Bosnia & Hercegovina

Built between 1953 and 1979, this extensive subterranean command centre is reputed to have cost the equivalent of US$4 billion and was designed to keep Yugoslav president Tito and his high command safe from a direct nuclear strike. It's located 4km southeast of Konjic.

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Nearby Bosnia & Hercegovina attractions

1. Old Stone Bridge

1.99 MILES

This beautiful six-span bridge was originally built in 1682. It was dynamited at the end of WWII by retreating Nazi forces but rebuilt in 2009 to the…

2. Vrelo Bosne

18.64 MILES

Ever popular with local families, this extensive park is home to a patchwork of lush mini-islands at the cliffed mouth of the Bosna River. The classic way…

3. Tunnel of Hope

21.35 MILES

During the 1992–95 siege, when Sarajevo was surrounded by Bosnian Serb forces, the only link to the outside world was an 800m-long, 1m-wide, 1.6m-high…

4. Trg Musala

22.1 MILES

Trg Musala was once the heart of Austro-Hungarian Mostar. Today the square is a messy mishmash of architectural styles around a fountain garden. While the…

5. Muslibegović House

22.16 MILES

Ring the bell to be ushered into this walled Ottoman courtyard house, built in the late 17th century and extended in 1871. Its main function today is as…

6. Ljubljanska Banka Tower

22.21 MILES

Of several ruined structures remaining around Španski trg, perhaps the most disturbing is the triangular multistorey skeleton of what was once a bank…

7. Španski trg

22.24 MILES

In the early 1990s, Croat and Bosniak forces bombarded each other into the rubble across a front line that ran along the Bulevar. Even now, several shell…

8. Karadjoz-bey Mosque

22.24 MILES

Mostar's biggest and, some might say, most beautiful mosque was built in 1557. Heavily damaged during the war, it has since been completely renovated with…