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Pocitelj, Bosnia and Herzegovina

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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. Work out when and for how long to visit Pocitelj and other Pocitelj attractions using our handy Pocitelj trip itinerary builder.
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  • 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 »
  • If you are driving to Mostar, this is worth a quick stop. It only takes about twenty minutes to walk all the way around. Its a nice little 'town' with beautiful old buildings and mosque. Nothing to go...  more »
  • This old turkish village is one of otoman very last settlements on the road to the Adriatic sea. Well preserved with very interesting architecture. Fantastic for photo sessions.  more »
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  • 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.
  • Great place to spand few hours and look around :-) you should go upstairs and see this beautiful view and feel this peace :-)
  • 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!
  • Cute Ottoman village. There is a small castle to see all river and view.
  • Well preserved mideval town, magnificent construction

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