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Lištica River & Spring Borak in Široki Brijeg

Lištica River & Spring Borak in Široki Brijeg

Lištica River, the second coldest river in Europe, is the river that flows through Široki Brijeg and into Neretva River. Due to the insufficient capacity of the abyss, Mostarsko Blato is often flooded, especially in the winter. During the Yugoslavia, the city was called Lištica, after the river. 

The spring of this river, located in the mountainous area at the peripheral part of this city, is called Borak. It is beautiful place for daytime and evening walks, for barbecues and picnics in the nature, or for just sitting at the bench next to the cold water, breathing the fresh air, especially in the hot summer days. You can also see old water mills which were used for grinding the wheat. There is also one lovely restaurant also called Borak, which offers traditional Herzegovinian food and breathtaking view. Even if you visit this restaurant in the winter, you can still enjoy the nature because the large windows give fine views of the surrounding countryside.

If you decide to visit Široki Brijeg, then you should definitely spend at least half an hour to relax and commune with nature next to the Lištica River and its spring. 

 

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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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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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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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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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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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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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