Arriving in Kraljeva Sutjeska (King’s Sutjeska) feels like stepping through a time warp. At the entrance to the settlement there is one of the oldest Bosnian mosques built by sultan Mehmed II el-Fatih. By folk tradition, the mosque was built in just few days and never after renewed or rebuilt. In this ancient village special attraction makes a great Franciscan monastery with a church and very rich cultural and historical archive in museum and library. The last Bosnian Queen Katarina, is mourned today by the local townswomen who still wear black scarves as part of the traditional dress.
Bobovac is the most important and best fortified city of medieval Bosnia built on a rock at the south side of the mountains massif of “Dragovskih and Mijakovskih poljica” above the delta of the river Mijakovo. It was built by Stjepan II Kotromanic, the last Bosnian ban, in the beginning of 14th century and was seat for all Bosnian rulers and kings till 1463 when Ottomans occupied Bosnia. As many other towns throughout Europe, the building took place in few phases, more than one century. Bobovac represented a symbol of its political independency and incorporation into a wider European context to the very end of the mediaeval Bosnian state in 1463. In the castles thick walls the Bosnian crown was guarded and it was home for the last Bosnian King Stjepan Tomašević and Queen Katarina.
The historic site of the Mediaeval Royal Castle of Bobovac is hereby designated as a National Monument of Bosnia and Herzegovina. We will walk through remains of the old glory and ruins left from these days but they still narrate fascinating stories about ancient might of mediaeval Bosnian state and its people.
|What to see and do||Basic information|
|Kraljeva Sutjeska||Duration: 6-8 hours|
|Mehmed II el-Fatih mosque||Drive distance: 150 km|
|Franciscan monastery and museum||Walk duration: 20 – 90 min|
|The Dusper House (18th century)||Altitude: up to 800|
|Partisan memorial cemetery|
|Bobovac Royal Mausoleum|
If you are interested in a hiking tour to Bobovac from Kraljeva Sutjeska, check our “Bobovac hiking trail – The fall of the Bosnian Kingdom” tour!
The price includes:
|Transport from Sarajevo and back|
|Licensed tour guide|
|Lunch in the Mijakovići village at a farm (traditional organic Bosnian cuisine)|
|Admission to the Franciscan museum and library exhibition|
|Admission to the historic site of the Mediaeval Royal Castle of Bobovac|
The tour price is based on a group of seven participants. Individual guests can join an existing group. For a smaller group, please check out our tour pricing listed below. Definite departure will be confirmed to participants by email/phone.
Please note that all tours/packages we do are shared tours, unless specifically agreed as private option. Participants interested in a private trip may contact Amazing BiH at firstname.lastname@example.org, and a quote will be provided.
|Number of persons||2||3||4||5||6||7+|
|Price per person||90 €||69 €||60 €||55 €||49 €||45 €
Note: Children aged five to fifteen get a 50% discount on most tours.
What to bring
Hiking boots or sturdy walking shoes are highly recommended; A day pack; Sunscreen; Fleece; Sun hat; 1 liter of water; A dry t-shirt/fleece; Rain gear (in case of rain); Camera; Some carbohydrates rich food such as bananas, hazelnuts, chocolate, some fruits, etc. as snack along the way. Please contact us if you are in need of any equipment.