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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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  • We got talking to a Bosnian family on the plane from London and they told us we needed to visit Pocitelj if we were going to Mostar. This is an ancient old town in the mountains of Bosnia, and while i...  more »
  • This is a city with origins in 14/15th century, suffered a major damage during the war in Bosnia and Herzegovina 1992-1996 but being rebuilt. Origins are from before Otomans ruling, with aditions arri...  more »
  • A little historic village made of stone situated at a beautiful valley and in the hillside. Take time and do a little walk along the alley.  more »
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  • 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
  • Wonderful. Definitely worth seeing if coming to Bosnia.