What to do and see in Trebinje, Bosnia and Herzegovina: The Best Places and Tips

January 11, 2018 Cedrick Jardin

Trebinje (Serbian Cyrillic: Требиње) is the southernmost municipality and city in Bosnia and Herzegovina. Located in East Herzegovina, it is part of the Republika Srpska entity, and its population numbers 31,433 (2013). The Trebišnjica river flows through the heart of the city. The city's old town quarter dates to the 18th-century Ottoman period, and includes the Arslanagić Bridge.
Restaurants in Trebinje

1. Hercegovacka Gracanica

Trebinje, Bosnia and Herzegovina +387 59 220-267
Excellent
71%
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25%
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4.5 based on 160 reviews

Hercegovacka Gracanica

Reviewed By LondonTravellerUK - London

Loved this place. Great views, free parking and an interesting church complete with nearby giftshop and a cool restuarant with childrens play ground attached. The best sight in the area with great sweeping views over Trebinje and surrounding areas.
Worth the effort and clearly signposted from the city.

2. Tvrdos Monastery

Trebinje, Bosnia and Herzegovina +387 59 246-810
Excellent
66%
Good
28%
Satisfactory
4%
Poor
1%
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1%
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4.5 based on 118 reviews

Tvrdos Monastery

Reviewed By Bojan M - Belgrade, Serbia

Very nice place filled with good and spiritual energy. I just can't stop asking myself is it ok to have that modern winery as part of monastery?! It looks a little commercial in my opinion. There, you can experience tradition and enjoy nature for sure.

3. Arslanagica Bridge

Trebinje, Bosnia and Herzegovina
Excellent
56%
Good
36%
Satisfactory
8%
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4.5 based on 94 reviews

Arslanagica Bridge

Reviewed By LondonTravellerUK - London

This is one of those attractions that isn't exploited, and is often empty. We parked up nearby and spent 45 mins walking over and around the bridge taking some great pics too.
If you are in Trebinje or nearby make sure you check it out. No divers like Mostar but still a thing of beauty in its own way.

4. Holy Transfiguration Orthodox Cathedral

Trebinje 89104, Bosnia and Herzegovina
Excellent
84%
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5 based on 24 reviews

Holy Transfiguration Orthodox Cathedral

Reviewed By Andrew M - Sydney, Australia

Situated next to the old town of Trebinje is the Holy Transfiguration Orthodox Church. This was built at the beginning of the 20th century. It is surrounded by neatly kept lawns and Gardens. The building is quite large, but plain from the outside.
Currently there is scaffolding erected inside as the internal walls are being painted. From what is already completed, which is most, the artwork and colour inside this Cathedral is just stunning.
It does not take a long time to visit, but well worth it.

5. Trebinje Old City

Trebinje, Bosnia and Herzegovina
Excellent
42%
Good
35%
Satisfactory
19%
Poor
4%
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4 based on 42 reviews

Trebinje Old City

Reviewed By nevenjerkovic - Dubrovnik, Croatia

Trebinje is just some 30 kilometers away from Dubrovnik and as a half day excursion worth to visit. Mix of austrian - turkish - serbian way of life, complete different then that at the nearby Mediterranean. Only problem is long waiting on the Bosnia and Herzegovina - Croatian border.

6. Vukoje Cellars

Hrupjela 28, Trebinje 89101, Bosnia and Herzegovina +387 59 270-370
Excellent
80%
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5 based on 20 reviews

Vukoje Cellars

Reviewed By Tim B

Tasted several wines in the restaurant (pay by the glass) and then bought the ones we liked the best in the shop as you enter. Did not do the offered cellar tour unfortunately due to time constraints. Loved the wine barrel entrance!!!

