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Anyone who visits Bosnia will not believe what has happened there in the past - Walla! Tourism

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Three decades have passed since the outbreak of the Yugoslavian wars and 20 years since they ended. Bosnia was one of the most affected countries, but as a trip to the country will reveal to you - it also knew how to recover and offers interest, beauty, history and culture in every corner



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Anyone who visits Bosnia will not believe what has happened there in the past

Three decades have passed since the outbreak of the Yugoslavian wars and 20 years since they ended.

Bosnia was one of the most affected countries, but as a trip to the country will reveal to you - it also knew how to recover and offers interest, beauty, history and culture in every corner

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Tuesday, 15 June 2021, 09:35 Updated: 11:56

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Destroyed and restored.

The old bridge in Mostar (Photo: ShutterStock)

A little over three decades have passed since the first outbreak of the Yugoslavian wars - this was the war in Croatia, which began in March 1991 and lasted about four and a half years.



Nearly two decades have passed since the end of the "Macedonian confrontation", the last of six in a series of violent and bloody incidents that took place in the Balkans, leaving large parts of it wounded, wounded and destroyed.



Of the six neighboring countries that were formerly all part of Yugoslavia - Serbia, Montenegro, Croatia, northern Macedonia, Slovenia and Bosnia - the latter was one of the most severely affected, especially during the "Bosnia War", which took place between April 1992 and December 1995. Many areas in Bosnia. Have been destroyed or experienced atrocities and since then to this day, it has been engaged in restoration and restoration, alongside preserving the existing one.



All this makes Bosnia one of the most fascinating countries to travel in Europe and to get to know it in depth, learn about its complex history and discover up close all those sites that have been restored and are worth a visit, it is recommended to join an organized trip, with a guide who "lives" the place. , To link folklore and the past to the present and make sure you do not miss anything and enjoy the road. Here are some of the places you should visit while in Bosnia.



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Mostar



in Bosnia, and perhaps in the whole of the Balkans, is a more prominent symbol of the restoration of the region than the old bridge in Mostar - the starting point of any trip in the country. The beautiful bridge was first built on the orders of Sultan Suleiman I in the 16th century, when the Ottomans ruled the city, which lies relatively close to the border with Croatia.



In one of the most memorable events of the Bosnian war, after a dramatic 24 hours, the Croatian forces dropped the bridge into the Natarba River, a few months after it was hit by bombs. A few years after the end of the war, restoration work began and with the help of original stones from it found at the bottom of the river, the old bridge in Mostar was rebuilt with international funding, until it opened in 2004. The bridge and its surroundings have been declared World Heritage sites by UNESCO and the masses of tourists visit the area each year to discover as possible to change.



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On the way from Croatia to Mostar, right next to the border and also on the Nartava River, lies the small town of Kaplina.

It has about 30,000 inhabitants and in 1997 a Maccabi Tel Aviv basketball player, Dragon Bender, was born, but a visit to it today, and a visit to the historic Poccitali site next to it, show the gaps between what was before the war and what changed after it.



During the battles, the Croats conquered the city and sent the Bosniaks who lived there to concentration camps.

They took control of it with heavy bombs, which turned every stone in the area.

Puccitali Castle was also badly damaged, but today you can find a small and charming artists' colony, which was located in a medieval city and restored the feeling of the animals.

Puccitali Fortress (Photo: ShutterStock)

Sarajevo, the



capital and largest city of Bosnia, became famous long before the war. This happened when in June 1914, while visiting the city, the Crown Prince of Austria Franz Ferdinand was assassinated, a moment that led to the outbreak of the First World War.



Decades later, the siege of Sarajevo began on April 5, 1992. About a month and a half later, the Oriental Institute in Sarajevo, which was a significant part of the city's university, was almost completely destroyed when countless rockets and bombs were dropped on it. Among other things, the research library and a collection that included thousands of manuscripts were lost.



The siege of the city ended about four years later and since then it has been rehabilitating itself, including the opening of a new institute for Bosnia research and an investigative press center, the construction of new towers, a fancy library and more. When visiting the city, you can also find the old synagogue and the Jewish Museum, and you must not miss the ancient Turkish center, in the bustling area of ​​the capital.



Srebrnitsa



Shocking 11 days, between 11 and 22 July 1995, the Srebrenica massacre continued.

Serbian forces overcame NATO bombings, entered the city and nearby villages where many Bosnian refugees gathered and began mass executions, until 8,372 bodies were counted.



Last year a ceremony was held to commemorate 25 years of massacre and shortly before that remains of those "disappeared" were found. Terrible days.Today, a visit to Srebrenica, a beautiful mountain town, reveals an inconceivably sized cemetery, built in the shape of a flower and next to it, a wide monument with the "Wall of Names" on which all the victims are engraved.Serbarnitsa



now lives in peace, Almost all of the 23 mosques destroyed in the war have already been restored and renovated throughout the town, but its economic hardships are reminiscent and even today the road to full restoration is still long.

Cemetery in Srebrenica (Photo: ShutterStock)

Vyshgarad



The Mehmet Pasha Sokolovich Bridge, also known as the "Drina Bridge", connects Vyshgard between the two banks of the river. Similar to the old bridge in Mostar, it too was badly damaged in the various wars, including World War II, but was restored. During the Bosnian war, one of many significant atrocities took place in the area, with thousands of residents killed by Serbian forces. Many of them were shot to death while standing on the famous bridge.



What made it a famous lacquer, and made it worth rehabilitating it and the entire Vyshgrad, and attracting tourists to it after the war? The Bridge is the focus of Ivo Andrich's Nobel Prize-winning book. The book is named after the 11-arched bridge and is viewed from various points in the city, which tourists enjoy reaching.



Vyshgrad has emerged from the ruins of the war and now offers many points of interest, such as a fascinating urban gallery.

The class where Andrich studied, which has since become a site of preservation, churches and houses of prayer through which one can learn about different periods in the history of the Balkans and especially - Andrichgrad, a complex of culture, art and cafes initiated by the great Serbian film director Amir Kosturica, in memory of the famous writer.

It is one of the most beautiful places in the whole Balkans and whoever comes to it will have a hard time believing what happened in the city just a few decades ago.



The article is sponsored by Pegasus Organized Tours - as part of its goal to promote acquaintance with world cultures and enrichment of knowledge.



Article sponsored by Pegasus Organized Tours - https://www.pegasusisrael.co.il

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