What to do in Goražde?

Goražde is a captivating town located in the eastern part of Bosnia and Herzegovina that offers a blend of history and natural beauty. Here are some things you can do in Gorazde:

Enjoy the Drina River

The Drina River runs through Goražde, offering picturesque views and recreational activities. You can take a boat ride, go fishing, or simply relax by the riverbanks which attracts swimmers to its pristine beaches and offers scenic camping spots along its banks.

Swimmers on the banks of Drina River

The Drina River is also renowned for kayaking and rafting, providing thrilling experiences for water sports enthusiasts.

Rafting of wooden rafts / Splavarenje

Explore natural beauty

Goražde is surrounded by stunning natural landscapes. Take the opportunity to visit the nearby Tara River Canyon, one of the deepest canyons in Europe, where you can also enjoy hiking, rafting, or simply appreciating the breathtaking scenery.

Surrounded by high-lying hills adorned with diverse deciduous and evergreen trees, the area is perfect for country tourism. Charming villages nestled at the foot of these hills offer a welcoming atmosphere for visitors. The hilltop clearings serve as health resorts, and their vast expanses offer excellent opportunities for hunting.

Bijele Vode Ilino

One of those places is Bijele Vode which offers a refreshing escape from the urban environment and allows visitors to reconnect with nature.

Visit historical sites & Learn about the region’s history

Goražde and its surrounding area have been deeply affected by the Bosnian War.

Memorial park Rorovi

Consider visiting the memorial park Rorovi located in the hilly part of the settlement, as well as Bridge Under the Bridge, a symbols of the city’s resistance during the aggression of 1992-1995.

Bridge under the Bridge

Besides wars, Goražde has a long and diverse history, with various cultural influences. Explore historical sites in & around town like the Roman Bridge in Kožetin from period of Roman Empire, and the Turhan Emin-beg Mosque, the oldest mosque in Bosnia & Herzegovina.

Turhan Emin-beg Mosque

Visit to the pilgrimage sites associated with the Drina Martyrs to honor their memory and reflect on their sacrifice.

Kučarin Necropolis

A must-visit location from Goražde is the Kučarin Necropolis, an ancient burial site adorned with intricately carved medieval tombstones, offering a captivating glimpse into the region’s cultural heritage.

Turbe Sijerčića

Don’t miss the Turbe Sijerčića with its harem, a historical site that can be visited from Goražde, offering a glimpse into a different era and the lives of people in the region as well as the church in Sopotnica with the first printing press in Bosnia and Herzegovina.

Church of St. George in Sopotnica

Shop for souvenirs

Take some time to explore local markets and shops in Goražde. You can find handmade crafts, traditional Bosnian products, and unique souvenirs to remember your trip by.

Explore nearby places

Visit Višegrad, located approximately 55 kilometers east of Goražde, a historic town renowned for its Ottoman-era, the UNESCO World Heritage Site Mehmed Paša Sokolović Bridge.

UNESCO World Heritage Site Mehmed Paša Sokolović Bridge

On the other side situated about 60 kilometers southwest of Goražde is Foča, a picturesque town surrounded by stunning mountain landscapes. Foča is home to historical sites like the Aladža Mosque and the Ottoman-era Old Town, where visitors can wander through narrow streets and experience the town’s architectural charm.

And for the nature lover’s, approximately 80 kilometers northwest of Goražde is Sutjeska National Park which encompasses the majestic peaks of the Dinaric Alps, pristine forests, and the magnificent Perućica primeval forest, one of the last remaining primeval forests in Europe. The park is also home to the historical Battle of Sutjeska Memorial Monument, commemorating a significant World War II battle. Hiking, mountaineering, and wildlife spotting are popular activities in this breathtaking natural environment.

Sutjeska National Park

Experience local cuisine

Indulge in Bosnian cuisine while in Goražde. Sample traditional dishes, search for wild fruit and medicinal herbs and look for springs of drinkable and mineral water.

For local experience visit Panorama Resort in Međeđa, nestled between Goražde and Višegrad, which beckons to all travelers seeking a perfect blend of delectable cuisine and thrilling water sports on the enchanting Drina River.

Panorama Resort in Međeđa

Goražde invites visitors to explore its natural wonders, partake in thrilling activities, immerse themselves in cultural festivities, and discover the untapped resources that hold promise for its prosperous future.

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