Konjic is attractive far more by
its abundance of natural beauty that completely surrounds the town. The
Neretva River running through the centre and Prenj Mountain hovering
behind dominate Konjic.
The old town is quite nice to
stroll through. The center of town is rather pleasant too, with stunning
views in every direction. The main street is often closed to vehicle
traffic and is filled with the young and old walking, hanging out in
café's or selling their wares along the riverside markets. People in
Konjic are very easy going and friendly so feel free to ask someone for
directions or to engage in some small talk.
One of the not-to-be-missed
attractions is certainly
Kamena cuprija (Stone Bridge)
built in 1682. It was
destroyed during World War II, but
was rebuilt in 2009. Since the early 1900s, Konjic has come to be known
for its woodcarvers. The craft developed a commercial dimension during the
Austro-Hungarian occupation in the early 20th century. Before World War II
Konjic had a couple of dozen woodcarving businesses, who sold their
elaborately-carved heirloom furniture and boxes within the Austro-
Hungarian empire and beyond.
The Niksic family is one of
the few families left
that continue to pass on the
family trade from father to son
since 1927. They have two shops
located next to each other
on 2 Varda Street: Brothers Niksic
and Rukotvorine. Their
work is mainly done in European
walnut, cherry, and maple
wood. Most of their products are
custom-made to order. In
2006, their furniture was defined
as movable heritage of
Bosnia and Herzegovina.
More information is available at
www.rukotvorine.com. The Mulic family is another family
who has a long tradition
in woodcarving. Their company
„Mulicev Rekord“ was
established in 1929 by Ismail
Mulic. The lower storey of the
house was turned into a
museum in 1955. You can find more information about the company, their
products and the museum at
The epicenter of the Konjic tourism offer
is most certainly the area around Boracko Lake and
the valley of Glaveticevo.
This partial glacier lake has
bungalows, a hotel and camping facilities. Most of the outdoor activities
begin from this region:
hiking, camping, rafting,
kayaking, village tourism, canoeing, mountain biking and even
Real adventure awaits you over the
mountaintop near Boracko Lake. To get there, just follow the signs for
'rafting' up the long and winding mountain road.
It takes about half an hour to
travel up and over the mountain.
Boracko Glacier Lake is
snuggled in between Prenj, Bjelasnica and Visocica mountains. The lake
is open to the public for camping, swimming and BBQs. The best spot is
across the lake by the restaurant where you will find a great freshwater
stream and plenty of shade.
Entry to the lake costs 2 KM
(summer season 2010).