Jajcenortwestern Bosnia and Herzegovina.
Jajce is located at the crossroads between Banja Luka (North), Mrkonjic Grad (Northwest) or Donji Vakuf (South).
The easiest way to get around Jajce is by foot. All main sites are located within a short distance of each other.
Many of the sights inside Jajce are not constantly manned, so if it is not a busy day you may need to hang around outside for a few mins or follow a note to find the keyholder.
FortressDominating the town, this hilltop fortress offers great views over the town and nearby hills. Inside it is very sparse with almost no information and little more than the walls to walk around, however you will likely have the place to yourself.
Pliva WaterfallThis is the waterfall where the Pliva River meets the Vrbas River. Scenic view points can be accessed on both sides of the waterfall (the southern offering the better view), and on the far bank requiring more effort to get to but a great view back across the town. Viewing the waterfall from above is free, but less spectacular.
Franciscan monasteryMonastery with many artworks and historical items, the latter including the skeleton of the last Bosnian king
Underground church - CatacombsA cluster of small rooms that made up the catacombs, kept very dimly lit. A short, but powerful and cheap experience.
Ethno museumIf you're interested in the town's history, you can get several books (including serious monographies) here. The exhibit itself is nothing spectacular.
- 5 km up the Pliva from the town is the Pliva Lake, where you can go swimming or fishing, or go camping beside its little watermills.
address: Kulina Bana 1A large shop just outside the city walls provides all daily needs.
phone: +387 63262168address: Stjepana Tomasevica 11A modern building about 5-10 minutes walk outside of the town center. Ample free parking. Campsite available in summer.
Banja Luka is about an hour and a half's drive up the Vrbas river through some fantastic gorges and rural scenery.