Should you pay a visit…

Hercegovačka Gračanica is located on the hill Crkvina from which you can see the entire panorama of Trebinje. Trebinje’s Gračanica is a reproduction of the medieval monastery Gračanica in Kosovo. Herzegovinian Gračanica is an endowment of benefactor Branko Tupanjac. The remains of famous Serbian poet Jovan Dučić lie here. According to Ducic’s wish to find his rest in his hometown Trebinje after his death, the remains of the poet were brought from America to Trebinje in 2000.

Monastery Tvrdoš is located on the road to Mostar, 4, 5 km from Trebinje. It was built on the foundation of an old church and it exists from the classical age, IV-VI centrury. Monastery had been repeatedly destroyed and rebuilt, and today one can still see the foundations of the old church in its interior. Tvrdoš represents a spiritual and cultural center of the area, known for the ascetic life of St. Basil of Ostrog, a miracle worker and one of the saints of the Orthodox Church.

The Old Town is located in the heart of Trebinje, surrounded bywalls which date back to the period of the Ottoman Empire. This part of the city is the most visited tourist attraction in Trebinje. In addition to its historical importance, a great number of restaurants, where you can try Herzegovinian quality wines, is located right in the Old town. The Osmanpasa mosque is located in the centre of the Old Town.

City centre is built in the Mediterranean style, domeneered by old Austrian buildings and giant plane trees which provide pleasant shade during hot summers. In the heart of the city, in Ducic’s street, you can see Jovan Ducic’s monument, a poet and ambassador of Trebinje, Catholic cathedral from XIX century, first monument to Njegos, city market, monument from the Word War I. Nearby there is a beautiful park in which the Orthodox Church, Cultural Centre, monument from World War II and several city fountains are located.

There are three bridges that connect left and right coast of the City on the river Trebišnjica, once the biggest sinking river in Europe.  Historically the most important  Arslanagić/Perović bridge over which the main trade route ran according to the tradition was built by Mehmed paša Sokolović in 1574 . Upon construction of the Hydro Power Plant on the Trebišnjica river, the bridge was transferred from the original site to settlement Gradina during the 60-ties of the last century,  where it is located now. Besides the Arslanagić Bridge,Trebinje also has Stone bridge and the Bridge of Ivo Andrić.

Austro-Hungarian military forts, located on the very top of the hills, are difficult to access. Today, those forts testify about the rule of Austro-Hungarian empire in this region. The most siginificant fort is “Strač“, known for its advanced architectural solutions of Austro-Hungarian builders.