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King Tvrtko Ist statue in Sarajevo
Tvrtko I Kotromanić was a significant figure in the history of Bosnia. As a ruler, he left a lasting impact on the region, shaping its political landscape and cultural identity. Explore the life and reign of Tvrtko I, and delve into the rich history of Bosnia under his rule. The coat of arms of the...
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The walled city of Jajce, Bosnia and Herzegovina, was built on a karst hill above the waterfall of the Pliva River and is the core of today’s town of Jajce.   Jajce Fortress Jajce is a town in the central part of Bosnia and Herzegovina, in the southern part of the area of Bosnian Krajina. The...
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Did you know that Sarajevo had an electric tram before Vienna? Sarajevo was the first city in the Balkans and in Central Europe to have a tram. Tram in Sarajevo, 1901 A tram is a rail vehicle that travels on tramway tracks on public urban streets. The first tram in Sarajevo was put into service on New Year’s Day...
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Kastel Fortress is the oldest historical monument in the city of Banja Luka and represents one of the oldest buildings in Bosnia and Herzegovina. Kastel Fortress The fortress is located in the central part of the city, which dominates the left bank of the Vrbas river. The oldest traces of settlements in the area of...
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Travnik castle, or Travnik Old town castle, is a medieval town-fortress complex in the town of Travnik, in Bosnia and Herzegovina. Travnik castle This castle is one of the most beautiful and best-preserved fortified buildings of medieval Bosnia, in which subsequent historical periods have left their special features. It was declared a national monument of Bosnia and Herzegovina....
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Do you know the story about Sarajevo’s Spite house? It is a story about one house and much Bosnian stubbornness. Sarajevo’s Spite house (Inat kuća) “I was on the other side, but I crossed over here, out of spite” (“Bila sam na onoj strani, ali pređoh ‘vamo, iz inata”) is the sign at the entrance...
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Latin bridge is a bridge from the Ottoman era over the Miljacka River. There are many bridges on the Miljacka River, but this one has an interesting history. It is also known as the bridge near which the Austrian heir to the throne Franz Ferdinand was killed, which started the First World War. Latin bridge in...
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The White Fortress, located on a hill with a spectacular view of Sarajevo and its surrounds, is one of five fortresses built as part of the defensive wall enclosing the old town of Vratnik. The White Fortress, which guards the Sarajevo Valley's eastern entrance, is thought to have gotten its name from the white rocks...
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The Old Bridge in Mostar dates back to the 16th century and has a rich history. The bridge can be considered one of the greatest architectural achievements of its time. Old Bridge Mostar The old bridge crosses the river Neretva and connects the two parts of the city. The old bridge stood for 427 years until it...
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Vijećnica is the foremost luxurious building developed in Sarajevo amid Austro-Hungarian occupation and serves as a image of the assembly of world civilizations. The extend was managed by Alexander Wittek, who had proposed his Pseudo Moorish plan – the culminate building solidarity of East and West – for long run seat of the city’s government....
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