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Gracanica is located in the lower valley of the River Spreca along the main road from Tuzla to Doboj, about 50km west of Tuzla.



It 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 vegetables.



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.






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