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Medjugorje: The Hill of the Virgin Mary - Private Tour from Dubrovnik
"Known for being one of the most popular prayer centers in the world Medjugorje is the perfect destination for anyone looking for a spiritual experience. Located in Bosnia and Herzegovina this small village has been visited by millions of people around the world looking to encounter one of the most miraculous supernatural events of our time. According to legend the Virgin Mary has appeared on several occasions since June of 1981. It is said that this apparition is known to send messages to several visionaries who state that they receive them as often as every month. This trip allows believers to embark on a remarkable religious pilgrimage
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"Kravice Waterfalls
"Kravice Waterfalls Počitelj Old Town and Blagaj Tekke Day Trip from Mostar""This trip presents a combination of all nature beauties cultural and heritage sites that Herzegovina has to offer in just one day. The tour is flexible in terms of picking you up meeting point and starting time. Trip includes visit to Kravice waterfall the pearl of Herzegovina. During the summer days stunning waterfall of Trebižat river
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"Pearls of Herzegovina: Blagaj
Kravice Waterfalls and Medjugorje Day Trip from Mostar""Pearls of Herzegovina: Blagaj Pocitelj Mogorjelo Kravice Waterfalls and Medjugorje Day Trip from Mostar""These are the places that you will visit in your day trip:Blagaj – The largest karst spring in EuropeThe small town called Blagaj is located 12 km south of Mostar. This is the largest karst spring in Europe and it gives rise to Buna River.
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Karadozbegova Mosque Tips (8)

Karađozbegova đamija

Mosque is a sacred place and in the Islamic religion can be only used for worship of God (Allah). The mosque is entered with pure and clean mind and body, and of course, in appropriate clothing, otherwise one shows disrespect to Almighty. If man or woman aren't properly dressed and do not take off their shoes, imam would ban them from the entrance to the sacred area. Also, the entrance to the mosque should not be charged.
In Karađoz-beg Mosque these rules are violated fragrantly, to the general dissatisfaction of the local faithful. So, the question is how to reconcile the great profit of tourists and violation of strict religious rules?

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Dec 31, 2014

Karađozbegova đamija

Karađozbegova đamija (Haradjoz mosque) is the largest and the most beautiful Muslim place of worship in Herzegovina. It is located on the corner of Braće Fejića and Karadjozbeg streets. Mosque was built in 1557-1558 to the design of Sinan, the famous Ottoman architect. Th main donor and overseer of works was Mehmed Bey Karađoz, brother of a grand vizier Rustem Pasha Opuković. This mosque is unique for the beauty of its dome.
Otherwise, as it is usually happening throughout human history, invaders were destroyed temples and in the same places built their houses of worship. The location of the mosque, before Ottoman's conquest of the city, there was the church of St. Michael, which was demolished and turned into the mosque.

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Sep 02, 2014

Karađozbegova đamija - Merhamet

Merhamet is a Turkish word meaning compassionate or merciful and in terms of its organization and role is very similar to Caritas. Within Merhamet is the soup kitchen where food is prepared for poor and little hostel for the homeless people. In one of its parts is the clinic where the poor provides medical assistance. There is also a smaller space where homeless or poor wayfarer can sleep overnight.
"Šadrvan" is fountain with running water and serve for ritual washing before prayer. In a yard around mosque is also a souvenir shop.

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croisbeauty
Sep 02, 2014

Karadozbegova Mosque

This is the largest mosque in the region with the widest dome – however, it is also considered to be one of the finest examples of muslim architecture. You can roam the grounds for free, entry to the mosque or climbing the minaret however costs some KM. Can't say if it is worth it as I haven't tried it unfortunately. The grounds itself are worth a small detour, here you can see the whole beauty of the mosque's architecture as well as a typical Sadirvan fountain. Do not forget to have a look at the neighbouring cemetery as well.
Karadozbegova Mosque was finished in 1557. The mosque was heaviliy damaged during the war but reconstructed in the late 1990s.

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Aug 07, 2013
 
 
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Karadoz - beg's Mosque

This lovely mosque is located on Brace Fejica. My photo does not do it justice as it was hard to fit it all in. There were beautiful well kept graveyards around it, too. This mosque was built in 1557 by Mehmed beg - Karadoz a great legislator.

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Aug 07, 2013

Karadozbegova Mosque

Built nearly half a millennia ago, in 1557, the Karadozbegova Mosque is considered the finest example of Islamic architecture in the region. It's also considered to be the most beautiful mosque in Hercegovina. You can walk in the grounds for free, enter the mosque for 3KM and climb the minaret for 5KM.

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May 27, 2013

karadzozbegova mosque

This is the most famous mosque in Mostar. It dates back to the 1500's. We thought it was quite a beautiful and peaceful area to sspend some time. Although it is plainly decorated , as it was heavily damage during the war it is still quite beautiful. It has stone walls everywhere and a courtyard with a fountain. There is a simple chandelier in the domed area.

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Aug 19, 2008

karadzozbegova mosque - Fountain

This is a gorgeous mosaque with a fountain outside. There are taps the base of the fountain and people washed their hands s, feet and face before praying .We only learned their use after our visit and hope we weren't direspectful when we cooled our faces with the water. Others seemed to think this was the purpose of the water too.

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Things to Do Near Mostar

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Schools

This beautiful building was surrounded by burnt out buildings. It is a grammar school in pseudo-Moorish style and dates from 1898. It was built by Franz Blasek. It is located at the junction of...
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Clock Tower

The lovely, old clock tower is located on Bajatova. It is known to predate 1636, but its ts exact date is unknown. It's near a lovely mosque that I do not know the name of. Worth a look if you are in...
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The Old Orthodox Church

This was hard to find and when we eventually found it it was closed. We headed up the hill past the old clock tower, passed under a motorway and then should have climbed some stairs behind a fence...
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Parks

Back near the cultural centre there was a pleasant park located between Nikole Subica Srinjskog and Kralja Tvrtka. This was not marked on our map as a sight but it was pleasant for a stroll or a seat....
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Hilltop Cemetery

We were looking for the Old Orthodox Church and went the wrong way and ended up in this stunning Christian cemetery with spectacular views over Mostar. The cemetery was well-kept, colourful and very...
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Bombed Out Buildings

Near the exit to the park there was a bombed out building filled with discarded bottles and rubbish but covered with really beautiful graffiti. We had a look but did not venture inside as it is...
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