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Kraljeva Sutjeska

Municipality of Kakanj

A fairytale-like village adorned with a unique vernacular architecture typical of central Bosnia



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Traditional Crafts And Handcrafts


Main Tourism Products

Other Treasures


House of Iva Dusper

National monument of Bosnia and Herzegovina, is located in the village of Prijeko on the right bank of the Trstivnica river in the part where the čaršija with log houses is located. In the basin of the river Trstionica (Trstivnica), there is the village of Sutjeska (Sutiska, Kraljeva Sutjeska), an important center of one of the cultural circles of medieval Bosnia. The area from today's Čatići settlement towards Kraljeva Sutjeska, and beyond, formed the spatial scope of the medieval Trstivnica parish..

The oldest mosque in BiH

There is little historical information about the Mosque in Kraljeva Sutjeska. It has not been preserved by the founders endowments, nor has a historical chronogram been preserved, and there is no accurate or reliable information about the building. The tenth of Muharrem is the traditional date on which the Muslim population around Kraljeva Sutjeska celebrates Muhammad's birthday. Organizing the mevlud in Kraljeva Sutjeska is included as one of the four most significant manifestations of the Rijaset of the Islamic Community in Bosnia and Herzegovina.

The monastery archive

which contains many written documents from the 15th to the 19th century, as many as 3,500 documents, important for the research of our domestic history. Books printed up to 1850, about 5,000 titles, are kept in the oldest part of the monastery library.

-Royal courts
- Old Bosnian house
-Old partisan cemetery

-Royal courts
- Old Bosnian house
-Old partisan cemetery

Franciscan monastery

The Commission for the Preservation of National Monuments, based on Article V paragraph 4 of Annex 8 of the General Framework Agreement for Peace in Bosnia and Herzegovina and Article 39 paragraph 1 of the Rules of Procedure of the Commission/Commission for the Preservation of National Monuments, at the session held on 20 .until January 26, 2004, made the decision to declare the building complex - the Franciscan monastery and the Church of St. John the Baptist in Kraljeva Sutjeska, together with the movable property in the monastery museum, a national monument of Bosnia and Herzegovina. Of special value is the museum of the Franciscan monastery, where numerous church objects, traditional costumes, old and new books on theology, philosophy, history, geography, valuable paintings and other objects of museum value are kept.
Kraljeva Sutjeska, together with the Bobovac fortress, was the seat of the Bosnian kings of the Kotromanić dynasty. The royal town of BOBOVAC (territorially belongs to the municipality of Vareš) is approximately 11 kilometers from Kraljeva Sutjeska. Although it is possible to get to the fortress itself by car, it is recommended to walk along the Bukovica river valley.


Total number of available accommodations in the village: 2

The rural household of Antonija Aždajić

Address: Vladimira Nazora 36, Kraljeva Sutjeska Sutjeska
Phone: +387 32 779 263; +387 61 447 102 Sutjeska
The rural household has 9 beds in 4 rooms that are rented only in the summer period. Sutjeska
In addition to accommodation, they also offer homemade food.

Rural household of Kata Brđanović

Address: Stjepana Kovačevića 17, Kraljeva Sutjeska
Phone: +387 32 779 091 Sutjeska
The household has 7 beds (1 apartment and 1 room) and rents accommodation all year round.
At a distance of 15 minutes

Farm Malak

Address: Zajezda 5, Kakanj 72240
Phone: +387 61 901 900
E-mail: info@malakfarma.ba
Web: https://www.malakfarma.ba
Description: 15 minutes drive from Kraljeva Sutjeska, located in the village of Bištrani. In addition to offering local cuisine, it also offers the option of overnight accommodation in specially designed weekend facilities. Visitors can also enjoy a variety of sports for the youngest, as well as an adrenaline park. Walking through beautiful landscapes, watching children enjoying themselves in amusement parks, participating in the harvest of agricultural products and consuming food and drinks exclusively produced in the area as completely organic food.


