Tourist destinations – Bosnia and Herzegovina



Sarajevo as we know it today was founded by the Ottoman Empire in the 1450’s upon conquering the region, with 1461 typically used as the city’s founding date. The first known Ottoman governor of Bosnia, Isa-Beg Ishaković, chose the tiny local village of Brodac as a good space for a new city. He exchanged land with its residents, giving them today’s Hrasnica neighborhood in Ilidža, and soon began building his provincial capital as he envisioned it. He quickly built a number of key objects, including a mosque, a closed marketplace, a public bath, a bridge, a hostel, and the governor’s castle (“Saray”) which gave the city its present name. The mosque was named “Carova Džamija” (the Emperor’s Mosque; the Imperial Mosque) in honor of the Sultan Mehmed II.

With the improvements Sarajevo quickly grew into the largest city in the region. Many Christians converted to Islam at this time, as Ottoman reports from the period often tell of residents with Muslim names but of Christian named fathers, such as “Mehmed, son of Ivan”. Meanwhile, an Orthodox population first appeared in Sarajevo at this time, as the Orthodox Church was built. A colony of Ragusan merchants also appeared in Sarajevo at this time. Soon after, in the early 16th century, the Sarajevo Haggadah came to city, along with Jewish refugees from Andalusia. For the first time in its history, Sarajevo was the city of four religions. The Jewish population made note of this, naming the city “The European Jerusalem.”




Herzegovina is the southern region of Bosnia and Herzegovina. While there is no official border distinguishing it from the Bosnian geographical region, it is sometimes asserted that the borders of the region are Dalmatia to the southwest, Montenegro to the east, Mount Maglić to the northeast, and Mount Ivan to the north. The name Herzegovina means ‘land of the Herzeg’; it comes from the medieval duchy of Stjepan Vukčić Kosača, who took the title Herceg [duke].

Mostar, Konjic and Blagaj tour is the most popular tour that you can find when you’re visiting this country. It’s includes so many beautiful landmarks and amazing landscapes with unspoiled nature. Apart from Mostar, you can also visit Pocitelj, Blagaj, Konjic, Medjugorje and Kravice waterfalls. All these landmarks offers and amazing history and cultural lessons as well as enjoyment in wonderful nature.




The northwest part of Bosnia is called Bosanska Krajina and holds the cities of Banja Luka, Prijedor, Sanski Most, Jajce, Travnik, Cazin, Velika Kladuša and Bihac. Kozara National Park and Mrakovica World War II monument is located in this region.

If you are traveling to the north Bosnia you can visit amazing Jajce, Travnik, Tesanj, Vranduk, Bihac, Banja Luka, Una and National Park of Una. All of these amazing places have their own story to tell and are worth visiting.

Northern Bosnia



Aside from the extraordinary capital city, Sarajevo, Eastern Bosnia is largely off the radar for most travelers. The sad legacy of ethnic cleansing has cast a pall over much of the region, although many stop to pay their respects at Srebrenica, the most notorious site of all. Other places of interest include magnificent Sutjeska National Park, the Olympic ski resorts Bjelašnica and Jahorina, and Višegrad, with its UNESCO-listed bridge and literary connections.

Besides all of this, you still can enjoy of the beautiful scenery and wild nature while you are on the Visegrad tour, Srebrenica tour or Sutjeska National Park tour here in eastern Bosnia. 

Eastern Bosnia

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Bosnia and Herzegovina

Bosnia and Hercegovina which has been populated for more inhabited centuries is the heart-shaped land that lies in the heart of southeast Europe. It is here that eastern and western civilizations met, sometimes clashed, but more often enriched and reinforced each other throughout its long and fascinating history. Culture through the centuries can be visited today as a living museum through the architecture, traditional dress, stone carvings, pottery and jewelry, and sacral places.

There are many fascinating destinations throughout Bosnia and Herzegovina for every type of tourist. In Bosnia and Herzegovina, one gets the best of both worlds. Here, the most interesting and attractive sites are a wonderful mix of this tiny country’s cultural and natural heritage. It is almost impossible to separate them, for it is from this pristine nature that its cultures and traditions evolved.

Explore with us the somewhat forgotten country of Southeast Europe, its history, its peoples and customs, experience its untouched nature – entrust us with the organization of your vacation and discover the undiscovered.

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