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  1. Bosnia and Herzegovina
  2. Sarajevo Canton
  3. Sarajevo
  4. Day Trips

Sarajevo: Medieval Bosnia Tour

Product ID: 223683
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Journey back in time to the final days of the medieval Bosnian monarchy with a visit to Kraljeva Sutjeska. Hear the tragic story of Catherine of Bosnia, the last Bosnian queen who left an indelible mark on the folk traditions and history of the country.
About this activity
Duration 6 hours
Printed or mobile voucher accepted
Instant confirmation
Live tour guide
English

Pickup included

Free cancellation up to 24 hours before activity starts

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Experience

Highlights
  • Visit the Kraljeva Sutjeska Franciscan monastery and learn about the life of the last Bosnian queen
  • Visit one of the oldest mosques in the country that was built by Sultan Suleiman the Magnificent
  • Stop by the Dusper House, the oldest house in central Bosnia, dating back to the early 18th century
  • Check out Bobovac Fortress perched atop a mountain during the summer months
Full description
Travel from Sarajevo to Kraljeva Sutjeska, a small village nestled in the mountains where the last vestiges of the medieval Bosnian royal court can be found. After your guide sets the stage and introduces you to the history medieval Bosnia, visit a beautiful 14th century Franciscan monastery which has served as an important spiritual and cultural center for almost six and a half centuries. Wander through the monastery and visit to the monastery museum to learn about this fascinating moment in Bosnian history.

After perusing the museum, walk around the monastery garden while learning more about the life of Catherine, the last Bosnian queen. Ruling during the Ottoman invasion of Bosnia, Catherine was separated from her children and sent into exile. In the village, women can still be seen wearing black dresses in honor of Queen Catherine who has become an important figure in Catholic folk tradition.

During the summer, it is possible to head to the top of the mountains to view the Bobovac fortress. Due to its advantageous position and superior equipment, Bobovac was considered the most important and best fortified city of medieval Bosnia. It served as the headquarters for many Bosnian rulers, especially during the reign of King Stephen Thomas and Queen Catherine until the Turks conquered it in 1463, ending Bosnia's independence.

On your way back to Sarajevo, visit the oldest house in central Bosnia dating back to the 18th century. Designated a protected national monument, the house is an impressive example of traditional Bosnian architecture. Your last stop will be at a mosque built by Sultan Suleiman the Magnificent that is known to be the oldest mosque in Bosnia.
Includes
  • Hotel pickup and drop off
  • Professional and experienced guide
  • Private tour
  • Private transport in modern and comfortable vehicle with AC
What’s Not Included
  • Foods and drinks
  • Tips

Prepare for the activity

Important information
What to bring
  • Comfortable shoes
  • Sunglasses
  • Camera
Know before you go
• Please be ready to go 5 minutes before your scheduled pickup