7. Hercegovina Museum

Stari Grad 59 | Trebinje, Trebinje, Bosnia and Herzegovina +387 59 271-060
Excellent
60%
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27%
Satisfactory
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4.5 based on 22 reviews

Hercegovina Museum

Reviewed By Jethro672 - London

Sure, its not the British Museum, but for a relatively small town this is an excellent museum to learn about Hercegovinian history and culture.
The archeological section is perhaps not as good as the other sections, but still its interesting and even if the English translations to the exhibits are sometimes lacking, this is somewhat corrected by the very good museum leaflet which summarises the collection.
The upper floors which detail more recent history have very good English translations and to read everything took me quite a while.
To read and understand everything you will need around 90 minutes

8. Cellars of the Tvrdos Monastery

Trebinje 89101, Bosnia and Herzegovina +387 59 273-910
Excellent
68%
Good
26%
Satisfactory
6%
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4.5 based on 15 reviews

Cellars of the Tvrdos Monastery

Reviewed By Eileen193 - Warrington, United Kingdom

This little monastery is set in lovely countryside in interesting Gardens with some quirky features. I enjoyed the tranquil atmosphere of this holy place. The building itself is significant and colourful (not as overpowering as some we visited in the Balkans). The floor was particularly interesting, partly mosaic and some exposing earlier foundations. I think we were lucky because it was quiet - only our party of 15 - as I understand coachloads visit - not so much for the church but for the wine. We were taken to see the cellars and sample the wines - the chardonnay was my favourite and the sweet red was gorgeous but I think I could drink it like fruit juice!! There was no fee to enter the monastery but there was for the wine tasting.

9. Tourist organization of Trebinje

Jovan Ducic street | Bb, Trebinje 89101, Bosnia and Herzegovina +387 59 273-410
Excellent
67%
Good
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8%
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4.5 based on 12 reviews

Tourist organization of Trebinje

Tourist organization of Trebinje is established in order to valorize, preserve and protect tourist values on the territory of City Trebinje. The tourist organization of City Trebinje is in charge of organization and promotion of tourist offer of Trebinje. This organization bases its tourist offer on rich cultural-historical heritage, natural resources and as well as Herzegovina's brands.

Reviewed By Vulturecap - Middletown, md

The tourist office is very helpful and informative. The woman running the tourist office was extremely pleasant, friendly, and knowledgeable. She provided us maps and directions, and provided suggestions on points of interest to visit. There is an exhibit about the town that is informative. A great first stop if you happen to find yourself in Trebinje.

10. Fort Strac (Tvrdava Strac)

Marked hiking trail to Fort Strac, Trebinje, Bosnia and Herzegovina
Excellent
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5 based on 5 reviews

Fort Strac (Tvrdava Strac)

Reviewed By Thomas W

An absolutely stunning and creepy place at the top, with strategic views of the borders between BiH, Croatia and Montenegro. We went up the mountain to see the sunset which was stupid in retrospect, because it was dark for our descent.
Don't attempt to take a car to the top. Google maps' path is correct and gave me driving directions to the top of Tvrđava Strač, so I went for it. I took a car as I was in a group of four, I didn't want to walk back in the dark after sunset, and because google maps made it seem drivable. The satellite view looks ok, but the reality is that it is not a safe place for a car. The road is formed by loose, medium-sized rocks with large rocks and potholes which would easily damage the underside of a car. There are no barriers on the edge of the road, except for the occasional barbed wire. There is a steep drop from the road off the side of the mountain. The path is only wide enough for one car, with no stopping bays. If two cars were to meet, they would definitely not be able to pass each other, nor reverse safely. After a hairpin bend (the only part paved with asphalt concrete), the road splits into 3 and the trees become very, very overgrown onto the road. I tried to drive through the right-hand road towards Tvrđava Strač, and a hundred crickets jumped on the car windscreen while branches made horrible scratchy sounds on the paintwork. Not fun.
The distance from the edge of Trebinje is 5km. It is uphill the entire way, and I would estimate 2-3 hours to walk up and 2 hours to walk down for a fit person. I drove at 5km/h to try to avoid damage to the car, and it took 1 hour of driving up and 1 hour driving down - not much time saved in the end! I had to stop the car when the trees became too thick and walk the rest of the way to the top anyway.
On our way down it was dark, and the lady who lives in a little house at the start of the road was shaking her head at us. I would hike (or take an ATV?) next time, and be much, much more prepared - torch, food, water, durable shoes, warm clothes, and tell my accommodation where I was going in case I didn't make it back. I don't think there is any cell phone reception up there.

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