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The historic urban site of Pocitelj

| on the left bank of the river Neretva, Pocitelj, Bosnia and Herzegovina
+387 63 437 268
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Old strategic fortress

We had a brief stop here while on tour to Mostar. Looked impressive from the bus with the old... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Dan L
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Bunbury, Australia
Stunning view from the top

Beautiful Ottoman-era fortress village. We stopped here on the way to Mostar. There is a pay to... read more

Reviewed 24 April 2018
lizcyni
,
Singapore
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“old town” (4 reviews)
“neretva river” (4 reviews)
Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
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| on the left bank of the river Neretva, Pocitelj, Bosnia and Herzegovina
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+387 63 437 268
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"walk up"
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"great lunch"
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"middle ages"
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"visiting mostar"
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"easy climb"
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"breathtaking views"
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Reviewed 1 week ago

We had a brief stop here while on tour to Mostar. Looked impressive from the bus with the old fortress on the hill, the belltower below and the mosque, but then we walked to the path leading up the hill. The neglect was already evident,...More

Thank Dan L
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Reviewed 24 April 2018 via mobile

Beautiful Ottoman-era fortress village. We stopped here on the way to Mostar. There is a pay to enter mosque but we didn’t go in. The view from the top of the fortress overlooking the Neretva river was stunning. It was worth the climb. The coffee...More

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Reviewed 22 March 2018

Beautiful little city, special architecture, I have not seen anything similar, It looks like the site for the Game of Thrones. I was very sad when I found out that it has been neglected for a number of years.

Thank Ana P
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Reviewed 28 December 2017 via mobile

We visited the Fortress and village on our way to Mostar. You can walk up to the top for great views over the valley, it's do sad that this site has been neglected, the fortress has graffiti all over it, so disrespectful for such an...More

Thank GClife
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Reviewed 22 December 2017

During our day trip tour to Mostar, we dropped into this UNESCO heritage site. built on the side of a hill in a curve shape (amphitheatre like ) is this beautiful, in a perfect setting with an old fort looking down from the cliff. Definitely...More

Thank JnVSydney
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Reviewed 5 December 2017

Pocitelj was actually accidental stop on a roadtrip, and i was so suprised i still cant nderstand what happened. This place is so beautiful and special. From its specific architecture, to that atmosphere wich feels like in middle age, something so epic that its hard...More

Thank Leila W
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Reviewed 7 November 2017 via mobile

Lovely views from the top but unless it's part of a tour I wouldn't make any effort to specifically visit here.

Thank hazzamarri2442
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Reviewed 3 November 2017

Our tour group stopped over here our way back to Dubrovnik, and even though it was not part of our trip, I am so glad that we did. It is a well maintained historic site, it felt very medieval with the fortress on top. It's...More

Thank Arianne M
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Reviewed 24 October 2017

Pocitelj is a UNESCO heritage site and recent reconstruction has returned the town to its original form. The town and castle have stunning oriental architecture and an Ottoman feel. Pocitelj hosts the longest operating art colony in southeast Europe. The Hadzi-Alija Mosque has been reconstructed...More

Thank B P
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Reviewed 19 October 2017

The old Bosnian town Pocitelj was formed as a border post of the ottoman Empire towards Venetian Dalmatia. Such posts were held by so-called captains, and this one went traditionally to the family Gavrankapetanovic (raven captain). so the tower and rich Bosnian house where is...More

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Wilfred L
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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
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