• Jajce

  • City Jajce represents a place of rich history where were created many important events and documents. Unusual landscapes and beautiful scenery is created by river Pliva and its magnificent waterfall, which is 21 meters high and is one of the 12 most beautiful waterfalls in the world.

     The City Gallery – is located in old Krslak house, on the road to the Fortress. The exact date of the construction of Krslak house is unknown, but the brickwork style suggests it was in the eighteenth century. Paintings of Jajce’s painters, made during their stay in the town, are part of a permanent art exhibition in the gallery. Other than paintings, sculptures of Dusko Rakita, a local sculptor, also make up part of the permanent exhibition. The City Gallery’s activities also include drawing and painting schools and art colonies.

     AVNOJ Museum - At this place on 29 and 30 November 1943 was held the second session of the Anti-Fascist Council of National Liberation of Yugoslavia (AVNOJ) with the participation of 142 councilors, and where representatives of Bosnia and Herzegovina, Croatian, Serbia, Montenegro, Macedonia and Slovenia, gave up acts of sovereignty to create a federal state. After the war ended, and given the great importance for the history of the building of the former Yugoslavia, the building was again renovated in 1947 and 1953. Museum is equipped with specialized library with a reading room and an art gallery. In honor of this event, in Jajce the annual event "Days of AVNOJ" is held on 29th and 30th of November.

     The Kastel fortress - Kastel in Jajce is located within the complex of the medieval city at an altitude of 470m. The fortress was repaired and rebuilt over several centuries. It is assumed that the fortress existed since the 13th century, while other architectural remains found inside the fortress suggest mid-15th-century. On the south-western part of the fortress is a portal with the royal coat of arms.

     Catacombs in Jajce - Between the end of the 14th and early 15th century, when the city experienced a remarkable political and cultural development, Duke Hrvoje Vukcic Hrvatinic gave the order to carve the catacombs as a place of his last residence and last place of ducal family Hrvatinic residence. However, no one was buried here. Hrvoje died in 1416 in Kotor Varos before the catacombs were completed, and his wife Jelena remarried to a Bosnian king Stjepan Ostoja.

     Dizdar's Mosque or Women's Mosque is located in the upper town, in Gornja Mahala, next to the fortress. Sulejman-bey Kulenovic built this mosque in 1812/1813. This information was found on the inscription above the portal which was there until 1992. Dizdar's Mosque is a mosque without minaret. It has four sided tent-like roofed dome made of stone, and as such is a rarity in Bosnia and Herzegovina. The whole interior of the mosque is under the dome propped by pillars. Dripstone was used for the construction of the dome and pillars.

     Pliva lakes with complex mills Pliva in Jajce - The Pliva lakes are located 5 km away from Jajce, and are home to yet another national monument – an exceptional ensemble of watermills. The first watermills were probably built in the Austro-Hungarian period, each of them with the same look. Wooden, without windows or chimneys, they are all the same size and stand on thin wooden legs. Today the ensemble hosts 19 watermills which are renewed, but currently not in use.


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