Blagaj has always been the place to visit because of its beauty, its enchanting nature and history that is sensational at all times. The unmistakable ambiance of source of river Buna, the peace of Derviška Tekija and the freshness of the river Buna make it special. Blagaj and its surroundings are characterized by the diversity of its ground and underground waters as well as the karst shapes and rocks. Blagaj is one of the most beautiful examples of geomorphological processes that have been going on through history in this area.
The source of river Buna is one of the largest and surely the most beautiful in Europe. Water springs below 200 meters vertical cliff, on top of which lies the ruins of the old town of Herceg Stjepan, the last ruler of Herzegovina, before the Ottoman conquest. Seeing such a quantity of water forming the river itself, probably the Turkish sultan was impressed by this, and ordered that the beautiful Dervish Tekija be built next to Buna source, which today represents the most mysterious place in the whole of Bosnia and Herzegovina.
This house was built in the 16th century for the needs of the Dervish Order, and in a beautiful courtyard that overlooks the source of the Buna River, you can drink a refreshing lemonade and traditionally prepared coffee.
The area of Blagaj is known for its diversity of its flora and a large number of endemic species. The fertile arable land is suitable for typical Mediterranean agriculture, with many fruits and vegetables. The fact that Blagaj is today the tourist center of Herzegovina is also contributed by the fact that Blagaj has 11 monuments of national value, which are attractive and tourists are eager to visit them. These include the Old Town above Blagaj, as well as the mosque of Suleiman the magnificent, and the Karadozbeg bridge.
The complex of old houses in Velagićevina is a real example of how it used to be and live and spent time in houses and gardens. Blagaj is also known for the unique taste of the trout that lives in the river Buna, especially when consumed in one of the numerous and old style built, colorful restaurants, located just beside the river Buna.
Blagaj surrounding - daily trips from Blagaj
Mostar is the biggest town of Herzegovina. The landmark of Mostar is the old bridge above the river Neretva. The old bridge was destroyed by war in 1993. From 1996 till 2004 the bridge was rebuilt. In 2005 it was taken into the world heritage list of the UNESCO. During the Bosnia-war it came up to separation of the population, so that Croatian live western and the Bosnian live eastern of Neretva. The bridge should be a symbol for the peaceful cohabitation of the different nations in Mostar.
Dubrovnik is suitable for day trips. It is reachable by car in about 2 hours. The historic old town of Dubrovnik is the most beautiful Croatian coastal city. The city wall is about 2km long and completely walkable. You can also find many more worth seeing memorials and historic buildings. The promenade is a popular abode and leads to many shops, cafes and restaurants.
Medjugorje is a village in Bosnia and Herzegovina. Medjugorje reached an international famosity since June 1981. Teenagers tell that the mother of God appeared to them. Since that Catholics and heretics visit this place every year. It is told of a big number of conversions. In Mejugorje masses in many languages take place hourly.