Today’s one-day tour of Jajce takes us from the direction of Sarajevo along the river Bosna towards central Bosnia. When we leave the valley of the river Bosna, the road takes us further through the Lašva Valley, and we will pass through the old Vizier’s Town, Travnik, which was the capital of the Ottoman Viziers in Bosnia and Herzegovina, also unique for its cultural and historical heritage, the city of the famous writer Ivo Andrić, who was also a diplomat, winner of the Nobel Prize for Literature. The Ottoman army passed through Travnik towards Jajce.
Whichever way you come to Jajce, you will always follow the rivers Pliva and Vrbas, their green or blue trail that unmistakably leads it to a unique city that has risen as one of the most beautiful cities in Bosnia and Herzegovina – a city of light, stone and water, royal city, open-air museum, the city with 29 national monuments – the city of Jajce.
In the city’s heart are the famous, magnificent waterfalls 21 meters high, which are among the 12 most beautiful in the world. At the very top of the city is the Royal City, its Catacombs, the unique Bell Tower as well as the Church that has been converted into a Mosque. It also houses the famous temple of the god Mithras or the god of light brought to this area by the Roman Legionaries.
Here house the remains of the last Bosnian king who was crowned and executed in the town of Jajce.
In the modern history of the 20th century, Jajce is famous because SFRY Yugoslavia was created here in 1943 at the Second Session of AVNOJ…