Bosnia and Herzegovina Travel Guide

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A country that has been long troubled by wars and bloodshed, Bosnia and Herzegovina is often overlooked by the uninitiated traveler because of its checkered past. This is perhaps the greatest tragedy to befall the country given the fact that there is a wealth of cultural, historical, and geographical wonders to behold within its borders. From the coastal regions along the Adriatic Sea, to the heights of the Sutjeska National Park, home to one of the world's last remaining primeval forests, to the Kravice Waterfalls, or the Jajce and Pliva Lakes region, Bosnia and Herzegovina is host to some of the world's most amazing destinations, just waiting for the adventurous soul to stumble along and rediscover its national wonders.

When people think of Bosnia, the first thing that comes to mind is Sarajevo, and the tragedies that befell the city in the 20th century, or more recently, the political unrest regarding Serbia. But despite such a troubled past, the area is nevertheless one of the hidden secrets of Southern Europe, and should absolutely be marked down on any traveler's itinerary.

Transportation within Bosnia and Herzegovina is slowly getting better, and while public transportation is fairly timely and reliable. It is recommended to either use public transportation such as busses and taxis, or to use trains, rather than drive yourself.

Along with the many beautiful cities, the mountains, the coastline, the castles, and the monasteries, the food and culture of Bosnia and Herzegovina is perhaps the most unique thing that this country has to offer. Bread is considered a staple food, as is roasted lamb. And like almost all of the Balkan nations, you will not be able to visit the country without sampling the traditional drink, rakija, which is generally a brandy made from plums.

Sarajevo #1 most popular location
Known by many as the Jerusalem of Europe due to the religious diversity present within the city, and one of the most well-known names in Europe because of the tragedies during the mid-90s, Sa…
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Mostar #2 most popular location
It is said that the name of the city is derived from the word mostar- the bridge keeper, who watched out the historical Old Bridge( in Bosnian, most is a bridge).The bridge was built in 1566…
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Medjugorje #3 most popular location
Medugorje is a village in Bosnia 25 km southwest of Mostar. It become popular for statement of six catholic children for apparitions of the Virgin Mary in the early 1980s. There are various…
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Banja Luka #4 most popular location
Banja Luka is the second largest city in Bosnia and Herzegovina. It is a beautiful city by Vrbas river with lot of monuments of medieval Bosnia and Ottoman times, Kastel and Ferhadija Mosque…
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Neum #5 most popular location
Neum is a seaside town in Bosnia & Herzegovina, only 24.5 km (15.23 miles) of coastline at the Adriatic Sea on border with Croatia. Sutorina is another part of Bosnian coast at Adriatic on bo…
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Blagaj #6 most popular location
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Jahorina #7 most popular location
Jahorina is famous mountain. It host Winter Olympics 1984.
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Bihac #8 most popular location
With approximately 60.000 inhabitants, Bihac is among the largest cities in Bosnia and Herzegovina, although regarding sights it can't keep up with Sarajevo or Mostar. It is located at the ba…
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Trebinje #9 most popular location
Area of municipality Trebinje is placed in the most southern part of Bosnia and Herzegovina. Municipality Trebinje covers the area of 904 km². Is near to Adriatic see. In the north, the m…
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Travnik #10 most popular location
Situated in the narrow valley of the Lasva river and bordered by by the Vlasic Mountain to the north and Mount vilenica to the south.
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Ilidza #11 most popular location
Doboj #12 most popular location
Doboj is a city in a northeast part of Bosnia and Herzegovina. The oldest written source that mentions the name Doboj originates from 1415. Officially from 19th July 2012, Doboj is a C…
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Pocitelj #13 most popular location
Capljina #14 most popular location
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Jajce #15 most popular location
It is famous for the old Bosnian architecture, monuments from Ottoman times, a great citadel on the hill in the town centre. Mills and waterfall are among natural beauties of this area.
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Bijeljina #16 most popular location
Bijeljina is a city and center of the Bijeljina municipality in the north of Bosnia and Herzegovina. It covered area of 734 km ² with population of approximately 150 000 inhabitants. The ci…
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Medugorje #17 most popular location
It is a stone desert, without water,only strong burning sun above, no trees only bushes, snakes and deep endless holes where many people lost their lives.
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Srebrenica #18 most popular location
Tuzla #19 most popular location
Serving as the seat of the Tuzla Canton and Municipality, Tuzla is the third largest city in Bosnia and Herzegovina. Interestingly, the name Tuzla comes from the Turkish word for salt. The …
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Vitez #20 most popular location
Ljubuski #21 most popular location
Jablanica #22 most popular location
Brcko #23 most popular location
Brcko is in the Northeastern corner of Bosnia and Herzegovina. A trip across the Sava River will take the adventurous traveler into Croatia, or a bus trip to Bijeljina provides a launchi…
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Banja #24 most popular location
Visegrad #25 most popular location
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Border between Croatia and Bosnia #26 most popular location
Žitomislići #27 most popular location
Srebrenik #28 most popular location
Lukomir #29 most popular location
Stolac #30 most popular location
Vares #31 most popular location
Kupres #32 most popular location