Trebinje's Tourist Information Centre (or Turisticki Informativni Centar) is located in a spacious and modern building on Jovana Ducica between Gradski Park and the outdoor market on Trg Slobode, across from the westernmost perimeter walls of Stari Grad.
I wouldn't usually write a review on a Tourist Information Centre, but this one was exceptionally welcoming and helpful. As well as providing a good selection of free maps and English language guidebooks and leaflets, it was staffed by the most friendly and enthusiastic staff that I have ever encountered in such an office.
They seemed genuinely pleased that we were visiting their city and were eager to tell us all about it. They recommended that we visit the Museum of Herzegovina and the Hercegovacka Gracanica Monastery (where we had actually just come from) and pointed out on the map how we could walk to the famous Perovica Bridge. They answered our various questions and gave us directions to the nearby Banja Luka Bank where we could change our British Pounds into Bosnian Konvertibilna Marka.
We spoke to four different members of staff; they were all friendly and informative, they all spoke English almost perfectly and they were all clearly proud of their city and keen to ensure that we enjoyed our time there.
After exploring the city, we returned there in our quest to purchase a souvenir thimble for Emma's mum. They didn't sell them themselves (although they did sell postcards and various other souvenirs), but were happy to point us in the direction of where we would most likely find what we were looking for.
If you're visiting Trebinje, I would highly recommend that you drop by the Tourist Information Centre. The free maps are particularly useful (especially since, as at May 2012, the street map on Google Maps is non-existent for Trebinje).
Contact details as follows:
Address: Turisticki Informativni Centar, Jovana Ducica
Telephone: 00387 59 273 410
The staff at Trebinje's Tourist Information Centre are wonderful ambassadors for their city and will be more than happy to impart their knowledge to any visiting tourists!
I notice in every Monastery that I was been - a cat. They have a important role in everyday life of monks like a pet and "guardian" (remember that usually Monastery are in isolated place well-incorporated into the nature).
Sometimes it happens that these small little things far away from house, remind me of home.
And that is feeling that you just ca(n)t ignore.
Well the place one must visit when in Trebinje is a caffe...."Pod Platanima". The caffe is located in the main city square under a bunch of beautiful, old trees. This is the perfect place to relax and get away from the very hot and bright sun during summer times!
Fondest memory: One tradition associated with Trebinje....
every time I visit the city I go and walk across the Arslanagica bridge! The bridge is an example of beautiful Ottoman architecture and great place to get close up to the river.