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About Medjugorje

Medjugorje is a little town in west Herzegovina, located about 25 kilometers south-west of Mostar and very close to the Croatian border. It is the main spiritual town in this region and the second-largest Catholic pilgrimage destination in the world, with around 5,000 inhabitants. The name of this little pilgrimage parish denotes “an area between mountains”.

It is the most famous for Our Lady’s apparitions, but unfortunately, the Pope has not recognized Medjugorje as an official pilgrimage destination yet. Nevertheless, this is not the barrier for numerous pilgrims to visit Medjugorje every year. According to the statistic, more than 30 million people have visited Medjugorje in thirty years since the first apparition, and the number is increasing year by year. Faithfull Catholics believe that Mother Mary appeared to six teenagers on June 24, 1981. If you decide to come to Medjugorje, then you should visit Apparition Hill, White Cross Hill and Saint James’ Church, but also buy a souvenir like cross, rosary, statue, pictures, posters or jewelry. The most people visit Medjugorje in the summer.

Medjugorje has a sub-Mediterranean climate with cold winters and warm summers, and it is at 200 meters above mean sea level. There are four neighboring villages around Medjugorje, namely Bijakovići, Vionica, Miletina and Šurmanci, which are all part of Čitluk municipality.

If you decide to visit Medjugorje, you can stay in many hotels and motels, like hotel Annamaria, hotel Marben, hotel Palace and motel Ero, motel Mir and many others. There are many nice restaurants in Medjugorje, but you should definitely visit Herceg Ethno Village, where you can enjoy traditional Herzegovinian meals in the beautiful surroundings.  

 

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Mostar
Mostar is the biggest city in Herzegovina, located on the banks of Neretva River. It is also cultural and economic center of this area, with more than 130,000 inhabitants. The city is named after bridge keepers, who guarded numerous bridges at the river, back in the medieval times.
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Kupres
Kupres is a town in north-western Herzegovina, located in the middle of the Kupres Plain (Kupreško polje), with more than 10,000 inhabitants. It was first mentioned in documents of Kingdom of Croatia.
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Neum
Neum is a town in south Herzegovina and the only coastal town in this country, with 24 kilometers of Adriatic coastline. There are around 5,000 inhabitants in this town. Neumene was its historical name, which is first mentioned in 533.
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Čapljina
Čapljina is a town in southwest Herzegovina, located on the right bank of Neretva River, with more than 26,000 inhabitants. The important highways and rail routes connecting the Adriatic Sea with Bosnia and with the Central Europe go through this town.
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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 acity of Lubussa.
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Medjugorje
Medjugorje is a little town in west Herzegovina, located about 25 kilometers south-west of Mostar and very close to the Croatian border. It is the main spiritual town in this region and the second-largest Catholic pilgrimage destination in the world, with around 5,000 inhabitants.
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Široki Brijeg is the administrative center of the West Herzegovina Canton, located on the banks of Lištica River. It is also cultural and spiritual center of this area, with more than 30,000 inhabitants.
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