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50 pictures that will inspire you to visit Bosnia and Herzegovina

There are places you know you will fall for even before visiting. All the pictures you see online, all the stories you read, the history and culture you learn about keep you captivated and make you count the days to your actual trip to the place. That was my story with Bosnia and Herzegovina.


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My visits to Bosnia and Herzegovina

By now I’ve had a chance to visit Bosnia and Herzegovina three times: in early autumn, in winter and in spring. Each season was beautiful there, each place was just stunning. Sarajevo – the tragic capital – quickly has became one of my all time favorite cities, Mostar is a perfect place for me to chill out and smaller places I’ve seen during my recent visit to Bosnia made me fall for the country even more.

The whole world has learnt about Bosnia and Herzegovina in the 1990s due to the cruel war that made it to the news. The conflict ended in 1996 but for years tourists were simply afraid to visit Bosnia and Herzegovina, looking at the country with the recent events in mind. To be honest I was one of them…

But even if the war remnants are still there, you can see bulletholes on the buildings, ruined houses and numerous cemetaries just about everywhere the country has moved on, focusing on the future and trying to live normally.

Why you should visit Bosnia and Herzegovina

While most of the tourists focus only on Mostar (a very easy day trip from Dubrovnik, Croatia) and Sarajevo there are so many places you should go to when you visit Bosnia and Herzegovina: Travnik, Jajce, Blagaj, Pocitelj, Trebinje, Visegrad, Bihac, Konjic, Lukomir, Stolac… the list can go on and on!

For such a small country Bosnia and Herzegovina offers so much! And the landscape when you travel between the places really can take your breath away!

But Bosnia and Herzegovina is so much more than the beautiful places. It’s the country of delicious food (meat lovers will find it especially appealing), multicultural past and incredible people. Everywhere I went I felt really taken care of and despite the major incident (my passport was stolen in Sarajevo) I really think that Bosnia and Herzegovina is really safe.

Bosnia and Herzegovina in pictures

As I was inspired by pictures to visit Bosnia and Herzegovina below you can se some of my favorite shots I took there during two recent visits. It was really hard to choose only 50 pictures – the country is just too beautiful! But I really hope what you are about to see will inspire you to visit Bosnia too!

Mostar - Visit Bosnia and Herzegovina View from the minaret of Koski Mehmed-Pasha Mosque in Mostar

Mostar - Visit Bosnia and Herzegovina Inside Koski Mehmed-Pasha Mosque in Mostar

Mostar - Visit Bosnia and Herzegovina Street in Mostar Old Town

Mostar - Visit Bosnia and Herzegovina View from the Old Bridge in Mostar

Mostar - Visit Bosnia and Herzegovina Mostar Old Bridge

Mostar - Visit Bosnia and Herzegovina Mostar Old Bridge from another perspective

Mostar - Visit Bosnia and Herzegovina Mostar Old Town

Mostar - Visit Bosnia and Herzegovina Mostar Old Bridge by night

Kravica Waterfalls - Visit Bosnia and Herzegovina Kravica Waterfalls

Kravica Waterfalls - Visit Bosnia and Herzegovina Kravica Waterfalls from above

Pocitelj - Visit Bosnia and Herzegovina Pocitelj from above

Pocitelj - Visit Bosnia and Herzegovina Šišman Ibrahim-pašina mosque in Pocitelj

Pocitelj - Visit Bosnia and Herzegovina Spring in Pocitelj

Pocitelj - Visit Bosnia and Herzegovina Pocitelj streets

Travnik - Visit Bosnia and Herzegovina Travnik seen from the fortress

Travnik - Visit Bosnia and Herzegovina Travnik fortress

Travnik - Visit Bosnia and Herzegovina Travnik seen from the fortress

Travnik - Visit Bosnia and Herzegovina Travnik fortress

Travnik - Visit Bosnia and Herzegovina Plava voda, Travnik

Jajce - Visit Bosnia and Herzegovina Entrance to Jajce Old Town

Jajce - Visit Bosnia and Herzegovina Jajce fortress

Jajce - Visit Bosnia and Herzegovina View from Jajce city walls

Jajce - Visit Bosnia and Herzegovina Jajce Old Town

Jajce - Visit Bosnia and Herzegovina Jajce Old Town

Sarajevo - Visit Bosnia and Herzegovina Sarajevo Baščaršija

Sarajevo - Visit Bosnia and Herzegovina Miljacka river in Sarajevo

Sarajevo - Visit Bosnia and Herzegovina Inat Kuca – the most famous house in Sarajevo

