In a deep, thickly wooded valley, the River Bosna turns abruptly almost 180 degrees creating a sharp ridge on which this little 15th-century Vranduk castle sits in the midst of a tiny, charmingly coherent village. Vranduk represents one of many medieval Bosnian towns with intensive political, economic and cultural life. The castle is composed of a citadel with the main tower and a protective wall, surrounding the interior of the medieval town.

After taking the city in the 15th century, the Turks built a mosque alongside to the citadel. During Eugene of Savoy’s devastating campaign in 1697, he bypassed the fortress completely as it posed too great an undertaking, leaving it the only fortification left unconquered. Today, Vranduk offers visitors an authentic taste of Bosnian history, in both the museum set up in the great tower, and the traditional Bosnian meals.


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Founded: 15th century
Category: Castles and fortifications in Bosnia and Herzegovina

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Zahid Shah (2 years ago)
Beautiful and peaceful, especially when there's no crowd, shoot arrows and have fun
Haris Cehic (2 years ago)
A wonderful and magnificent place to visit, the view from the walls is stunning. We even were allowed to do shoot a bow! And the host was so kind to take pictures from us.
Ivan Bitunjac (2 years ago)
I visited in January, and there is a note that says that during winter months you can only enter the fortress if you call in advance. During other seasons entrance fee is 3 Bosnian marka. The view from the top of the hill, where the fortress is situated is quite spectacular, the river Bosna makes quite a bend, the village itself is very pitoresque. A local woman explained to us how to reach the fortress, so I think whoever is in charge of tourist activities should put more signs. When you take a turn from the main road and start approaching the village, you have to drive through short tunnel and than cross the bridge. But I liked it a lot.
Lejla Krdzalic (3 years ago)
The castle in Vranduk is small and nice castle that was used as military station in old ages. There is beautiful view of nature from castle.
Faik Dikic (3 years ago)
Nice and very interesting historical place. Definitely worth visiting. However it might not be always opened for visitors, especially in the winter.
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