Rich cultural and historical heritage, climate and favourable geographical position significantly influenced the tourism to become a strategic direction in the projection of future development of Trebinje. Special attention of numerous tourists, besides the City’s center that is built in the Mediterranean building style, is drawn to a specific botanical and catering complex, formed at the site comprising 1,600 years old Platanus trees. It is a summer garden, unique in the whole area of former Yugoslavia.
The city of Тrebinje is divided in two parts by Trebišnjica river – formerly known as the longest sinking river in Europe. It is a river of unusual beauty and purity. On its right bank in Police, by the Perović Bridge, there is a small church with the gravestone of Trebinje’s county prefect Grd. Nobleman Grd lies under the oldest known tombstone in the entire B&H.
A historical retrospective of Trebinje witnesses that Trebinje has always been a cultural centre of what is today known as Eastern Herzegovina. Rich cultural heritage, numerous cultural and historical monuments, broad cultural tradition and modern cultural tendencies are interconnected in the unique ambient of Trebinje, in an increasingly known Jovan Ducic’s legacy: “Trebinje – the City of Culture“.
By continuous development of all that has been left for future generations and by investing in modern forms of cultural life, the City of Trebinje is today recognizable by its numerous cultural contents which testify to continuous historical development.
From the time when it was called Travunia, until today when it is called Trebinje, it can be said that the city has kept the spirit of the past. Two great empires, Ottoman and Austro-Hungarian, left eternal reminders of the periods when the city, despite turbulent historical trends and events, resisted the influence of time and transience.
The remains of famous Serbian poet Jovan Dučić lie here. According to Ducic’s wish to find his rest in his hometown Trebinje after his death, the remains of the poet were brought from the United States of America to Trebinje in 2000.