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There are many fascinating destinations throughout Bosnia and Herzegovina for every type of tourist. Here one gets the best of everything. Bosnia's most interesting and attractive sites are a wonderful mix of cultural and natural heritage. It is almost impossible to separate them, as cultures and traditions evolved precisely from this pristine nature.

Mehmed Paša Sokolović Bridge
The Mehmed Paša Sokolović Bridge is a historic bridge in Višegrad, over the Drina River in eastern Bosnia and Herzegovina. It was completed in 1577 by the Ottoman court architect Mimar Sinan on the order of the Grand VizierMehmed Paša Sokolović. UNESCO included the facility in its 2007 World Heritage List. 

 

Old Bridge in Mostar
Stari Most (English: Old Bridge) is a 16th-century Ottoman bridge in the city of Mostar in Bosnia and Herzegovina that crosses the river Neretva and connects the two parts of the city. The Old Bridge stood for 427 years, until it was destroyed on 9 November 1993 by Croat forces during the Croat–Bosniak War. Subsequently, a project was set in motion to reconstruct it, and the rebuilt bridge opened on 23 July 2004. One of the country's most recognizable landmarks, it is considered an exemplary piece of Balkan Islamic architecture. It was designed by Mimar Hayruddin, a student and apprentice of the famous architect Mimar Sinan.

 

Kastel Fortress
Fortress Kastel is the oldest historical monument in the City of Banja Luka. The oldest traces of settlements on the territory of Banja Luka are the remnants of Neolithic settlement that were exactly found on the territory of the city fortress Kastel. It is found in the central part of the city, which dominates over the left bank of the river Vrbas. In the past Kastel was a strong army fortification and it protected the basin of the river Vrbas from enemy rush. The fortress is surrounded by thick stone walls on all sides, and in its inner part, apart from the summer stage, playground for children and national restaurant, there is the Institute for protection of cultural and natural heritage of the Republic of Srpska that works from 1976.

 

Baščaršija in Sarajevo
Baščaršija is Sarajevo's old bazaar and the historical and cultural center of the city. Baščaršija was built in the 15th century when Isa-Beg Isaković founded the town. The word Baščaršija derives from the Turkish language. The word "baš" which is "baş" in Turkish literally means "head", in some contexts however also "primary", "main", "capital" and "čaršija" which is "çarşı" in Turkish means "bazaar" or "market". Due to the large fire in the 19th century, today Baščaršija is half the size that it once was. Baščaršija is located on the north bank of the river Miljacka, in the municipality of Stari Grad. On Baščaršija there are several important historic buildings, such as the Gazi Husrev-beg Mosque and sahat-kula. Today Baščaršija is the major tourist attraction of Sarajevo.

 

Fortress in Zvornik
Zvornik’s special feature is provided by a unique three-piece fortress – Lower, Middle and Upper Town, the largest and most distinctive fortress in Bosnia and Herzegovina. Zvornik’s fort – Đurađ’s town, as one of the most valuable objects of this type in the country has been declared a National monument of Bosnia and Herzegovina. It is assumed that the castle was built in late 13th or early 14th century.

 

Andrićgrad
Andrićgrad (meaning "Andrić's town") is the name of an ongoing construction project located in Višegrad, Republika Srpska, Bosnia and Herzegovina by director Emir Kusturica. The town is dedicated to Yugoslav novelist Ivo Andrić, Nobel prize winner. Construction of Andrićgrad, also known as Kamengrad (Каменград, "Stonetown") started on 28 June 2011, and was officially opened on 28 June 2014, with the grand opening marking the 100th anniversary of the assassination of Archduke Ferdinand by Gavrilo Princip. Andrićgrad is located several kilometers from Kusturica's first town, Drvengrad, in Serbia.

 

Stećci 
Stećci is the name for monumental medieval tombstones that lie scattered across Bosnia and Herzegovina, and the border parts of Croatia,Montenegro and Serbia. An estimated 60,000 are found within the borders of modern Bosnia and Herzegovina and the rest of 10,000 are found in what are today Croatia (4,400), Montenegro (3,500), and Serbia (4,100), at more than 3,300 odd sites with over 90% in poor condition. Appearing in the mid 12th century, with the first phase in the 13th century, the tombstones reached their peak in the 14th and 15th century, before disappearing during the Ottoman occupation in the very early 16th century. They were a common tradition amongst Bosnian Church, Catholic / Orthodox Church but some argue the Bosnian Bogumil's followers alike. By the scholars are mostly related to the autochthonous Vlachian population. The epitaphs on them are mostly written in extinct Bosnian Cyrillic alphabet. The one of largest collection of these tombstones is named Radimlja, west of Stolac in Bosnia and Herzegovina. Stećaks was inscribed as a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 2016. It includes 30 necropolis – of which 22 from Bosnia and Herzegovina, 2 from Croatia, 3 from Montenegro, and 3 from Serbia.