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Doboj, Bosnia and Herzegovina


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Doboj It is one of the oldest cities in the country and the most important urban center in northern Republika Srpska. The area had been inhabited ever since the early Stone Age, and the Roman Empire had an army camp and a settlement in the vicinity of the town dating from the first century AD. Doboj Fortress, a magnificent object, was considered to be a royal property, now with Gothic structure, served as the focal point guarding the entry into Bosnia proper as it overlooks Doboj valley.

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Dobrićevo (Dobricevo) - Known for orthodox monastery

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Jablanica - Known for lake, landmark, monument, river

Jajce - Known for fortress, medieval old town, park, waterfall

Ključ (Kljuc) - Known for fortress, medieval old town, park

Konjic - Known for bridge, river

Kraljeva Sutjeska - Known for historical center, museum, ruines, franciscan monastery

Kravica - Known for park, waterfall

Lukomir - Known for ethno village, viewpoint

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Trebinje - Known for architecture, medieval old town, orthodox cathedral

Tvrdoš (Tvrdos) - Known for orthodox monastery

Velika Kladuša (Velika Kladusa) - Known for fortress

Vjetrenica - Known for cave; cave is a UNESCO Tentative List Site

Vranduk - Known for fortress, historical center

Zavala - Known for orthodox monastery





Last updated on: 4 October 2020

Doboj description

The first official mention of Doboj is from 1415, as it was written in the charter issued by Dubrovnik to Holy Roman Emperor Sigismund, although there are numerous artefacts and objects that have been found (the National Museum of Bosnia and Herzegovina in Sarajevo and the Regional Museum in Doboj) and which confirm the fact that the area had been inhabited ever since the early Stone Age.

Doboj was continuously inhabited ever since Neolithic times. Fragments of pottery and decorative art were found on several localities, with the most known site in Makljenovac, south from the city proper, at the confluence of rivers Usora and Bosna. Archeological findings from the paleolithic era were found in the cave at the Vila suburb.

The Illyrian tribe of Daesitates settled in this region as early as the twelfth century BC. Daesitates were one of the largest and most important Illyrian tribes residing at the territory of modern Bosnia and Herzegovina, sharing their northern borders with Breuci, another important tribe. Daesitates and Breuci started Great Illyrian Revolt, or in Roman sources, widespread rebellion known as Bellum Batonianum (6-9 AD). After the bloody rebellion was subdued, Roman legions settled in the area and built the large military camp (Castrum) and civilian settlement (Canabea) in Makljenovac. These structures were most likely built in the early Flavian dynasty era, during Vespasian's rule.

The military camp was large and in the shape of near perfect rectangle with large towers at each corner and the main gate in the middle of the central wall and served as the most important defense on the old Roman road from Brod to Sarajevo, demarcating the very borders or Roman provinces Dalmatia and Pannonia. It served its role for several centuries with the evidence of Belgian and Spanish cohorts stationed there in second and third century AD. Canabea contained Roman settlers, with evidence of a large bathhouse with a hypocaust (central heating) and a concubine house for soldiers stationed at nearby Castrum.

A large Villa Rustica was located at today's suburb of Doboj, appropriately named Vila. Very fine pieces of religious and practical applications were found at these sites, including figurines of God Mars and fragments of African made Tera sigillata pottery. When South Slavic tribes of Serbs and Croats migrated into this area in sixth and seventh century AD, they have settled initially on the ruins of previous Roman settlement and lived there continuously until early thirteenth century at which point they used stones and building material from the old Roman Castrum in order the built the stone foundation of fortress Gradina, several kilometers due north, at today's old town Doboj. Only the walls of former camp and civilian settlement are still visible to visitors today.

The Doboj fortress, a royal Kotromanić fortress, was first built in the early thirteenth century and then expanded in the early fifteenth century (1415). Its strategic position controlled the roads leading north towards Croatia, east along Spreca river towards Region Soli and Drina valley towards Serbia, and south along Usora river and towards Bosnian mainland.

It was expanded again during the Ottoman Empire in 1490. This newer stone foundation of the fortress was built on previous layers of older foundation (dating to the ninth or tenth centuries) made of wood, mud and clay (Motte and Bailey type). It was a very important obstacle for invaders coming from the north, Hungarians, and later on, Austrians and Germans. It was built in the Gotho-Roman style with Gothic towers and Romanesque windows.

The area saw numerous battles in medieval times and the fortress often changed hands between Bosnian and Hungarian armies. Doboj was the site of a particularly major battle between the Hungarians and a Bosnian-Turkish coalition in early August 1415 in which the Hungarians were heavily defeated on the field where the modern city of Doboj lies today.

As an important border fortress between the Bosnian Kingdom and Hungary it was also frequently attacked, officially recorded as 18 times, in the Austro-Ottoman Wars, and finally fell to the Habsburgs in 1878.

