located in the lower valley of the River Spreca along the
main road from Tuzla to Doboj, about 50km west of Tuzla.
is said that this town was formed in the Middle Ages, in the
period when the town Soko above the Sokoluca brook was
built. From 1580 Gracanica began to develop into a
regional and cultural urban centre for the dozens of rural
settlements in the surrounding countryside.
Agriculture is the main industry in the region and several
factories produce natural juices, jams and preserved
If you happen to pass by this place, check out
the old town. The attractive homes and craft shops
line the old quarter which is highlighted by the Ahmed-pasha
or carsija Mosque, built in 1595. The massive 27m clock
tower was built at the end of the 16th century, renovated
after a fire in 1812 and again in 1952. In 1889 the medresa
was built even though, by that time, the Austrians had
established themselves as the new occupiers and the Muslim
Ottomans were long gone.