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Jajce

The Royal city of Jajce is located at the estuary of Pliva in Vrbas. The city on the shores of beautiful rivers has always attracted the invaders who inhabited this area from the earliest times. Jajce was the capital of the last Bosnian kings, including Stjepan Tomasevic (1461-1463). In this period, medieval Bosnian cities became places of literacy, science and culture.

Already then, the professor’s interest was known, necessary for conducting commercial, administrative and other jobs.
The trade links between Jajce and Primorje live, so the city grows into an advanced settlement, which, apart from administrative and political, is also valid for the economic center of the then Bosnia. From the Dalmatian cities of Split, Zadar and Dubrovnik there are masters who teach Jajce with various crafts and many go to these towns with famous masters of various professions. Some have become excellent masters.

The old town, or fortress, is the most striking and most impressive of the city Jajce building, whose construction marked the emergence of the city of Jajce. In short, it is still interesting to our historians because of the traces of the building that existed in this place before the fortress, which we see and know today, was built and which has remained largely to this day. This is indicated by masonry stone and saddle, which differ on the lower layers of the fort, or on its foundation.

“The event that preceded the construction of the fort is the time when Hungarian King Ljudevit decided to” break into Bosnia “in 1363. Below the town of Sokol (a place 7 km away from Seric towards Gerzov), the king “went on July 10th and on July 19th was already in Virovitica in Slavonia. The main merit is that Hungary’s (Hungarian) army is forced to return to the Duke of Vukc Hrvatinac, the father of the founder of the town of Jajce, the Croat Hrvoje, and the king rewarded him royally.
On August 2, 1366, he issued a Tvrtko document under the Window in Rama, which was given to him by the same city of Sokol in Pliva, and to him and to all the Plivus parish in noble, because at that time, when the king “Laus” came under Sokol in Pliva faithfully served. ”

During the Kingdom of Yugoslavia (1918-1941), Jajce was the center of the region, and in the Second World War, in 1943, Tito’s Yugoslavia was created here.

Natural treasures that make up the Pliva with its lakes and waterfalls, and a rich cultural and historical heritage (Old Town, catacombs, Omer-bey’s house, St. Mary’s Church and St. Luke’s Tower, Mitras Temple, total of 25 national monuments represent the unique tourist offer of city Jajce.

At the initiative of the Municipality of Jajce, the Commission for the Preservation of National Monuments of BiH sent a proposal to the Presidency of BiH for the inclusion of the narrow town city of Jajce on the prestigious List of World Heritage Sites of UNESCO. In November 2006, the BiH Presidency supported the initiative and submitted the proposal of the BiH Bid for Jajce to the seat of UNESCO.

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