20 Reasons to Visit Bosnia and Herzegovina

Bosnia and Herzegovina, a country on the Balkan Peninsula in southeastern Europe, encompasses mountainous terrain, medieval villages and Muslim and Christian landmarks. Here are 20 Reasons to Visit Bosnia and Herzegovina.

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    Baščaršija is Sarajevo's old bazaar and the historical and cultural center of the city. Baščaršija was built in the 15th century when Isa-Beg Isaković founded the town. The word Baščaršija derives from the Turkish language.

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    Stari Most

    Stari Most is a reconstruction of a 16th-century Ottoman bridge in the city of Mostar that crosses the river Neretva and connects two parts of the city.

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    Kravice is a waterfall on the Trebižat River. It is 10 kilometres south of Ljubuški and 40 kilometres south of Mostar. Its height is about 25 metres and the radius of the lake in the base of the waterfall is 120 metres.

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    Gazi Husrev-beg Mosque

    The Gazi Husrev-bey Mosque, is a mosque in the city of Sarajevo, Bosnia and Herzegovina. Built in 16th century, it is the largest historical mosque and one of the most representative Ottoman structures in the Balkans.

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    The Sebilj is a kiosk-shaped public wooden and stone fountain.

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    Svrzo's House

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    Tvrdoš Monastery

    Tvrdoš Monastery is a 15th-century Serbian Orthodox monastery near the city of Trebinje, Republika Srpska.

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    The Buna is a short river in Bosnia and Herzegovina; it is a left bank tributary of the Neretva. Its source, a strong karstic spring, is near the village Blagaj, southeast of Mostar.

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    Located near Pale in the Dinaric Alps. It borders Mount Trebević, which is another Olympic mountain.

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    Source: www.effa.info

    Pliva is relatively small river in central parts of Bosnia and Herzegovina, however one of the most significant in terms of natural, cultural and historical heritage and value as a natural rarity.

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    Sutjeska National Park

    Established in 1962, it is Bosnia and Herzegovina's oldest national park.

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    Sarajevo Tunnel

    The Sarajevo Tunnel was constructed between March and June of 1993 during the Siege of Sarajevo in the midst of the Bosnian War.

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    It is found directly to the southwest of Sarajevo, bordering Mt. Igman. Bjelašnica's tallest peak, by which the whole mountain group got its name, rises to an elevation of 2067 meters.

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    Vrelo Bune

    Source: www.flickr.com

    Vrelo Bune is the natural and architectural ensemble at the Buna river spring near Blagaj kasaba and a part of the wider "Townscape ensemble of the town of Blagaj.

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    Igman is part of the Dinaric Alps and formed largely of secondary and tertiary sedimentary rock, mostly Limestone.

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    Source: panoramio.com
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    National Museum of Bosnia and Herzegovina

    The National Museum of Bosnia and Herzegovina is located in central Sarajevo, the capital of Bosnia and Herzegovina. It was established in 1888, having originally been conceived around 1850.

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    Serbian Orthodox Cathedral in Sarajevo

    The Cathedral Church of the Nativity of the Theotokos is the largest Serbian Orthodox church in Sarajevo and one of the largest in the Balkans. The cathedral is dedicated to the nativity of the Theotokos.

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    It is found directly to the southeast of Sarajevo, territory of East Sarajevo city, bordering Jahorina mountain.

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    Trebišnjica is a river in Republika Srpska, Bosnia and Herzegovina. It used to be a sinking river, 96.5 km long above the ground. With a total length of 187 km above and under the ground, it was one of the longest sinking rivers in the world.

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