Blagaj Things to Do

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    Baroque ceiling
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    Derwish coffins with relics
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    Zelena pecina (green cave)

    by yumyum Updated Oct 14, 2008

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    You can enter the green cave by boat. I have no idea how much this costs and what there is to see. The fact is that old pottery dating back to 3000 - 2800 BC was found in the cave.

    The cave is located above the spring of the Buna river one of the fastest flowing in Europe.

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    Tekke - Derwish monastery

    by yumyum Updated Oct 13, 2008

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    The Derwish monastery or Tekke as it is called was first built by derwishes of the Bektashi order around 1470. Over the centuries ownerships changed from one order to the next. In 1952 Sufi orders were banned.

    This derwish monastery with Turkish style elements is the only one in BIH and therefore a national monument. The monastery consisted of various buildings but over the time not all of them survived. The Turkish bath had a heated floor and a transparent dome.

    It's an absolute must to visit this place. You can also walk down the steps to the Buna river and there is a metal cup attached to a chain so that you can scoop up the fresh water for a taste.

    The entrance fee in September 2008 was 3 KM.

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    Careva mosque

    by yumyum Updated Oct 13, 2008

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    Careva mosque

    The Careva mosque is also called the Emperor's mosque. It was built in 1520 in the honor of Sultan Suleyman I. It used to have a dome which collapsed in the 19th century. In 1891 the Austrian architect Max David designed the plans for a wooden dome which was then built. The minaret is around 20 meters high.

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    Famous Derwishes

    by yumyum Updated Oct 13, 2008

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    Derwish coffins with relics

    In the mausoleum the so called Turbeh are the relics of Sari Saltuk and Achik Basha.

    Sari Saltuk was a Turkmenistani Islamic missionary from the 13th century. One story goes that after his death he had 8 coffins sent to 8 different countries but only one would contain this body and people would travel to all of them and while doing so spread the Islam. Another legend says that the 8 coffins were sent to 8 different rulers and men of reputation and that Stjepan Babonich was one of them and that's why one coffin is in Blagaj.

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    Tekija Dervish Monastery

    by travelbug102 Written Sep 3, 2005

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    house sits next to Buna

    This house was built in the 1500s at the base of a 200m cliff and next to the foot of the Buna River. Entrance fee is only 2KM. Please, no shorts and women must wear a head scarf (available at the museum - no charge).

    At the entrance of the museum, there are many souvenirs on offer, including a lot of Islamic music. You can also get drinks and snacks with a great location on the Buna.

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    Tekija House

    by BelgiumThomas Written Oct 4, 2005

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    Enjoy the silence and admire the beauty of this unique turkish-styled house near one of the biggest sources in Europe.

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