Made of stone, light and water, Jajce is a city located in the central part of Bosnia and Herzegovina. It is on the crossroads between the confluence of the rivers Pliva and Vrbas. Around Jajce you can find the beautiful Great (Veliko) and Small (Malo) Pliva lakes both equipped with water mills, which the local people call «mlinčići». The most recognizable symbol of Jajce is its magnificent 20 meter high waterfall (situated at the place where the river Pliva flows into the river Vrbas). The waterfall is in the heart of the town, making Jajce one of the most unique towns in the world. Jajce was first built in the 14th century and served as the capital of the independent Bosnian kingdom during its time. The town has gates as fortifications, as well as a castle with walls which lead to the various gates around the town. Skender Pasha Mihajlović besieged Jajce in 1501, but without success. When the Bosnian kingdom fell to theOttoman Empirein 1463, Jajce was taken by the Ottomans but was retaken next year by Hungarian King Matthias Corvinus. About 10–20 kilometres from Jajce lies theKomotinCastleand town area which is older but smaller than Jajce. It is believed the town of Jajce was previously Komotin but was moved after the Black Death. Eventually, in 1527, Jajce became the last Bosnian town to fall to Ottoman rule. There are several churches and mosques built in different times during different rules, making Jajce a rather diverse town in this aspect. Jajce gained prominence during the Second World War because it hosted the second convention of the Anti-Fascist Council of National Liberation of Yugoslavia on 29 November 1943, a meeting that set the foundation for the Socialist Federal Republic of Yugoslavia after WWII. Jajce has a rich history and many remains of old times like the St Luke church and the fortress. Jajce was always known for its rich history but it was in the year 2006 that the city was first nominated to be listed as a UNESCO heritage site.