Travnik Travel Guide

  • Local People, Travnik, BAH
    Local People, Travnik, BAH
    by TrendsetterME
  • Plava Voda, Blue Water, Travnik, BAH
    Plava Voda, Blue Water, Travnik, BAH
    by TrendsetterME
  • Plava Voda, Blue Water, Travnik, BAH
    Plava Voda, Blue Water, Travnik, BAH
    by TrendsetterME

Travnik Things to Do

  • Plava Voda, Blue Water, Travnik, BAH

    "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...

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  • Local People, Travnik, BAH

    On your way to Travnik, just stop your car somewhere and talk to local people ...They have many life experinces and real stories to tell about the history of the city and the country which you cant find in history books ... :

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  • Stari Grad

    Stari Grad which means old city, is a main attraction in Travnik, it is a steep walk up a hilll so wear comfortable shoes. The view is amazing and at only a 1km it is well worth it. One of the best places to get a view of the whole city

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  • Ivo Andric Museum

    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.

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  • Plava Voda

    Take a stroll alongside the Plava Voda. There is ample outdoor seating at the cafes and restuarants and a few vendors selling souvenirs.

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  • Ruined Ottoman Fortress

    A great place to view the city's minarets or the imposing mountains nearby. When I visited there was an enthusiastic student working at the entrance of the fortress who gave me a 10 minute history lesson for 5KM. Sadly, I didn't take notes and can't remember much.

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  • Colored Mosque (Sarena Dzamija)

    Regretfully, I did not go inside this mosque and have little information about it. There's little in the way of tourism info in Travnik.

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  • Travnik Neighbourhood

    As seen from the castle, the lower skyline of this small town is dotted by colorful mosque minarets.

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  • Begistan Bazar

    The covered bazar underneath the mosque building is intended to support the mosque financially. The butiks here mainly serve the daily needs of the locals since there are still few tourists take the time to visit this town.

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  • Many Colored Mosque

    Not accessable by the visitors, the mosque is open only in the prayer time and welcome the faithfuls. But the colorful decoration outside is visible though that need maintainance.

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  • Ottoman Castle in Travnik 2

    Travnik has always been a fortress outpost but the town itself and the latest evident architecture of thefortress was influenced by Ottoman era.

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  • Ottoman Castle in Travnik 1

    Like other places of Bosnia this castle is also going through renovations and repair. To have good panoramic view take a walk up to the castle. There is an entry fee of 2 KM.

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Travnik Restaurants

  • Konoba and Plava Voda, Travnik, BAH

    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...

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  • Best place to enjoy a drink

    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...

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  • Lunch before or after visiting the...

    If you'er visiting the museum house of Ivo Andric (author of Bridge on the Drina and other classics), then pop in here for a good meal. Unfortunately, the museum was closed when I was there (Saturday in early spring) but the homecooked meal and old-style interior of the restaurant was worth the visit. I had a Sarajevosko piva (beer), Travnik...

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Travnik Transportation

  • Road Trip, Travnik, BAH

    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 ... :)

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  • Easy walk upto the town centre

    When you get off at the bus stop, be careful to take the right direction, that is, coming out of the bus stop to the main road take the right turn and you will be in the centre in around 6-7 min. walk.

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Travnik Local Customs

  • Smooching with a View

    Right outside the entrance to the fortress seems to be the place that many young Bosnians like to go with their boyfriends/girlfriends to make out.

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  • Cafe Bosanski

    Here as in other places in Bosnia, Turkish coffee is popular. I asked for but didn get any espresso. So coffee choice may be limited. This is not that touristic yet, so you may find a truly Bosnian touch and for obvious reason far fewer people understand or speak English.

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  • Don't Forget Insurance

    If your current health insurance doesn't cover you while your abroad, you should consider getting international travel insurance just in case something should go wrong.

Travnik Warnings and Dangers

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    by travelife Written Mar 26, 2004

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    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!

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  • Stari Grad

    The sultan mainly resided in his palace, which is what you see in the photo.It was built in the 15th Century. In bosnian its called "Stari Grad" which roughly translated means Old City.It was an important building almost to the end of the Ottoman Empire rule.

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  • Cheaper browsing!

    The bowsing at the internet point is cheaper (almost 50%) than Sarajevo and if it happens that you have a bit of time before the bus leaves (its a 10-15 min. walk upto the bus stop) you can brows here cheaper.

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