MOSTAR – POČITELJ – BLAGAJ
The historic town of Mostar, spanning a deep valley of the Neretva River, developed in the 15th and 16th centuries as an Ottoman frontier town and during the AustroHungarian period in the 19th and 20th centuries. Mostar has long been known for its old Turkish houses and Old Bridge, Stari Most, after which it is named. In the 1990s conflict, however, most of the historic town and the Old Bridge, designed by the renowned architect Sinan, was destroyed. The Old Bridge was recently rebuilt and many of the edifices in the Old Town have been restored or rebuilt with the contribution of an international scientific committee established by UNESCO.
Pocitelj is a small town, situated on the main road M17 Sarajevo-Mostar-Capljina, 3 km north of Capljina. It is believed that the fortified town along with its attendant settlements were built by Bosnia’s King Stjepan Tvrtko I in 1383 but Počitelj was first mentioned in written documents in 1444. year. The city is dominated by oriental building style with a mixture of Mediterranean style which gives it one special dimension.This city is a home of Safet Zec, one of the most famous painters in BIH.Visit this place and enjoy a river view , the spirit of artists , ottoman architecture
and the smell of the Mediterranean.
The Buna is a river in Bosnia and Herzegovina; it is a left bank tributary of the Neretva. Its source (Vrelo Bune) is near the village Blagaj, southeast of Mostar.This region characterizes the diversity of its aboveground and underground waters. The source of the Buna is one of the largest and most beautiful in Europe. It is the finest example of an underground karst river. It flows out of a 200m cliff wall and singlehandedly creates the Buna River. Unsurprisingly, the Ottoman sultan was impressed, and ordered a tekija to be built right next to it. This 16th century house/monastery was built for the Dervish cults and is still one of the most mystical places in all of Bosnia and Herzegovina.