Adventures Can Have in Bosnia and Herzegovina
Are you planning to travel to Bosnia and Herzegovina soon? Read below our tips on what to do in Bosnia and Herzegovina with suggested tours!
It’s easy to fall in love with Bosnia and Herzegovina. From the Olympic Mountains around the beautiful capital Sarajevo, UNESCO sites and fantastic cuisine to cultural monuments where East meets West, you will find incredible history and welcoming locals. Let’s dive into the journey through Bosnia and Herzegovina.
1. Visit to the Old Town in Sarajevo
Sarajevo is the most dynamic and diverse city in Bosnia and Herzegovina. With a craft group shops, cobbled streets and some of the best restaurants, Sarajevo’s Old Town, also known as Bascarsija, is a major attraction. When visiting Sarajevo, you can easily buy a souvenir made using the same technique that was used in the 15th century when Bascarsija was founded with the advent of the Ottoman Empire. Keep in mind that the coffee culture is quite strong in Sarajevo and your trip to Sarajevo is only complete with the discovery of the full coffee celebration.
2. Enjoy the brave divers diving from the Old Bridge of Mostar
Admire the Old Mostar bridge, the cobbled streets and the ramparts. If you sit down in one of the local restaurants near the bridge, you can enjoy an unforgettable view of the turquoise Neretva river. If you come in July, look forward to the diving Off the Bridge event with notable divers. Like Sarajevo, the Old Town of Mostar offers the opportunity to travel back in time and find traces of Mostar’s ancient past.
3. Enjoy the tranquility on the apparition Hill in Medjugorje
The Shrine of Our Lady of Medjugorje, in Herzegovina, is one of the most visited places of pilgrimage in the world. The hill of apparitions became famous on June 25, 1981 when the Virgin Mary appeared in front of six teenagers. Today it is a refuge for those seeking peace, faith and hope.
4. Pyramids of Visoko
Attracted by the incredible energy, thousands of people visit one of the five pyramids of the Valley: Pyramid of the sun, pyramid of the moon, pyramid of love, Pyramid of the Bosnian Dragon and Temple of Mother Earth. The pyramid of the sun (Visocica) is the highest (it is even higher than the Pyramid of Cheops). Some say that your eyes are deceiving you, and that in front of you is nothing but a hill. However, this mystical place offers much more than an archaeological wonder and is often said to have healing powers.
5. Mehmed Pasha and Andricgrad bridge in Visegrad
This large Ottoman bridge is a UNESCO World Heritage site. From here you can visit Andricgrad, which includes the Ivo Andric Institute with the Center for Slavic languages, the Academy of Fine Arts, The City Hall, St. Petersburg. Lazarus church and the Renaissance Theatre. It is a very nice visit and gives you the opportunity to explore different architectural styles and historical periods; the Byzantine, Ottoman, Renaissance and classical styles.
6. Waterfall Of Kravice
If you feel like swimming in cold water on a hot sunny day, the Kravice waterfall will amaze you. It is literally tailor-made for adventurers and nature lovers, and it is close to many other tourist gems of Herzegovina, so it is a highly recommended afternoon excursion from Sarajevo.
7. Enjoy the incredible history and tranquility of the Trebinje monasteries
The plonks and cheeses of Herzegovina are a real treat for gourmets. The plonk cellars of Trebinje offer great plonks from local producers and are a good place to start your visit to Trebinje. The old town of the city will definitely impress you, as will the 15th-century Orthodox Monastery of Tvrdos, the Arslanagic bridge, the Klobuk Fortress or the Hercegovacka Gracanica monastery.
8. Skiing in the Olympic Mountains around Sarajevo
Put your skis on and enjoy the wealth of ski resorts in Bosnia and Herzegovina. The Olympic Mountains, where the Winter Olympics took place in 1984, have something for everyone and offer excellent value for money. The three Olympic Mountains-Bjelasnica, Igman and Jahorina are only a 30-minute drive from Sarajevo. Jahorina is suitable for everyone, from beginners to experienced skiers. Bjelasnica and Igman are excellent ski resorts for advanced skiers and offer great off-piste skiing.
9. Explore medieval fortresses in central Bosnia (Travnik and Jajce)
Discover an extensive collection of household items, tools and weapons, housed in the well-maintained medieval fortresses of Jajce and Travnik. In addition to these historic buildings, you can enjoy a large waterfall that rises above the fortress of Jajce. Jajce is also known as a royal city and the residence of the Bosnian Kings during the medieval period, while Travnik became the capital of Bosnia during the Ottoman period and, in 1699, the residence of the viziers. Bosnian viziers sat at the head of Travnik for more than 150 years.
10. Rafting-Neretva, Una, Tara…
A trip to Bosnia and Herzegovina is not complete without a rafting adventure. For a breathtaking adventure, Strbacki buk in una National Park offers the ultimate adventure experience. On the other hand, the Neretva river is more suitable for family rafting experiences.
Here are the possible things you can do in Bosnia and Herzegovina. So, if you are ready to go on a fun and exciting journey, you know what to do and where to go! So grab your stuff now and get ready for a wonderful adventure in Bosnia and Herzegovina.