Top Historic Sights in Jajce, Bosnia and Herzegovina

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Walled city of Jajce

The Walled City of Jajce is a medieval fortified nucleus of Jajce in Bosnia and Herzegovina, with citadel high above town on top of pyramidal-shaped steep hill, enclosed with approximately 1,300 metres long defensive walls,. It is one of the best preserved fortified capitals of the Bosnian Kingdom, the last stronghold before the kingdom dissolved under the pressure of military advancement at the onset of Ottoman Empire ta ...
Founded: 14th century | Location: Jajce, Bosnia and Herzegovina

Jajce Mithraeum

The Jajce Mithraeum is a temple dedicated to the Persian invisible sun god, Mithra. It was rediscovered in an archaeological dig in 1931. The temple dates to the early 4th century AD, although it could be as ancient as the 2nd century AD with repairs undertaken during the early 4th century AD. This particular Mithraeum is one of the best preserved sites in Europe. Mithra was worshipped throughout the Roman era, from the ...
Founded: 4th century AD | Location: Jajce, Bosnia and Herzegovina

Komotin Castle

Komotin Castle is a ruined castle in Bosnia and Herzegovina, in the Jajce Municipality. Komotin is believed to have been built in the early 14th century. The last Bosnian King Stephen Tomašević issued a charter which gave Komotin to his uncle Radivoj Kotromanić. The architecture shows that komotin was a manorial court, but its positioning high on a hill that was difficult to access other than by narrow winding paths m ...
Founded: 14th century | Location: Jajce, Bosnia and Herzegovina

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Caerleon Roman Amphitheatre

Built around AD 90 to entertain the legionaries stationed at the fort of Caerleon (Isca), the impressive amphitheatre was the Roman equivalent of today’s multiplex cinema. Wooden benches provided seating for up to 6,000 spectators, who would gather to watch bloodthirsty displays featuring gladiatorial combat and exotic wild animals.

Long after the Romans left, the amphitheatre took on a new life in Arthurian legend. Geoffrey of Monmouth, the somewhat imaginative 12th-century scholar, wrote in his History of the Kings of Britain that Arthur was crowned in Caerleon and that the ruined amphitheatre was actually the remains of King Arthur’s Round Table.

Today it is the most complete Roman amphitheatre in Britain.