BOSNIA & HERZEGOVINA
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This unique settlement, just about 25 km before Mostar, is a UNESCO heritage site. It was heavily damaged during the last war but recent reconstruction has returned the town to its original form.
This once charming medieval town is situated in the valley of the Neretva River. The town was constructed right into a rocky mountainside overlooking a bend in the Neretva River. This gives it the aspect of a natural amphitheater. Its characteristic buildings are in Ottoman style. The stone houses along stone pathways are hidden behind high walls surrounding peaceful, inner courtyards.
The historic town of Mostar, spanning a deep valley of the Neretva River, developed in the 15th and 16th century as an Ottoman frontier town and during the Austro-Hungarian period in the 19th and 20th centuries. It is a town where the north meets the south and the west meets the east. It is famous for its dwellings and monuments assemble harmoniously over the centuries thanks to the favorable geographical conditions and the sound economic climate.
Mostar has long been known for its old Turkish houses and Old Bridge, Stari Most, after which it is named. The Old Bridge area, with its pre-Ottoman, eastern Ottoman, Mediterranean and western European architectural features is an outstanding example of a multicultural urban settlement.
Join us for a deep spiritual experience in one of the most well-known pilgrimage locations of the Catholic world.
After the Holy Mass in the St. James Church you may climb up to the hill where the apparition occurred.
The Monastery is located in a deserted and rocky Bosnian landscape not far from the Croatian border in a small enclave about 4 km west of Trebinje. Trvdos dates back to the Middle Ages. For two centuries the monastery was the seat of Hum-Herzegovina, the then-known Metropolitan of Trebinje. During the Turkish-Venetian War it was destroyed but later restored by the new endower, Nikola Runjevac, a wealthy Trebinian from America.
Ten years ago the monks of the monastery started a new chapter in the story of the monastic winemaking in Bosnia. Today the monastery has two cellars. In an old 15th c. stone cellar, in hundred-year-old oak barrels, the famous wine Vranac matures.