Hercegovina attractions

Top Choice Bridge in Mostar

Stari Most

The world-famous Stari Most (meaning simply 'Old Bridge') is Mostar's indisputable visual focus. Its pale stone magnificently reflects the golden glow of sunset or the tasteful night-time floodlighting. The bridge's…
Top Choice Waterfall in Hercegovina

Kravica Waterfall

There's a slightly unreal Disney-esque quality to this outstanding natural attraction, where the Trebižat River plummets in a broad 25m-high arc into an emerald pool. In spring, this gorgeous mini-Niagara pounds its…
Islamic Site in Blagaj

Blagaj Tekke

Forming Blagaj's signature attraction, the centrepiece of this complex of traditional stone-roofed buildings is a very pretty half-timbered dervish house with wobbly rug-covered floors, carved doorways, curious nich…
Museum in Mostar

Kajtaz House

Hidden behind tall walls, Mostar's most interesting old house was once the harem (women's) section of a larger homestead built for a 16th-century Turkish judge. Full of original artefacts, it still belongs to descen…
Church in Međugorje

St James Church complex

Međugorje's central focus is this rather functional double-towered 1969 church and the park-like grounds behind it. The main daily service is a 6pm rosary followed by a 7pm Mass, which in summer is celebrated in the…
Square in Trebinje

Trg Slobode

Doze off at this pretty 'Freedom Square' and when you awake you might think yourself transported to southern France, with its chestnut trees and stone-flagged pavements, old stone buildings with wrought-iron overhan…
Cemetery in Hercegovina

Boljuni Stećci

This collection of more than 270 stećci (ancient grave-carvings) forms two nearby groups under venerable oak trees at Boljuni, 12km from Stolac. While less celebrated than the stećci at Radimlja, Boljuni's have a mu…
Memorial in Mostar

Partisan Memorial Cemetery

Although sadly neglected and badly vandalised, fans of 20th-century socialist architecture should seek out this magnificent memorial complex, designed by leading Yugoslav-era architect Bogdan Bogdanović and complete…
Bridge in Trebinje

Arslanagić Bridge

This unique double-backed structure was built in 1574 under the direction of Grand Vizier Mehmed Pasha Sokolović, who was also behind the Višegrad bridge, though this one was named for the toll collector. It was ori…
Church in Trebinje

Hercegovačka Gračanica

Offering phenomenal views, this hilltop complex comprises a bell tower, gallery, cafe-bar and bishop's palace, but most notably the compact but eye-catching Presvete Bogorodice (Annunciation) Church. The latter's de…