You are scrolling through your Instagram feed, as one does, and you stumble across breathtaking mountains, untouched nature, and historic streets. So you wonder, where is this place? Although the waterfalls look Croatian, the alleys Turkish, and the mountains Swiss, this fascinating country is somewhere, literally, in between. Then you search some more and find yourself planning your trip to Bosnia and Herzegovina.
There is no doubt that BiH is becoming a more popular tourist destination each year. And it’s all thanks to its fascinating blend of different cultures and unspoiled nature made for taking memorable photos! From swimming at Kravice waterfalls, skiing at Jahorina, and drinking Turkish coffee at Baščaršija, there is an abundance to choose from.
But don’t worry! We are here to help you design your perfect vacation. Without further ado, dear influencers and all who feel so, prepare for an ultimate trip through the 50 most popular Instagram locations in Bosnia and Herzegovina!
How did we do it?
Among different approaches to making a list of the most popular Instagram locations in Bosnia and Herzegovina, we have decided to pick sights instead of cities. As a result, you will find Mostar Old Bridge instead of Mostar City on the list. Finding sights was done with the help of Google Travel service. To define the most popular ones, we used Google reviews. However, we only considered the attractions with more than 100 reviews.
The next thing was collecting the number of Instagram mentions in both the native language and English. The number of mentions was collected in July 2023, so the numbers will naturally increase as time passes. Lastly, we sorted the locations according to the number of mentions and got our final list of the 50 most popular Instagram locations in Bosnia and Herzegovina.
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50. Ski Center Ravna Planina
Total number of mentions: 4729
On the 50th place from our list of most popular Instagram locations in Bosnia and Herzegovina, we placed Ravna Planina. Ravna Planina is a beloved outing spot in Gornje Pale village near Sarajevo and the Olympic mountain Jahorina. It opened its ski center in 2014, which contributed to its popularity. The ski center boasts an impressive 12.5 km of ski trails, including a main trail that stretches for 1400 meters and a 4.5 km long blue trail. Additionally, the center features a ski lift that can accommodate 800 skiers every hour, making it efficient for visitors.
49. Konjuh Mountain
Total number of mentions: 5198
Nestled in the northeast part of Bosnia and Herzegovina, Konjuh Mountain is a captivating mountain full of hidden gems. This majestic formation offers captivating landscapes, diverse flora and fauna, impressive canyons, and charming waterfalls. All in all, Konjuh is a haven for hikers and outdoor enthusiasts. Numerous hiking trails have well-defined markings to cater to novice and experienced hikers. In addition, guided tours are also available for those looking for a group hike.
48. Bijambare Nature Reserve
Total number of mentions: 5554
Bijambare Nature Park has been a popular destination in central-east Bosnia for years. Its rising popularity is a result of the Karts plateau consisting of caves, lost rivers, funnel-shaped depressions, and the lake. The Bijambare Cave, situated in the heart of the plateau, is undoubtedly the most popular attraction. Luckily, it is open for visits where nature lovers can explore the impressive 420 meters of corridors. The largest corridor, known as the “concert hall,” earns its name from its dimensions, measuring approximately 60 meters in diameter and 15 to 30 meters in height.
47. Modrac Lake
Total number of mentions: 5564
Modrac Lake is an artificial lake around 10 kilometers from the large city of Tuzla. The lake connects many charming villages, such as Prokosovići, Kiseljak, Poljice, Babice Donje, and Priluk. It was created in 1964 after a dam construction on the Spreča River in Modrac. Interestingly, Modrac was one of the largest reservoirs in the former Yugoslavia, with a surface area of 17 square kilometers. Over the years, it became a popular fishing and hiking spot offering stunning views.
46. Vranica Mountain
Total number of mentions: 5820
Vranica is a mountain range in the central part of Bosnia and Herzegovina, near Travnik and Fojnica. It is famous for its stunning natural beauty, featuring picturesque landscapes, lush forests, mesmerizing lakes, and captivating views. Moreover, many consider Vranica the most beautiful mountain in central Bosnia. Therefore, it is not surprising it made it to the list of popular Instagram locations in Bosnia and Herzegovina. Although there are many attractions, the most popular one is the small village near Prokoško Jezero. With its gray sloped roofs, the village looks as if it dropped from a fairytale.
