Banja Luka is said to be the second largest city in Bosnia. It is an old town that has existed since Roman times, and developed as the central city of the Bosnian region during the Ottoman Empire. A beautiful valley spreads along the river Vrbas, which flows through the city, and in recent years it has become popular as a leisure spot. It is surrounded by hills and forms a depression, and is characterized by many springs in the city.
Banja Luka is located in the northern part of Bosnia and Herzegovina.
Banja Luka was a province during the time of the Roman Empire and was ruled for a long time. The Slavs began to invade the area in the 7th century. However, in the Middle Ages, the rule of the Ottoman Empire continued, and many mosques were built in this area. During the modern era of the Austrian Empire, it served as a strategic military base. After World War I, it became a member of Yugoslavia. After the collapse of Yugoslavia in 1991, it became a member state of Bosnia and Herzegovina.
Banja Luka belongs to the continental climate. The region has short summers and long winters. Temperatures range from -3°C to 27°C throughout the year.
There are three official languages: Bosnian, Croatian and Serbian.
Banja Luka is notorious for pickpocketing and pickpocketing tourists. In addition, Bosnia has had conflicts in the past, so there are many terrorist organizations, and there are also conflicts with security forces. It is a city visited by many foreign tourists, but conflicts have not been sufficiently resolved.
Banja Luka had a prosperous industry, but the conflict caused it to stagnate. After that, the financial industry flourished. The Banja Luka Stock Exchange is established and trading begins. Banja Luka has seen an increase in the number of investors and listed companies as economic activity has increased.
About half are Bosniaks, the rest are Croats and Serbs.
Bosniaks follow Islam. Croatians are mostly Catholic. Serbs follow the Serbian Orthodox Church.
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Sightseeing Spot 1 : Fortress Kastel
The fortress is considered one of the oldest monuments in the city, dating back to Roman times. Today, it is both a tourist attraction and a playground for the local children of Banja Luka.
Sightseeing Spot 2 : Christ the Savior Cathedral
It is a Christian church and a tourist attraction that can be said to be a symbol of Banja Luka. It has an Orthodox exterior that combines Serbian and Byzantine styles. The 44m-high spire points gracefully toward the heavens.
Sightseeing Spot 3 : Krupa river
Rafting is popular on the Krupa River that flows through Banja Luka. There are many log houses around the Krupa Waterfall, making it a perfect camping spot.
Sightseeing Spot 4 : Gospodska Street
Banja Luka shopping street. This street has many fashionable shops including souvenir shops, and is always crowded with tourists and locals of Banja Luka.
Sightseeing Spot 5 : Etno Muzej Ljubacke Doline
Recreating an old Bosnian village. The culture of the 19th century has been recreated, and you can also enjoy traditional cuisine. You can also see the daily tools in the village.
Banja Luka has plenty of accommodation options. The nearest airport is Banja Luka. You can book flights and accommodation from the link below. Other languages are also supported.