Mostar is a city and municipality in Bosnia and Herzegovina, the biggest and the most important city in the Herzegovina region and the center of the Herzegovina-Neretva Canton of the Federation. Mostar is situated on the Neretva river and is the fifth-largest city in the country. Mostar was named after "the bridge keepers" (natively: mostari) who guarded the Stari Most (Old Bridge) over Neretva river. The Old Bridge was built in the 16th century, during the Ottoman era, and it is one of the city's most recognizable landmarks. The city has the largest population of Croats in Bosnia-Herzegovina.
Blidinje Park was named after the Blidinje Lake nested at the base of the Long Plain (Dugo polje) at 1,184 meters above the sea level. The lake spans 6 square kilometers. Majority of the water flowing into the lake comes from snowmelt that drains from the mountains Vrana and Cvrsnica (Čvrsnica).
|Hutovo Blato, a habitat to hundreds of plant and animal species, has been well known since the ancient times. Following the World War II, the region was protected, initially as an elite hunting ground and later declared a bird reserve.|
|This wild national park contains one Europe’s last primeval forests, secluded waterfalls, mountain lakes and wildlife such as bear, wolf and eagles.Sutjeska National Park is a wild and majestic reminder of what ancient Europe once looked like.|
Around Medjugorje - Father Jozo
Father Jozo was the priest at the Parish when the apparitions were first sighted. It is indeed an illuminating experience to listen to the words of this pious and charismatic priest.
|Just half an hour from the urban bustle of Banja Luka, this wild park offers visitors walking, hiking and biking paths and the opportunity to pick wild herbs. The dense forests of Kozara offer the chance to see wild boar, wolves and wild cats.|
Every year more and more tourists are visiting BiH mountains. Tourists are attracted by excellent skiing facilities, stunning nature and reliable amount of snow.
And it is well known that going on the ski trip is often regarded as a therapy for the body and soul.
Mountains like Bjelašnica, Jahorina and Vlašić are the available for skiers who like a real challenge.
The skiing season in BiH normally starts in December and it reaches to the March and the snow is practically guaranteed. However, the latter in the season you ski, the better chances for the longer days with sunshine. In general BiH ski destinations are well equipped and the slopes are well maintained.
|Una National Park is defined by the unspoiled river that runs through it. Just an hour from Zagreb, the Una offers crystal clear water and world class river rafting.The River Una’s stunning waterfalls and white water rapids highlight Bosnia and Herzegovina’s newest National Park. The most famous waterfalls are those at Martin Brod, where the popular International Una Regatta, a kayaking competition, begins.|
There are many reasons why enthusiasts engage in mountain Climbing. This sport challenges an individual’s capabilities and skills; plus it is also a great way to be one with nature. Mountaineers also find Climbing as a form of relaxation and exercise.
Blagaj is a medieval town that lies twelve kilometers to the south of Mostar. It was called Boba by the Romans, but today locals know it as Stjepa-grad, as it is referred to in literature. A hill-fort of the Illyrian tribe Daorsi is supposed to have been there. Later it was a Roman fort. A new fortification was built in the 6th century on the ruins of the Roman one. This was mentioned by the Byzantine Emperor and chronicler Constantine Porhyrogenitus under the name of Buna.
Kraljeva Sutjeska (or Kraljeva Sutjeska = Royal Gorge) and the citadel at Bobovac were once the seat of two Bosnian kings, Tomas and Tvrtko, of the Kotromanic Dynasty. The last Bosnian queen, Saint Katarina, is mourned today by the local townswomen who still wear black scarves as part of the traditional dress. When the Ottomans conquered the fortress at Bobovac, Queen Katarina either fled or was exiled to Rome, never to return to Bosnia. It was reported that her children were taken to Istanbul, where her son converted to Islam and became a major figure in the Ottoman administration.
The places from witch we protect and spread the cultural and historical inheritance of the medieval Bosnian kingdom
Visiting BiH for the first time can be surprise for any nature lover. In our national and nature parks you can encounter turbulent rivers, primeval forests, stunning landscape and miles and miles of trekking roads.
Most popular sites in BiH are: Hutovo Blato, National Park Blidinje, Una National Park, Sutjeska National Park and Kozara National Park.