The Ethno Museum located in one of the historical monuments of the town (the first primary school) recently enriched its collections with a lithological, petrographic and mineralogical new section, presenting stones collected in a wide area around Jajce. The official presentation of the collection took place on Friday 23th of November and from now the visitors can visit it during the working days from 8 to 16 o’clock.
Jajce, made of stone, light and water, is a royal town and an open air museum, built on the confluence of two great rivers – the Pliva and the Vrbas. Around Jajce you can find the beautiful Great and Small Pliva lakes both equipped with water mills, which the local people call «mlinčići».
The most recognizable symbol of Jajce is its magnificent 17 meter high waterfall (situated at the place where the river Pliva flows into the river Vrbas). The waterfall is in the heart of the town, making Jajce one of the most unique town in the world.
In this town you’ll have the opportunity to see the remains of four great empires (Roman, Byzantine, Ottoman and Austro-Hungarian), three kingdoms (Bosnian, Hungarian and Yugoslavian) and of the three world monotheistic religions (Christianity, Judaism and Islam) along with a variety of architecture styles and living customs all developed and refined through the ages.
Its historical importance, its townscape value, its archeological remains and its natural beauty give to this city a special meaning.
Private accommodation in the town and the country was recently initiated as alternative accommodation for guests of the region. In this type of accommodation you have the ability to feel the atmosphere of a Bosnian family lifestyle, taste a wide variety of various bosnian food and drinks and experience a stay in Jajce in a completely unique new form. Families offering accommodation in Jajce offer single, double, triple and quadruple rooms, well-made toilets, living rooms and well equipped kitchens. Private accommodation is placed all arround the town – in the center of town, on the road to Pliva lakes and on lakes itself.
Accommodation price is 16.00 to 30.00 KM (8 to 15 € – depending on the location, condition and service of accommodation).
The two largest rivers in the municipality of Jajce, Pliva river and Vrbas river, provide outstanding conditions for fishing in this part of Bosnia.
This river goes trough Jajce, Jezero and Šipovo and is 23 km long. In Šipovo flows one of the largest tributaries, namely the Janja river. The upper part of the Pliva river (from the source till the center of Šipovo) is excellent for fly fishing. Most of the flow is very affordable and it’s possible to fish from the shore.
Pliva river in Jajce, especially on the Big and Small Pliva lake, provides opportunities for all types of fishing.
In the river Pliva you’ll find trout, grayling, carp, tench, catfish and other species of white fish.
The Vrbas runs along the main road (M-5) linking up Donji Vakuf-Jajce-Banja Luka. The upper part of the river, from Doganovaca to Jajce, contains a typical salmonid water with lots of brook trouts and graylings and in smaller number nases, barbels and chubs. Around the hydroelectric “Jajce II” the quantity of the cyprinid fish increases.
Fisheries management, issuing of fishing licenses, a part of cleaning and maintenance of rivers in the municipality of Jajce is under the responsibility of the sports fishing company “Zlatovčica”.
Fishing waters managed by S.R.U. “Zlatovčica” Jajce are salmonid and cyprinid. To catch the fishes, you must use a sport fishing equipment. All anglers must comply with the Act on Freshwater Fisheries (cf. Official Gazette FBiH No. 64/04) and the rules concerning the regulations of the number of fishes.
Fishing is allowed only if you have a license. There are annual and daily licenses, which are delivered by the fishing company “Zlatovčica”.
The fisherman who’s catch being fishing without licence will be punished by the competent Ministry.
Cost of license
Seniors: 100 KM
Juniors: 50 KM
Cadets: 20 KM
Retirees / pensioners and invalids: 50 KM
Fishing salmonids: 20 KM
Fishing cyprinids: 10 KM
The Clock Tower:
Between 1587 and 1830, the Ottomans built clock towers in Bosnia and Herzegovina so that everybody may know the time and know when it’s time for prayer (namaz). The clock tower in Jajce is not typical in comparison with other towers built at the same time. This tower was built between 1396 and 1416 in the reign of Hrvoje Vukčić Hrvatinić in order to be used as Kapikule or watchtower. It was simultaneously one of the doors of the fortress. The Ottomans converted it into clock tower because its dominant position was ideal for this.
“When constructing a large building in Jajce, an archaeologist should always be present, because the town of Jajce is famous in the country, and under the earth could be discovered historical sites : corridors, canals, grave, columns, channels of Vrbas river, homes, as it was already the case previously”( Brother Josip Markušić, Records, Notes XIV) Contribution to the History of the last Bosnian capital.
On Friday 19th of November, a new Art Gallery opened in Jajce. The gallery is located in an historical monument, the Kršlak house. Jajce’s painter Samir Hažbić presented for the opening an exhibition with approximately forty paintings. In the gallery can also be admired the sculptures of Bozidar Jakac, Dusko Rakite, Šehrzade Habibi and Boris Ladan. In addition to this permanent exhibition space, temporary exhibitions will be held as well as literary events, readings and other cultural manifestations.