Tourism in Bosnia and Herzegovina
Tourist places in Bosnia
General information about Bosnia and Herzegovina
It is a country located in the Balkans in southeastern Europe, one of the republics of the former Yugoslavia. It is located in southern Europe.
It is bordered on the north, west and south by Croatia, on the east by Serbia and on the southwest by the Republic of Montenegro. It is almost a closed country with no coast on the sea except for a 26 km long coastal strip on the Adriatic Sea, in the middle of which is the coastal city of Neum.
The mountains are located in the center and the south, the hills in the northwest and the northwest of the country are flat. Bosnia is considered one of the huge geographical areas that have a temperate continental climate, where it is
Hot in summer and cold with snow in winter. Lesser Herzegovina, located to the south of the republic, is of a Mediterranean nature and climate.
Bosnia is home to three “primary ethnicities”: the Bosniaks, the largest of the three ethnic groups, followed by the Serbs and the Croats. Regardless of ethnicity, the citizens of that republic are called after the Bosnians. The difference between Bosnians and Herzegovina is a geographical difference, not an ethnic difference. Moreover, the country has no political center, as it includes two entities that govern it: the Federation of Bosnia and Herzegovina and the Serbian Republic, in addition to the Br بريko District as a third entity
Culture and history
The first preserved mention of the name “Bosnia” is in De Administrando Imperio, a political and geographic pamphlet written by Emperor Constantine VII of Byzantium in the mid-10th century (between 948 and 952) describing a “small nation” (in Greek) from “Bosona” (Βοσώνα Chronicle) The priest Duklja 1172-1196 from the attorneys of the Roman Catholic Bishop of the Christian Bosnia names Grgur, and references an earlier source from the year 753 -. In Regno de Sclavorum (From the Realm of the Slavs).
The name “Bosnia” probably comes from the name of the Bosna River which is historically based, and which was recorded in the Roman era under the name. Bossina has more direct roots than the unknown river names. Linguist Anton Meyer suggested a connection with the Indo-European root * bos or * bogh, meaning “running water”.
Certain Roman sources likewise mention the Bathinus drain as the name for the Illyrian Bosona, both of which mean “running water” as well. Other theories involve the rare Latin Bosina term, meaning borders, and possible Slavic origins.
1- The old city (Bashgarya)
Bashgarchia is an ancient region in Sarajevo and is considered one of the most important tourist attractions in Bosnia and Herzegovina. It has an old bazaar and many historical and cultural buildings, and therefore it is considered a historical and cultural center of Sarajevo.
2. Mostar Old Bridge
The old bridge in Mostar is one of the most important cultural monuments in Bosnia and Herzegovina. It is the symbol of the city of Mostar and one of the most beautiful bridges in the world. The name of the city of Mostar goes back to the word “Mostar” – the bridge guards who guarded it in the Middle Ages. This bridge is considered one of the most famous Bosnian monuments. It is one of the greatest bridges left by the Ottoman Empire in the Balkans.
3. Yeitsa falls
The Jajica Waterfalls, which flow from the Vrbas River, which cuts through western and northern Bosnia, and the Pliva River, is considered one of the 12 most amazing waterfalls in the world and the height of the Jajica Falls is 17 meters. This wonderful landscape is located in the center of the city of Jajica.
4. Hospice in Pelagay
About 10 kilometers from Mostar, there is a hospice on the river “Puna”, one of the tributaries of the famous Neretva River, which is the “Balagai Tekke” with its romantic charm. The only hospice in Bosnia and Herzegovina.
It is built according to that style. Fresh fish restaurants and cafes are spread around the spring, with a great beauty and romance
5. National Park “Una” This region is a unique national park in order to preserve the natural landscapes and biodiversity. The national park is located in northern Bosnia and Herzegovina, in the city of Bihaj. The most important features of this region are: Stratus and Una Falls (24 m) Two rivers, Onats and Una.