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Close to town is Sokolac
, a perfectly preserved fortification built by the Austrians in the 14th century. Christianity and Islam met and often clashed here. The present-day Fathija Mosque was once the Church of St Anton.


The stecci in the square mark the presence of the heretic Bosnian Church in these parts. The town square is dominated by the Kapetanova Tower (used as a lookout tower), the Zvonik Church and an Ottoman turbe, proving the multi-ethnic flavour this community has maintained. The Town Gallery (Bosanska 15; tel/fax: + 387 37 223 083; email: gradskagalerija@bih.net.ba; web: www.ggbihac.ba) has very nice exhibits of local artists. It is open Monday to Friday and sometimes at weekends during the summer. Admission is free.

The Pounje Museum (+ 387 37 223 214) on the same street is a tiny museum with many Illyrian, Roman, Austrian and Ottoman arte facts discovered in the area. If you ask the folk from Bihac what there is to see their first answer will be the Una. The Una River is treated as a member of the family and the people of Bihac have the strongest collective ecological consciousness in the country. The width of the Una River that runs through the town is about 30m. The full length of the river, beginning in the Croatian Krajina and entering the Sava at Jasenovac, is 207km. It is the fourth-largest river in Bosnia and Herzegovina with a volume of 270m3 per second. But the people won't tell you that. They will tell you about the blue waters that have dug deep limestone canyons, the fertile valleys fed by her water, their favorite swimming hole as a kid and, without exception, the thrill of whitewater rafting on the mighty Una.


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