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The historic urban site of Pocitelj

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Suggested duration: 1-2 hours
| on the left bank of the river Neretva, Pocitelj, Bosnia and Herzegovina
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All reviews neretva river old town fruit an hour worth the climb en route beautiful place to visit day trip walk up great lunch middle ages easy climb clock tower breathtaking views well worth a visit ottoman architecture mostar
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Reviewed yesterday

You can easy drive right on by this place but DON'T. We stopped here out of curiosity on our way back to Dubrovnik form Mostar. It turned out to be one of the best stops we made during four days in Bosnia and Herzegovina. It...More

Thank robert e
Reviewed 2 days ago

Pocitelj is a true jewel in Bosnia's crown - this quite a lot hidden gem, which does not get enough recognition - and enough visitors, how much it deserves. Climbing to "Raven Captain's Tower" gives you an outstanding view over this beautiful place - so...More

Thank Filmein G
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We were returning to Dubrovnik from Mostar when we came here for 30 mins(you need more time!). The ruins are spectacular as are the views! Beware that the steps are really slippery. It’s a quiet place with beautiful views and surroundings. I could have stayed...More

Thank Sarahbr114
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Having stopped for coffee on the road from Mostar to Dubrovnik, we noticed a cluster of fortresses and mosques clustered together along the Neretva River. The urge to climb was irresistible on several of the fort outcrops and structures and we were afforded with spectacular...More

Thank NikoliGogol
Reviewed 30 September 2018

It was the last fortress on the frontier of the Islam and Christianity for many years. Long time ago the owner was Mathias Hunyadi Hungarian Rex.... Breathing ruins!

Thank drnagy2016
Reviewed 27 September 2018 via mobile

This little place slightly off the main trail is well worth the visit. First of all it’s free unlike most castles in Europe. Secondly it’s not crowded and finally it’s unique in that the locals are still residing in parts of it. We really enjoyed...More

Thank W2466XYfrankm
Reviewed 23 September 2018

Nice medieval town. People are still living in the old houses. It is worth a visit. Don't forget to buy some fresh fruit juices

Thank Esly v
Reviewed 22 September 2018

This is a great place to visit on a day trip to Mostar, Set in the mountains, This picturesque village is well worth a visit. Cobbled streets and pathways leading up to several towers which off great views of the surrounding area. Lots of venders...More

Thank Danreds18
Reviewed 22 September 2018 via mobile

Stunningly beautiful fortress village on the river is a fantastic sight packed with history both ancient and modern. If your trip is anywhere near here then beeline over for a stop. An hour or two is perfect. The villagers are friendly.

Thank 667bryank
Reviewed 13 September 2018

We spotted this town from the road and decided to stop and investigate. Really glad we did as it is absolutely fascinating. The views of the river from the tower and then the 'fort' at the top of the hill/town are sensational. The old houses...More

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Wilfred L
8 September 2015|
Response from Zac8989 |
I haven't seen any local buses at either of these locations, only private cars and mini buses on tour. I asked my hostel owner and he told me the same thing, no public buses directly to these two sites. We hired a car for 35... More