Adventure and Ethno Tourism in Banja Luka


More and more tourists show interest in coming to Banja Luka every year, especially from the countries of the region.

As earlier, adventure and ethno tourism are very popular in Banja Luka, and recommendations for all tourists coming from TOBL are to visit the Castel fortress, Krupa at Vrbas, the excursion site Trešnjik, Banj Brdo (Šehitluci), the excursion site Duboka, Karanovac as well as historical monuments and religious objects which reflect the coexistence of different cultures and civilizations.

Other things you certainly should not miss while in Banja Luka are the National and Children’s Theatre of RS, The Museum of RS, the cultural centre “Banski dvor”, the Contemporary arts museum and numerous galleries. Near Banja Luka you can go to Banja Slatina, Mlinska Rijeka, National park Kozara, Bardača and the river Pliva.”

Ethno Village – Museum Ljubačke doline sits on 2 hectares of land in Ljubačevo village, at about 17 kilometres from Banja Luka.
It was established on 28th of June 2010 by Nedeljko Branković. Ljubačke doline (valleys) got their name after the valleys surrounding the Ljubačevo village. Ljubačke doline are a natural phenomenon, unique in all of Europe. They are natural dents in the ground, several hundred meters deep and wide. These valleys spread over the entire Ljubačko polje (field) and, as such, cannot be found anywhere else in Europe.

They are even mentioned in some Western European travel guidebooks as a remarkable natural phenomenon and genuine tourist attraction.The Ljubačevo village is itself a plateau located between the Osmača Mountain on the south, the Jasenovo valley on the north, the Javorani village on the east, and Tijesno canyon on the west.
The canyon of the Vrbas River, Tijesno, is one of the largest and most beautiful canyons in Europe. And the best view of the canyon is from the Ljubačevo village.
A cave with very rich ornaments and rare species of bats was discovered in Ljubačevo.

In the village you there is a church built in 1939, there are tombstones from 16th century, the remains of a Turkish inn known as the Čardak, built 18th century, the Glamačko Lake…
Ljubačevo is rich with flora and fauna; it is a genuine ecological oasis for lovers of nature, herbalists, artists, sportsmen, hunters…



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