Bosnia Herzegovina is a beautiful and uncharted country. Although the war in Bosnia and Herzegovina has been over for almost twenty years, the country is still suffering from a lack of tourism. Too bad, because there is so much to see and do over there. And did you know that you can easily combine a visit to Bosnia and Herzegovina with a trip to Croatia! What are the must do’s in Bosnia and Herzegovina?
In this blog I put up some must do’s for visiting western Bosnia and Herzegovina.
Mostar is one of the most famous places in entire Bosnia Herzegovina. This town is world famous for its bridge, called Stari Most. The old bridge, spanning the Neretva River, forms the heart of Mostar. This bridge was seriously damaged during the Balkan War and was fully rebuilt in 2004. Mostar is a city with two different religions, Christianity and Islam and the bridge brings these two religions together.
The bridge is listed on the UNESCO World Heritage List. An increasing amount of tourists discover the city, mostly day-people who spend their holidays on the Croatian coast. As a result, it can be busy with tourists. What’s cool to see is that in the afternoon people from the Mostar Diving Club jump off the bridge after they have collected some money from the tourists.
If you staying longer, these are nice day trips from Mostar!
Visit the mosque and climb the minaret and you’ll have the best view over the bridge.
2. Kravica waterfall
The Kravica waterfall is about 25 meters high and has a width of some 120 meters. In front of the waterfall is a small lake where you can swim. This waterfall is really beautiful! There is also an opportunity to eat and drink something over there. Here you can relaxing, have a picnic and go swimming. The Kravica waterfall is well and easily accessible from Mostar, which is about 40 kilometers away. It is mostly busy with Bosnian tourists. The waterfalls are very accessible by car and has an entrance fee of €2,00.
Pocitelj is a medieval town and is located against a hill. You can enjoy old streets and medieval stairs that lead you up to the castle. In this town you truly go back in time with all the beautiful oriental and Ottoman architecture. If you go all the way up, you have a breathtaking view over the Neretva River. During the war, a large part of the ancient settlement was destroyed by bombing from Bosnian Serbs. However, it has all been rebuilt. Pocitelj is a 30-minute drive from Mostar.
Day trip from Croatia
These three highlights are all in the western part of Bosnia Herzegovina and can all be visited within one day. This is because they are fairly close together. It is also possible to visit these spots from Croatia, for example from Dubrovnik or from Split.
These are the must do’s in Bosnia and Herzegovina! What are your must do’s in Bosnia and Herzegovina?
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