Travnik Plava Voda

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Location: Travnik.
(44.2307943, 17.6714485)
Open: no restrictions.
Fee: free.
Classification: KarstKarst Spring
Light: n/a
Dimension: A=450 m asl, Ymin=2,000 l/s, Ymax=3,000 l/s.
Photography: allowed
Accessibility: no
Address: JP RV Plava Voda doo, ul.Zenjak bb., 72270 Travnik, BiH, Tel: +387-30-511-133, Fax: +387-30-511-132. E-mail:
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26-APR-2013 declared National Monument of Bosnia and Herzegovina.


Plava Voda (Blue Water) is a large karst spring which produces a 350 m long eponymous river, a tributary of the Lašva river. A large slit at the bottom of a mountainside, located under Vlašić mountain, just below Travnik Castle, in the centre of the old town of Travnik. As Blue Water is a very generic name and there are virtually hundreds of blue waters all over the world, even in numerous languages, we decided to call this place Travnik Plava Voda by concatenating the name of the town.

The Plava Voda is the city's main source of potable water. It is also one of the main attractions of Travnik, running through a part of the old town stacked with cafés, bars and restaurants. The river is quite spectacular, as the houses were built very close to the shore. This seems quite unsafe, as a flood would destroy dozens of restaurants, but as far as we know, such a flood has never happened. The locals actually have different problems, the city wants to use the water of the spring for water supply, which would probably reduce the amount of water substantially. So the restaurant owners fear that this would make their restaurants much less attractive.