Banja Luka attractions

Mosque in Banja Luka

Ferhadija Mosque

The standout sight in Banja Luka is this small but gorgeous mosque, built in 1579 at the behest of Ottoman district commander Ferhat-paša Sokolović. It was under Unesco protection when, in 1993, it was deliberately …
Church in Banja Luka

Cathedral of Christ the Saviour

Banja Luka's Serbian-Byzantine–style Orthodox cathedral is an impressive structure of layered gold-brown and crab-pink stones rising to golden domes and flanked by an unfeasibly tall free-standing bell tower. The in…
Museum in Banja Luka

Museum of Republika Srpska

This large museum walks visitors through local history from archaeological relics to a graphic display on the horrors of the Ustaše concentration camps of WWII, which is a major culminating focus. That it ends abrup…
Fortress in Banja Luka

Kastel Fortress

The chunky walls of this large, squat riverside fortress enclose mainly unremarkable parkland. It's thought there's been a fort here since Neolithic and Roman times, but Kastel's current look is largely 16th century…