Adventures – Day 7. – Discover Konjic (Bosnia and Herzegovina)

Konjic is very interesting tourist destination which is result of geographic location, unique natural beauty, cultural and historical heritage and favorable climatic conditions. In the area of Konjic for centuries are intersected different cultures, traditions and religions which gives additional value to the creation of specific tourism product and enriches the tourist offer. Thanks to all of this Konjic has many natural opportunities for developing different types of tourism and activities that we created by human work: sports and recreation tourism (rafting, canyoning, mountain biking, hiking), cultural and historical tourism, gastronomy tourism, eco-tourism, rural tourism, religious tourism.

Some fun facts and history

Konjic is a town and municipality located in northern Herzegovina, around 50 kilometres (31 mi) southwest of Sarajevo. It is a mountainous, heavily wooded area, and is 268 m (879 ft) above sea level. The municipality extends on both sides of the Neretva River. The city is one of the oldest permanent settlements in Bosnia, dating back almost 4000 years; the city in its current incarnation arising as an important town in the late 14th century. Konjička Stara Ćuprija (Stara Ćuprija = Old Bridge) was built between 1682 and 1683 by Ali-aga Hasečić (as shown by a stone plaque at the center of the bridge). It was built over six slightly pointed stone arches. It is the best preserved Ottoman bridge in Bosnia and Herzegovina. The arches were destroyed by the retreating German army in March 1945. The bridge was rebuilt in its original state between 2003 and 2009. The bridge is now proclaimed a National Monument of Bosnia and Herzegovina.

Natural goods & Why to visit Konjic?

Konjic is attractive because of the natural beauties that surround the town. The river Neretva runs through the very center. The old town is very beautiful for taking a walk, as well as the center of the city from where you can clearly see the natural surrounding of this town. Since the start of the last century, Konjic is known for its woodcarving craft. Among all these tourist offerings, the Boračko lake with the Glavatičevo valley is certainly one of the most prominent aspects of it. Most of our in-nature activities start from here: hiking, rafting, camping, village tourism, kayaking, or canoeing, mountain biking or perhaps paragliding!

There are 4,160 of stećci (medieval tombstones), which makes the Konjic municipality rich with history and culture.

Check them out at http://www.visitkonjic.com

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