• UŽOK Kakanj

Women's Association (Kraljeva Sutjeska, contact person Božana Radić, phone: +387 62 782 258) Traditional home-made dishes for organized groups of guests. Only with prior agreement.

Caffe Bar Bonaca

(Address: 46C2+885, Kraljeva Sutjeska)

Lamb roast,

with prior arrangement and notice. Phone: +387 61 847 330

In the immediate vicinity of the village:

• Farm Malak (Address: Zajezda 5, Kakanj 72240; Phone: +387 61 901 900);
• Caffe Pink Haljinići (Address: R466 (452F+Q8 Marijina Voda);
• Caffe bar Deyton (Address: R466 (442X+GW Podbjelavići) ; Phone: +387 61 698 803);
• Caffe KP Bjelavići (Address: R466 442V +X7G, Phone: +387 32 552 401);
• Restaurant Vila (Address: Obre No. 10, Phone: +387 61 246 932);
• Stone Castle Restaurant (Address: Čatići bb, Phone: +387 32 775 144);
• Taverna Es restaurant (Address: 34X6+R27, Kakanj; Phone: +387 32 775 308);
• Fast food Sikira Termoelektrana Kakanj (Address: 34Q7+859, Kakanj)

Traditional Crafts
And Handcrafts


Main Tourism

Museum of the Franciscan Monastery of Kraljeva Sutjeska

Parish Office: Phone: +387 32 771 700 Fax: +387 32 771 705 E-mail: samostan@kraljeva-sutjeska.com Kraljeva Sutjeska Monastery is a national monument of Bosnia and Herzegovina and is very rich in cultural, historical and artistic contents: numerous archival documents, precious old books, a collection of paintings, and metal and textile objects of artistic craft. Of special value is the museum of the Franciscan monastery, where numerous church objects, folk costumes, old and new books on theology, philosophy, history, geography, valuable paintings and other objects of museum value are kept.

Mosque of Sultan Mehmed II. Fatiha (known as the Soldier's Mosque)

Contact: MIZ Kakanj, manager Amel Spahić Phone: +387 61 602 351 or +387 32 557 701 The mosque in Kraljeva Sutjeska is part of the Mejlis of the Kakanj Islamic Community and is considered the oldest mosque, but also the oldest preserved building from the Ottoman period in Bosnia and Herzegovina.

Other Treasures

  • The monastery archive has 453 books from the 16th century, 541 from the 17th, 1,687 from the 18th, and 1,050 books from the first half of the 19th century. The museum also keeps registry books from 1641 (the oldest in BiH), numerous manuscripts and chronicles. There are many written documents from the 15th to the 19th century (about 3,500 documents) important for the research of our domestic history. As an example, we cite the Donation of King Matijaš Corvinus from 1481, which refers to Bosnia and Dalmatia.
  • According to folk tradition, the mosque in Kraljeva Sutjeska dates back to 1463, when Kraljeva Sutjeska was at the peak of its development. Tradition says that the mosque was built by Mehmed II the Conqueror, after the conquest of Bobovac, in just a few days. At the time of the medieval Turkish conquest, it was a border mosque, popularly known as the Soldier’s Mosque. The mosque has a rectangular base, dimensions 7.93 x 13.10 m. It is built of bricks with the use of wooden beams (the foundations and walls of the ground floor of the central area of the mosque up to the height of the plinth are made of stone), and the external and internal facades are plastered and painted. The roof structure is wooden, and double-folded tiles are used as a cover. The original covering was made of shingles.
  • The minaret, with an octagonal cross-section, is made of 8 wooden edge posts with a quadrangular section, and the cross-section of these wooden posts gradually narrows from the base of the minaret to its top. The vertical structure of the minaret rests on a floor made in the form of a wooden grill, which rests on the transverse load-bearing wall of the mosque. By closing the portico area, and establishing gasulhana, abdestahana and classroom, putting tiles as a roof covering, painting interventions in the interior, the mosque lost its originality, which is corrected by returning it to its original state. In the harem of the mosque there are about 50 tombstones.


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