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About Široki Brijeg

About Široki Brijeg

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. This beautiful little town is only 20 kilometers away from Mostar and 30 kilometers from Medjugorje.

It is the most famous for its beautiful Neo-Romanesque Franciscan Church, Franciscan Monastery, Franciscan Gallery and Academy of Fine Art, which are all located on the top of the wide hill. This is the hill after which this charming town was named, because Široki Brijeg can be translated as The Wide Hill in English. There were two other names for this place in the past – Ćemer and Lištica. It is interesting that many people still call it Lištica.

As far as the climate is concerned, Široki Brijeg has a mild sub-Mediterranean climate with cold winters and warm summers. Geographically, this town belongs to high Herzegovina, with its highest peak named White Rocks, which is 1571 meters above mean sea level. If you head east from Široki Brijeg, you will come across a flood basin called Mostarsko Blato. Other then Lištica River and its spring called Borak; there are four other rivers in Široki Brijeg called Ugrovača, Crnašnica, Žvatić and Mokašnica, so the town is rich with water.

If you decide to visit Široki Brijeg, you can stay in hotel Park, which is located in the center of this charming little town and it offers modern rooms with Internet access, air-conditioning and room service. From here, you can take a short walk to the Lištica River and its spring Borak and enjoy its beauty, or have a lunch in the restaurant called “Vrelo Borak”, which is located right on the river, so you can enjoy traditional Herzegovinian meals and have a wonderful view in the same time. If you happened to visit Široki Brijeg in September, do not miss Mediterranean Film Festival, which is one of the most important cultural events in Herzegovina.

 

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Široki Brijeg
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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Medjugorje
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Mostar
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