Top things to do in Hercegovina

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…
Top Choice Balkan in Mostar

Tima-Irma

Despite the constant queues at this insanely popular little grill joint, the staff maintain an impressive equanimity while delivering groaning platters of ćevapi (skinless sausage), pljeskavica (burger meat) and shi…
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…
Craft Beer in Mostar

Ima i Može Craft Beer Garden

You're liable to hear old-school punk or Bowie blasting out of this open-sided wooden pavilion above the Radobolja River, given the predilections of the owner-manager, who's also behind the OldbridZ Brewery. Take a …
Pub in Mostar

Black Dog Pub

This Black Dog really starts to howl on summer nights, when musicians set up on the cobbles facing the Crooked Bridge and everyone lounges around on cushions. Inside, the historical millhouse is decked out with flag…
Balkan in Mostar

Šadrvan

On a vine- and tree-shaded corner where the pedestrian lane from Stari Most divides, this tourist favourite has tables set around a trickling fountain made of old Turkish-style metalwork. Obliging costumed waiters c…
Cafe in Mostar

Café de Alma

Step back to Ottoman times at this excellent coffee roasters, with a shady front terrace and cool interior. The only things served are homemade juices and Bosnian-style coffee, and on your first visit you'll be take…
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…