UNESCO World Heritage Sites

As of 2021, there are four sites in Bosnia and Herzegovina on the list and a further 10 on the tentative list.


  1. The Old Bridge Area of the Old City of Mostar – This historic bridge and the surrounding area represent a masterpiece of Ottoman-era architecture and engineering.
  2. Mehmed Paša Sokolović Bridge in Višegrad – This 16th-century bridge is considered to be one of the finest examples of Ottoman architecture and engineering.
  3. Stećci Medieval Tombstones Graveyards – These medieval tombstones are found throughout Bosnia and Herzegovina, and are considered to be some of the most significant and unique cultural artifacts of the region.


  1. Janj forest – It is large, dense forest located in the northeastern part of Bosnia and Herzegovina, known for its natural beauty and as a habitat for a variety of wildlife.

Janj forest

The most recent UNESCO World Heritage site added to the list in B&H was the Janj forest, in 2021, as an extension to the site Ancient and Primeval Beech Forests of the Carpathians and Other Regions of Europe, which is shared among 18 European countries. Janj forest is a large, dense forest located in the …

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Stećci Medieval Tombstones Graveyards

Stećci–Medieval Tombstones Graveyards were inscribed on the UNESCO World Heritage List on July 15 2016. This serial property includes a selection of 4000 medieval tombstones (stećci) at 28 sites on the territory of four states: Bosnia and Herzegovina, Republic of Croatia, Montenegro, and Republic of Serbia.  Stećci bear an exceptional testimony to the medieval culture …

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