Doboj fortress underwent a major reconstruction in the spring of 1415. While still retaining some of its original Romanesque elements, the fortress now displayed Gothic structure and had its large keep reinforced with thick walls - up to 3 feet or about 1 meter thick at the Eastern wall. Northern tower received an addition of a bastion/plateau with six cannon. The captain's tower was turned into even more dominating feature, a 5-stories tall donjon. Its perfectly square base and considerable height were not typical for Usora castles of the time. Moreover, additional outer walls were built around the original triangular core and three big towers (Northern, Eastern, and Southern Gate) have been strengthened as well. These towers strategically protected flanks of the fortress, hence rendering any idea of an attack a suicidal attempt.

Today, despite some damages suffered from shelling during the Bosnian War, the fortress is very well preserved. Doboj Fortress is one of the most important cultural-historical National Monuments of Bosnia and Herzegovina.

Doboj related tours

We at Monterrasol Travel welcome you to see Doboj during multi-day private car tour. Contact us if you would like to customize your tour to Doboj.

We have developed several tours that visiting this beautiful place. But, if you have a special conditions or any from these tours fit you, please do not hesitate to contact us, we can organize a tour exactly as you would like. And remember, we have no problems to take you from almost any place where you stay, hotel or private accommodation.


All seasons 9 days Bosnia discovery non-touristy places tour from Tuzla. Explore Medieval land of Bosnia by off the beaten path travel.

tour start in: Tuzla, Bosnia and Herzegovina

tour finish in: Tuzla, Bosnia and Herzegovina

tour duration: 9 days (8 nights)

tour countries: Bosnia and Herzegovina

tour destinations: Blagaj, Bobovac, Doboj, Jajce, Kraljeva Sutjeska, Kravica, Međugorje, Mostar, Počitelj, Radimlja, Sarajevo, Srebrenik, Stolac, Tešanj, Trebinje, Tvrdoš, Vranduk, Zavala, Zenica

All seasons 9 days discovery tour over Bosnia-Herzegovina from Tuzla. Visit this medieval land and see old towns, fortresses and monasteries. Think on this tour as good example off the beaten path travel, out of touristy areas, and safer to take in current situation. During this tour we going to visit medieval old town Jajce and its fortress, historical center of town Mostar (UNESCO site) and stay on famous Mostar bridge, will walk in medieval fortresses Vranduk, Doboj and Tesanj, visit Radimlja UNESCO site, visit calm sunny town Trebinje, silent Tvrdos monastery and Zavala monastery, walk in streets of fortified town Pocitelj, enjoy Stolac hilly fortress, wonder on beauty of Kravica waterfalls, walk streets of multicultural Sarajevo, and wonder on the beauty of Bosnian nature all the time.

all seasons tour

9 days

Price from € 809

 



All seasons 11 days Bosnia discovery non-touristy tour from Sarajevo. Off the beaten path travel to Medieval land of Bosnia.

tour start in: Sarajevo, Bosnia and Herzegovina

tour finish in: Sarajevo, Bosnia and Herzegovina

tour duration: 11 days (10 nights)

tour countries: Bosnia and Herzegovina

tour destinations: Blagaj, Bobovac, Doboj, Jajce, Kraljeva Sutjeska, Kravica, Maglaj, Međugorje, Mostar, Počitelj, Radimlja, Stolac, Tešanj, Trebinje, Tvrdoš, Vjetrenica, Vranduk, Zavala, Zenica

All seasons 11 days discovery tour over Bosnia-Herzegovina from Sarajevo. Visit this medieval land and see old towns, fortresses and monasteries. Think on this tour as good example off the beaten path travel, out of touristy areas, and safer to take in current situation. During this tour we going to visit medieval old town Jajce and its fortress, historical center of town Mostar (UNESCO site) and stay on famous Mostar bridge, will walk in medieval fortresses Vranduk, Maglaj, Doboj and Tesanj, visit calm sunny town Trebinje, silent Tvrdos monastery and Zavala monastery, refresh in Vjetrenica natural cave, walk in streets of fortified town Pocitelj, enjoy Stolac hilly fortress, wonder on beauty of Kravica waterfalls and pass the beauty of Bosnia-Herzegovina nature all days.

all seasons tour

11 days

Price from € 937

 



Out of season 11 days panoramic tour from Tivat to discover Bosnia and Montenegro. Explore the best in Bosnia and Montenegro.

tour start in: Tivat, Montenegro

tour finish in: Tivat, Montenegro

tour duration: 11 days (10 nights)

tour countries: Bosnia and Herzegovina, Montenegro

tour destinations: Bar, Blagaj, Budva, Dajbabe, Doboj, Jajce, Kotor, Kravica, Maglaj, Međugorje, Mostar, Ostrog, Perast, Podgorica, Počitelj, Sarajevo, Stolac, Tešanj, Trebinje, Tvrdoš, Vjetrenica, Zavala