45. Gazi Husrev-beg Mosque, Sarajevo
Total number of mentions: 6048
The Gazi Husrev-beg Mosque in Sarajevo is a significant place in the city’s history and cultural heritage. The mosque was commissioned by Gazi Husrev-beg, a notable Ottoman governor, and completed in the 16th century. It has served as a place of worship for Muslims for centuries. In addition to its religious significance, the mosque’s courtyard, and surrounding areas are often used for cultural events, festivals, and community gatherings. Today, the Gazi Husrev-beg Mosque stands as a symbol of religious tolerance and multiculturalism in Sarajevo.
44. Veliko Plivsko Lake
Total number of mentions: 6084
Another mesmerizing work of Nature, and well, partly human work, is Veliko Plivsko Lake near Jajce. The lake was artificially enlarged in the last century. Nestled between many splendid attractions, the popularity and “Instagramability” keep rising, with numerous photos on social media. One of the most unique attractions is Mlinčići, a group of wooden watermills on the lake cascades. In addition, there is a charming small cafe near the wooden huts, along with a gift shop with handmade souvenirs.
43. Rzav River
Total number of mentions: 6271
Rzav is a 72-kilometer-long river stretching over Bosnia and Herzegovina and Serbia. It is located in the easternmost part of Bosnia, boasting spectacular clear water, lush forest, and scenic hiking trails. The Bosnian part of the river connects beautiful sights such as Višegrad, Donja Jagodina, Dobrun Monastery, Prosjek, and Oplave. Moreover, there is even a River Autocamp, which makes for a perfect hiking starting point. Unspoiled nature and outstanding landscapes are not to be missed!
42. Boračko Lake
Total number of mentions: 6400
Located in the Konjic Municipality of Bosnia and Herzegovina, Boračko Lake is a scenic glacial lake situated at an altitude of 397 meters. The lake is nestled at the base of Mount Prenj’s northeastern side and is known for its breathtaking views. The two adjacent mountains, Black Mountain (1343 m) and Tranjine (1055 m), with their steep forested slopes, reflect in the calm and still waters of the lake, adding to its charm. Perfect for an Instagram picture, don’t you agree?
41. Ostrožac Castle
Total number of mentions: 6402
Ostrožac is a remarkable site that embodies the rich history of four time epochs. Initially a fort dating back to the early Iron Age, it later evolved into a medieval fortress, an Ottoman town, and finally, a Habsburg castle. Strategically positioned on a commanding elevation along the left bank of the Una River, this complex stands as a testament to the continuity of life across the ages. Situated near the town of Cazin, close to the village of Ostrožac, the fortress provides breathtaking vistas of the surrounding landscape, making it an absolute must-visit destination.
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40. National Park Una
Total number of mentions: 6576
The Una National Park, established in 2008, is the most recently established of Bosnia-Herzegovina’s three national parks. It covers the Unac and Upper Una Rivers and is the source of the famous Krka River. The park is a pristine sanctuary that plays a crucial role in preserving the region’s unique flora, fauna, stunning waterfalls, and lush riverbank forests. Undoubtedly, it stands out as one of the premier natural wonders of the country. Some might argue it is the most exceptional, owing to its easy accessibility from the highly favored destination of Croatia.
39. Latin Bridge, Sarajevo
Total number of mentions: 6844
There are many outstanding sights in the Capital city of Sarajevo. One of them is the Latin Bridge, also known as Principova Ćuprija. Although its name might suggest it was built by Romans, the truth is far different. Namely, this is an Ottoman bridge connecting Miljacka with the Catholic quartier, called Latinluk, during Ottoman times. Its significance lies in the assassination of Archduke Franz Ferdinand by Gavrilo Princip, which ultimately led to the beginning of World War I.
