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Maglaj, Bosnia and Herzegovina


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Maglaj is a town in northern Bosnia and Herzegovina, originated in the 14th century, has an old town with mosques, traditional houses dating back from the Ottoman Empire, and a fortress that stands as a symbol of Maglaj.


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Doboj - Known for fortress, historical center, museum

Dobrićevo (Dobricevo) - Known for orthodox monastery

Gradačac (Gradacac) - Known for architecture, castle, museum

Jablanica - Known for lake, landmark, monument, river

Jajce - Known for fortress, historical center, nature, park, river, waterfall; historical center is a UNESCO Tentative List Site

Ključ (Kljuc) - Known for fortress, medieval old town, park

Konjic - Known for bridge, river

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Kravica - Known for park, waterfall

Lukomir - Known for ethno village, viewpoint

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Mostar - Known for bridge, historical center, medieval old town; historical center is a UNESCO World Heritage Site

Neum - Known for coastal town, marina

Ostrovica - Known for castle

Ostrožac (Ostrozac) - Known for castle

Počitelj (Pocitelj) - Known for medieval old town; medieval old town is a UNESCO Tentative List Site

Radimlja - Known for archaeological site; archaeological site is a UNESCO World Heritage Site

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Stolac - Known for archaeological site, fortress, medieval old town, viewpoint, waterfall; fortress is a UNESCO Tentative List Site

Tešanj (Tesanj) - Known for castle, fortress

Travnik - Known for architecture, fortress, historical center, river

Trebinje - Known for architecture, medieval old town, orthodox cathedral

Tvrdoš (Tvrdos) - Known for orthodox monastery

Velika Kladuša (Velika Kladusa) - Known for fortress

Vjetrenica - Known for cave; cave is a UNESCO Tentative List Site

Vranduk - Known for fortress, historical center

Zavala - Known for orthodox monastery





Last reviewed: 18 May 2020

Maglaj description

The town is situated in the northern part of Bosnia and Herzegovina and is situated in territory where Bosniaks presently form a large majority. The old Maglaj, like numerous other cities in Bosnia and Herzegovina, has an old town with mosques, traditional houses dating back from the Ottoman Empire, and a fortress that stands as a symbol of Maglaj.

The Maglaj town is known from the 14th century. Within 1929 to 1941, Maglaj was part of the Vrbas Banovina of the Kingdom of Yugoslavia.

The Maglaj fortress is found to be among the larger and more fortified structures in the valley of the river Bosna. As a medieval fortress, Maglaj is first mentioned in the charter of Hungarian King Sigismund on the 18th of September 1408. Built though the XIV century to serve the defense of the Bosnian kingdom, the fortress got its final shape in the Ottoman period.

Under the Ottomans, Maglaj was first mentioned in 1485. The first official document that was signed in Maglaj was the document between Hungary and the Ottoman Empire in 1503. The Maglaj fortress is also called Gradina fortress.

Medieval fortress Maglaj is located 182 meters above sea level and consists of 5 towers. The exact data about the construction of the Maglaj Fortress are currently unavailable, and some information is available only about the Clock tower, built on 1697 and well-preserved currently. It is believed that in the Clock tower it was once a gold bell. However, this has never been confirmed.

The Clock tower is located at the entrance of the Maglaj fortress. As this tower is built on a cliff, its front side is slightly larger than the opposite side. After 1878, this clock tower received a clock which was purchased in Vienna, and a bell which was bought at a fair in Zagreb in 1923. Today, the clock tower is abandoned, with no clocks and bells.

The mosque of Kuršumlija, near the fortress, is one of the most beautiful monuments of the Ottoman period in Bosnia. The mosque was built by Ali Pasha Kalauz, and it is know by the name Kuršumlija because it is covered with lead.

The Maglaj fortress has served its purpose for years, primarily as a center of defense of internal security. Upon concurring of the Austro-Hungarian Army in Bosnia and Herzegovina in 1878, the fortress lost all military significance, and was abandoned as a military defensive object. The desolation of the Old part of the city becomes even more intense when the people who lived in about 70 or so houses left it.

The Maglaj fortress was declared a national monument of Bosnia and Herzegovina in 2005.