During this off-season 11 days tour we are going to explore 2 fascinating countries, Montenegro and Bosnia & Herzegovina. We will pick you up in Tivat, a coastal town with an airport, in southwest Montenegro.   Within this tour we will visit the fortified UNESCO town Kotor, the country's finest town, Perast in the center of the Bay of Kotor and the charming Trebinje, the perfect off the beaten path destination. There we will visit one of many wineries and the famous Tvrdoš Monastery and, on our way to Mostar, a UNESCO city, we will show you the Stolac fortress, the historical Dervish monastery located in Blagaj, and another old monastery partially built in a cave. We will visit Kravica waterfalls, a natural beauty,  and the lovely Pocitelj, another fortified town, built in the 13th century. During this amazing tour we will visit 4 medieval fortresses: Jajce, Tešanj, Doboj and Maglaj. Each one played a very important role in the history of Bosnia & Herzegovina.  we will walk in the multicultural Sarajevo, the lively capital of Bosnia & Herzegovina. 

off-season only tour

11 days

Price from € 992

 



All seasons 12 days Bosnia discovery non-touristy tour from Mostar. Off the beaten path travel to Medieval land of Bosnia.

tour start in: Mostar, Bosnia and Herzegovina

tour finish in: Mostar, Bosnia and Herzegovina

tour duration: 12 days (11 nights)

tour countries: Bosnia and Herzegovina

tour destinations: Blagaj, Bobovac, Doboj, Dobrićevo, Jajce, Kraljeva Sutjeska, Kravica, Maglaj, Međugorje, Počitelj, Radimlja, Sarajevo, Stolac, Tešanj, Trebinje, Tvrdoš, Vjetrenica, Vranduk, Zavala, Zenica, Šćit

All seasons 12 days discovery tour over Bosnia-Herzegovina from Mostar. Visit this medieval land and see old towns, fortresses and monasteries. Think on this tour as good example off the beaten path travel, out of touristy areas, and safer to take in current situation. During this tour we going to visit medieval old town Jajce and its fortress, historical center of town Mostar (UNESCO site) and stay on famous Mostar bridge, will walk in medieval fortresses Vranduk, Maglaj, Doboj and Tesanj, visit calm sunny town Trebinje, silent Tvrdos monastery and Zavala monastery, refresh in Vjetrenica natural cave, walk in streets of fortified town Pocitelj, enjoy Stolac hilly fortress, wonder on beauty of Kravica waterfalls, visit historical multicultural Sarajevo, and pass the beauty of Bosnia-Herzegovina nature all days.

all seasons tour

12 days

Price from € 949

 



Balkans castles tour 13 days. Visit 17 castles & fortresses in Hungary, Croatia, Bosnia. All seasons cultural tour across 3 countries.

tour start in: Budapest, Hungary

tour finish in: Budapest, Hungary

tour duration: 13 days (12 nights)

tour countries: Bosnia and Herzegovina, Croatia, Hungary

tour destinations: Banja Luka, Bory, Doboj, Dubovac, Gradačac, Keszthely, Ključ, Medvedgrad, Ostrovica, Ostrožac, Ozora, Siklós, Srebrenik, Szigliget, Sümeg, Tešanj, Trakošćan, Varaždin, Velika Kladuša, Veliki Tabor, Zagreb

Balkans castles tour in 13 days. With this tour we going to visit 5 castles located in Hungary, 5 castles located in Croatia, together with historical center of Zagreb, and 3 castles and 4 fortresses in Bosnia & Herzegovina. Most of the sites are national monuments in own countries. Most of them dated back to 15-16 centuries and everyone have rich history.

all seasons tour

13 days

Price from € 1,587

 



All seasons 15 days Bosnia discovery non-touristy cultural tour from Sarajevo. Off the beaten path travel to Medieval land of Bosnia.

tour start in: Sarajevo, Bosnia and Herzegovina

tour finish in: Sarajevo, Bosnia and Herzegovina

tour duration: 15 days (14 nights)

tour countries: Bosnia and Herzegovina

tour destinations: Banja Luka, Blagaj, Bosnian Pyramid Of The Sun, Doboj, Dobrićevo, Gradačac, Jajce, Ključ, Kravica, Maglaj, Međugorje, Mogorjelo, Mostar, Počitelj, Radimlja, Srebrenik, Stolac, Tešanj, Trebinje, Tvrdoš, Vjetrenica, Vranduk, Zavala, Zenica, Šćit

