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Blagaj is a village-town (kasaba) in the south-eastern region of the Mostar (11km). Blagaj is situated at the spring of the Buna river and a historical tekke (tekija or Dervish monastery). The Blagaj Tekija was built around 1520, with elements of Ottoman architecture.The Buna Spring (Vrelo Bune) is one of the strongest spring in Europe and extremely cold water.
Blagaj Fort (locally known as Stjepan grad) is a town-fortress complex near the village of Blagaj. The old Blagaj Fort (Bona, Stjepan grad) was built on a high, inaccessible karst hill, at an elevation of 266 metres above the source of the river Buna. Hike to Herceg Stjepan is very easy. The path goes along rocky, rather arid terain, with constant zigzag rise up the mountain. After 30' walk, you reaches the medieval fortress of Herceg Stjepan.
Počitelj is a village located in the south of Hercegovina in cost direction traveling from Mostar (30km). The village is built in a natural karst amphiteatre along the Neretva river. The walled town of Počitelj evolved in the period from the 16th to the 18th centuries. Architecturally, the stone-constructed parts of the town are a fortified complex, in which two stages of evolution are evident: medieval, and Ottoman
1943 Monument of the famous Battle on Neretva (Nazi Operation Weiss). Escape of the Axis surrounding having ~120.000 soldiers. 20.000 partisans having 4000 wounded made the escape by loosing about 10.000 heads. Jablanica is ~50km from Mostar far away.
120km distantly from Mostar away, you will found a big WW2 monument. A military operation in addition to "Battle on Neretva" 1943, "Bitka na Sutjesci" (Nazi operation Schwarz). 18.000 partisans against 130.000 Axis soldiers tried to escape an another surrounding, with bad success (further ~7000 loses). Further more a National Park is placed here because of the impressive nature!
The Neretva canyon is one of the largest in europe! The impressive hills and mountains which are surrounding the river gives a special feeling for the traveler. Espcially between Pocitelj in direction Mostar continuing to Jablanica. By using a car it will be the easiest way to explore this wunderfull environment. Making a Rafting tour is a "must have experience" for every visitor!
The Radimlja necropolis is one of the most valuable monuments of the mediaeval period in Bosnia and Herzegovina close to the village Stolac (35km from Mostar). The majority of its stećak tombstones date from the 15th and 16th centuries.
Since 1981, it has become a popular site of Catholic pilgrimage due to reports of alleged apparitions of the Virgin Mary to six local children. Around 25 km (16 mi) southwest of Mostar and close to the border of Croatia
Nature Park „Hutovo blato“ is placed 8 km away from Čapljina in the south-east direction and it is one of the richest wetland birds sanctuaries in Southern- East Europe. Every winter around 200 bird species hibernate in the wetland habitats within the Park. Waters of Hutovo blato are rich in freshwater fish, especially eel, carp and tench, which present the esteemed freshwater fish.
Kravica waterfall is a large tufa cascade on the Trebižat River, in the karstic heartland of Herzegovina in Bosnia and Herzegovina. It is 40 kilometres south of Mostar.Its height is about 25 metres and the radius of the lake in the base of the waterfall is 120 metres. Kravice is a popular swimming and picnic area during the summer. Near the Kravica Falls is also a small grotto with stalactites.
Ruins of the fortified Roman Late Antique villa set on a hill Mogorjelo a rightfully belong to significant monuments of Roman times in Bosnia and Herzegovina. This site has been discovered while constructing the railway Sarajevo - Metković (Dubrovnik) in 1885, and in the period from 1899 until 1903 it was excavated under the supervision of the Austrian archaeologist Karl Patsch.
After Berlin Congress in 1878 BiH became a part of the Austrian Ungarn empire. Between 1879 - 1891 BiH gets a big railway network from Nord to south (Bosnian gauge). Today some parts of the railway route are unter water in the Neretva canyon (Jablanica-Mostar). Since 2016 for biking friends the old track gauge of 760 mm is used for bike tourism. At the end the route should have a distance of 200km (Mostar-Dubrovnik).
(end of July) Stari Most bridge diving is a traditional annual competition in diving organized every year in mid summer. The first recorded instance of someone diving off the bridge is from 1664. In 1968 a formal diving competition was inaugurated and held every summer. Red Bull "Cliff Diving" competition is also held in Mostar diving from this bridge.
(Sept.) ...City of Mostar organizes Šantić Poetry Nights regularly every year in his honor. As the part of this event, Šantić Prize for Poetry, which was established in 1968, is awarded each year to the best author. If you decide to visit Mostar in September, Šantić Poetry Nights are ideal for enjoying in poetry, music, movies, exhibitions and plays. .
(Jul-Aug) since 2003 every year. Mostar Blues Festival held annually in Mostar celebrates blues music and it is beating its path towards becoming a traditional event.
(Sep/Okt) Film Festival “Dani filma” gathers numerous film makers and features films from Bosnia and Herzegovina and Croatia. The festival is a non-competitive event.
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