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Jajce is a city in nortwestern Bosnia and Herzegovina. Because of its historical importance, its townscape value, its archeological remains and the beauty of its surroundings, the former royal town counts as one of the main destinations for travellers in Bosnia.


In Jajce most people speak either English or German as foreign languages.

Get in[edit]

There are plenty of buses connecting Jajce with other towns in Bosnia or neighbouring countries. As of August 2013 there are 5 buses a day to Sarajevo (4 hours, 26 KM) and 8 to Travnik (1,5 hours, 9.5 KM - as of August 2013). Buses destined for Sarajevo depart at 07:00, 08:50, 09:10, 10:20 and 17:20. For Travnik they leave at 07:00, 08:15; 08:50, 09:10, 10:20, 13:40, 15:15 and 17:20. There are also two buses to Mostar (3,5-4 hours, 19 KM).

From Zagreb the bus takes 6 hours and costs around 20 Euro. Some connections can be found under

The Jajce bus station is ten minutes walk south of the old city and its adjacent to a taxi bank.

Get around[edit]

The easiest way to get around Jajce is by foot. All main sites are located within a short distance of each other.

See[edit][add listing]

  • 17 meter high waterfall in the center of the town
  • Jajce fortress (incl. city walls and bastions)
  • catacombs and underground church
  • Pliva lakes and water mills
  • temple of the god Mithras
  • Esma Sultana Mosque
  • church of Saint John the Baptist
  • the tomb of the last Bosnian king
  • Ethno Museum with mineral collection
  • Museum of AVNOJ (history museum about Second World War and Yugoslaw partisans resistance)

Do[edit][add listing]

The surroundings of Jajce offers many opportunity for different activities, including for example hiking, biking and rafting. The NGO Omladinski Centar Jajce organizes a open air cinema in summer, city tours and different other cultural activities.

  • Plivsko jezero (lake), On the road to Bihàc, [1]. Along the lake, you can find several places to swim (The first one being at the very start of the lake near the tunnel). There is also a beautiful collection of tiny mills (Mlinčići) on "small waterfalls" at the limit of the Plivina jezera lake (5 km from Jajce).  edit

Sleep[edit][add listing]

Hotels, hostels and rooms for rent can all be found inside the old city. They are clearly marked and easy to find. The cost of a room varies from 10 Euro per person to 42 Euro flat rate, including breakfast. Within the walls of the old city in the city center Hotel Stari Grad is located. It offers a variety of accomodations ranging from single rooms to suites. There is also at least one hotel outside the old city walls.

Jajce Youth Hostel is located on 'Stjepan Tomasevic 11' street, around 10 minutes from the bus station. A bed costs between 8 and 13 Euro.

  • Autocamp Plivsko jezero, 5 km from Jajce on the road to Bihać, [2]. The camp is next to the Plivsko Jezero (lake).  edit


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