Bijambare Cave | Pećina Bijambare

The Bijambare Caves are a network of limestone caves located in central Bosnia & Herzegovina, near the town of Ilijaš. The caves are known for their stunning geological formations, including stalactites, stalagmites, and underground lakes.

The whole area is Protected Landscape and a haven of biodiversity, boasting a rich tapestry of over 800 species of vascular plants.

It’s a wildlife haven, home to a diverse array of mammals, birds, reptiles, amphibians, insects, and more. Set within the stunning karst region, this area is a treasure trove of geological wonders, featuring karst sinkholes, sinkholes, and caves that will leave you in awe.

In the heart of this captivating landscape, you’ll discover the Bijambare Caves, a network of limestone caves that have been shaping and evolving for an astonishing 50 million years. These caves have been sculpted by the patient work of underground rivers, resulting in a mesmerizing world of geological formations. Stalactites, stalagmites, and enchanting underground lakes adorn these subterranean chambers.

While the Bijambare Caves hide several secrets beneath the surface, the Middle Cave is the only one open to the public.

Guided tours lead you through narrow passages and underground chambers, unveiling the mysteries of this ancient underground world. The Middle Cave, stretches for 500 meters and is composed of four grand halls. Visitors can easily explore it via a well-maintained asphalt path.

The Bijambare Caves offer more than just geological wonders.

The Upper Cave offers a panoramic view of the surrounding natural beauty and serves as an observation point.

Archaeological remains from the Stone Age were discovered in this cave, and they now find their home in the National Museum in Sarajevo.

Beyond the cave exploration, Bijamabre Protected Landscape invites you to savor its breathtaking landscapes, lush walking trails, and scenic cycling paths winding through evergreen and deciduous forests. Here, the beauty of nature transforms with each passing season, offering a unique experience year-round.

Immerse yourself in history as you encounter “stecci,” medieval tombstones…

… and find moments of tranquility at the hospitality center, complete with a kids playground for a well-deserved break.

For a leisurely tour of the area, hop on an electric train and let the landscape unfold before your eyes.

While you explore the Bijambare Caves and marvel at their delicate formations, remember to resist the temptation to touch the stalactites and stalagmites, for they are fragile and sensitive. The oils from your hands can hinder their natural growth.

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09:36 19 Nov 23
It says on the internet that they are working and the current state of visitors, we drove for 3 and a half hours only for the security guard to tell us that it was not working and that we could just walk. Frivolous management in every respect. Data should be updated.
Dr. ShakirDr. Shakir
16:50 28 Sep 23
Very beautiful caves, good wooden walkways, and nicely lit. Bring your jacket. It is cold inside. Entrance is 3 MK. The cave attendant is very polite and knows Arabic and English. You can enter the caves only at certain times, and can stay inside for a maximum is 30 minutes. They start around 11:00 am. You should be there 5-10 minutes before entry time. Note that you also need about 20 minutes to walk from the parking lot. So, plan your arrival accordingly. There is a small train which you can take from the parking to the caves (2 MK), but is not recommended because the departure times are infrequent (every hour or hour and 20 minutes). The walk from the parking to the caves is nice, exempt when it is very hot (it is an open area). There is a nice restaurant near the caves (try the delicious veal with mushroom sauce and homemade bread). There is a nice forest path, well maintained when you walk for about 20 minutes. then it becomes muddy. Still, It is a good trail. Overall, excellent site, a must visit if you are in the area.
josip poslekjosip poslek
14:22 06 Sep 23
Beautiful, friendly staff, the cave is beautiful, you must visit it!
Khaled AlshaheenKhaled Alshaheen
21:40 12 Aug 23
Very nice place to visit ?
Almir1 DedicAlmir1 Dedic
10:20 25 Jul 23
Mehmed EmeinMehmed Emein
22:15 29 Oct 22
Tasahil MTasahil M
15:51 15 Sep 21
For the lovers of nature. Don't miss this
Ahmed AbdullahAhmed Abdullah
15:43 06 Sep 21
The caves are amazing. Insides are chilly. There’s an entrance ticket of 2 BAM, then 1 BAM train ticket to the caves, then a 3 BAM Ticket to caves and 1 BAM train ticket back to the parking lot. So a total of 7 BAM deal. But worth it. The caves have amazing acoustics, though advised not to make a high pitch sound to avoid bats. Some people even come to get married here in them! Museum is Sarajevo fancies the remains from Stone Age. And there are toilets where the train drops you and shops to get souvenirs.
nedzad ikovicnedzad ikovic
20:12 10 Jul 20

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