Krupa na Vrbasu (Krupa on the Vrbas) is a small town some 25km south of Banja Luka in Bosnia and Herzegovina, BiH. Krupa lies in a valley between canyons of the Vrbas-river.
The Krupa itself is a small river which joins the Vrbas in the canyon. Krupa spreads itself out along the Krupa, and by the main road Jajce-Banja Luka.
The town is known for the “Krupa falls”, the waterfalls in the town. Indeed, the crystal clear waters racing down between the traditional watermill make a lovely sight. By the waterfalls, you can even buy freshly ground wheat, or eat some trout at the trout farms just below.
After the waterfalls, you can take a quick tour by the monastery – which is basically a church and a very new building where some priests live – an hike up to ‘Greben’, the old watchtowers, where you have a very scary and spectacular view over the Vrbas canyon and the town.
Also, a hike to the source of the Krupa is not too challenging and always appreciated.
When you’re into rockclimbing, you can also go a few km north down the Vrbas, cross the river at the hanging bridge to climb up the stone bridge (‘kameni most’), but you need to arrange you own climbing gear.