“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.
Hotel “Tourist ’98” is located in the city center on the left bank of the Pliva river and has beautifull view on medieval fortress in Jajce.
The hotel has the following capacities:
Restaurant with winter terrace (350 seats)
Pastry (70 places)
Conference room with 80 seats
Meeting room for 20 seats
- Tourism info centre
- Dentist office
- Haircut saloon
The Jajce Youth Hostel is located on ‘Stjepan Tomasevic 11’ street. This street leads to the ‘Pliva Lakes’ which are 3km away from the hostel.
the hostel itself is right next to the river Pliva and has a beautiful view. The distance between the hostel and the bus station is 300 meters.
We offer sight-seeing downtown with professional guides, and one-day trips to the source of the river Pliva and near to the city of Travnik.
With our associates, we offer hiking, cycling, fishing and kayaking on the Vrbas river, and we also rent boast for fishing.
2-bed, 3-bed, 8-bedded room and private double rooms
Free use of internet (Wireless connection)
Free linens and towels
Large living room with cable television
Working hours of the reception from 00:00 to 24.00
Free parking in hostel yard
Charge for parking in garage
Renting of a mobile phone with a prepaid card
Check-in to the hostel from 00:00 to 24:00 and the checkout by 11:30
Jajce also offers an exciting and adventurous rafting program. Local associations provide the equipment and the skippers.
The rafting on the Vrbas River begins from a village called Vinac and ends at the waterfall in Jajce. Total length of the course is 12 km. Vrbas River has a canyon and is much more challenging and “wilder” than the Pliva river.
Kayak and Canoe
At the Pliva lake you can do some watersports: kayaking, canoeing and rowing. The tradition of these sports is associated with the exceptional quality of this lake : its geo-strategic position and its High-density of water provide excellent conditions for preparing before big competitions, championships, Olympics, etc. The depth of the lake is important – around 33-35 meters deep – and uniform, which means that it’s really suitable for preparing stable trajectories. Moreover the Great Lake never freezes sothat the trainings and the tourist trips are still possible during the wintertime.
The main road runs along the entire length of the Great Pliva lake, and several spacious car parks facilitate the access to multiple sites, both for tourists and for competitors. The 6th water sports world championship (canoë and kayac) were held there in 1963. Over 500 athletes from 22 countries took part in it. This was an unprecedented event for a world-class competitions. Thanks to a successful organization, people go on welcoming competitions in different categories. The Pliva Lakes also offer a competitive use of eco-boats without a motor, because they have a considerable ecological meaning.
|Cycling and bicycle paths
Over 50 km of bike paths in a wonderful environment will delight cycling lovers. Cycling is for a long time a good way for the tourist to visit the Pliva valley, and many enthusiast cyclists come and enjoy the beauty of our natural landscape. According to them, it’s hard to say which path is the most beautiful ! But they all agree that the experience of cycling in the Pliva valley is unique.
Here are 5 bicycle paths that we recommend you to do :
Route 1 – 5 km: Jajce (hotel Turist 98) – Brana – small Pliva Lake
Route 2 – 3,8 km: Jajce (Eko Pliva) – Mračaj – small Pliva Lake Jezero
Route 3 – 10 km: Small Pliva Lake – Big Pliva Lake – Jezero
Route 4 – 10 km : Jajce – Lucina – SIBENIC – Jajce (mountain category)
Route 5 – 22 km : Jajce – Bravnice – Vinac – Jajce
On the occasion of the opening was organized a rich cultural program in which were involved students from the music departement of the primary school in Jajce, members of the folk ensemble “Muslim Cultural Society Rebirth”, the gardians of the traditional customs of the old town of Jajce, Folklore Friends, John Jezerčica who was playing simultaneously three traditional instruments. Kata Jezerčica and Tahir Music presented and described the traditional catholic and muslim costumes from Jajce.