Šarena mosque was built in 1757. With its bright colors, unique and interesting lines on its exterior walls and wood carving it is considered one of the most beautiful mosques in the Balkans. It is the only one in the country for which it is believed that it contains the hair of the Prophet Mohammed. On the outer walls are unique floral motifs, and...more
"Travnik" is located near the geographic center of Bosnia and Herzegovina. The river "Lasva" passes through the city, flowing from west to east before joining Bosna river. On hot days, a lunch at the Plava Voda (Blue Water) allows visitors to cool off, relax, and enjoy a nice meal.You can walk along the river to get the fresh breath of the nature...more
Ivo Andric is a famous Serbian writer who won Nobel for his famous piece of literature 'The Bridge over Drina'. His birth place (mother's parental house) is in Travnik and that has been converted into a museum. Another piece of attraction, the multicultural Bosnia takes pride from.more
Ask for Lutvina kahva(not usual coffee) -it's a Bosnian coffee served on a special tray, in cezve and fincan with lokum, sugar, coffee cream, a cigarette and matches with a reklama of the restaurant-a printed photo of the restaurant on matches. A glass of water is added too.Then sit relaxed by the murmur of Plava voda( river Blue Water) and enjoy...more
When you are in "Travnik", you will recognize that its not a huge place and next to water there are two very recommendable restaurants, "Konoba Restaurant" and the "Plava Voda Restaurant".Both have great food, especially the cevapcici, which is a famous dish for the Balkan's, a grilled meat as meatballs served in pita and pickels and onions as like...more
The Plava Voda restaurant is right next to the water. Many outside tables, efficient service, a fresh breeze and some cold water spray (depending on how close you are sitting to the water source). If I had someone there with me, I probably could have stayed the whole afternoon, chatting and sipping down coffee. I had mismanaged my money that day...more
Driving in BAH is great as most of the roads are along the river and you drive for hours and hours with an amazing panoramic view ....But if its winter time as you drive, I strongly advise to give a try for a SUV rather than a regular car sothat you are more safe with the heavy wet and snowy weather and road conditions ...Enjoy ... :)more
What to buy:
Vlašički sir- cheese, is one of the best white cheese in brine / whey, widely known in Vlašić mountain.
Cheese is originally produced from unpasteurized, fresh sheep milk immediately after milking. It is maid in the mountain huts (katuns) 2-3 months. Villagers from Vlasic brought and sold it mostly in Travnik, and therefore it is also called Travnički cheese. Vlašički cheese is also made from cow's milk because the sheep milk flavor is too strong for some people. The cheese is traditionally cut into slices and packed in containers.
What to pay: You can buy it in every shop or in opened market for 10-30KM/kg, depending on the milk: cow's or sheep's.
The main road dividing two parts of Mostar putting Plavni voda and the castle on the one and the many-coloured mosque and town centre on the other could be busy at times. So be careful while crossing as the drivers don have any intention to slow down!