Pocitelj, Bosnia and Herzegovina

At , observe how Mediterranean and Oriental styles intertwine in one of the few urban ensembles in Bosnia and Herzegovina that have been preserved. Bosnia's King Stjepan Tvrtko I is said to have built the fortified town in 1383. Walk down narrow, cobbled streets and climb the stone stairs to the fortress. A 16th-century mosque dominates the town, but the most striking landmark is the Sahat-kula--a clock tower on the top of the hill. Other notable buildings include a madrassa (school) with its original copper domes, a hamam (public bath), and a former han (a resting point for caravans) that's now a restaurant. Put Pocitelj into our Pocitelj journey app to see other points of interest to visit during your vacation in Pocitelj.
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  • August 13, 2017
    Careful there... but what point of view! A superb visit tourist unadorned, just that the village and its fortifications. We have 01:30 quietly taking the time to take pictures.
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  • August 4, 2017
    Historically a predominantly Muslim town, this delightful stop on the way to Mostar is worth the effort. There are many steps to the top of the ruins of Počitelj, shallow steps for easy climbing but s...  more »
  • August 3, 2017
    Pocitelj is a small place, but it is worth stopping there as the road between Mostar and Capljina was the most beautiful drive on our holiday in Herzegovina. We didnt stop at the mosque,but hiked to t...  more »
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  • June 24, 2017
    Lost in the middle of green Herzegovina, this fortress is an attraction you cannot miss once you go to Mostar. It was almost destroyed during the war, but now is completely reconstructed.
  • April 24, 2017
    Great place to spand few hours and look around :-) you should go upstairs and see this beautiful view and feel this peace :-)
  • January 24, 2017
    That's unique example of the middle age city with the castle, were people are living still in the historical houses. Absolutely worth to stop and visit it! Really impressing view from the top of the castle's tower!
  • April 11, 2017
    Cute Ottoman village. There is a small castle to see all river and view.
  • April 7, 2017
    Well preserved mideval town, magnificent construction

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