The Bovec and the nearby places have a rich history, since the references date back to the year 1174. Past Bovec and across the Predel pass led an important Roman road, through which Napoleon later traveled. Bovec and the Upper Soca valley are known for their fierce fighting from World War I between 1915 and 1917. Despite the fact that 100 years have passed since then, a large number of remains of battles are still visible in the wider area. The town of Bovec was almost completely demolished at that time.