Visit and discover two wonderful cities in central Bosnia called Travnik and Jajce.
First we will visit Travnik which is located in the heart of the Lasva Valley, only 90 km from Sarajevo. Travnik is like the Museum in Open where can find traces of a rich culture and eventful history. With the arrival of the Ottomans Travnik became not only the main city in central Bosnia but also the centre of the Ottoman Empire’s establishment in Bosnia and Herzegovina.
The best place to start a tour of Travnik is at Plava Voda(Blue Water). Restaurants and cafes line the crystal-clear stream that runs through the middle of this favourite gathering spot. Here we can drink Bosnian coffee at the most famous coffee bar in Travnik called Lutvina kahva. From here we will continue to the old town fortress that dominates the Travnik skyline. We will also visit Birth House of Ivo Andric, who won the Nobel Prize in Literature for his novel Bridge on the Drina.
Before we continue to Jajce we recommend stop for food in one of the restaurants in Travnik to try their version of ćevapi and see why they claim to have the best ćevapi in country.
Our next stop is Jajce. Jajce is a town of unique history, cultural heritage and natural beauty. It is known as an ‘open air musuem’ with its spectacular waterfall formed by Pliva River in the centre of the town. The way the waterfall is created makes it unique – River Pliva dives from a cliff into River Vrbas at the point of their confluence, ending its flow in an original way. Such a small place like Jajce but so many cultural layers and architecture styles. Jajce is famous for many tourist attractions. There are Pliva watermills that symbolizes wealth and power of the medieval Bosnia, where wheat was milled for flour.
Jajce Fortress is one of the most preserved medieval fortification that represents Bosnian Royal Residence from the early 15th century. The highlight of this small archeological site is a unique 4th century sculpture of the God Mithra, the Catacombs built in 1400 AD, the AVNOJ Museum that holds collection of various documents from Yugoslavian period, photographs from the WWII, Jajce Franciscan monastery houses bones in a glass sarcophagus of the last Bosnian king, King Stjepan Tomasevic.