Bijeljina is a city with a long history that suffered severe damage during the Balkan war at the end of the 20th century. Currently, most of its buildings are modern, and the most representative of them are the local churches.
During the Middle Ages and the Turkish rule, the city was a center of trade and crafts. The Sultan Suleiman Mosque was built here in the 16th century. It was completely destroyed in 1993, and the present building is a faithful copy of it, erected during the reconstruction of the city.
Apart from the mosque, the oldest religious monument in the city is the Church of St. George from the 19th century. At the same time, a building was built that now houses the Museum of Semberia, the historical region in which Bijeljina is located. There are also many modern churches with traditional architecture in the city. The most important of them are the Monastery of Good Friday and the Monastery of St. Basil of Ostrog and the Cathedral of the Nativity of the Blessed Virgin Mary.
The attraction of Bijeljina is the Tavna monastery located on the outskirts of the city, which dates back to the 13th century. It was raided and destroyed many times in numerous wars, but survived as an important place of religious worship.