Bočac Fortress is located on the left bank of the Vrbas River, on the half of motorway E661, between Banja Luka and Jajce. It was built in the early 15th century on a rock, in order to defend the crossing over the Vrbas River. The Fortress was mentioned for the first time in a charter from 1448. From 1463 to 1527, when it fell under the Ottoman rule, the city used to be the fortification of the Banovina of Jajce.  In the early eighteenth century, Bočac was mentioned as a settlement with a few cannons. It was abandoned before 1833. During the Ottoman occupation it was subsequently fortified and maintained and the fortified walls and towers that surround the large garden of the town are relatively well preserved today.



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

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Endre Pfeil (8 months ago)
Based on the Google map, we parked at the intersection of the road leading to the power plant, you can approach the castle on a path with a beautiful view of Vrbas! The castle is very ruined, almost only the tower remains. Between Banja Luka and Jajce is a good stop for 20-25 minutes!
Sasa Derajic (14 months ago)
The old Bočac fortress from the time of Kotromanić. Solidly preserved, almost never maintained, but thanks to the sheep, it is not completely overgrown. It offers a wonderful view that takes your breath away. However, you should be careful when visiting because there are fresh signs of collapse of the walls.
Nikolai Handyside (2 years ago)
At the elementary school near the river Young and old meet here to spend time in the summer evenings or when it's warm and do sports or just chat, there's always something going on
Milica Radakovic (2 years ago)
The nature is wonderful. There is a possibility to visit it with car, and climb the hill. We were unable to approach the fortress as it was surrounded by two circles of wire, although we climbed very close to it. No information about the fortress on the site.
bojasin (3 years ago)
The approach to the fortress was fenced with barbed wire so we were unable to pass.
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