38. River Buna Spring
Total number of mentions: 6960
If you are searching for an ideal place to spend a day in nature, go swimming in the crystal clear refreshing waters, or listen to the sound of birds below trees- we got you covered! River Buna Spring is a perfect place to escape the hustle and bustle of city life and enjoy a serene atmosphere. Situated near Mostar, Buna offers a fantastic opportunity for a 1-day trip. Here, you can explore the hidden caves, swim under the fresh cascades, and admire the traditional stone houses “levitating” above the river stream. Sounds good? We believe the numbers speak for themselves!
37. Emperor’s Mosque, Sarajevo
Total number of mentions: 7131
Many people in the Balkans consider Bosnia to be “Little Turkey.” And there is no surprise why, as there is a lot of influence from the East. Be it the cuisine, customs, names, or architecture. But all can agree on the significance of our next sight from the most popular Instagram locations in Bosnia and Herzegovina. We are talking about the first Ottoman Mosque in Bosnia and Herzegovina, the Emperor’s Mosque in Sarajevo. Built between 1457 and 1565, it stands as a testimony of Bosnian rich history intertwined with the Ottoman conquests of the Balkans.
36. Stanišići Ethno Village
Total number of mentions: 7164
What happens when you combine Byzantine-inspired architecture, Christianity, and Ottoman influence? We believe Szanišići village is an answer to that question. The village was created in the 2000s by a local family who sought to preserve and showcase the Bosnian cultural heritage. It comprises various traditional elements such as water mills, a dairy, a smithy, a stone well, a barn, and authentic wooden houses. Notably, the stream mill, constructed in 1937, remains functional today, alongside the 1917 mill, which continues to grind flour used for the restaurant’s scones.
35. Rama Lake
Total number of mentions: 7233
Rama Lake is an artificial lake in the north Herzegovina region. It is a result of the construction of a dam on the Rama River in 1968. Notably, the lake is 12 kilometers long, with a maximum depth of around 95 meters. It has become a favorite destination among hikers and nature enthusiasts looking for a peaceful spot to enjoy sightseeing, swimming, and boating. It owes its charm to the majestic surrounding mountains Radusa, Makljen, Ljubusa, and Vrana.
34. Lake Balkana
Total number of mentions: 7873
Balkana is also an artificial lake located on the slopes of Lisina Mountain in the western part of Bosnia and Herzegovina. What’s fascinating about it is that it consists of two distinct basins fed by numerous mountain springs. It got its name from the Balkan Peninsula and has become one of the favorite excursion spots in the region due to its untouched natural beauty. Whether you are traveling with your family, friends or solo, Balkana is a perfect choice to escape the city and enjoy the serenity of nature.
33. Yellow Fortress, Sarajevo
Total number of mentions: 8328
If you wish to see the most beautiful view of Sarajevo, see the mesmerizing sunset, and experience the city as a local, we know where to go. Listed as number 33 on our 50 most popular Instagram Locations in Bosnia and Herzegovina list is Yellow Fortress, commonly known as Žuta Tabija. The Yellow Fortress dates back to the 18th-century Ottoman period during the reign of Sultan Abdul Hamid I. Its strategic location on a hill provided a defensive advantage, allowing a clear vantage point for monitoring the city and potential invaders. Today, it is a popular place where locals gather to enjoy the passing day in each other’s company.
32. Zelengora Mountain
Total number of mentions: 8533
Bosnia and Herzegovina is a country of beautiful mountains. One is Zelengora, nestled in the southeastern region within the Dinaric Alps. It is also a part of the Sutjeska National Park, renowned for its stunning landscapes. The name “Zelengora” literally means green hill. The mountain earned this name due to its lush, vibrant green meadows and dense forests. As a result, hiking and trekking are among the most popular activities, with several well-marked trails.
31. Trebišnjica River
Total number of mentions: 9368
The Trebišnjica River is a significant waterway in the Balkans, connecting the cities of Trebinje and Dubrovnik. Namely, it originates from karst springs in the Trebinje municipality in Bosnia and Herzegovina. Spanning approximately 96 kilometers, it is the longest sinking river in Europe. Moreover, there are many sports activities on the river, like rafting, kayaking, and canoeing. In addition, Trebišnjica is a crucial resource for agriculture and irrigation in the region. Watering fertile farmlands and vineyards contributes to the local economy and traditional way of life.
