balkans, with one of the bigest world collection of incunabula - hand written books from 15th century.

 In front of the church, there is a monument of Bosnian Queen Katarina that died in 1478 in exile in Rome.

Kraljeva Sutjeska is also home to one of the oldest mosques in Bosnia.

Zenica, Bosnia And Herzegovina