Monastery St. Bonaventure was built in 1900. 1900. in building is opened Franciscan gymnasium. In first days school was opened for all students, catholics students and outside students. In 1928. school closed for outside students and till 2007. this schools was opened just for catholic students. In monastery is located one of the oldest libraries...more
In Visoko there is a homeland museum which exhibits the cultural and historic heritage of the Visoko area, and Bosnia. Most of the exhibits are related to the medieval Bosnian state, because the Visoko valley (Mile, Biskupići and Mošte) was once the center of the Bosnian kingdom. In the museum there are many objects and documents from Middle...more
In center of Visoko you can see memorial table with names of killed soldiers in war.Visoko area units lost 297 soldiers, 600 were wounded and disabled. 23 soldiers from Visoko area got highest ranking in ARBiH Zlatni Ljiljan (Golden Lilly), and 19 members of police got Golden Police Star. Civilians also suffered, many of them wounded or killed,...more
Visoko means "high place" in the Bosnian language. It is in a beautiful mountain valley, and you can see many beautiful views for many kilometers around if you go on top of one of the mountains. It is at the foot of the Dinaric Alps, and just behind the town here are some very, very large Alpine mountains in between Visoko and the ancient city of...more
Take some time to walk around the streets of Visoko, especially if you are not used to an old traditional Bosnian or Balkan town. It is a very nice place, and you will see the beautiful and friendly people of Visoko. There are many beautiful houses here. I think you will enjoy the red roofed architecture that is so common in BiH.more
If you are in Visoko, come in here...it is a nice place to hang out or have a drink on the outdoor terrace. I usually only get coffee or juice or "vruca cokolada" (cocoa?) here. I don't know about eating but it looks pretty good. Coffee is very good, make sure to ask "sa slagom" (with cream).more
Located at Hotel Visoko, this pizzeria is my favorite restaurant in the town. The pizza is incredible, and honestly is some of the best I have ever had anywhere in the world (we do pizza very well in BiH). The restaurant is very nice inside, and is two level with a bar on the top and a downstairs sitting area. Pizza margherita; thin crust, it is...more
This is actually a great club for what you would expect in a small town. I have always had fun with friends at this place. They also have live concerts with the best Bosnian musicians here. If there is a live concert, you will want to get there very very early, and may not get in anyways. Otherwise, it is just a good time. Ok, maybe it is not quite as good as places in Sarajevo, but it is very close! I think it is better than anything else in ZDK (Zenica-doboj Canton) that is not in city of Zenica.
Dress Code: I do not know how to describe this, certainly not coat and tie. Those who know European club attire...you will do just fine. Wear nice, fashionable clothing because that is what everyone else will have on.
The best way to get around Visoko is on your feet! It is not a very large town, and so you can reasonably get anywhere if you walk. It is also very peaceful and pleasant. Many people from Visoko enjoy just going out for a walk during the evening for no other reason than to enjoy the night air and sunset. If you have problems walking or it is hard...more
Best way to get to Visoko is taking the autobus. The Centrotrans autobus lines in Bosnia is very good, and you can take them anywhere in Europe as well. You can also take the train from Sarajevo or Zenica, but the train is still not the best option. Aggression on BiH ruined the service quite a bit. There are very many autobuses that run from...more
You will see this shop in the center of the city. It is not the shop itself that is very special but it is the high quality leather that has been made in Visoko for centuries. Check it out and buy some! The prices are very good too. You can get some shoes here that will last a long time and be some of the most comfortable that you will ever have!
What to buy: Leather anything.
What to pay: It depends on what you want. Some things are more expensive. MB is not low quality so it is not as cheap as imitation stuff in Sarajevo, but it is cheap by Western standards.
