PHOTO: Historic Buildings in Bihac, Bosnia-Herzegovina

PHOTO: Historic Buildings in Bihac, Bosnia-Herzegovina

Two of the most interesting structures in Bihac, Bosnia-Herzegovina: an uncommon octagonal style

Click on title of post to view photo in large format: The city of Bihac, located in far northwest Bosnia-Herzegovina, is home to several unusual historic buildings, including this octagonal “Turbe” (Ottoman mausoleum) and the square Captain’s Tower. The latter is one of the oldest buildings in town and today houses the Regional Museum. Though it is unknown exactly when the Captain’s Tower was built, it was mentioned as early as 1260 as the site where the Hungarian King Bela IV hid when he was being pursued by a band of Tatars. Grateful that the tower saved his life, Bela declared Bihac to be a free town.

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