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Gradačac (Gradacac), Bosnia and Herzegovina


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Gradačac castle was constructed with 2 main parts: a fort with 18 meters high walls, and a watchtower 22 meters high, all built in by Bosnian hero Husein-kapetan Gradaščević.


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Last reviewed: 23 June 2020

Gradačac (Gradacac) description

This person, Husein-kapetan Gradaščević, gave a story of the Dragon of Bosnia, one of the most remarkable tales about the history of Bosnia.

Born in 1802 in the noble family, Husein-Captain Gradaščević spent his childhood and youth during the turbulent Ottoman times. When he was only 18 years old, he inherited the captain's chair of his brother, who was poisoned because he dared to disobey the orders of Dželal-Pasha. This tragic event permanently shaped his character and developed the rebellious Dragon of Bosnia, as he was called. He was a fearless warrior and leader who stood up against the Sultan requesting more autonomy and rights for his country and his people.

When he decided to confront the Ottomans in 1831, he fought until Kosovo with his army, where he eventually defeated them. His spirit inspired other rebellions as well. All this is the reason why his name is written with golden letters in the history of Bosnia & Herzegovina. He was not only a Bosnian hero but also a wise and tolerant ruler who constructed many buildings in the town Gradačac, all named after him.

Gradačac castle was built on the strategic hill that dominates the amazing landscape. The impressive fortress with 18 meters-high walls was constructed between 1756 and 1821, on the old Roman foundations, while the watchtower called Gradina 22 meters-high was built in 1824.

The tower served as a military complex, but also city administration premises. Below the castle there is a hidden underground system of tunnels, that were used for defense purposes while ago and only recently got rediscovered.

Gradačac castle is a national monument of Bosnia and Herzegovina.

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tour starts in: Budapest, Hungary

tour finishes 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.

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tour starts in: Sarajevo, Bosnia and Herzegovina

tour finishes in: Sarajevo, Bosnia and Herzegovina

tour duration: 15 days (14 nights)

tour countries: Bosnia and Herzegovina

tour destinations: Banja Luka, Blagaj, Bosnian Pyramids, 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.

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tour starts in: Sarajevo, Bosnia and Herzegovina

tour finishes 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.

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Explore Bosnia+Montenegro in all seasons 20 days tour from Sarajevo. UNESCO sites, fortresses and medieval towns of two Balkans countries.

tour starts in: Sarajevo, Bosnia and Herzegovina

tour finishes in: Tivat, Montenegro

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tour countries: Bosnia and Herzegovina, Montenegro

tour destinations: Banja Luka, Bar, Blagaj, Bobovac, Bosnian Pyramids, Budva, Dajbabe, Doboj, Gradačac, Jajce, Ključ, Kotor, Kraljeva Sutjeska, Kravica, Ljubačke Doline, Maglaj, Međugorje, Mogorjelo, Mostar, Nikšić, Perast, Podgorica, Počitelj, Radimlja, Risan, Srebrenik, Stolac, Tešanj, Trebinje, Tvrdoš, Vjetrenica, Vranduk, Zavala, Zenica, Šćit

We welcome you to explore 2 Balkans countries, Bosnia-Herzegovina and Montenegro, with our all seasons 20 days tour from Sarajevo. In both countries, with this tour we will visit all the most important attractions. In Bosnia-Herzegovina, we will see are of Bosnian Pyramids, medieval fortresses Vranduk, Doboj, Srebrenik, Gradacac, Kljuc, Maglaj, Tesanj, Jajce. We will be in few museums, visit an ethno village, walks historical centers of medieval towns, visit monasteries in Zavala, Tvrdos and Scit, see cathedrals in Banja Luka and Trebinje, spend evening in winery, walks in parks and see waterfalls. We will see UNESCO World Heritage site town Mostar and UNESCO World Heritage site archaeological site Radimlja. In Montenegro, we going to see cave monastery Dajbabe, Venetian towns Budva and Kotor (UNESCO World Heritage site), picturesque coastal village Perast, mosaic in Risan, abandoned medieval town in Bar.

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