5 tips for visiting Bosnia and Herzegovina in November

5 tips for visiting Bosnia and Herzegovina in November

When traveling around the world for most destinations summer is the perfect moment to travel and enjoy. Such is the case with lots of tropical locations but for other locations of historical significance, you can plan traveling all around the year.

Bosnia and Herzegovina is a country full of spirit of past civilizations. In case you have missed it, read our post – 10 interesting facts about Bosnia and Herzegovina you need to know.

Tour Guide Mostar brings you five tips for visiting this country in November…

  1. Explore the capital of Sarajevo

Sarajevo, capital of Bosnia and Herzegovina, is a compact city on the Miljacka River, surrounded by the Dinaric Alps. First be sure to visit BaščarÅ¡ija, Sarajevo’s oldest neighborhood. Sarajevo is sometimes referred to as “little Jerusalem,” and this neighborhood—with a Catholic church, an Orthodox church, a synagogue, and many mosques very close to one another—is the best proof of that nickname. Be sure to go inside both the Gazi Husrev-bey Mosque and the Old Orthodox Church. The Sarajevo Sahat Tower (Clock) is the historical legacy which is considered to be the only public clock in the world with the lunar time.


  1. Visit Mostar

The historic city of Mostar is the cultural, political and financial center of the region of Herzegovina. Unique in its diversity, its charm come from the cobblestone streets which are woven with the spirit of different civilizations which lived here. In case you have missed it, read our previous post – Mostar mini travel guide.

The city of Mostar is worldwide known for the many bridges and its name derives from the bridge keepers (mostari) who in the medieval times guarded the Stari Most (Old Bridge) over the Neretva. Read our previous post – Six interesting facts about the Old Bridge.

The streets in the Old Town are locally called “Čaršija” and they were all made of stones from the local area.


  1. Discover beauty of Blagaj

One of the magical places that take us back to the past is Blagaj, situated only 12 km away from Mostar.

The small and magical village of Blagaj is located on the river Buna.

The Buna spring is one of the largest and most beautiful springs in Europe and probably the best example of underground karst river. The beautiful scenery and rich history had been home dervish house which is one of the most important monuments from the period of early Ottoman culture in Bosnia and Herzegovina.

The Dervishes are known for their special rituals performed and are still performed -  zikir (praise to God). Tekke on the Buna in Blagaj is an important monument of the early Ottoman period in Bosnia and Herzegovina.


  1. Get to know the Perućica forest

The Perućica is one of the last virgin forests in Europe. It is located in Bosnia and Herzegovina, near the border with Montenegro and is part of the National Park Sutjeska. There is also the place with the highest Norwegian spruce tree with the height of 63 meters. In 1952, this area was declared a forest area for scientific research and study. It spreads on even 1291 hectare.


  1. Join millions of people in Međugorje

Worldwide known, the town of Međugorje is second-largest Catholic pilgrimage destination in the world. The name itself, “Međugorje” denotes “an area between mountains”. This place is most famous for Our Lady’s apparitions. According to the statistic, more than 30 million people have visited Medjugorje in thirty years since the first apparition, and the number is increasing year by year. When visiting Medjugorje, then you should visit Apparition Hill, White Cross Hill and Saint James Curch.


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