Maglaj related tours

We at Monterrasol Travel welcome you to see Maglaj during multi-day small group car tour. Contact us if you would like to customize your tour to Maglaj.

We have developed several tours that visiting this beautiful place. But, if you have a special conditions or any from these tours fit you, please do not hesitate to contact us, we can organize a tour exactly as you would like. And remember, we have no problems to take you from almost any place where you stay, hotel or private accommodation.


All seasons 11 days Bosnia discovery non-touristy tour from Sarajevo. Off the beaten path travel to Medieval land of Bosnia.

tour starts in: Sarajevo, Bosnia and Herzegovina

tour finishes in: Sarajevo, Bosnia and Herzegovina

tour duration: 11 days (10 nights)

tour countries: Bosnia and Herzegovina

tour destinations: Blagaj, Bobovac, Doboj, Jajce, Kraljeva Sutjeska, Kravica, Maglaj, Međugorje, Mostar, Počitelj, Radimlja, Stolac, Tešanj, Trebinje, Tvrdoš, Vjetrenica, Vranduk, Zavala, Zenica

All seasons 11 days discovery tour over Bosnia-Herzegovina from Sarajevo. Visit this medieval land and see old towns, fortresses and monasteries. Think on this tour as good example off the beaten path travel, out of touristy areas, and safer to take in current situation. During this tour we going to visit medieval old town Jajce and its fortress, historical center of town Mostar (UNESCO site) and stay on famous Mostar bridge, will walk in medieval fortresses Vranduk, Maglaj, Doboj and Tesanj, visit calm sunny town Trebinje, silent Tvrdos monastery and Zavala monastery, refresh in Vjetrenica natural cave, walk in streets of fortified town Pocitelj, enjoy Stolac hilly fortress, wonder on beauty of Kravica waterfalls and pass the beauty of Bosnia-Herzegovina nature all days.

all seasons tour

11 days

Price from € 1,018

 



Out of season 11 days panoramic tour from Tivat to discover Bosnia and Montenegro. Explore the best in Bosnia and Montenegro.

tour starts in: Tivat, Montenegro

tour finishes in: Tivat, Montenegro

tour duration: 11 days (10 nights)

tour countries: Bosnia and Herzegovina, Montenegro

tour destinations: Bar, Blagaj, Budva, Dajbabe, Doboj, Jajce, Kotor, Kravica, Maglaj, Međugorje, Mostar, Ostrog, Perast, Podgorica, Počitelj, Sarajevo, Stolac, Tešanj, Trebinje, Tvrdoš, Vjetrenica, Zavala

During this off-season 11 days tour we are going to explore 2 fascinating countries, Montenegro and Bosnia & Herzegovina. We will pick you up in Tivat, a coastal town with an airport, in southwest Montenegro.   Within this tour we will visit the fortified UNESCO town Kotor, the country's finest town, Perast in the center of the Bay of Kotor and the charming Trebinje, the perfect off the beaten path destination. There we will visit one of many wineries and the famous Tvrdoš Monastery and, on our way to Mostar, a UNESCO city, we will show you the Stolac fortress, the historical Dervish monastery located in Blagaj, and another old monastery partially built in a cave. We will visit Kravica waterfalls, a natural beauty,  and the lovely Pocitelj, another fortified town, built in the 13th century. During this amazing tour we will visit 4 medieval fortresses: Jajce, Tešanj, Doboj and Maglaj. Each one played a very important role in the history of Bosnia & Herzegovina.  we will walk in the multicultural Sarajevo, the lively capital of Bosnia & Herzegovina. 

off-season only tour

11 days

Price from € 1,109

 



All seasons 12 days Bosnia discovery non-touristy tour from Mostar. Off the beaten path travel to Medieval land of Bosnia.

tour starts in: Mostar, Bosnia and Herzegovina

tour finishes in: Mostar, Bosnia and Herzegovina

tour duration: 12 days (11 nights)

tour countries: Bosnia and Herzegovina

tour destinations: Blagaj, Bobovac, Doboj, Dobrićevo, Jajce, Kraljeva Sutjeska, Kravica, Maglaj, Međugorje, Počitelj, Radimlja, Sarajevo, Stolac, Tešanj, Trebinje, Tvrdoš, Vjetrenica, Vranduk, Zavala, Zenica, Šćit

