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Konjic is the town that connects Herzegovina with Bosnia

On the importance of any Herzegovina stock, the first association is the sun. Although on the border with a colder Bosnia, Konjic is not an exception in that sense, although in winter it is possible to embrace lower temperatures in relation to the southern chashes

The border between the regional parts of Bosnia and Herzegovina is most striking in this area. Because of this, you can experience the complete transformation of weather conditions just by passing through the tunnel, which leads from Konjic to the Sarajevo Canton, just by means of witnessing already attacked snow. Numerous national monuments Konjic is one of the oldest towns in our country and it is impossible to tell with one single text what all its landmarks are heritage of its municipality, especially considering the fact that archaeological traces go back four thousand years ago. The first written traces date back to this city in 1382, and it is thought to have originated as a border town of the humane state on an important road that connected Bosnia with Dubrovnik. In the Middle Ages he was under the authority of Sandalija Hranic, the Duke of the Bosnian kingdom, who after his death was succeeded by Stjepan Vukčić-Kosača. Already in the 15th century, the Ottomans arrive and begin to build architectural units typical of that time, like hans and karavansaraja, but all later periods of history left their features here. Going through the city, you will not miss an attractive national monument – your old Stone Cuprija built in 1682. With her story, she passed through various stages, also known as the masterpiece of architecture of the 17th century. But in 1945, during the withdrawal of the act of bombardment of the rubble, German soldiers. Then only the stone pillars were preserved, and it was completely restored in 2009.

In the center of Konjic there is a religious architectural ensemble, another national monument – the Franciscan monastery and the church of St. John the Baptist. Unlike the building of today’s monastery built in 1939 and 1940, the church building was built from 1895 to 1897, its interior was completed in 1909, and the belfry was built in 1919. The Monastery Museum has inherited important objects. There is a collection of paintings, sculptures, books, miscellaneous dishes and rugs, and an ethnological collection.

The only mosque located on the right bank of the Neretva River in Konjic is the Repovačka mosque, a work from 1579, which is linked by Hudaverdi Mehmed-čauš Bosnia, originating from the Repovaca family of Beovac. The legend says he ordered the Neimar to build a minaret on the left side – the side of the heart, in a sign of love for the deceased wife and daughters. And she’s a national monument.

Speaking of religious objects, it is impossible to mention the Temple of St. Vasily the Great. His construction at the site of Varda in Konjic at the beginning of 1885 also caused enthusiasm. Ten years ago, the Commission for the Preservation of National Monuments of BiH proclaimed a church with movable goods – icons, a national monument.

Many know that the city through which Neretva flows is also the birthplace of the famous Zuko Dzumhur, a travel writer, painter and cartoonist, who made his famous work showcasing on the wall an embedded image of Stalin in the work room of Marx writing his Capital. Apparently, Josip Broz Tito also loved it for this cartoon.

The birth house of this giant acts as a depot of the Regional Museum in Konjic, which was founded six years ago and in a short time became an indispensable place for acquaintance with the past and natural heritage of the horse community.

The municipality of Konjic is abundant with stećci. The most numerous are boxes, while the slats and slabs are almost equally represented. The necropolises exist in different locations, among them Ravnice in the village of Dubočani, 11.61 km of the airline in the direction of the southeast, away from the center of Konjic, where there are 49 stećakas. Beside the road from Bradina to Repovci, in the hamlet of Velika, the locality Mašeti with 78 stećak tombs was found, while at a location about 2.5 kilometers east of the village of Čičev, you will find a necropolis with stećci, which is called the Ograda Vlah. The National Monument is composed of 16 graves with tombstones: 15 chests and one tall lace.

The Šurković Tower, an older Muslim house, a semi-fortified castle of feudal lords, is also interesting in the area of the horse-house municipality. In Odzaci, between the mountains of Visocica, Treskavica and Crvnja, it was built on a sloping terrain. All of its floors are adapted to the apartment.

Holidays in nature
Boracko Lake is the backbone of the tourist offer of Konjic. The largest mountain lake in BiH is surrounded by the green Montenegrin and grassy forests between the mountains Prenj, Visočica and Bjelašnica. It attracts a lot of domestic and foreign guests who find it pleasant for relaxation, swimming and recreation. Rafting on the fast Neretva attracts an increasing number of tourists every year. It is considered the most interesting rafting tour from Glavatičevo to Konjic. A few hours of cruising cruises bring an unforgettable experience while passing through the Mali and Grand Canyon, an untouched nature landscape and adrenaline rapids. Art of woodcutting Tradition that is still nurtured in Konjic today is woodworking, thanks to which the well-known families Mulić and Nikšić became famous for centuries-old tradition.

The craft brought woodcarvers from Herzegovina to the end of the horse, and during the Austro-Hungarian monarchy it became an art. Titov bunker On Zlatar Mountain, near Konjic, there is an atomic shelter, an object known as Tito’s bunker, whose construction lasted 26 years with 4.6 billion dollars spent. Because of the size – it extends to 20,000 square meters, with 100 rooms, offices and conference rooms – it is clear that it was intended for the military and political top of the former Yugoslavia. 350 people could stay here for six full months without contact with the outside world.

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