Grmeč (Serbian Cyrillic: Грмеч) is a mountain in north-western Bosnia and Herzegovina. It is more than 60 kilometres long, stretching between the city of Bihać and the town of Ključ. The highest peak of Grmeč is Crni vrh ("Black Peak") at 1,605 metres (5,266 ft) above sea level.[1] Grmeč is surrounded by the city of Bihać and towns Bosanski Petrovac, Ključ, Sanski Most, and Bosanska Krupa.

Жељезник (Грмеч).jpg
Željeznik, one of the peaks of Grmeč
Highest point
Elevation1,605 m (5,266 ft)
Coordinates44°40′N 16°27′E / 44.67°N 16.45°E / 44.67; 16.45Coordinates: 44°40′N 16°27′E / 44.67°N 16.45°E / 44.67; 16.45
Grmeč is located in Bosnia and Herzegovina
Location in BiH
LocationBosnia and Herzegovina Bosnia and Herzegovina
Parent rangeDinaric Alps

Grmeč is the best-known place of bullfights or Bull wrestling in the Balkans. They are called the Corrida of Grmeč (Grmečka korida) and have been organised on every first Sunday in August for over 200 years, attracting thousands of visitors. These are fights between bulls themselves and there is no death of a bull. Fights happen in an empty field. The Corrida of Grmeč was depicted by the sculptor Slobodan Pejić.[2] The sculpture of two bulls in a fight, made in bronze in 2004, has been compared to a confrontation of the oppressor and the oppressed or of the Bosnian people and the Austrian Emperor.[3]

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  1. ^ "Statistical Yearbook of the Federation of Bosnia and Herzegovina" (PDF). Federation of Bosnia and Herzegovina, Federal Office of Statistics. 2009. p. 28. Archived from the original (PDF) on 2011-06-29.
  2. ^ "Bullfights of Grmec". Atlas Obscura. Retrieved 16 February 2012.
  3. ^ (in Slovene) Vanda Mušič (ed). Bassin, Aleksander. Kokot, Staša. Slobodan Pejić. Self-published by Vanda Mušič Chapman. 2007. ISBN 978-961-245-325-1.