capital of the Bosnian Pashaluk almost 150 years


Discover Travnik, a city at the heart of Bosnia and Herzegovina, blending history and nature in an authentic Bosnian bazaar atmosphere, that showcases a rich blend of Ottoman, Austro-Hungarian, and Bosnian cultural heritage.

First mentioned in 1463, Travnik served as the capital of the Bosnian Pashaluk from 1699 to 1851, leaving a mark with 77 viziers and two clock towers.

With its oriental town layout, the city showcases medieval and Ottoman-era structures, along with Austro-Hungarian influences seen in its main street and historic steam train.


Travnik’s unique panorama features medieval fortifications, minarets, and church towers.


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Start your exploration at Plava Voda, a natural spring with crystal-clear turquoise water, place where Nobel laureate Ivo Andrić began his book “Bosnian Chronicle” and enjoj Lutvo’s coffee.


Lace up your walking shoes and embark on an urban hiking expedition to the iconic 14th-century Travnik Fortress, a castle perched on a hilltop that offers panoramic views of the surrounding area as well as glimpse into Travnik’s historical significance.


Get down to and stroll through the cobblestone streets of the Old Town, admiring the well-preserved traditional Ottoman-style architecture, colorful houses, and ornate mosques, including the stunning Colorful Mosque.


Explore the vibrant and bustling Čaršija (bazaar), where you can find a variety of local crafts, souvenirs, and traditional Bosnian delicacies.


Indulge in local delights like Travnik-style Ćevapi, a mouthwatering grilled meat delicacy served with traditional accompaniments,


and Vlašić cheese when visiting this vizier’s city.


Visit the birthplace of Nobel Prize-winning author Ivo Andrić, now transformed into the Museum of Ivo Andrić, where you can learn about his life and literary works that were inspired by Travnik.

For a deeper insight into Travnik’s history, visit the Regional Museum of Travnik, housed in an old Ottoman-era building, where you can explore exhibits showcasing the town’s cultural and historical heritage.


Venture beyond the town center to explore the stunning natural landscapes surrounding Travnik. Ski or hike through the picturesque Vlašić Mountain, known for its scenic trails, lush forests, and breathtaking views.


Don’t miss the historical reflection at the Necropolis for the Victims of Fascism Monument in Smrike, nearby Travnik.

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