Monasteries in Bosnia and Herzegovina

Dobrun Monastery

The Dobrun Monastery is located in Bosnia and Herzegovina, 12 km away from town of Višegrad, in the gorge of the Rzav river near the border with Republic of Serbia. Dobrun Monastery is dedicated to the Dormition of the Virgin and was built in 1343 by Duke Pribil and his sons Stefan and Petar.
Founded: 1343 | Location: Višegrad, Bosnia and Herzegovina

Rmanj Monastery

The Rmanj Monastery is a Serbian Orthodox monastery dedicated to Saint Nicholas and located in Martin Brod in north-western Bosnia and Herzegovina, at the left bank of the Unac River near its confluence with the Una. Rmanj may come from Romani, the former dwellers of Roman Empire. The exact year of the Rmanj Monastery cannot be determined, though it is the westernmost Serbian Orthodox monastery at the end of the 16th cen ...
Founded: 15th century | Location: Bihać, Bosnia and Herzegovina

Zavala Monastery

The Zavala Monastery is a Serbian Orthodox monastery located in the village of Zavala on the southwestern edge of Popovo Polje, in Ravno. The monastery is dedicated to the Presentation of Mary. The northern wall of the monastery's church is situated within a cave. This monastery is also known as a place where Basil of Ostrog entered into monasticism. Along with Žitomislić and Tvrdoš, Zavala is one of the most im ...
Founded: 16th century | Location: Ravno, Bosnia and Herzegovina

Fojnica Franciscan Friary

Franciscan monastery of the Holy Spirit is a Bosnian Franciscan monastery in Fojnica, Bosnia and Herzegovina. It was founded in 1668 and it includes a library of ca. 12,500 volumes, including 13 incunabula and 156 works written in Bosnian Cyrillic. It is a designated National Monument of Bosnia and Herzegovina. It is part of the Franciscan Province of Bosna Srebrena. The monastery"s museum collections holds the 15t ...
Founded: 1668 | Location: Fojnica, Bosnia and Herzegovina

Guča Gora Fransiscan Friary

The Guča Gora Monastery is a Roman Catholic Franciscan monastery in a small village Guča Gora east of Travnik in Bosnia and Herzegovina. In the mid-19th century Bosnian Franciscans decided to build the monastery in the area of Travnik. On May 30, 1859, the General Minister of the Franciscan Order issued the decree establishing the Guča Gora Monastery. The monastery was damaged and vandalised by mujahideen fi ...
Founded: 1859 | Location: Travnik, Bosnia and Herzegovina

Kraljeva Sutjeska Fransiscan Friary

Kraljeva Sutjeska is a Bosnian Franciscan monastery in Bosnia and Herzegovina.It includes a museum in which it houses historical treasures, a library which keeps rare and valuable historical records. There are around 11,000 works in the library, including 31 incunabula and works in Bosnian Cyrillic. The earliest parish register is preserved since 1641. There are also a number of Ottoman Turkish documents. It also include ...
Founded: 14th century | Location: Kakanj, Bosnia and Herzegovina

Tavna Monastery

The Tavna Monastery is a Serbian Orthodox monastery located south of the city of Bijeljina in north-eastern Republika Srpska, Bosnia and Herzegovina. The date of its foundation is unknown. The chronicles of monasteries Tronoša and Peć say it was built by King Stefan Dragutin"s sons Vladislav and Urošica. The present monastery church is built in the same place as the original one. Tavna was damage ...
Founded: 14th century | Location: Bijeljina, Bosnia and Herzegovina

Ozren Monastery

The Ozren Monastery is a Serbian Orthodox monastery dedicated to Saint Nicholas and located 6 kilometres from the town of Petrovo in northern Republika Srpska, Bosnia and Herzegovina. It is the spiritual centre of the area of Mount Ozren. It was probably founded in the second half of the 16th century, during the office of Serbian Patriarch Makarije Sokolović, who was granted permission from the sultan of the Ottoman Empi ...
Founded: 16th century | Location: Petrovo, Bosnia and Herzegovina

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Medieval Walls of Avila

The city walls of Avila were built in the 11th century to protect the citizens from the Moors. They have been well maintained throughout the centuries and are now a major tourist attraction as well as a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Visitors can walk around about half of the length of the walls.

The layout of the city is an even quadrilateral with a perimeter of 2,516 m. Its walls, which consist in part of stones already used in earlier constructions, have an average thickness of 3 m. Access to the city is afforded by nine gates of different periods; twin 20 m high towers, linked by a semi-circular arch, flank the oldest ones, Puerta de San Vicente and Puerta del Alcázar.