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30. Ferhadija Mosque, Banja Luka
Total number of mentions: 9409
The Ferhadija Mosque in Banja Luka, built in 1579 during the Ottoman rule, is Banja Luka’s oldest and most prominent Islamic structure. It was commissioned by Ferhad Pasha Sokolovic, a notable general and statesman. In the 1990s war, the mosque experienced heavy bombardment. However, after the war ended, efforts were made to reconstruct the mosque using the original 16th-century plans and materials. Today, the Ferhadija Mosque is a famous symbol of Banja Luka’s cultural heritage.
29. Prokoško Lake
Total number of mentions: 9582
Prokoško Lake is a beautiful mountain lake nestled beneath mountain Vranica in the central part of Bosnia and Herzegovina. The lake is famous for its stunning natural beauty and picturesque surroundings. It is a popular destination among nature lovers, hikers, and outdoor enthusiasts due to its scenic landscapes and intriguing houses. And lately, it has become one of the popular Instagram locations in Bosnia and Herzegovina, with over 9582 people posting on social media!
28. Pliva Waterfall
Total number of mentions: 10 190
One might assume that only Croatia has breathtaking waterfalls in this region, and one would be wrong. Bosnia and Herzegovina has surprised us thus many times with its spectacular natural beauty, and we are ready for yet another natural gem. Let us present you with the magical Pliva Waterfall near Jajce, one of the best waterfalls in Europe. Apart from the stunning 20-meter waterfall, you can explore the enchanting forest, clear river, and medieval-looking traditional houses. If you decide to go from Jajce, do it on foot so you won’t miss the stunning natural beauty.
27. Ozren Mountain
Total number of mentions: 10 193
Nestled near Doboj in northern Bosnia, Ozren mountain has held cultural and traditional significance for years. Namely, Ozren mountain is a place where a traditional gathering of mountain germanders (in Bosnian trava iva) takes place. For generations, folks believed the plant had medical benefits and could be used in traditional medicine. Interestingly, this custom made it to the UNESCO list of intangible cultural heritage and takes place every September 11th.
26. Sacred Heart Cathedral, Sarajevo
Total number of mentions: 10 449
As we established earlier, Bosnia and Herzegovina is a cultural melting pot of Christians, Protestants, and Muslims. Although Ottomans ruled in this region, and the influence is still strong today, Sarajevo does not only hold mosques. One splendid example is the Sacred Heart Cathedral, commonly known as the Sarajevo Cathedral. This Catholic church is also the biggest cathedral in Bosnia and Herzegovina. If you decide to visit it, you can find it standing proudly in Sarajevo’s Old Town district.
25. Čvrsnica Mountain
Total number of mentions: 10 533
Bosnia and Herzegovina does not disappoint with majestic mountains. One astonishing example is the towering Čvrsnica mountain. With its superb peak Pločno of 2228 meters, the mountain offers a magnificent view of the Neretva River and Blidinje Nature Park. As a result, it has become a popular hiking and camping spot among outdoor enthusiasts. Interestingly, between Čvrsnica and Vran Mountain, you can come across the Hajduk (Rebel) Republic of Mijat Tomić. This self-proclaimed republic was born out of the protest of the landowner towards the government that refused to solve the electricity issue.
24. Monastery of St. Basil of Ostrog, Bijeljina
Total number of mentions: 10 629
Many monasteries stand on hills, but how many do you know to stand “in the hill“? Let us explain. Namely, the entire complex consists of two parts. The upper or “White” looks as if carved from stone. To reach it, you will have to cross a three-kilometer-long narrow path. In addition, the Lower Monastery is a larger area that encompasses the Church of the Holy Trinity. Many Orthodox believers consider this site a cherished pilgrimage destination. Before the altar, visitors will find a shroud containing relics of Saint Vasilij Ostroski.
