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Day Excursion to Visoko

1 day 35EURNote: Advance reservations are necessary. This Tour of Visoko departs daily and last approximately 6-7 hours (starting at 10am).

Starting point: Participants meet and are picked up from an agreed point in Visoko Town Centre. Pick-ups can be organisedfrom other destinations including Sarajevo and Croatia (Split)

The Tour of Visoko includes:· Transport between the archaeological sites at Visoko· Welcome drink and pastry· Traditional Bosnian Lunch

Excursion Itinerary

1. Welcome drink and snack at Visoko (15 mins) Tour guide will greet all participants of the excursion and give more details about the planned Excursion

2. Sightseeing and exploring the sites at Visoko Valley, starting at theBosnian Pyramid of The Sun. Visitors will be able to see the ruins at Visoko Castle, which occupied Visočica Hill

3.The remains of Kulin Ban Church at Mile

4.Lunch (Traditional Bosnian lunch, freshly prepared and served as a picnic )

5. Bosnian Pyramid of the Moon

Clothing: Weather can change quickly at any time of the year and become quite cool. Do bring a waterproof jacket and a spare jumper.Footwear: You will need walking boots for visiting the various sites. Fitness: You will need to have a reasonable level of fitness to walk comfortably around the sites.While our intention is to adhere to this route, some details of the tour may vary from time to time.Book your excursion here. Email us: visoko@hiddenbosnia.com

 
 

 

 

 

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Grad Visoko

Town Visoki (model)

Remains of old church in Mile

Kulin Ban's plate from 1193, founded in Biskupići

 

 

About Visoko
Visoko is named after the Visoki Castle and the town of Visoki, which occupied Visočica hill, Podvisoki, Mile (today's Arnautovići), Biskupići and Moštre — together known as Visoko valley. Visoki and its castle were the centre of the once powerful medieval Bosnian kingdom. Many historical charters were made and written in Visoko valley, including the charter of the first Bosnian king Tvrtko I Kotromanić in 1355, in castro nostro Vizoka vocatum.
Ban Kulin's plate from 1193 founded in BiskupićiThe Velikog rusaga bosanskog (Big Bosnian Rusag) assembly met at Mile, where Tvrtko I was crowned in 1377 and eventually buried alongside his uncle, Stjepan II Kotromanić, the Ban of Bosnia who preceded him. The Medieval Bosnian State Archive was also located there. Mile is today known for its many ornamented tombs of kings, bans and other former rulers. By 1340, Mile was the centre of the church province of Saint Kuzme an Damjan (first mentioned in 1244), and the remains of the church can still be seen at the site. Ban Kulin's Plate (dating from 1193) was discovered at Biskupići, along with the remains of another medieval church, grave sites and the foundations of several other contemporary structures. Moštre's university, founded in 1175 was one of the first in Europe, and was known for its scholarship in medicine, theology, cosmogeny and ethics, although because of its connection to the Bosnian Church nothing remains of its archives, and its existence is documented only by a handful of references in the Vatican archives of its enemy, the Catholic Church. (Wikipedia)

 

Earth Matters

As tap water is safe to drink you may consider using this rather than bottled water to reduce waste from plastic bottles while you are at Bosnia.. If you take trekking poles with you, rubber tipped poles will reduce erosion on trails. Brushing up on ‘school Bosnian’ is a great way to build friendly relationships with local people.

 

 

 
 
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