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Blato in Široki Brijeg

Blato in Široki Brijeg

Mostarsko Blato is the karst field with the total surface of 3 800 ha, 1 500 ha of which is flooded every year due to heavy autumn and winter rains. The water level sometime reaches up to 10 meters. 

It is located southwest of Mostar along the road for Široki Brijeg, on the 200 – 300 meters above sea level. Half the area of the field is located in the West Herzegovina County, which belongs to the Široki Brijeg municipality, while the rest of the Mostarsko Blato is located in the Herzegovina-Neretva Canton, which belongs to the Mostar municipality. 

Besides agricultural importance of the Mostarsko Blato for the people of the surrounding villages, it has also always been a summer gathering place and a source of entertainment. If you visit this amazing place, you can take a swim in the canals Ovojci or Modraša, or have a barbecue in nature with good company. If you like sports, the Mostarsko Blato is ideal place for playing football or taking horse riding lessons in the equestrian club “Tornado”.


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