All seasons 12 days discovery tour over Bosnia-Herzegovina from Mostar. Visit this medieval land and see old towns, fortresses and monasteries. Think on this tour as good example off the beaten path travel, out of touristy areas, and safer to take in current situation. During this tour we going to visit medieval old town Jajce and its fortress, historical center of town Mostar (UNESCO site) and stay on famous Mostar bridge, will walk in medieval fortresses Vranduk, Maglaj, Doboj and Tesanj, visit calm sunny town Trebinje, silent Tvrdos monastery and Zavala monastery, refresh in Vjetrenica natural cave, walk in streets of fortified town Pocitelj, enjoy Stolac hilly fortress, wonder on beauty of Kravica waterfalls, visit historical multicultural Sarajevo, and pass the beauty of Bosnia-Herzegovina nature all days.

all seasons tour

12 days

Price from € 1,061

 



All seasons 15 days Bosnia discovery non-touristy cultural tour from Sarajevo. Off the beaten path travel to Medieval land of Bosnia.

tour starts in: Sarajevo, Bosnia and Herzegovina

tour finishes in: Sarajevo, Bosnia and Herzegovina

tour duration: 15 days (14 nights)

tour countries: Bosnia and Herzegovina

tour destinations: Banja Luka, Blagaj, Bosnian Pyramids, Doboj, Dobrićevo, Gradačac, Jajce, Ključ, Kravica, Maglaj, Međugorje, Mogorjelo, Mostar, Počitelj, Radimlja, Srebrenik, Stolac, Tešanj, Trebinje, Tvrdoš, Vjetrenica, Vranduk, Zavala, Zenica, Šćit

All seasons 15 days in-depth cultural discovery tour over Bosnia-Herzegovina from Sarajevo. Visit this medieval land and see old towns, fortresses and monasteries. Think on this tour as good example off the beaten path travel, out of touristy areas but in-depth cultural, and safer to take in current situation. During this tour we going to visit medieval old town Jajce and its fortress, historical center of town Mostar (UNESCO World Heritage Site) and stay on famous Mostar bridge, will walk in medieval fortresses Vranduk, Maglaj, Doboj, Srebrenik, Gradacac and Tesanj, see the ethno museum of Bosnia village life, meet the capital of Republica Serbska entity the city Banja Luka and its fortress and cathedral, visit calm sunny town Trebinje and taste real Herzegovina wine from family running winery, silent Tvrdos monastery and Zavala monastery, refresh in Vjetrenica natural cave, archaeological site Radimlja with carved gravestones (UNESCO World Heritage Site), walk in streets of fortified town Pocitelj served as open-air museum, enjoy Stolac hilly fortress, wonder on beauty of Kravica waterfalls, visit Medjugorje pilgrimage center, walk the territory of real Roman villa Rustica, established as agricultural estate in 4th century AD. And all days of this tour we will wonder on the beauty of Bosnia-Herzegovina nature.

all seasons tour

15 days

Price from € 1,441

 



All seasons 17 days Bosnia discovery non-touristy places tour from Tuzla. Explore Medieval land of Bosnia by off the beaten path travel.

tour starts in: Tuzla, Bosnia and Herzegovina

tour finishes in: Tuzla, Bosnia and Herzegovina

tour duration: 17 days (16 nights)

tour countries: Bosnia and Herzegovina

tour destinations: Banja Luka, Blagaj, Bobovac, Doboj, Jajce, Ključ, Kraljeva Sutjeska, Kravica, Maglaj, Međugorje, Mostar, Počitelj, Radimlja, Sarajevo, Srebrenik, Stolac, Tešanj, Trebinje, Tvrdoš, Vjetrenica, Vranduk, Zavala, Zenica

All seasons 17 days discovery tour over Bosnia-Herzegovina from Tuzla. Visit Bosnia-Herzegovina medieval land and see old towns, fortresses and monasteries. Think on this tour as good example off the beaten path travel, out of touristy areas, and safer to take in current situation. During this tour we going to visit medieval old town Jajce and its fortress, historical center of town Mostar (UNESCO site) and stay on famous Mostar bridge, will walk in medieval fortresses Vranduk, Maglaj, Doboj and Tesanj, visit calm sunny town Trebinje, silent Tvrdos monastery and Zavala monastery, refresh in Vjetrenica natural cave, walk in streets of fortified town Pocitelj, enjoy Stolac hilly fortress, wonder on beauty of Kravica waterfalls and pass the beauty of Bosnia-Herzegovina nature all days. And of course walk streets of multicultural Sarajevo.

