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  • St. Joseph’s Church was built in Pale in 1911 so as to meet the needs of lumberjacks who were working in the forests around Sarajevo. It later became a seat of religious life for Catholics who were living around Romanija.

    Open For Visits:



    Reservations are compulsory

    Guided Tours Available:


    What makes this small church so special is that it is built in the Tyrolean-Alpine style and is the only church in the Archdiocese of Vrhbosna made entirely of wood.

    St. Joseph’s became a parish church when the actual parish was founded in Pale in 1928. In 2004, it was made a National Monument of Bosnia and Herzegovina.

    The church offers mass on Sundays and holidays and organizes a special feast day (May 1) in honor of St. Joseph the Worker.