…the Mediaeval Royal Town of Bobovac…

Bobovac Castle is a medieval fortress located near the town of Vares in central Bosnia and Herzegovina. It was built in the late 14th century during the reign of King Tvrtko I of Bosnia as a royal seat and a symbol of the Bosnian Kingdom’s power.

Bobovac is located at an altitude of 708 meters above sea level

The castle was strategically located on a hill overlooking the valley and served as the seat of the Bosnian kings and their court.

Bobovac Burial Chapel

It was heavily fortified with walls, towers, and gates and was considered to be one of the most important castles in Bosnia and Herzegovina during the Middle Ages.

Bobovac Castle

The castle was attacked and destroyed by the Ottomans in the late 15th century, and today only ruins remain. Despite the ruins, Bobovac Castle remains a popular tourist attraction due to its historical significance and stunning views of the surrounding countryside.

Info board

Visitors can explore the castle grounds and learn about its rich history through the many informative displays and exhibits on site.

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Bobovac Castle can be reached by car from both Kakanj and Vares. As you venture through scenic mountain roads and enchanting nature, a significant part of the journey will be on charming gravel paths.

Walking trail to Bobovac through the forest

For nature enthusiasts and adventure-seekers, Bobovac also offers access to picturesque hiking trails, providing an unforgettable experience.

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