Even today, 136 years after the Ottomans ceded it to Austria-Hungary, Bosnia-Hercegovina shows many signs of its nearly four centuries of Turkish rule: the architecture, the occasional shared word, the complimentary glass of rakija after dinner. But where other countries in Southeast Europe, Western Asia and North Africa still serve what is essentially Turkish coffee […]

The Story About Last Bosnian King

Stephen Tomašević was the last sovereign from the Bosnian Kotromanić dynasty. Like all Bosnian kings before him, Stephen Tomašević bore the name Stephen. His predecessors, with the exception of his uncle Stephen Ostojić, took the name Stephen upon accession as an honorific that signified their claim to the throne of Serbia, whose Nemanjić rulers had […]

The Roman Bridge Ilidža

The Roman bridge on Ilidža is a bridge located in Sarajevo, Bosnia and Herzegovina. It was built in the 16th century using actual Roman stones and crosses the Bosna river. The Roman Bridge is located not far from Vrelo Bosne on the Bosna river in the Ilidža municipality, which was built sometime between 1530 and […]

Franciscan monastery of the Holy Spirit

When you first come to Fojnica, your attention will be commanded  by the Franciscan monastery of the Holy Spirit, which dominates over the whole valley where Fojnica is located. The monastery is situated at the foot of the Kriz (Križ) hill and is one of the main symbols of Fojnica. In early fourteenth century Franciscan monks were in […]

Old Bridge Of Mostar

Mostar is situated on the Neretva river and is the fifth-largest cityin the country. Mostar was named after the bridge keepers (mostari) who in the medieval times guarded the Stari Most (Old Bridge) over the Neretva. The Old Birdge, built by the Ottomans in the 16th century, is one of Bosnia and Herzegovina’s most recognizable landmarks, and is considered one of […]