23. National Park Sutjeska
Total number of mentions: 10 658
Did you know that National Park Sutjeska is the oldest national park in Bosnia and Herzegovina, established in 1952? In terms of attractions, it is the most abundant national park in the country. The park consists mainly of forests, which take up 66% of its total area. The rest are majestic mountains, meadows, the war memorial park Tjentište, and the country’s highest peak, Maglić. Additionally, National Park Sutjeska boasts the last rainforest in Europe, Perućica, home to the famous Skakavac waterfall.
22. Apparition Hill, Međugorje
Total number of mentions: 10 976
Medjugorje is a village in Bosnia and Herzegovina. Since 1981, Apparition Hill has been a site of Catholic pilgrimage due to the appearance of the Virgin Mary. The first sightings of the Virgin Mary in Medjugorje occurred on the slopes of hill Podbrdo. This location is several hundred meters above the Bijakovići hamlet. To reach the actual site of the apparitions, climb a steep path on Apparition Hill, which begins at the houses of Bijakovići.
21. Štrbački Buk, Bosnia
Total number of mentions: 11 292
We have already mentioned the famous Una National Park, but we need to introduce you to its star, Štrbački Buk. Štrbački Buk is a 24-meter-high waterfall near Kulen Vakuf and Orašac on the border of Bosnia and Herzegovina and Croatia. Holding the impressive 21st place on our list of the most popular Instagram locations in Bosnia and Herzegovina, its popularity reached the imposing 11 292 mentions on Instagram. The numbers are promising, and we can all expect its popularity to rise over time.
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20. Romanija Mountain
Total number of mentions: 11 589
Romanija is a mountain in the eastern part of Bosnia and Herzegovina, about 20 km east of Sarajevo. The mountain is nestled between the neighboring peaks of Ozren in the north and Jahorina in the south. Interestingly, the mountain was once home to the Illyrians some 2000 years ago. Today, there are 27 fortified settlements on the Glasinac field. In addition, Romanija is a popular destination for alpinists, boasting numerous vertical rocky cliffs that are more than 100 meters tall.
19. Pliva River
Total number of mentions: 11 621
The Pliva River, though small in size, is a precious gem in central Bosnia and Herzegovina, boasting immense natural, cultural, and historical significance. For centuries, this region served as the base of the Bosnian Kingdom, with Jajce as the permanent seat for the last rulers of the kingdom. The Pliva River stretches for only 33 km and is fed by two powerful springs at the foot of the Smiljevac-Jastrebnjak mountain. Currently, the Pliva River is a popular destination for camping, hiking, and day trips in general.
18. Visočica Hill
Total number of mentions: 13 067
Have you heard of Visočica, also known as Hill Town? It’s a popular hill in Bosnia and Herzegovina that stands at an impressive height of 213 meters. One of the reasons it’s so well-known is because it was the location of the Old Town of Visoki. However, throughout the years, many theories and legends have emerged, suggesting that Visočica was created by aliens or ancient man. This is due to its unique pyramid shape, but it has been debunked by archaeologists and geologists.
17. Maglić Mountain
Total number of mentions: 16 338
We have briefly mentioned this magnificent mountain, but now it needs its proper introduction. Namely, Maglić is the tallest mountain in Bosnia and Herzegovina. There are two peaks in the Maglić massif: Veliki Maglić (2,386 m) on the Bosnia and Herzegovina side and Crnogorski Maglić (2,388 m) on the Montenegrin side. You can access the summit for mountaineering from the southern side, which boasts lush vegetation of grass and mountain pine. The majority of the routes to the summit require a two-day hike.
16. Blidinje Nature Park
Total number of mentions: 18 186
Blidinje Nature Park is a stunning natural area in Bosnia and Herzegovina. Additionally, it is only an hour and a half away from the Adriatic Coast by car. The park spans over 358 km² at the base of the Čvrsnica and Vrana mountains. The park boasts unique geomorphological characteristics, diverse flora and fauna, and unspoiled natural beauty. One of those geographical phenomena is the Hajdučka Vrata. Therefore, if you wish to escape the hustle and bustle of city life, we highly recommend visiting Blidinje Nature Park.