Sarajevo - Visit Bosnia and Herzegovina Sarajevo views

Sarajevo - Visit Bosnia and Herzegovina View of Sarajevo Old Town

Sarajevo - Visit Bosnia and Herzegovina Sarajevo seen from Alifakovac cemetery

Sarajevo - Visit Bosnia and Herzegovina Miljacka river and Latin Bridge in Sarajevo

Sarajevo - Visit Bosnia and Herzegovina Catholic Cathedral

Sarajevo - Visit Bosnia and Herzegovina Vibrant Sarajevo Old Town

Sarajevo - Visit Bosnia and Herzegovina Sarajevo sunset

Sarajevo - Visit Bosnia and Herzegovina Latin Bridge in Sarajevo at night

Sarajevo - Visit Bosnia and Herzegovina Sebilj in Sarajevo at night

Sarajevo - Visit Bosnia and Herzegovina Main square in Baščaršija, Sarajevo

Sarajevo - Visit Bosnia and Herzegovina Baščaršija streets

Sarajevo - Visit Bosnia and Herzegovina Gazi Husrev-beg Mosque yard in Sarajevo

Sarajevo - Visit Bosnia and Herzegovina Ferhadija street, Sarajevo. Where cultures meet.

Sarajevo - Visit Bosnia and Herzegovina Saraci street, Sarajevo. Where cultures meet.

Sarajevo - Visit Bosnia and Herzegovina Ferhadija street, Sarajevo

Sarajevo - Visit Bosnia and Herzegovina Strossmayerova street, Sarajevo

Sarajevo - Visit Bosnia and Herzegovina Main square in Baščaršija, Sarajevo

Sarajevo - Visit Bosnia and Herzegovina View from the restaurant on the hills of Sarajevo

Sarajevo - Visit Bosnia and Herzegovina View from Avaz Tower, Sarajevo

Sarajevo - Visit Bosnia and Herzegovina View from Avaz Tower, Sarajevo

Sarajevo - Visit Bosnia and Herzegovina Sunset in Sarajevo


If you think of visiting Bosnia and Herzegovina or just want to read more about the country take a look what else I wrote about it:

If you’re looking for articles about any place in particular this map with posts might be useful for you. Or just take a look at the “destinations” page.


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7 maja '17

There are 28 Comments.

  1. mega, mega, mega;) już kombinuję jak udac się w te strony w wakacje. nie wierzę, że kiedyś totalnie nie interesowałam się Bośnią i nie brałam jej pod uwagę w wojażach.

    • kami
      20:53 27/05/2017

      lepiej późno niż wcale! wybierz się koniecznie, bo naprawdę warto! Fantastyczny kraj!

  2. Lance Mentink
    18:20 07/05/2017

    WOW… GREAT PICTURES KAMI We plan on living in both Bosnia and Montenegro next year. We will hire you for some advice. Have you ever been to the film festival in Sarajevo? Thanks for sharing your travel adventures. Lance

    • kami
      20:55 27/05/2017

      Thank you for your kind words Lance! You will love it here for sure, Bosnia and Montenegro are among my absolutely favorite places, both countries are incredibly beautiful. Unfortunately I haven’t been to the SFF but I really would love to!

  3. Petarda! <3
    Niech ktoś wydłuży rok, urlopy i zaopatrzy w portfele bez dna. :)

    • kami
      20:56 27/05/2017

      Dziękuję!! I tak, podpisuję się pod tym wnioskiem!

