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Catherine of Bosnia Tour

Catherine of Bosnia Tour

55€ per person

This is the story about sorrow life of the last Bosnian queen. In the history of medieval Bosnia, only a few woman have left such a prominent mark as Katarina/ Catherine Vukcic Kosaca. She was born into the powerful House of Kosaca, staunch supporters of the Bosnian church. Her father was a distinguished Bosnian aristocrat, Duke Stjepan Vukcic Kosaca and her mother Jelena, daughter of Balsa III , came from a long line of royalty – The house of Balsic.

 

This is the story about sorrow life of a woman, queen , widow and the mother who marked the times of Medieval Bosnia.

 

In the history of medieval Bosnia, only a few woman have left such a prominent mark as Katarina/ Catherine Vukcic Kosaca. She was born into the powerful House of Kosaca, staunch supporters of the Bosnian church. Her father was a distinguished Bosnian aristocrat, Duke Stjepan Vukcic Kosaca and her mother Jelena, daugther of Balsa III , came from a long line of royalty – The house of Balsic.

 

Catherine, without any doubt, heeded her father’s undertakings, who discerning, enterprising and inconsiderate as he was, was spreading his possessions and reputation within the Bosnian Kingdom. Once she turned twenty-one, and reached the marriage age, she became the focal point of Bosnian politics, which happened in 1443, when Stephen Tomas succeeded King Tvrtko II.

 

By marrying Stephen Tomas, Catherine became the Bosnian Queen. Even though political considerations played an important rule when she was getting married, Catherine was faithful to her husband throughout her entire life. King Stephen died in July 1461, only two year before the fall of Bosnian Kingdom. Catherine was now a widow, left with two of her feeble children: Sigismund and Catherine. Her stepson, Stephen Tomasevic ascended the throne as intended. His relation with Catherine was poor during Tomas’s lifetime but still he proclaimed Catherine as a Mother queen.

 

In the spring of 1463, the Ottoman sultan Mehmed the Conqueror and his army started marching towards Bosnia. That year will mark the start of Catherine tragic destiny.

 

You will find out the rest of the story about Catherine’s lost of her children, her refuge to Dubrovnik and the last years of her life spent in Rome on this unique Bosnia tour.

 

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  • Destination
  • Departure
    Pick up and drop off is provided at your place of stay in Sarajevo area
  • Departure Time
    8 AM
  • Return Time
    Approximately 2 to 3 PM
  • Dress Code
    Casual. Comfortable athletic clothing, hiking shoes, hat, light jacket.
  • Included
    Free admission
    Hotel pickup and drop off
    Private transport
    Professional guide
  • Not Included
    Entrance fees
    Hotel accommodation
    Meals and drinks
1
Sarajevo
Pick up is made at your place of stay in Sarajevo area
2
Transfer to Kraljeva Sutjeska
While driving to this small village where you will learn all the most interesting details about the Bosnian Kingdom.
3
Kraljeva Sutjeska
After hearing the facts about Bosnian Kingdom and the life of the last Bosnian king and his Queen Catherine, you will be guided through the village, hidden between mountains. The highlight of the tour will be the Franciscan Monastery that still honor and keep the memories for the last Bosnian Queen. Her statue will welcome you at the entrance of the Monastery's garden. For Museum lovers, we will guide you through the Monastery's treasure – its Museum that keeps evidences of Catherine's life , Monastery history and some old Ottoman documents. After visiting Monastery, you will be taken to a short nice walk above the Monastery, through the silent and peaceful garden. Enjoy the nature and hear more local stories and legends about Last Bosnian Queen that left prominent mark in the history of Medieval Bosnia.
4
Bobovac Fortress
The guide will drive you through the canyon of Trstionica river to the point from which you will have an amazing view of Bobovac fortress. Since Bobovac is not approachable by car, the view point will still give you enough to imagine the life at this one of the best fortified Medieval Towns.
5
Old Sultan Suleiman Mosque
On the way back to Sarajevo, but still in Kraljeva Sutjeska, you will visit the oldest mosque in Bosnia built by the Sultan Suleiman the Magnificent and one of the oldest houses in Central Bosnia that represents the protected cultural monument.
6
Sarajevo
Laid back and enjoy the ride back to Sarajevo.
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