JAJCE

JAJCE is simply adorable – even its name is cute, a diminutive form of the word “egg”, and therefore translating as something like “egglet”. The name is said to derive from the shape of a hill topped with an impressive citadel. In the Middle Ages, Bosnian kings were crowned just down the hill in the ruined Church of St Mary; the last coronation, of Stjepan Tomašević, took place here in 1461, but two years later the king had his head lopped off during the Ottoman invasion. Opposite the church are the catacombs, essentially an underground church with a crypt. In recent history Jajce was the birthplace of Tito’s Yugoslavia. Natural setting of this enchanting little town is breathtaking: confluence of the Pliva and the Vrbas river are 21m-high waterfalls right in the town centre.

  1. DAN Travnik – Jajce – Bihać

 


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