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More then two decades ago something happened in Medjugorje, something that changed the lives of six young people forever.
Since then, hundreds of thousands of people from all over the world have witnessed a change in their life after visiting this small town in Bosnia and Herzegovina.
Temperatures in Medjugorje range from 2.6 to 30.55 (Celcius).
Despite the fact that many people come to the town for the pilgrimage, there is a lot of variety for Medjugorje shopping. This spot did not become a popular tourist area until 1981 when the Virgin Mary is reputed to have appeared to six children. Most people come to visit the shrine and apparition sites.
Medjugorje is a small town bordering Croatia in Bosnia and Herzegovina. Claims of apparitions of the Blessed Virgin Mary in 1981 have made this place a very popular religious pilgrimage destination. The Marian shrine is the world’s largest "illegal" Catholic shrine, which means it is not officially recognized by the Catholic Church. Other than the Shrine, Medjugorje also has several other tourist attractions like its holiday resorts, quiet beaches, and water sports, giving it that extra charm. Given below are some details about the amazing Medjugorje beaches.
Instead it is located in southern part of Bosnia Herzegovina, which used to be a former republic of Yugoslavia. Medjugorje is not located in Yugoslavia nor Croatia, such even today some people still think. Bosnia and Herzegovina is located in Southern Europe and it's capital city is Sarajevo. Bosnia and Herzegovina is surrounded by Croatia, Montenegro and Serbia. Medjugorje is located between the city (20 km) of Mostar and coastside of Adriatic sea (part across the Peljesac Peninsula). It's in relative close location to Croatian coastal cities of Dubrovnik and Split.
Medjugorje is a small town in south Bosnia and Herzegovina. It is located on Bakan peninsula, in the southeastern Europe.
Bosnia and Herzegovina borders with Croatia, Serbia and Montenegro. It has an area of 51,129 square kilometers, and is almost landlocked except for the 26 kilometers of the Adriatic Sea coastline, around the country’s town Neum.
Official languages in Bosnia and Herzegovina are Croatian, Bosnian and Serbian. The country’s capital is Sarajevo.
The parish was founded in late 1892 and is dedicated to St. James the Apostle, protector of pilgrims.
Medjugorje currently inhabits about 4300 residents.
I have tried with this FAQ to answer some of the most commonly asked questions about Medjugorje. The answers are made to be short, simple and to the point. I did not want to make this page too lengthy. I hope that you find it useful. Please also realize that this page is not meant to be a catechesis on the Catholic faith. There is lots of information available which explains our rich Catholic Faith. Rather, these questions focus more directly on Medjugorje. Please also refer to our page "About Medjugorje".