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About Ljubuški

Ljubuški is a town in the western parts of Herzegovina, located on the left bank of Trebižat River near the Croatian border and 35 kilometers from Mostar. It was first mentioned in 1444 as the city of Lubussa. The town is named after Herzeg Stjepan’s first wife Libuša, who were the rulers of Herzegovina in the 15th century. 

It is the most famous for its natural beauties located in the good geographic locations, especially when it comes to Trebižat River with its numerous waterfalls like Kravice Waterfall and Koćuša Waterfall. Besides its natural beauties, Ljubuški is also known for its great cultural and historical heritage. The remains of almost every period of human history can be found at the various locations throughout this area, such as Roman military camp called Bigesta, Old Fort, Humac Tablet, the oldest museum in Herzegovina founded by Humac Franciscan Monastery, around 600 stećaks in Studenci, Zvirići and Bijača and many others.

When it comes to Ljubuški climate, it is sub-Mediterranean climate with 2300 hours of sunshine annually. Because of its many rivers like Trebižat, Tihaljina, Vrlika, Mlade, Vrioštica and Studenčica, Ljubuški has the most fertile fields in this region, especially when the rocky landscape is taken under consideration. The highest mountain peak in Ljubuški is 959 meters high Vrlosinj, from which the Adriatic Sea can be seen.

If you decide to visit Ljubuški, you can stay in the newly built hotel Hum or in motel Most, which is located on the beautiful Trebižat River. When it comes to the restaurants in Ljubuški, restaurant called Vrilo Vrioštice offers, besides traditional grilled and cooked meals, the most beautiful view to the River Vrioštica source. 

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