Historic Landmarks in & around Bihac

Turbe | Bihać

Turbe’s origin is intertwined with a tale of bravery and devotion. During the fierce battles to defend Bihać against the larger Austrian-Hungarian army, two pašas (high-ranking officials) lost their lives. They were laid to rest in a peaceful location across from the Captain’s Tower. It is said that the wife of one paša, looking out […]

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Fethija Mosque | Fethija džamija | Bihać

Discover Bosnian Aya Sofia, the historic Fethija Mosque in Bihać, Bosnia and Herzegovina, formerly the Church of St. Anthony. Dating back to the 14th century, this architectural marvel showcases a fusion of Gothic and Ottoman styles. Renowned for its ornate stone details, the mosque welcomes visitors intrigued by its rich heritage. With modifications for inclusivity and preservation efforts, it remains a revered site, boasting an original stained glass window and serving as a symbol of cultural harmony.

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Castle Ostrozac | Tvrđava Ostrožac | Cazin near Bihać

…A Journey Through History…

Ostrožac Castle’s story is woven into the tapestry of this area’s turbulent past, standing resilient through the ages with numerous renovations and adaptations.

🏰 Medieval Period:
Dating back to 1286, Ostrožac was documented as a property of Prince Babonjić from Blagaj.

🕌 Ottoman Period:
As the headquarters of the sanjak from 1578, Ostrožac became a pivotal hub, boasting formidable defenses and serving as a strategic center for nearly three centuries under the Beširević family’s governance.

🏰 Austro-Hungarian Period:
In 1896, Earl Lotar von Berks transformed Ostrožac, constructing a magnificent neo-Gothic castle and enhancing accessibility with a serpentine road, leaving an indelible mark on its history.

🎨 Ostrožac Sculpture Colony:
Established in 1967, this initiative brought artists from around the world to craft monumental sculptures from bihacit stone, creating a captivating sculpture park within Ostrožac’s walls.

Perched atop a hill with panoramic views of the Una River, Ostrožac Castle offers not just history, but also easy access to the wonders of Una National Park.

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