This is my home town - I was born here and I still have family here. This is why I want people to experience what I love about this city.
It's not very touristy, but the city has some cool things to offer. The city has a lot of mosques and an old fortress that is worth a visit.
The food is awesome, and you have to try the Travnik cevapi, said to be the best in Bosnia.
There is a laid-back mood downtown with locals sitting on sidewalk cafés. It almost has a small village feel to it.
I would recommend spending maybe one night in the city and a couple of nights in the mountains of Vlasic, a 20-min drive from Travnik.
You can experience the great nature of the mountains in the video further down this page.
What to do
Stari Grad Fortress
House of Ivo Andric
Road to Mt. Vlasic
Built around the 15th century, this is one of the most preserved and visible landmarks here. There is a nice cafe at the fortress with a grand view.
In downtown Travnik, you will find the old so-called “colored mosque,” with a nice facade detailing and small shops below.
Birth house of Ivo Andric, the only recipient of the Nobel Prize for literature in the territory of the former Yugoslavia.
My favorite place in Travnik is the surrounding mountain of Vlasic. Everyone should visit this place at least once in their lives! Please watch the video below for a preview.
Where to eat
Throughout the region, Travnik is best known for two specialties: cevapi (small beef sausages) and cheese.
I like the Karalic cevapi, and one of the best ways to try the cheese is ordering it at Vlasicka kuca with some ustipci. (You could also buy it directly from the farmers on the mountain).
For other traditional Bosnian food, try the Kastel na Hendeku.
Where to stay
There are no big hotels in the city, so I would recommend you find a room or an apartment. The owners could also give you great local tips on what to do and where to eat. Try the A&S Apartment, it’s right in the center of the city.
Alternatively, you could stay in the mountains, which will be about 20 mins outside of town. You will enjoy the beautiful nature and can make day trips down to the city for sightseeing.