all seasons tour

17 days

Price from € 1,655

 



Bosnia medieval land discovery 17 days all seasons off the beaten path tour. Non-touristy medieval towns, castles, monasteries, UNESCO places cultural tour from Sarajevo.

tour starts in: Sarajevo, Bosnia and Herzegovina

tour finishes in: Sarajevo, Bosnia and Herzegovina

tour duration: 17 days (16 nights)

tour countries: Bosnia and Herzegovina

tour destinations: Banja Luka, Blagaj, Bobovac, Doboj, Gradačac, Jajce, Ključ, Kraljeva Sutjeska, Kravica, Maglaj, Međugorje, Mostar, Ostrožac, Počitelj, Radimlja, Srebrenik, Stolac, Tešanj, Travnik, Trebinje, Tvrdoš, Velika Kladuša, Vjetrenica, Vranduk, Zavala, Zenica

We welcome you to discover medieval land of Bosnia-Herzegovina, country in Balkans region of Europe. This cultural all seasons 17 days tour will start in the capital of the country, multicultural city Sarajevo. During this tour we will visit medieval towns, castles and fortresses of kings, ancient monasteries and UNESCO places. This tour should be considered as Balkans cultural tour visited non-touristy places and is great example European off the beaten path travel. During this tour we going to visit these notable places: medieval old town Jajce and its fortress, historical center of town Mostar (UNESCO site) and stay on famous Mostar bridge, will walk in medieval fortresses Vranduk, Maglaj, Doboj, Tesanj, Velika Kladusa, Travnik, Gradacac and Srebrenik, visit calm sunny town Trebinje, stay silent in Tvrdos monastery and Zavala monastery, refresh in Vjetrenica natural cave, walk streets of fortified town Pocitelj, enjoy Stolac hilly fortress, wonder on beauty of Kravica waterfalls and pass the beauty of Bosnia-Herzegovina nature all days.

all seasons tour

17 days

Price from € 1,669

 



Explore Bosnia+Montenegro in all seasons 20 days tour from Sarajevo. UNESCO sites, fortresses and medieval towns of two Balkans countries.

tour starts in: Sarajevo, Bosnia and Herzegovina

tour finishes in: Tivat, Montenegro

tour duration: 20 days (19 nights)

tour countries: Bosnia and Herzegovina, Montenegro

tour destinations: Banja Luka, Bar, Blagaj, Bobovac, Bosnian Pyramids, Budva, Dajbabe, Doboj, Gradačac, Jajce, Ključ, Kotor, Kraljeva Sutjeska, Kravica, Ljubačke Doline, Maglaj, Međugorje, Mogorjelo, Mostar, Nikšić, Perast, Podgorica, Počitelj, Radimlja, Risan, Srebrenik, Stolac, Tešanj, Trebinje, Tvrdoš, Vjetrenica, Vranduk, Zavala, Zenica, Šćit

We welcome you to explore 2 Balkans countries, Bosnia-Herzegovina and Montenegro, with our all seasons 20 days tour from Sarajevo. In both countries, with this tour we will visit all the most important attractions. In Bosnia-Herzegovina, we will see are of Bosnian Pyramids, medieval fortresses Vranduk, Doboj, Srebrenik, Gradacac, Kljuc, Maglaj, Tesanj, Jajce. We will be in few museums, visit an ethno village, walks historical centers of medieval towns, visit monasteries in Zavala, Tvrdos and Scit, see cathedrals in Banja Luka and Trebinje, spend evening in winery, walks in parks and see waterfalls. We will see UNESCO World Heritage site town Mostar and UNESCO World Heritage site archaeological site Radimlja. In Montenegro, we going to see cave monastery Dajbabe, Venetian towns Budva and Kotor (UNESCO World Heritage site), picturesque coastal village Perast, mosaic in Risan, abandoned medieval town in Bar.

all seasons tour

20 days

Price from € 2,235

 



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