Religious Sites

Embark on a spiritual journey through the Religious Sites that symbolize the coexistence of different faiths in Bosnia and Herzegovina. Admire the elegant minarets of mosques, the ornate decorations of Orthodox churches, the serene synagogues, and the grandeur of Catholic cathedrals.

Dizdar / Women’s Mosque | Dizdareva / Ženska Džamija | Jajce

Located in the upper part of Jajce, in the Gornja Mahala district, the Dizdareva (Women’s) Mosque is a notable landmark with a unique architectural style. Built in 1812/1813 by Sulejman-beg Kulenović, the mosque stands out for its distinctive design and historical significance. Architectural Highlights The Dizdar Mosque is an important example of the region’s Ottoman […]

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Crkva sv. Marije (Fethija / Sultan Sulejmanova džamija) sa Zvonikom sv. Luke | St. Mary’s Church (The Fatih / Sultan Suleyman Mosque) with St. Luke’s Belltower | Jajce

Located within the historic core of Jajce, the Church of St. Mary holds a significant place in the rich tapestry of Bosnian history. This ancient church has witnessed royal coronations, housed sacred relics, and transformed through various cultural influences over the centuries. On April 1, 1459, Jelena Branković, the daughter of Serbian despot Lazar, brought

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Old Orthodox Church & Museum | Stara pravoslavna crkva & Muzej | Sarajevo

Explore the rich history of the Old Orthodox Church in Sarajevo, a venerable cultural and historical treasure. Dating back to 1539, it showcases medieval Serbian-Byzantine architecture and boasts a remarkable interior with exquisite woodcarving and iconic art. Positioned near Baščaršija, it houses the world’s fifth most valuable collection of icons. The associated Museum, established in 1889, features 700 precious exhibits, including significant iconographic pieces, gold chalices, and ancient liturgical robes. With diverse artifacts spanning the 15th to the 19th century, the museum is a captivating repository of art, manuscripts, books, and ethnographic items.

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Colorful Mosque | Šarena džamija | Travnik

Explore Travnik’s vibrant history at the Šarena Džamija, a 16th-century masterpiece. Known for its captivating ornaments and unique architecture, this mosque in the heart of Donja čaršija district showcases flourishing trees, grapevines, and calligraphic details. The Šarena Džamija, meaning colorful mosque, boasts richly decorated interiors, including ornamental sections and a gallery with names of Prophet Muhammad’s companions. Serving both sacred and secular purposes, it defies architectural norms, with a left-side minaret due to ground conditions. Despite challenges, including a 1903 fire, extensive restoration in the 1980s preserved its botanical charm, attracting history and architecture enthusiasts.

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Church of the Holy Spirit and Franciscan Monastery | Crkva svetoga Duha i Franjevački samostan | Fojnica

The Fojnica Monastery in Bosnia and Herzegovina, a 14th-century historical site, offers a diverse collection of religious artifacts, ancient documents, and artwork. Despite partial destruction by fire in 1664, its preserved treasures draw history and art enthusiasts. A modernized museum, housing a vast mineral and ore collection, validates the region’s natural wealth.

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Church of the Nativity of the Theotokos | Saborna Crkva Rođenja Presvete Bogorodice | Sarajevo

Discover the awe-inspiring Cathedral Church of the Nativity of the Theotokos, a grand Serbian Orthodox masterpiece nestled in Sarajevo. Standing as one of the largest Serbian Orthodox churches in the Balkans, this architectural marvel is a designated National Monument of Bosnia and Herzegovina. View this post on Instagram A post shared by Ukrainian from Sarajevo

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The Cathedral of Jesus’ Sacred Heart | Katedrala Srca Isusova | Sarajevo

View this post on Instagram A post shared by lll.ba Bosnia & Herzegovina Travel Guide (@discover_bosnia_herzegovina) View this post on Instagram A post shared by Kemal Moke Lihic (@connormead_sa) View this post on Instagram A post shared by goroPRO (@_goropro_) The Church of the Sacred Heart of Jesus, a majestic Catholic church, located in Sarajevo,

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