15. Perućac Lake
Total number of mentions: 22 959
Perućac Lake, also known as the Perućačko Lake, is an artificial lake in the eastern part of Bosnia and Herzegovina bordering Serbia. The lake is situated in the canyon of the beautiful Drina River. The lake is famous for its splendid scenery and untouched natural beauty. Moreover, you can find multiple accommodation options with houses on the river. Those a bit more adventure-hearted can opt for camping under the lush forest branches.
14. Miljacka River
Total number of mentions: 23 722
Miljacka is a famous river flowing through Sarajevo and the subject of many Bosnian songs. It is also the most adorned river, with dozens of Ottoman bridges spanning its length of 35.9 kilometers. Some bridges even date back to the 13th century, while many others are from the 16th. The main sights to see along the river are the Goat’s Bridge, the Latin Bridge, the Drvenija Bridge, the Festina Lente Bridge, and the Skenderija Bridge.
13. Sebilj Fountain, Sarajevo
Total number of mentions: 28 324
Set at the center of the legendary Baščaršija in Sarajevo, the Sebilj fountain is a testament to Ottoman craftsmanship and artistry. This beautifully adorned wooden fountain dates back to 1753. The fountain is so popular that there are five replicas in the world, most of which Sarajevo gifted. However, if you find yourself in front of the original, make sure to drink from it. According to the local legend, any person who drinks from the fountain will someday return to Sarajevo. And who wouldn’t want to return to this magical town?
12. Vrelo Bosne (River Bosna Spring)
Total number of mentions: 30 338
Vrelo Bosne is a spring in central Bosnia and Herzegovina, which gives birth to the river Bosna. It flows on the outskirts of the Capital Sarajevo, near Ilidža. Moreover, Vrelo Bosne is a renowned natural attraction famous for its scenic beauty. And it is all thanks to the local teenagers, who renovated it after neglect in the 90s. The site boasts several small islands connected by wooden bridges. It is also a home to ducks and swans, contributing to its romantic allure.
11. Sutjeska River
Total number of mentions: 32 206
Although we have already mentioned the Sutjeska National Park, we wanted to introduce you to its lifeline, the Sutjeska River. This 35-kilometer-long tributary to the Drina has captivated many Instagram users who come here for rafting, camping at the base of Tjentište, or hiking the impressive river canyon. Moreover, it is a popular hiking starting point for many mountains, such as Maglić. Therefore, we recommend spending a few days here and exploring the nearby sights. Fishing lovers will also be pleased to hear that the river is rich in brown trout.
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10. Igman Mountain
Total number of mentions: 34 356
We have reached our final top 10 most popular Instagram locations in Bosnia and Herzegovina with the spectacular Igman Mountain. From lush forests and vast green meadows to the bustling skiing plateau, Igman Mountain does not disappoint. This mountain near Sarajevo offers an abundance of activities. Skiing, hiking, climbing, trekking– all you can do at Igman. Moreover, if you reach its peak, you can see the Adriatic Sea and Montenegro. The ski center consists of Veliko and Malo Polje, each with sports activities.
9. Kravice Waterfall
Total number of mentions: 35 713
Kravice Waterfalls are the most visited waterfalls in Bosnia and Herzegovina. And the number of mentions shows it. The area features lush greenery and serene lakes, creating an unforgettable experience for nature lovers. This remarkable destination lies near the village of Studenci, approximately 40 kilometers south of Mostar. To reach it, we recommend renting a car and taking a scenic drive from Mostar. Although there are many activities available, visitors come here to swim in the emerald-green pools beneath the spectacular waterfalls.
8. Blagaj Fort
Total number of mentions: 57 588
The Blagaj Fortress, also known as the Old Town of Blagaj, is a medieval complex near Blagaj Town. Built during the 6th century, it holds a fascinating history and significant cultural importance. Over the centuries, it was a stronghold for the Bosnian kings, Ottoman rulers, and even the Austro-Hungarian Empire. Furthermore, this ancient fortress lies on a high and inaccessible karst hill. Its position is 310 meters above sea level and 266 meters above the Buna River Spring.