  4. I am going! Well, hopefully next year! This country looks amazing on your pictures
    Tatiana latest post…Street art w Neapolu – alternatywne oblicze centrum miastaMy Profile

    • kami
      20:58 27/05/2017

      It is amazing, that’s why I keep returning! I really hope you will visit Bosnia too!

  5. Gorgeous! I haven’t been to either of the two countries, but would very much like to. I’ve just got back from Croatia, so I’m certainly on my way!
    p.s. I really like your photography!
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    • kami
      21:00 27/05/2017

      Thank you! B&H is a wonderful place so next time when you plan your Balkan trip you definitely shuold include this country too, you won’t be disappointed!

  6. We are so gutted that we aren’t there right now (which is where we should be!) – a month back in the UK, recovering, and we should be back on track. You have some lovely photos here, I am especially drawn to Pocitelj and Travnik.

    • kami
      21:03 27/05/2017

      that was such an unfortunate thing that happened to you Mark but I’m sure you will be back in the Balkans soon!

  7. Martina
    19:03 08/05/2017

    I am heading to BiH next month and i can’t wait. Your post just made me even more excited:).But omg,your passport got stolen in Sarajevo? how did that happen? (so i know what to avoid…)

    • kami
      21:06 27/05/2017

      You will love BiH for sure!!! I’m falling for it more and more with each visit (and I’m here again right now ;)). As for the passport – when I was walking in the evening in the Old Town someone opened my backpack and took the small purse that among other random things had passport too. I think I know where it happened (when walking from the cathedral towards the river) but I’m not 100% sure and I didn’t catch anyone. And well, something like this could have happened anywhere

  8. I’ve always wanted to visit Bosnia Herzegovina, and your photos make me want to visit even more. Those small cobblestone streets and bridges are just gorgeous!

    • kami
      21:08 27/05/2017

      They are gorgeous! I really hope you will make it there soon Jenna, you will love it!

  9. Rany, już pierwsze pięć zrobiło robotę, kurczę, chcę do Bośni! Wczoraj już Kinga spamowała tymi fotkami, przestańcie, nie mam urlopu!

    • kami
      21:08 27/05/2017

      ogarnij jakoś wolne, naprawdę warto! Ja też nie mam urlopu, a znów w Bośni jestem ;)

  10. Hege już w czwartek lecę także do Bośni przez Czarnogóre i liczę na podobnie udane kadry :)
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  11. I’ve only been in Sarajevo and Mostar, like most people, but I agree that it’s a really fascinating and interesting country. I keep repeating that it’s so hard to think that it all was one country – Slovenia, Croatia, Serbia, Montenegro… They are all so different!
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    • kami
      21:13 27/05/2017

      You definitely should return to B&H and see more of it as it’s just stunning! It’s fascinating how diverse the former Yugoslavia was which, in a way, caused so much tragedy here

  12. Aleks
    05:50 12/05/2017

    Nice, but you forget to visit beautiful Trebinje in southern part of Hercegovina close to Dubrovnik & Herceg Novi.
    It must be on every list if you travel trough Bosnia!!!

    • kami
      21:13 27/05/2017

      I’ve mentioned it in the post but I haven’t been there yet (even if I really would love to)

  13. Przemek
    20:04 18/05/2017

    Bardzo atrakcyjne miejsce. Chcę się w końcu wybrać w te regiony. Słowenia wygląda podobnie. Te miasteczka między pagórkami są bajeczne.

    • kami
      21:14 27/05/2017

      zdecydowanie polecam! Słowenia też jest fantastyczna, taki mały kraj, a tyle atrakcji!

  14. Stafaine
    12:00 22/05/2017

    Woow, this looks really amazing,
    This is really on my have to do list before i get into my 40’s

    Keep posting,
    Kind regards
    Stefanie

    • kami
      21:14 27/05/2017

      Thank you! I really hope you will make it to B&H soon! Regards!

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