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Blagaj near Mostar

Blagaj near Mostar

Blagaj is a small village in the south-eastern of Mostar, which is famous for the beautiful spring of Buna River, the Dervish Tekke and the Old Blagaj Fort. Water flows out of the 200 meters long cliff and forms the Buna River with its quantity.

This area is also known for its diversity of flora and a large number of endemic species. It is said that Buna River Source is one of the largest water spring in Europe. If you are in Mostar, if would be shame not to take at least a short walk along Buna River Source.

Address: Blagaj b. b., Mostar

Phone: +387 36 375 289

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Hours:  May – October, everyday 9am - 7pm

Price: 5 BAM


The Dervish Tekke is a monastery located right next to the Buna River Spring, built in the middle of the 15th century. This Ottoman-style building is one of the most famous and attractive national monuments. The Dervish Monastery is opened for visitors and you can have a refreshing drink like Turkish coffee or tea in a beautiful garden which looks right at the source of the River. But be careful about your clothes, because there is a special dress code you must obtain. Women must be covered, but if you forget to take a scarf with you, do not worry because the scarves are provided at the entrance. 

Address: Blagaj b. b., Mostar

Price: 2 BAM for locals, 4 BAM for foreigners


The Old Blagaj Fort (Duke Stjepan City) is the medieval building, which was the seat of Blagaj Prince Miroslav Hum, Duke Sandalj Hranić and Duke Stjepan Kosača. It has an irregular polygonal shape, with a treasury, the royal palace, prison, two wells, towers and residential buildings. It lost its strategic importance and was finally abandoned in 1835. But if you decide to visit the Old Blagaj Fort, prepare yourself because there are no toilets, cafes, restaurants or guides. 

Address: Blagaj b. b., Mostar

Hours: always opened

Price: free


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