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Konjic is located in the extreme north of mountainous Herzegovina, in the central part of Bosnia and Herzegovina, in the valley on both sides of the Neretva River and around the mouth of the Neretva tributary Trešanica. Everyone traveling from Bosnia to Herzegovina must pass through Konjic, which gives the city a significant strategic advantage and position.

HISTORY OF CAVALRY

The early history of Konjic goes back 4,000 years, as evidenced by the remains of various settlements found in this area along the Neretva River. Konjic was first mentioned by the Republic of Dubrovnik in 1382.

In 1897, archeologist Karl Pach of the National Museum in Sarajevo found the large archaeological site "Konjički Mitrej" (sanctuary of the god Mithras) on Repovica hill in Konjic. The foundations of a rectangular sanctuary with an area of 45 m2 were found.

The city shared its fate with the rest of BiH and ended up under the rule of the Ottoman Empire, which left its mark in the form of Islamic architecture and the famous Stara Ćuprije, which bridges the banks of the Neretva River.

During the Austro-Hungarian occupation, Konjic took on the characteristics of European architecture, which merged with the Ottoman spirit of the city.

During the First World War, which began in Sarajevo with the assassination of Franz Ferdinand, Konjic became part of Yugoslavia.

During the Cold War, President Josip Broz Tito chose Konjic as his military command center, known as Tito's bunker - today the biggest tourist attraction in the city.

Lukomir

The village of Lukomir is located in the municipality of Konjic and at an altitude of 1,495 m is the highest populated place in Bosnia and Herzegovina. Based on the stećaks in the village, which date from the 14th and 15th centuries, it is assumed that the village was inhabited hundreds of years ago. Many people describe Lukomir as a living ethno museum where the customs of nomadic tribes are practiced and they live a very traditional way of life.

Old Ćuprija

Built in 1682, the Old Bridge in Konjic is considered the point where Herzegovina meets Bosnia. Built of stone, with a total of six arches, it is one of the most beautiful bridges from the Ottoman period in Bosnia and Herzegovina. Along with Mostar's Stari most, Trebinje's Arslanagića bridge and Mehmed Paša Sokolović's bridge in Višegrad, Konjic's Stari most is a significant cultural and historical monument of the country. It was declared a national monument of Bosnia and Herzegovina.

Tito's bunker

Officially named "Army War Command" (ARK D-o), Tito's bunker was built between 1953 and 1979. It served as an atomic shelter to protect the military command and 350 members of President Tito's government in the event of a nuclear attack during the Cold War.

Excavated on the southern flank of the Bjelašnica mountain, the bunker consists of extensive underground structures designed to supply its inhabitants for up to six months. The complex includes residential areas, meeting rooms, dormitories, communication facilities and is supplied with energy.

The bunker was built in the strictest secrecy, and a total of 4.6 billion dollars was invested, which is today's value of 26 billion dollars.

Canyoning along the river Rakitnica

The 26 kilometer long Rakitnica canyon separates the Bjelašnica and Visočica mountains and connects Bosnia and Herzegovina. Many lovers of adrenaline and canyoning agree that this canyon is one of the best choices for such an adventure. One of the deepest canyons in Europe, the Rakitnica canyon, is physically very demanding and you will need technical skills. In addition to guaranteed adrenaline, the canyon is full of surprises and untouched nature, waterfalls, rapids, cascades and crystal clear natural pools.

Boračko lake

Located about 20 kilometers from Konjic, Boračko jezero is one of the most beautiful natural lakes in Bosnia and Herzegovina. Boračko jezero is a mountain, glacial lake located at the foot of the Prenj mountain, at an altitude of 397 m.

To the west, the lake is surrounded by the steep and wooded hills of Montenegro, and to the east by the Tranji mountains. The surroundings of the lake are decorated with dense coniferous and coniferous forests.

The Borac Lake, with its beauty and pure green color, rarely leaves anyone indifferent, and it is visited by both locals and tourists from all over the world.

Boračko jezero is an ideal destination for families and holidays in a natural environment, and it also has a camp where you can enjoy it in camper vans.
There is also the possibility of renting wooden bungalows and apartments on the lake.

Would you like to experience Konjic firsthand, enjoy the beautiful nature, picturesque views of the Neretva River and learn all about its rich history? Contact our partners - ERO Travel Tour Agency.

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