immaculate clean town, cafes, scenery, climate.
OK for a "one off"
Saborni hram Svetog Preobraženja (Minster of St. Transfiguration) is located in the center of the town.The Serb Orthodox Church of St Transfiguration has been built since 1888 until 1908. Iconostasis in this church was made by well-known Montenegrin artist Marko Gregović with help by Atanasije Popović. Next to the Church is an Eparchy...more
On the prominent part of area near Trebinje is a hill call Crkivna which offers a breath-taking view of panorama of City. The name hill Crkvina is derivative from word Crkva (Church). The legend was confirmed during the preparatory works when the foundations of the older church from the early Christian period (very likely 4th century) were found.On...more
I took a photo of the landscape from the village (first photo). Once at home, when I looked at it closely, I discovered that on top of the mountain overhanging the unidentified village, stand a building with a familiar look. I made a close-up. Though not of good quality, it seems that it is a church or a monastery. I have searched on the net and...more
A dam! That must be what is forbidden to photography! I had not noticed it at first and had there not been the road sign, I will certainly have missed it. I took a second photo with telephoto lens.This is the dam on the Trebišnjica river that makes the the artificial Bilećo Jezero (Lake Bileća). It should be near the village of Gornje...more
In the village a little further, I found another road sign that forbid any photography. As the road sign was dilapidated, I felt that it did not mean anything anymore and I took several photos. These kind of sign dates from the time of the 1992-96 wars, when this area was highly strategic and suffered a lot from the struggles.I am unable to name...more
I was driving on the road near Lastva when I saw this amazing road sign. Though not obvious, it seemed to forbid photos but I had not seen anything that deserved any ban of photo. So, as there was nobody around, I stopped to take a photo of the sign and try to find out for what explained the sign itself.more
A little further west, the Trebišnjica river has carved a narrow defile. The road is very scenic but unfortunately, as the valley is so narrow, there are very few spots where it is possible to park to take photos. Believe me, it is more scenic that I have been able to show by my photos!more
Trebišnjica river is an amazing river. It flows in Bosnia-Herzegovina, Montenegro and Croatia under various names (Mušnica, Gračanica, Fatnička, etc) but the name does not change when it goes from one country to another but because it is a sinking river ! It flows across karstic countries. Thus, in some places, it disappears entirely or...more
Sage (Salvia officinalis) cultivated in many gardens all over Europe to season meals or to prepare infusions grows wild in these mountains. It has even a stronger smell than when it is cultivated at lower elevations. I have taken seeds to check if they keep the same strong scent once home grown.more
This is the landscape near the border of Republika Srpska (Bosnia and Herzegovina) with Montenegro. More accurately, this photo was taken between Lastva and the border. The road passes across the Bijela Gora mountain (white mountain) also named Orin. The elevation should be around 1200-1500m. The landscape is rugged and wild. In winter, it is very...more
The bridge over the river Trebisnjica, was built during the second half of 16th century. It was built as a legacy of Mehmed-pasha Sokolovic. At the end of the 17th century it was renamed Arslanagica Most. The bridge got its name from Arslan-aga who collected tolls on the bridge. During the 1970's the bridge was relocated to a new location a few...more
The hotel was renovated a few years ago. It is also located in the very centre of Trebinje.more
Luke Vukalovica 1, Trebinje, 89101, Bosnia and Herzegovina
Good for: Families
Dusanova 11, Trebinje, 59 000, Bosnia and Herzegovina
Good for: Families
My girlfriend and I ate lunch at Restoran Porto Bello during our day trip to Trebinje in May 2012.This local restaurant, which is attached to Hotel Porto Bello, is located in the heart of the Stari Grad region of the city.When we arrived, the dining room was busy with a party of school children, so we made our way to an enclosed courtyard which was...more
We stopped for ice cream at Poslasticarnica GRK during a day trip to Trebinje in May 2012.This cafe/ice cream parlour is located in the heart of Stari Grad and occupies a quiet pavement location with long rows of seats and tables shaded by tall trees.The choice of ice cream sundaes is very impressive; the brightly coloured menu stretches to several...more
We stopped for much-needed cold drinks on the terrace at Cafe Bar Jaz during a hot afternoon of sightseeing in Trebinje in May 2012.The cafe itself would be unremarkable but for the fact that it offers a raised terrace with outdoor tables overlooking the Trebisnijca river and offering great views of Perovica Bridge a couple of hundred metres...more
We visited Trebinje as a day trip from Herceg Novi in neighbouring Montenegro, using the services of "Trend Travel" who have a booking office at Herceg Novi bus station. The following information may be of use to anybody planning a similar day trip to Trebinje: During our 5 day stay in Herceg Novi in May 2012, we undertook a day trip to the town of...more
I noticed 2 warning signs for minefields on the way from Mostar. There may be others which are not marked - some parts of the road are very remote. I also saw a military mines clearance team heading off to tackle one location.So, if you are going to have a picnic en route, stretch your legs halfway or answer a call of nature, be very wary by the...more
All the roadsigns in the area are in cyrillic alphabet as it is part of Republika Srpska. I can speak Russian so it was fine for me (the Serb and Russian alphabets are not identical, but are so close as to make no difference).That will make navigation difficult for those who can't read it.more
Early in the morning, you will see many people coming back from the green market and having a coffee and "loza" (alcohol drink). It will be good to give waiter a tip around 10% of the bill.
The very famous place is coffee bar "Ispod platana" close to city green market.
Some Vters already know that I collect photos of School warning road sign. I could not miss this one in the unidentified village (or suburb of Trebinje). The drawing is modern and can now be found in several countries but the text is written in Cyrrilic fonts (we are in Republika Srpska), which makes it special.
Herzegovina is part of country interesting architecture. Many village have a stone houses. Many are empty or with few inhabitants, almost all seniors. Here you can expect a hospitality and generosity and in Mrkonjići village you can buy from locals and jars with wild berries and strawberries, home made honey and rakija, herbs and mushrooms...more
Popovo Polje is one of the most prolific base in southeastern Europe. Interesting is that here crops succeed two times in the year. The name popovo polje literary means priest filed. This field is lower part of area with altitude from 250 till 220 m. The field is filled with sinks, a valley and a river flowing Trebisnjica. It is completely...more
Monastery of the Holy Apostles Peter and Paul is located 7 km southeast of Trebinje, on the edge of Popovo polje. The believe is that Monastery is built in 1906th on the remains of an older temple which allegedly dates back to Justinian’s age (6th century). Archeological finds have testified to very old buildings that there were at the place of...more
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...more
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...more
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! One tradition associated with Trebinje....every time I visit the city I go and walk...more