7. Vlašić Mountain
Total number of mentions: 64 282
With 64 282 mentions, Vlašić Mountain became insta(ntly) popular. The A list movie star of Bosnian mountains found itself on the lucky number 7 on our Instagram locations in Bosnia and Herzegovina list. The popularity is growing each day, with numerous people swarming at this magnificent mountain to enjoy skiing, snowboarding, hiking, and much more. The mountain is ideal for everybody: families with children, groups of friends, and couples. Everybody comes to Vlašić, a majestic mountain near the town of Travnik, to enjoy a little bit of winter magic.
6. Trebević Peak
Total number of mentions: 71 140
What if we told you there is a perfect spot for the most adventure-hearted? From mountain biking, backpacking, and hiking to climbing, there are plenty of activities here. Moreover, in winter you can ski, snowboard, or participate in other winter sports. Welcome to Trebević, a scenic summit near Sarajevo. To reach the summit, you can hike along various well-marked trails or take a cable car. If you’re looking to spend more time on the mountain, there are options for mountain houses and dormitories available.
5. Ilidža Thermal Riviera
Total number of mentions: 72 392
The Ilidža Thermal Riviera is a popular tourist destination in Ilidža, a municipality near Sarajevo. Known for its thermal waters and natural beauty, the Thermal Riviera attracts both locals and tourists. The main attraction of the Thermal Riviera is its thermal spa, which offers healing mineral-rich waters. The spa facilities include indoor and outdoor pools, saunas, and various wellness treatments. One of the highlights is the Velika Aleja, or Great Avenue, a stunning tree-lined promenade leading to the Thermae.
4. O.C. Bjelašnica
Total number of mentions: 72 523
Olympic Center Bjelašnica is another stunning mountain destination southwest of Sarajevo. It was one of the main venues for the 1984 Winter Olympics and is renowned for its striking beauty and diverse outdoor activities. To reach the mountain, take a scenic drive from Sarajevo by car or public transportation. Bjelašnica offers a plethora of activities year-round. You can enjoy hiking, mountain biking, and paragliding amidst the captivating landscapes during warm months. In the winter, Bjelašnica transforms into a winter sports haven, attracting skiers and snowboarders from all over.
3. Mostar Old Bridge, Mostar
Total number of mentions: 75 777
One of the most Iconic Instagram locations in Bosnia and Herzegovina found itself in the old town of Mostar. The legendary Old Bridge over the Neretva River has captivated visitors and locals for years. Built by the Ottomans in the 16th century, it has since hosted Red Bull Cliff Diving Competitions 8 times! But do not think the locals don’t jump from it for recreation. Moreover, they even have their competition in mid-summer. All in all, many consider the Old Bridge an extraordinary example of Balkan Islamic architecture with its massive composure and slightly pointed shape. Therefore, it is a must-visit!
2. Baščaršija, Sarajevo
Total number of mentions: 169 715
The second most Instagrammable location on our list is the iconic Baščaršija in the heart of Sarajevo. The one, the only, the legendary square has been a subject of devotion in many songs, legends, stories, and hopefully soon, your Instagram feed. In Turkish, Baščaršija means the main square, and from the 15th century, when the town was founded, it was the center of the city. Sadly, it was significantly reduced by a fire in the 19th century. However, its grandeur and significance remain.
1. Jahorina Mountain
Total number of mentions: 171 503
Number one from our list of 50 most popular Instagram locations in Bosnia and Herzegovina won the iconic Jahorina Mountain. Jahorina Mountain, near Sarajevo, is a captivating destination renowned for its rich skiing history and picturesque landscapes. Boasting a legacy dating back to the 1984 Winter Olympics, it has evolved into a premier skiing hub. From skiing and snowboarding to snowshoeing and sledding, you have plenty of activities to part-take. Don’t miss the Jahorina Challenge, an annual winter sports event that draws thrill-seekers from all over.