Catherine of Bosnia Tour
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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DeparturePick up and drop off is provided at your place of stay in Sarajevo area
Departure Time8 AM
Return TimeApproximately 2 to 3 PM
Dress CodeCasual. Comfortable athletic clothing, hiking shoes, hat, light jacket.
IncludedFree admissionHotel pickup and drop offPrivate transportProfessional guide
Not IncludedEntrance feesHotel accommodationMeals and drinks