First Time Tourists Guide in Medjugorje, Bosnia and Herzegovina

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Medjugorje (between mountains) is a town in Bosnia and Herzegovina that has been known as an unofficial place of Catholic pilgrimage since the Virgin Mary allegedly appeared on Apparition Hill in 1981.

The city has signature signs like “Queen of Peace” statue in front of the St. James Church. The other one is the “Risen Christ” statue.

Interesting places like Apparition Hill, Medjugorje, Church of Saint James the Greater Apostle, Medjugorje's Risen Christ Statue, and the Cross Mountain are ready to be explored.

Discover the Medjugorje secrets at Apparition Hill, Medjugorje. It is one of the most popular spots in Bosnia. Million of visitors would spend their time here just to see the virgin Mary statue. This spot is also known as the signature of the city.

Church of Saint James the Greater Apostle would be an interesting place to visit. Right in the heart of Medjugorje, this church is famously known in the eyes of tourists.

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SIGHTSEEING

Discover the Medjugorje secrets at Apparition Hill, Medjugorje. It is one of the most popular spots in Bosnia. Million of visitors would spend their time here just to see the virgin Mary statue. This spot is also known as the signature of the city. But to reach this historic site, you need to hike up. It is not quite easy and no clear and paved paths, too. You’ll have to go through rocky terrain with many sharp rocks, so you have to be careful and wear hiking footwear. But once you’re up there, all the efforts will definitely be paid off. Because so many people have come and went through this and loved it. Reaching this place means you’re feeling the Medjugorje miracles. The views are everything.

Apparition Hill, Medjugorje

The climb path of about 400 meters, is very rocky and for people with mobility difficulties very complicated.

Address : Međugorje, Bosnia & Herzegovina

DOWNTOWN

Church of Saint James the Greater Apostle would be an interesting place to visit. Right in the heart of Medjugorje, this church is famously known as tourists' favorite. Tourists from all over the world would spend their time just to admire the signature of the city, which is a statue of the Virgin Mary standing beautifully outside the church. The atmosphere is special, inviting you to get closer to God. The statue of the Virgin Mary can also be found at Apparition Hill.

Church of Saint James the Greater Apostle

Catholic church of Saint Jacob in the centre of the small town Međugorje in Bosnia and Herzegovina.

Address : Međugorje 88267, Bosnia & Herzegovina

SHOPPING

Prodajni centar Mališić in one of the best places to shop in the city. It has been a welcomed and pleasant place to shop since the beginning of its existence. This mall offers you household utensils, dishes, toys, bookstores, lighting, hardware and tools, paints and varnishes, cosmetics, and more. Boutiques and jewelry stores are there to make your shopping experience is even better. Bingo is another good place to shop brandy staff like bags, shoes, clothes, furniture, and even handmade stuff. There is also a play station for families to enjoy.

Prodajni centar Mališić

Nice place for a casual shopping, a lot of good stores and quality goods from clothes, sport and leisure to home appliances, TV's, smartphones etc. and of course there's a big food supermarket.

Address : Tromeđa, Međugorje, Bosnia & Herzegovina

Bingo

another good place to shop brandy staff like bags, shoes, clothes, furniture, and even handmade stuff.

Address : 88266,, Međugorje 88266, Bosnia & Herzegovina

FOOD & DRINK

Italian foods like pasta and gnocchi are quite famous in Medjugorje. Grilled meat also popular while wine is one of the most ordered drinks in the city.

CULTURE

Since 1981, Medjugorje has become a popular site of Catholic pilgrimage due to reports of alleged apparitions of the Virgin Mary to six local children. Catholic is the most known religion in the city. There are also some signs about Catholicism at famous spots in the city. Their official language is Croatian. But due to the town’s popularity as an international tourist attraction, most people at restaurants, hotels, and shops also speak other languages frequently like English, Italian, and German.

BEST TIME TO VISIT

Spring and summer are some of the best seasons to visit a destination. In Medjugorje, these seasons happen in May, June, and September. These are the best time to visit the city.

HOTEL

Stay at some of the popular Medjugorje hotels like Herceg Ethno Medjugorje and Hotel Villa Regina. Herceg Ethno Medjugorje brings you comfort for both the body and the eyes. This hotel is designed beautifully with traditional Herzegovinian stones. Their outdoor pool is there for your sun bathing while drinking the taste of the city. Playground and gardens spots are for you to explore more about the hotel, good for the heart and soul. The rooms are facilitated with Wi-Fi access, satellite TV, and minibars. The other hotel, Hotel Villa Regina, is a dapper-looking hotel. Overlooking a bustling street, this polished hotel is a 6-minute walk from Medjugorje Risen Christ statue and 3 km from Apparition Hill, a popular pilgrimage site. Airy rooms with conservative decor are ready to pamper you with its Wi-fi and satellite TV. The balcony is just two steps away from your room, showing you the street view. Make sure to enjoy what their restaurant and bar have for you.

