The best places to visit in Bosnia and Herzegovina before you die are numerous and varied, thanks to this country’s extensive cultural history. It has Celtic and Slavic influences, and was recently contested but now remains a unified country that is safe and enjoyable to visit. It is famous for its diverse culture, which is showcased in its many museums, architecture which is visible in its towns and cities, and its local delicacies.
Bosnia and Herzegovina is an incredibly safe country to visit, with high life expectancy and education levels. It is one of the most visited countries in the Balkan region. It is internationally-renowned for its culture, inherited from its diverse past, its architecture, and its cuisine. It is home to some of the largest festivals in the region. It has hot summers and snowy winters, making it beautiful to travel at any time of the year. Be sure to check when destinations are popular to help avoid queues and crowds, and be sure to take advice issued by your travel agents and tour guides in order to stay safe. Check local news and weather for any upsets which may affect your journey.
1. Sarajevo – Bascarsija
Bascarsija is the old part of Sarajevo. This is an important and required tourist attraction. Adorned with a special “Ottoman” look with numerous mosques, shops and marketplaces. Bascarsija is truly the center of Sarajevo. It is an area very rich in important historical, cultural and religious facilities.
2. Old Bridge In Mostar
Old Bridge in Mostar is one of the most famous historical monuments in Bosnia and Herzegovina. It is a symbol of this city. Named one of the 20 most beautiful bridges across the world, and is one of the most recognizable sights of Bosnia and Herzegovina. It is also one of the most important examples of Islamic architecture in the Balkans.
3 Waterfall In Jajce
Pliva waterfalls is one of the twelve most beautiful waterfalls in the world, and the only one that is actually located in the city center. The crystal clear water of the river Pliva falling down 17 meters into the river Vrbas in the magnificent way. This is truly a natural monument of beauty.
4 Blagaj – The Buna
One of the best remaining buildings from the Ottoman rule in Bosnia and Herzegovina is a dervish house (Tekke), the natural source of Buna in Blagaj. It was built in the 16th century, and has a special historical and religious value in Bosnia and Herzegovina. The Buna spring is the largest karst spring in Europe, with an average annual rate of flow of 43 m³ per second. The spring is located at the bottom of the 200-meter high rock, but very close to it is fascinating that Tekke with its environment creates a unique and unforgettable scenery.
5 National Park Una
This area is a unique natural complex in this part of Europe, very valuable for the preservation of the total landscape and biodiversity. Famous Štrbački Buk and complex waterfalls Una near Martin Brod, together with the river Unac and its canyon, as well as themselves Una, are the main natural features of the National Park Una in Bosnia and Herzegovina.
6 Waterfall Kravica
Among the most fascinating natural features of the area include the sparkling waterfall Kravica, about 40 km from Mostar. The waters of the river Trebižat cascading fall from 30 meters high and consists of a natural amphitheater. The place is especially popular in the summer season primarily lovers of rafting and is ideal for those who want to relax and enjoy in the pristine atmosphere, with constant sound of the waterfall in the background.
7 Mehmed Pasa Sokolovic Bridge
This historically very important bridge over the Drina River, is located in Visegrad. Completed in 1577 by the Ottoman architect Mimar Sinan on the orders of Grand Vizier Mehmed Pasha Sokolovic. UNESCO is the building in 2007 put on the World Heritage List. The bridge is widely known because of the book “The Bridge on the Drina” (1945) being received by Nobel laureate Ivo Andric.
8 Hutovo Nature Park
Ducks, pheasants, hawks and many other birds find their safe haven. There are also many species of fish. Wetlands form the river Krupa and Matica, which feeds into the Neretva.
9 Source Of Bosnia
Source Bosna river is a familiar place for a picnic, relax and enjoy the nature. It can be reached through the great avenue that you can walk or ride a distinctive cab.
10 Tunnel Of Hope
Tunnel of Hope has become the symbol of the siege of Sarajevo in the last war (1992-1995). It was built under the runway and became the hope of the people in the besieged Sarajevo. Through the tunnel were transported supplies, medicines and food. Today, it is really a remarkable museum and eternal witness of severe weather.