When in Bosnia, don’t miss the chance to visit the country’s iconic cities. The most stunning is Mostar, which boasts prime Ottoman architecture and the Stari Most (Old Bridge) which was rebuilt after the 1993 Croat-Bosniak War. You can also see young men jumping off the old bridge into the River Neretva. Another must-see is Jajce, a hilltop town crowned by a medieval fortress with a dramatic waterfall at its base.
Located in southern Bosnia and Herzegovina, Mostar straddles the Neretva River. It is known for its Stari Most (Old Bridge), a reconstructed medieval arch bridge. You can explore the history of the bridge and its construction in the Old Bridge Museum.
As you walk through Mostar, you’ll notice an abandoned building that is a reminder of the war 25 years ago. Located on Bulevar road, which is the unofficial dividing line between the Bosniak and Croat side of the town, this building was used as a sniper tower by Croatian forces in the 1990s war. Today, it’s a museum but is covered in graffiti.
The Kravica Waterfall is a spectacular tufa cascade on the Trebiat River, situated in the karstic heartland of Herzegovina. It is ten kilometers south of Ljubuki and 40 km south of Mostar. It is a must-visit place for anyone who loves waterfalls. The waterfall has a radius of 120 metres.
This tourist attraction is one of Tour Bosnia most popular attractions. The temperature at Kravice can range from 40 degrees in summer to zero degrees during winter. For this reason, it’s highly recommended to visit the waterfalls during the cooler months to avoid the heat.
Blagaj Tekija is a Dervish monastery outside the city of Mostar. Located near the source of the river Buna, this unique collection of buildings dates back to the Ottoman empire. Although it has undergone extensive restoration work, most of the original structure still looks very much the same as it did then.
Blagaj is easily accessible by local bus from Mostar. It’s a short walk from the car park and roadside stalls, and a short walk from the center of town. The entrance fee is approximately three euros. It’s best to visit in the spring or early fall, as summer may bring more people to the area.
Sutjeska National Park
The Sutjeska national park in Bosnia and Herzegovina is one of the oldest and most diverse national parks in Europe. It is a protected natural area and offers the visitor the best chance to experience nature and its various life cycles. The park has both natural and historic sites to explore.
The park has a total area of 17,250 ha and over half of it is covered by forest. The other half is made up of mountain lakes and pastures.
In Vrelo Bosne, you can explore numerous springs. This public park is found on the outskirts of Sarajevo, in the municipality of Ilida. The Bosna river flows through the park and the water is refreshing and clear. The park is an ideal place for picnics and relaxation.
The park offers an impressive natural environment with waterfalls, springs, and trees. The park is a peaceful oasis for families and children. There are parks for kids, ducks, and swans.