All seasons 15 days in-depth cultural discovery tour over Bosnia-Herzegovina from Sarajevo. Visit this medieval land and see old towns, fortresses and monasteries. Think on this tour as good example off the beaten path travel, out of touristy areas but in-depth cultural, and safer to take in current situation. During this tour we going to visit medieval old town Jajce and its fortress, historical center of town Mostar (UNESCO World Heritage Site) and stay on famous Mostar bridge, will walk in medieval fortresses Vranduk, Maglaj, Doboj, Srebrenik, Gradacac and Tesanj, see the ethno museum of Bosnia village life, meet the capital of Republica Serbska entity the city Banja Luka and its fortress and cathedral, visit calm sunny town Trebinje and taste real Herzegovina wine from family running winery, silent Tvrdos monastery and Zavala monastery, refresh in Vjetrenica natural cave, archaeological site Radimlja with carved gravestones (UNESCO World Heritage Site), walk in streets of fortified town Pocitelj served as open-air museum, enjoy Stolac hilly fortress, wonder on beauty of Kravica waterfalls, visit Medjugorje pilgrimage center, walk the territory of real Roman villa Rustica, established as agricultural estate in 4th century AD. And all days of this tour we will wonder on the beauty of Bosnia-Herzegovina nature.

all seasons tour

15 days

Price from € 1,326

 



All seasons 17 days Bosnia discovery non-touristy places tour from Tuzla. Explore Medieval land of Bosnia by off the beaten path travel.

tour start in: Tuzla, Bosnia and Herzegovina

tour finish in: Tuzla, Bosnia and Herzegovina

tour duration: 17 days (16 nights)

tour countries: Bosnia and Herzegovina

tour destinations: Banja Luka, Blagaj, Bobovac, Doboj, Jajce, Ključ, Kraljeva Sutjeska, Kravica, Maglaj, Međugorje, Mostar, Počitelj, Radimlja, Sarajevo, Srebrenik, Stolac, Tešanj, Trebinje, Tvrdoš, Vjetrenica, Vranduk, Zavala, Zenica

All seasons 17 days discovery tour over Bosnia-Herzegovina from Tuzla. Visit Bosnia-Herzegovina medieval land and see old towns, fortresses and monasteries. Think on this tour as good example off the beaten path travel, out of touristy areas, and safer to take in current situation. During this tour we going to visit medieval old town Jajce and its fortress, historical center of town Mostar (UNESCO site) and stay on famous Mostar bridge, will walk in medieval fortresses Vranduk, Maglaj, Doboj and Tesanj, visit calm sunny town Trebinje, silent Tvrdos monastery and Zavala monastery, refresh in Vjetrenica natural cave, walk in streets of fortified town Pocitelj, enjoy Stolac hilly fortress, wonder on beauty of Kravica waterfalls and pass the beauty of Bosnia-Herzegovina nature all days. And of course walk streets of multicultural Sarajevo.

all seasons tour

17 days

Price from € 1,534

 



Bosnia medieval land discovery 17 days all seasons off the beaten path tour. Non-touristy medieval towns, castles, monasteries, UNESCO places cultural tour from Sarajevo.

tour start in: Sarajevo, Bosnia and Herzegovina

tour finish in: Sarajevo, Bosnia and Herzegovina

tour duration: 17 days (16 nights)

tour countries: Bosnia and Herzegovina

tour destinations: Banja Luka, Blagaj, Bobovac, Doboj, Gradačac, Jajce, Ključ, Kraljeva Sutjeska, Kravica, Maglaj, Međugorje, Mostar, Ostrožac, Počitelj, Radimlja, Srebrenik, Stolac, Tešanj, Travnik, Trebinje, Tvrdoš, Velika Kladuša, Vjetrenica, Vranduk, Zavala, Zenica

We welcome you to discover medieval land of Bosnia-Herzegovina, country in Balkans region of Europe. This cultural all seasons 17 days tour will start in the capital of the country, multicultural city Sarajevo. During this tour we will visit medieval towns, castles and fortresses of kings, ancient monasteries and UNESCO places. This tour should be considered as Balkans cultural tour visited non-touristy places and is great example European off the beaten path travel. During this tour we going to visit these notable places: medieval old town Jajce and its fortress, historical center of town Mostar (UNESCO site) and stay on famous Mostar bridge, will walk in medieval fortresses Vranduk, Maglaj, Doboj, Tesanj, Velika Kladusa, Travnik, Gradacac and Srebrenik, visit calm sunny town Trebinje, stay silent in Tvrdos monastery and Zavala monastery, refresh in Vjetrenica natural cave, walk streets of fortified town Pocitelj, enjoy Stolac hilly fortress, wonder on beauty of Kravica waterfalls and pass the beauty of Bosnia-Herzegovina nature all days.

all seasons tour

17 days

Price from € 1,547

 



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