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Bobovac is the most well known and fortified city of medieval Bosnia and Herzegovina. It is located near today's Vareš.

Picture of restored chapel at Bobovac

The city was built during the reign of Stephen II, Ban of Bosnia, and was first mentioned in a document dating from 1349. It shared the role of seat of the rulers of Bosnia with Kraljeva Sutjeska, however Bobovac was much better fortified than the other.

Bobovac contained the crown jewels of Bosnia as well as being the burial site for some of the kings of Bosnia. These were Stephen Ostojić, Stephen Tvrtko II and Stephen Thomas. There is a grave with a female skeleton next to the grave of King Stephen Tvrtko II and it is assumed that the grave belongs to Stephen Tvrtko II's wife, Queen Dorothy.

King Stephen Thomas moved the royal seat to Jajce during his war with the Ottoman Empire. The Ottomans invaded the city in 1463. Its fall hastened their conquest of the entire nation.

Bobovac is now a protected cultural site. HKD Napredak releases a monthly magazine called Bobovac.

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