Bosnia & Herzegovina: Jajce

Jajce is an absolutely beautiful old town dating back to the 14th century and once the capital of the kingdom of Bosnia. It’s been besieged over a dozen times by various conquering forces and twice taken by the Ottoman Empire. The town, while off the beaten path like most of Bosnia, boasts 4 major tourist attractions – the Pliva Falls where the emerald green Pliva meets Vrbas river, the underground catacombs of a church with stone crosses carved into rock walls, the spectacular St Lukes Belltower from 1461, and last but not least – the Trdava (aka Jajce Fortress) dominating the high point above the town (next post).