The Old Town of Visoki was a medieval royal castle town built during the 14th century on the top of the hill overlooking town of Visoko, Bosnia and Herzegovina. The first mention of the town was on 1 September 1355, in the charter 'in castro nosto Visoka vocatum' written by Tvrtko I of Bosnia while he was a young ban. The town was abandoned before 1503, because it is not mentioned in the Turkish-Hungarian treaty from the mentioned year. In 1626, Đorđić mentioned Visoki among abandoned towns.

The Old Town of Visoki is at the top of Visočica hill, 213 metres high. Its position provides an excellent view at the plains below. The entry to the castle is on the southwest side, with two lookout towers. Passing through the entry you enter to a part that is called Podvisoki, i.e. to the town that was quite small, measuring 60 by 25 metres, and has signs and remains of early medieval houses. The thickness of the castle town walls is about 2 metres. Its position provides an excellent view at the plains below bordered by mountains Romanija, Jahorina, Treskavica and Bjelašnica in the east and southeast, Bitovnja in the south, the mountain Zec and Vranica in the Southeast, Vlašić in the west, and Tajan and Zvijezda in the north. The entry to the castle is on the southwest side, with two lookout towers.



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Founded: 14th century
Category: Castles and fortifications in Bosnia and Herzegovina

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Nijaz Hadzic (3 years ago)
The part of double history. Important point since Bosnian kingdom, and now very top of Pyramid of the Sun. Just be aware of reaching the place that last 500 meters are very steep in both ways. Very important is to have appropriate shoe's with non slippery soles.
Hamid Džafo (5 years ago)
Once royal town now neglected in ruins.
Blaise Bonazza (5 years ago)
High vibrations there. High hospitality too, and tasty food.
Ajdin TheTourGuide (5 years ago)
Amazing site with beautiful view at the Visoko valley, olympic mountains around Sarajevo and big part of central Bosnian landscape in general. Place of medieval Bosnian Kingdom, palace where kings and queens use to stay. However, beside some modern walls and ancient castle left in ruins there is no table with information or any signs leading to it. No stairs or guide. If there were no pyramids project non of the foreign tourists and most of the local population would not even know for this place.
Muhamed Gondžo (5 years ago)
Great place to take some rest with awsome view, you got to check it out to feel it!!
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