Bosnia and Herzegovina

Bosnia and Herzegovina is the country in the shape of heart that is in the heart of southeastern Europe. And ‘here that eastern and western civilizations we met, sometimes clashed, but more often enriched and reinforced each other through the long and fascinating history. Bosnia-Herzegovina is a long name for a country that measures just over 50,000 km2.Bosnia covers the north and center of the village its name probably derives from ‘Bosana’, an old Indo-European word meaning water, which Bosnia has abundance. The southern region of ancient Hum, ruled by Herceg Stjepan (Duke Stjepan), was later named Herzegovina after the region was conquered by the Ottoman invaders. Perhaps what is most important for the visitor to know today, though, is that Bosnia and Herzegovina and a beautiful country with a wide variety of landscapes, cultures, traditions and people. And as the old cliche says ‘people make the place’ – BiH prides itself on its hospitality and to treat our guests as if they were family members. And the family takes to heart. Museums and galleries in Bosnia and Herzegovina are not filled with renaissance or romantic paintings but rather with life forms that represented everyday life. Contemporary art has had a seminal influence in the cultural revolution that took place in the second half of the 20th century. Culture in previous centuries leading this revolution can be visited today as a living museum through the architecture, traditional dress, stone carvings, pottery and jewelry, and sacred places. The culture of Bosnia and Herzegovina will not be found hanging on the walls of a museum, but can be seen in the intricate paintings of the mosques, the beautiful wood of traditional furniture, clothing or the magnificent point of the mountaineer. And ‘this mix of old and new creative forms noting BiH distinguishing it from its European neighbors.

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