Vast majority of people here are Muslims like myself. Not all are practicing or pious but there is a higher percentage here than in Sarajevo who are. Some things it does not matter if you are practicing or not...do not ever wear shoes inside the house of a Muslim, it is very offensive. You should take them off at the door. Other things depend on the person specifically. If you know somebody is practicing Muslim, do not offer them alcohol, pork (many non-practicing Muslims still stay away from this too), or things that you know Muslims do not partake of. Do not worry this is not Saudi Arabia, so if you still want to get a beer in a restaurant or ham on your pizza you of course will have that most places and will find many local people joining you too.
...BUT DO NOT GO ON IT UNLESS YOU KNOW! If you are in the city, you really do not have to worry about mines or danger at all. But...you will see the beautiful green hills and mountains over the town and may want to go there. Visoko is not nearly as mined as most places but do not go to a part that you do not know about! You are asking for a severed limb or death if you do!!!!
Are you hungry or thirsty? If you taking the bus to Sarajevo or to another location from Visoko, you will want to buy and bring something to eat or drink on the bus. BUT, do not buy it at the bus station!! It is not too expensive, and compared to places like America or England, it is not bad at all, but it still more expensive than in town. There are thousands of trgovine (stores) in town where you can buy this stuff very very cheap!
Unique Suggestions: Make sure you have enough for your ride. Some people want to go places like Jajce or Bihac or Mostar that are very far away. Make sure you have enough liquid, especially in the summer because it is VERY HOT and you had better believe that there is no air conditioning on the bus!!
Fun Alternatives: Get a 1L bottle of water from a trgovina. it will be cheap and great for your ride.
Luggage and bags:
Try to keep your baggage low in Bosnia. Don't bring too much. It will be much easier for you to travel around if you have less. Just take what you need and leave room for great souvenirs!
Clothing/Shoes/Weather Gear: Know when you are coming. In the summer, it will be very very very very hot!! You may walk outside and instantly feel wet from the blazing sun. Bring clothes that will be good for this type of weather. In the winter, it is exactly the opposite. Bring stuff so you can be comfortable in freezing cold and heavy snow! Bring shoes that are good to walk in...it is the best way to get around, but there are taxis if you need.
Toiletries and Medical Supplies: You can find most everything you need in Bosnia. Again, it is just easier if you have it all. If you need medical supplies, you can of course find it all here (we have an apoteka), but I would recommend that you can get what you can in Sarajevo or another large city like Zenica, Tuzla, or Mostar.
Photo Equipment: You can find film here of course, but again, bring your own. It is just easier. A lot of things like one time cameras you will not see most places.
Camping/Beach/Outdoor Gear: Bring your own on rent in Sarajevo. There is a swimming pool here that is nice on hot days, so maybe bring a bathing suit!
This is bigger than Serbian church but is not really in "city limits" themselves. It is across the river from everything else, near the bus station and train station. It is a very nice building in a quiet and beautiful setting. You may want to go see this. This is used by the Catholics of Visoko, ethnic Croats.more
This building does not get much attention, and kind of just sits there. It is very nice architecture though, and you might want to see it. Most Serbs left Visoko and live in RS on other side of Bosnia or in Serbia or America. Church still stands here to show Visoko was a city with three religions indeed. You can find this church on south-east end...more
Visoko loves its very successful sports teams. NK Bosna is the local professional soccer club. The last two years it has had hard times but most Visoko people remember when they were champions in 1997! They have a proud history, and you can watch their games at Stadion Luke.
RK Bosna is the local handball club. They have had great success in BiH and in Europe as well. They are very fun to watch, and those who have not seen handball might want to see RK Bosna play as their first game! It is a thrill! RK Bosna plays their games at the indoor sports arena in town, Dvorana Mladost. This is located near Stadion Luke. Anyone will be able to tell you where it is (west of Hotel). There is also workout facilities and bowling at Dvorana Mladost.
We also have a basketball club, KK Visoko, but they are nothing to speak of. Do not expect to ever see them play top Bosnian sides like KK Bosna Sarajevo or Siroki Brijeg.
Equipment: Tickets are very cheap. Other than that, bring your excitement and be loud for NK Bosna or RK Bosna!