Kupres

Kupres is a town and municipality of the Federation of Bosnia and Herzegovina.

Position

Kupres is 43 km distanced from Livno, 127 km  from Mostar,143 km from Sarajevo, 123 km from Banja Luka and 127 km from Split.

About Kupres

Kupres was first mentioned in documents from the Kingdom of Croatia which was based in nearby Duvno (now called Tomislavgrad). It was part of the Ottoman Empire (as was the rest of Bosnia and Herzegovina), and in more recent times, in both the Banovina of Croatia (until 1939) and later Yugoslavia until the independence of Bosnia and Herzegovina in 1992.

Kupres is located 1,120 to 1,150 m above sea level and averages 55 days a year of snowfall due to its advantageous location in the Dinaric Alps. There is a ski resort popular especially with Croatians who visit due to its proximity to the Croatian border and affordable prices. The town also has a large natural lake. Croatian Kuna is often accepted as currency in many of the town’s businesses due to high levels of Croatian visitors.

Culture

Kupres is famous for stećak tombstones. There is one large group of stećak tombstones called Ravanjska vrata and one in Rastičevo. Kupres is also famous for tumuli-burial mounds. In one of those archeologists found a grave and a skeleton. It is believed to be more than 3000 years old and it is now kept in Gorica museum in Livno.

Tourism

Kupres is a famous skiing resort in Bosnia and Herzegovina. There are two main ski centers – Čajuša and Stožer.

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