Driving distance from Dubrovnik: 30 km in one direction.
Trebinje is the southernmost city in Bosnia and Herzegovina. It boasts to have 260 sunny days per year. With its mild Mediterranean climate, the crystal-clear Trebišnjica River, and unique architecture, it ranks among the most beautiful towns in Bosnia. Trebinje is located under Leotar Mountain, 28 kilometers from the famous city of Dubrovnik. Dubrovnik’s influence – its architects were very involved in its construction – is felt and seen throughout town.
Trebinje has a rich history. It was first mentioned in the 10th century under the name of Tribunia. In the middle ages, during the Byzantine era, Trebinje’s development began. Most of the city, though, was constructed during the Ottoman and Austro-Hungarian period. Mehmed Paša Sokolović built the beautiful Arslanagića Bridge in 16th century. Today this bridge is a candidate for UNESCO’s list of protected monuments. With the arrival of the Austro-Hungarians in 1877, many government buildings, hospitals, and schools were built. The old Austrian military barracks in the Old Town serve as the Museum of Herzegovina. Sitting high above the city, Crkvina Hill has a new Orthodox church with some of the best views of Trebinje.
One of the most charming market places in all of BiH is Trebinje’s central square. Every Saturday the square is packed with local vendors from the surrounding area selling the finest domestic cheeses, wines, spirits, fruits and veggies. Superb quality honey production has become a trademark of the Trebinje region as well. Not far from there is the main park, dedicated to Jovan Ducic. It is urban Trebinje’s largest green space and is dotted with various monuments of the town’s famous people and events. A tribute to Trebinje’s rich cultural heritage, the town centre boasts an Orthodox cathedral, Franciscan church and a mosque.
ATRACTIONS TO SEE :
Arslanagića Most/Perovića Most (Bridge) is a Trebinje landmark:
The bridge was built in 1537, by the order of Grand Vizier Mehmed Paša Sokolović, who also built the famous bridge in Višegrad.
located on the Crkvina Hill behind the town center, this Orthodox Church was built as a copy of the Gracanica from Kosovo as requested by Trebinje’s famous writer Jovan Ducic. There is a small souvenir shop and a large open plateau for pleasant walks and excellent photographing opportunities of Trebinje’s panorama.
Address: Stari Grad 59
Opening Hours: 7am-2pm Mon-day-Friday; 9am-2pm Saturday-Sunday.
The Herzegovina Museum is located in the old Austrian military compound..Visitors can see an archeological collection with pre-historic artifacts, an ethnographic collection from 16th century, and numerous paintings and sculptures from the best-known regional artists.
Tvrdoš Ortodox Monastery and wine cellar:
The 14th century Tvrdoš Orthodox Monastery is located on Tvrdoš Hill, four kilometers from Trebinje. It is built on the foundations of the old medieval church. Today, Tvrdoš is the Episcopal residency and it is known for the excellent red wine produced by its monks.
Vukoje Wine Cellar:
Address: Hrupjela 28
Opening Hours: 9am-6pm Monday-Saturday; 9am-2pm Sunday.
Vukoje is amongst the most acclaimed wine producers in Bosnia and Herzegovina. They have won countless international awards for both their light and fruity Zilavka white and robust Vranac red wines. The cellar is open to visitors and can seat up to 60 guests. The Vukoje family also own and operate Vukoje 1982 restaurant near the cellar.
Anđelić Wine Cellar
Address: Gorica bb.
In the the Anđelić family cellar, there are six kinds of white, red, and rosé. They have wine tasting facilities on the premises.