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Herceg Stjepan fortress

The fortress was built in the Middle Ages, above Ljubuški, at the very top of the Butorovica hill. According to folk tales, herceg (duke) Stjepan Vukčić Kosača is responsible for the construction of the fortress, although historically it is older than him. In written sources Ljubuški is first mentioned on February 21, 1444 under the name Lubussa.

The fortress complex consists of two parts. The central tower “Herceguša” was built at the end of the 14th or beginning of the 15th century and the perimeter wall in the form of an irregular polygon with massive towers was built in the Ottoman period after 1472. THE OLD TOWN OF LJUBUŠKI was declared a National Monument of Bosnia and Herzegovina in October 2003.

Shortly before 1477, the city fell into Turkish hands and became a frontier fortress with a strong garrison. The Turks converted the fortress into a military residence, with all the accompanying facilities. After 1835 the Ljubuški fortress lost its defensive and strategic role.

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Museum in Humac

The Franciscan Monastery in Humac contains the oldest museum in Bosnia and Herzegovina, founded in 1884. The museum displays Humac Stone Tablet from XII. Century which is the oldest preserved monument written in Croatian (a mixture of Glagolitic and Old Croatian Cyrillic).

Thanks to the collecting activities of numerous Franciscans, as well as various donations from the civilian population, the holdings were continuously increasing, as was the need for new premises for the archaeological collection. Today’s museum exhibition, founded in 2003, is located in the basement of the monastery of St. Anthony of Padua on Humac.

Archaeological material was collected in the wider area of Herzegovina and divided into prehistoric, ancient and medieval in a time span of almost 16,000 years. Part of the complex is a lapidary for the exhibition of stone monuments located in the monastery courtyard.

70 Roman monuments were found in the area of the Ljubuški region, of which the largest number are tombstones (stelae) belonging to veterans and soldiers of various legionary and auxiliary units. The museum displays the oldest Cyrillic-Glagolitic monument, which retells the restoration of the church of the Archangel Michael in the period 11/12. century, popularly called “Humac Stone Tablet”. Humac Stone Tablet is the oldest written monument of Croats in BiH.

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Waterfall Kravica

The Kravica waterfall is located on the Trebižat River, 7 km away from Ljubuski. It is a unique natural beauty built by the Trebižat River flowing through limestone terrains and depositing tufa.

The altitude of the river Trebizat below the waterfall is 28 meters, while above the waterfall it is 54 meters. Under the waterfall there is a water amphitheater with a diameter of 120 meters. The waterfall itself is semicircular and is about 28 m high, depending on the water level. During the summer period, you can swim in the water amphitheater under the waterfall and enjoy water sports.

Due to the great changes in the water level and vegetation, the Kravica waterfall offers different and unique experiences in every season.

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Waterfall Koćuša

Koćuša Waterfall is located in the village of Veljaci in the municipality of Ljubuski and is one of the most beautiful natural pearls of this part of Herzegovina. The beauty of this waterfall and the nearby landscape will not leave you indifferent. The height of the waterfall is 5 m and the length is 50 m. Nearby are the mills that have adorned this place for years.

The natural wealth of this area consists of sedimentary rocks, the so-called tufa that has been deposited for years, makes this waterfall attractive. The height of the waterfall is five, and the length is fifty meters. Nearby are the mills and pillars that have adorned this place for years.