Welcome to Banja Luka


Encouragingly, two rebuilt religious buildings from different traditions are now the city's biggest drawcards: a captivating reconstructed 16th-century mosque and a magnificent Orthodox cathedral. Banja Luka's lively nightlife is another redeeming feature, as is the close proximity to rafting on the emerald-green Vrbas River, which meanders through the city before disappearing into a lush canyon.


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City Tour

ItineraryThis is a typical itinerary for this productStop At: Vrbas River, Banja Luka, Republika SrpskaMost visited city beach - Abacija - just one kilometer away from the city center.Duration: 30 minutesStop At: Banj Brdo, Banja Luka, Republika SrpskaBanj brdo: Banj brdo is a tourist resort in Banja Luka, from which you can see the entire city. This resort is rich in forests, walking paths and mountain biking, natural water sources for drinks as well as well-arranged recreation and leisure places. At the top of this hill (431 m above sea level) is the Monument to the Fallen Soliders Krajisnici, fighters against fascism. The monument is the work of Antun Augustinčić, one of the greatest Yugoslav sculptors. The hill top is about 5 kilometers from the city center and offers a magnificent view of the whole city.Duration: 1 hourStop At: Tvrdava Kastel, Banja Luka, Republika SrpskaFortress Kastel is located in Banja Luka and it is the oldest historical monument in this city. It was built on the left bank of Vrbas, between today's City Bridge and the crossing of the river Crkvena. In the past, Kastel was a strong military fortification and protected the Vrbas basin from enemy raids, primarily from the north. The fortress is surrounded by thick stone walls on all sides, where loopholes and observation posts are built. In the area of the fortress itself, a lot of archaeological traces have been found, from ancient times, through Slavic settlement to newer cultures. In Kastel, there is a Roman sarcophagus found in Šargovac, a Roman milestone from the former Salona-Servitium road. Today, at the site of the battle, many cultural events are held. There are numerous concerts and festivals held in the fortress, and some of them have become part of the manifestation tourism such as Demo fest and Fresh Wave.Duration: 1 hour