Duhanski trg 1,
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Humačka plates (11th or 12th century) is one of the oldest monuments of literacy in Bosnia and Herzegovina, and is written in Croatian. It is up to 1958 built into the facade of the Franciscan Monastery in Humac near Ljubuški, Herzegovina, and it is kept in the museum of Franciscan Monastery in Humac. The inscription on the plate is ingraved in three rows in the form of square, to be able to read during a tour around the altar.

 

The beautiful valley of Popovo Polje, in the southeastern part of the country, hosts the largest cave system in the country, Vjetrenica, which is located near Ravno, about 80 km from Mostar. Strong and fresh wind, which is constantly blowing at the entrance to the cave, and after which it was named, is also a natural coolant in the hottest months of the year. Vjetrenica is the entire channel system extending over 6 km in length, of which a central, very spectacular, is long of 2.5 km. Inside the cave were found numerous archaeological finds, among them the remains of the bones of bears and leopards, as well as drawings about 10,000 years old. Small and large lakes (of which the largest is 180 m wide), waterfalls and streams, the characteristics of this unique place, unique in terms of biological diversity and rare and endemic species (over 200 different) that inhabit the water Vjetrenice. Do not miss it. The air temperature inside the cave is 11.4 degrees Celsius and 11.3 degrees Celsius water

 

Rafting on the Neretva is undoubtedly something exciting. Glavatičevo is located 7 km away from Boračko Lake. Here you can enjoy the indescribable beauty of nature and local seafood dishes. These fish are naturally caught in the Neretva and prepared under the lid. Rafting takes about 5 hours and a unique unforgettable experience. Get ready for one full day, filled with laughter, adrenaline and smells and tastes of traditional Herzegovinian and Bosnian cuisine.

 

 

Čapljina is a town between Mostar on the north and the Adriatic Sea to the south. Canoe safari on the river Trebižat is tourist attraction which gives you an adrenaline ride and enjoy the beauty of nature. Canoe Safari takes about 3 hours. You will see unspoiled nature, pass small waterfalls, and streams that will guarantee that your heart will beat faster. Trebižat river is very famous and one of the most beautiful rivers in the Adriatic basin, perfectly clean and warm water, beautiful canyons and magical waterfalls.

 

Počitelj is a hidden jewel of Herzegovina. This unique resort is on the UNESCO list. This medieval town had Mediterranean features, but after the Ottoman conquest prevailed oriental characteristics. Pocitelj is the host city of the art colony with the longest tradition in southeastern Europe.

 

In the south Herzegovina, in a typical karst landscape, on the left side of the Neretva River, is Hutovo Blato, the unique sub-mediterranean swamp in Europe. It is known from ancient times as a green oasis, with an abundance of water in which the conditions to live have found a large number of plant and animal species. The swamp is interesting and important from ornithological, ichthyologic, scientific, environmental and tourist point of view.

Hutovo Blato is considered one of the largest bird winter ports in Europe. This area is located around fifteen kilometers from the Adriatic Sea, so it is heavily influenced by the mediterranean climate.

Hutovo blato is a home to over 160 species of birds and more than 800 species of plants.

 

Mostar is a city in Bosnia and Herzegovina, economic and cultural center. Located at the foot of the slopes of the mountains Velež, Hum and Čabulja, in the Neretva River valley at an altitude of 60-80 m. The climate is mild mediterranean, with the emphasis that the summers are extremely hot and long. When speaking of Mostar, it is impossible not to mention the Old Bridge and the Neretva. In addition to the beautiful river Neretva through Mostar passes and river Radobolja.

Old Bridge, one of the beauties of the city, the bridge over the Neretva River. He is a symbol of the city of Mostar which was built back in 1566. This is the arch construction that connects the left and right side of the Neretva River. The arch is 28.7 m and a height of 21 m which depends from the summer level of the river. From him are held high altitude jumps in July each year. It is inscribed on the World Heritage List by UNESCO in 2005. Arriving at the Old Bridge you will enjoy a memorable view of the Neretva River and the surrounding antiquities.

The City of Mostar is one of the largest urban tourism centers in Bosnia and Herzegovina.

