Vjetrenica Cave, one of the most attractive caves in Bosnia and Herzegovina, was visited by some 15,000 tourists last year, or approximately 1,500 more than in 2018.
Most of them visited the cave between April and October, and - according to Acting General Manager of ‘Vjetrenica’ Public Company Niksa Vuletic - the number of domestic and foreign visitors is roughly the same.
Vuletic announced that the ‘Information Center Vjetrenica’, which would be located near the very entrance to the cave, would be the highlight of all previous projects.
“Information Center is supposed to be an interactive and educational mini-center where visitors will have a chance to see everything related to Vjetrenica on several large screens and in various digital forms”, explained Vuletic, adding that virtual tour of the cave would be available for all those who are unable to enter the cave for any reason.
He noted that the Information Center would also contain information about other parts of the Federation of Bosnia and Herzegovina, including national parks, parks of nature and natural monuments.
Vuletic reminded that the Ministry of Environment and Tourism of the FBiH had already launched the procedure to include Vjetrenica Cave in the UNESCO World Heritage List.
Vjetrenica Cave is located on the outskirts of Popovo Polje and is home to nearly 200 animal species, which makes it the first in the world when it comes to biodiversity.