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Maglaj, Bosnia and Herzegovina


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Maglaj is a town in northern Bosnia and Herzegovina, originated in the 14th century, has an old town with mosques, traditional houses dating back from the Ottoman Empire, and a fortress that stands as a symbol of Maglaj.

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Last updated on: 18 May 2020

Maglaj description

The town is situated in the northern part of Bosnia and Herzegovina and is situated in territory where Bosniaks presently form a large majority. The old Maglaj, like numerous other cities in Bosnia and Herzegovina, has an old town with mosques, traditional houses dating back from the Ottoman Empire, and a fortress that stands as a symbol of Maglaj.

The Maglaj town is known from the 14th century. Within 1929 to 1941, Maglaj was part of the Vrbas Banovina of the Kingdom of Yugoslavia.

The Maglaj fortress is found to be among the larger and more fortified structures in the valley of the river Bosna. As a medieval fortress, Maglaj is first mentioned in the charter of Hungarian King Sigismund on the 18th of September 1408. Built though the XIV century to serve the defense of the Bosnian kingdom, the fortress got its final shape in the Ottoman period.

Under the Ottomans, Maglaj was first mentioned in 1485. The first official document that was signed in Maglaj was the document between Hungary and the Ottoman Empire in 1503. The Maglaj fortress is also called Gradina fortress.

Medieval fortress Maglaj is located 182 meters above sea level and consists of 5 towers. The exact data about the construction of the Maglaj Fortress are currently unavailable, and some information is available only about the Clock tower, built on 1697 and well-preserved currently. It is believed that in the Clock tower it was once a gold bell. However, this has never been confirmed.

The Clock tower is located at the entrance of the Maglaj fortress. As this tower is built on a cliff, its front side is slightly larger than the opposite side. After 1878, this clock tower received a clock which was purchased in Vienna, and a bell which was bought at a fair in Zagreb in 1923. Today, the clock tower is abandoned, with no clocks and bells.

The mosque of Kuršumlija, near the fortress, is one of the most beautiful monuments of the Ottoman period in Bosnia. The mosque was built by Ali Pasha Kalauz, and it is know by the name Kuršumlija because it is covered with lead.

The Maglaj fortress has served its purpose for years, primarily as a center of defense of internal security. Upon concurring of the Austro-Hungarian Army in Bosnia and Herzegovina in 1878, the fortress lost all military significance, and was abandoned as a military defensive object. The desolation of the Old part of the city becomes even more intense when the people who lived in about 70 or so houses left it.

The Maglaj fortress was declared a national monument of Bosnia and Herzegovina in 2005.

Maglaj related tours

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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.


Out of season 12 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, Nikšić, Ostrog, Perast, Podgorica, Počitelj, Sarajevo, Stolac, Tešanj, Trebinje, Tvrdoš, Vjetrenica, Zavala

During this out of season 12 days tour we going to explore 2 countries, Montenegro and Bosnia&Herzegovina. This tour is panoramic, to explore the most important places and towns of both countries. We will pick you up in Tivat, small town with airport in Montenegro. Within this tour we will visit UNESCO town Kotor, cute coastal village Perast, meet Trebinje, the southernmost town of Bosnia&Herzegovina, visit old monastery Tvrdoš; on the way to historic town Mostar we will travel through and see fortress Stolac, dervish monastery Blagaj, and another one old monastery built in partially in cave; we will visit natural beauty Kravica waterfalls, fortified town Pocitelj built in 13th century; we will visit 4 medieval fortresses: Jajce, Tešanj, Doboj and Maglaj, and each one played important rolee in the history of Bosnia&Herzegovina; we will walk in the capital of Bosnia&Herzegovina, multicultural city Sarajevo; on the territory of Montenegro we will visit famous Ostrog monastery built in along the vertical cliff, and another one old small monastery with unusual frescoes located in cave; we will walk in streets of ancient town Old Bar, and before we finish our tour in Tivat, we will meet coastal town Budva, full of many narrow streets surrounded by stone walls.

 

11 days

Price from € 1,453

 



All seasons 12 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: 12 days (11 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 12 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 it's 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 Počitelj, enjoy Stolac hilly fortress, wonder on beauty of Kravica waterfalls and pass the beauty nature all days.

 

12 days

Price from € 1,650

 



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