 

The source of the Buna is one of the largest and most beautiful in Europe. This is one of the finest examples of groundwater karst river. Water flows out of the cliff 200 meters long and its volume alone creates the Buna River. Tekia on the Buna, was built in the 16th century for the Dervish needs, and 'till this day the most mystical place in Bosnia and Herzegovina.

 

Kravica waterfall is located three kilometers downstream from Vitaljina in Studenci near Ljubuski. It was created by Trebizat river. Height of the waterfall is 26-28 meters, with a lake below from 120 meters in diameter. Over fall layer from the bottom to the top of the falls has grown grasses, moss, algae and lichens. With a waterfall sprang chaste, figs and poplars. Sometimes next to the fall were active many mills and stood for rolling cloth. The area around the waterfall Kravica fall within the geological monuments of nature of Bosnia and Herzegovina.

 

 Medjugorje is a place of peace, prayer and reconciliation.

Medjugorje is marian sanctuary and it is placed in Bosnia and Herzegovina.

 In Medjugorje the sky touches the ground. It all started in June 1981. According to the testimony of six visionaries, the Blessed Virgin Mary appears and presents herself as "Queen of Peace". Apparitions are lasting to this day. Mother of God through the visionaries gives the messages to the whole world. These messages are clear and invite us to peace, faith, conversion, prayer, fasting and penance. According to estimates, up to a million pilgrims annually visit this small town with about 2,300 inhabitants. In the church of St. James in Medjugorje are held regularly St. Mass and devotions, and to the pilgrims are offered regular spiritual programs. Followers of Medjugorje honor, glory and called the Mother of God "Lady".

 

Hill of apparitions - Podbrdo

 A Place the first apparitions, a few hundred meters above the village Bijakovići Podbrdo. From the houses to the very place of the apparitions leads steep path along which are bronze reliefs of joyful and sorrowful mysteries of the Rosary from the 1989. (the work of prof. Carmelo Puzzolo). On the way to the site of the apparition place, a large wooden cross was set, signaling the place where the Lady third day of the apparitions through Marija Pavlovic for the first time called for peace. At the site of the apparitions, in honor of the 20th anniversary, was set a statue of Queen of Peace made like the one that is located in front of the parish church (the work of Dino Felicia). Encounter with the Apparition Hill for the pilgrims is the encounter with Our Lady through personal prayer and prayer of the rosary. At the foot of Apparition Hill is the Blue Cross, which is placed there in 1985.

 

Križevac - Cross Mountain

 Cross Mountain is a hill above Medjugorje (520 m) where the parishioners March 15, 1934 constructed a 8.56 m high concrete cross on which states: "Jesus Christ, Redeemer of the human race, as a sign of their faith, love and hope, in commemorate of 1900 years since the death of Jesus ". In the intersection is inserted the relic of Jesus's Cross received just for the occasion from Rome. With the begining of Our Lady's apparitions, on the Cross Mountain has been started to pray Way of the Cross. Stations were initially marked by wooden crosses, and in 1988 they were replaced with bronze reliefs (the work of prof. Carmelo Puzzolo). On each of them (except in the Garden of Gethsemane) is Lady. Cross mountain for the pilgrims is a call to meet Jesus in His Passion and to discover His love. 24.11.2001, on the first anniversary of death of Fr. Slavko Barbaric, at the place where he gave his soul into the hands of the Lord, memorial was erected: Fr. Slavko's relief in bronze encrusted in the stone. Between the two stations of the Way of Cross, will remain as a sign and a memorial to a man who said what he thought and did what he said, following the Gospel and the message of the Queen of Peace.

 

In Medjugorje, there are several institutions that help people in need.

 Mother's Village is an establishment for the education and care of abandoned and neglected children that operates from in 1993.

 Community Cenacolo was founded by sr. Elvira 1983 to help the drug addicts. The main objective of the community is to discover and to live true values of Christian life. According to their words, their therapy is Jesus Christ, and the way of healing is prayer, work and friendship.

 Medical Service of the Maltese Order helps pilgrims and parishioners daily from 9 am to 21 pm, from May the 1st until November the 1st, and is financed exclusively by donations.