Friday, April 15, 2011

Blagaj, Bosnia and Herzegovina

Blagaj is a small village about 12 km (~7.5 miles) from Mostar and is another UNESCO World Heritage site. It is located at a spring that feeds in to the Buna River.

I was told it is one of the top 5 European springs. The spring movers 4,300 liters (+1,100 gallons) per second.

What's cool is that the cold, clear water flows from a cave in the Hum gorge.

Beside the spring and the cave is a Tekija - a Dervish monastery. The Muslim sect is known for their extreme poverty and austerity. The monastery was built by a Sultan in 1520. Unfortunately, it was closed for renovations.

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