Herceg Ethno Medjugorje

This hotel is designed beautifully with traditional Herzegovinian stones.

Address : Tromeđa, Međugorje 88260, Bosnia & Herzegovina

Hotel Villa Regina

A very nice, newly built hotel with bar and restaurant in a central location of the village.

Address : Pape Ivana Pavla II, Međugorje 88266, Bosnia & Herzegovina

RESTAURANT

Restaurant Filii welcome you with their large portions and high-quality food. This restaurant is one of the best restaurants in Medjugorje. It’s known for their most humble and kind service and its great tasty food. You should definitely give this a go. The place itself is very well-appointed and neatly prepared. Another good recommendation would be Restaurant Viktor’s. With its friendly atmosphere, this restaurant is a great place to enjoy delicious meals. The affordable-price dishes come out with stunning display. On the inside, you are surrounded by beautiful settings, but don’t forget to enjoy your meals at the balcony to have the scent of the city. It’s been known that taste really is the number one point here. Coming to this restaurant, you won’t have anything but satisfaction with smile on your face.

Restaurant Filii

One of the best restaurants with amazing taste/menu and great service.

Address : Krstine, 67 BA, Međugorje 88266, Bosnia & Herzegovina

Restaurant Viktor’s

Recommend place with an awesome service, delicious food, very reasonable prices.

Address : Pape Ivana Pavla II 16, Međugorje, Bosnia & Herzegovina

CAFE

SWEETS Snack and Crepe Cafe has the best-looking menu for you. They aren’t just serving some good-looking breakfast dishes, but taste is the most important thing here. You should be so lucky. The service is good and the prices won’t hurt your wallet. Come at Caffe Bar Super Mario to enjoy relaxing time with friendly drinks and foods. Play with your little one(s) here while enjoying their menu and the good atmosphere. A cafe as well as a park, a good spot for family-friendly moment.

SWEETS Snack and Crepe Cafe

Really recommend cafe with all the best, pancakes are top-notch, staff excellent, service.

Address : Fra Vandelina Vasilja, Međugorje 88266, Bosnia & Herzegovina

Caffe Bar Super Mario

Great place for kids with with various thematic units and toys of various categories.

Address : Majke Terezije 33, Međugorje 88266, Bosnia & Herzegovina

BAR AND NIGHTLIFE

Be sure to check out a disco club called Bumerang Club & Lounger Bar. Have the most fun while the lively lights and music hit you. One of the popular nightclubs in Bosnia Herzegovina. Pretty ambiance, good staff, and good drinks and snacks are some nice stuff at this club. GALETARIA VENEZIA is another bar for you. Not many bars or clubs are seen here, but this bar is a good place for you to enjoy beer. Managed by Italian people, this bar has taste, heart, and a lot of passion.

Bumerang Club & Lounge Bar

One of the popular nightclubs in Bosnia Herzegovina. Pretty ambience, good staff, and delicious drinks and snacks are some good stuff at this club.

Address : Potpolje, Bosnia & Herzegovina

GELATERIA VENEZIA

Beautiful gelateria all very kind, good ice cream good beer but the prosecco at the top.

Address : Pape Ivana Pavla II 21, Međugorje, Bosnia & Herzegovina

INTERESTING PLACE

Come and see the signature of the city, one of the wonderful spots in the city, Medjugorje's Risen Christ Statue. What interesting is that this monument is known as the miracles of healings. The locals believe that the statue can heal because there’s physical contact with a mysterious liquid that’s leaking from Christ statue’s knee. People would go through queues just to touch the ever-famous statue. Know the religion of Medjugorje by visiting this other place, Križevac is also known as Cross Mountain. A lovely quiet place famous for praying. Many locals would climb this mountain just to say word of prayers. This experience could be challenging because to get to the top spot, you need to do some climbing. On the top, you’ll see a tall cross sign, a famous spot for praying. But the beauty of this place is not only to know its history but also to witness the stunning view of the valley. This is the time for landscaping.

Međugorje's Risen Christ Statue

The monument famed miracles of healings, owing to (1st) the faith and (2nd) physical contact with a mysterious liquid that is leaking from Christ statue's knee.

Address : Međugorje, Bosnia & Herzegovina

Križevac

It is worth to make an effort to climb to the top

Address : Put Križevca, Međugorje, Bosnia & Herzegovina

INSTAGRAMMABLE SPOT

Known as one of the best places in Medjugorje, this dramatic Kravice Waterfall is a perfect place for recreation and photography. Kravice is popular for swimming and picnic area. During summer, this spot is frequently visited by tourists from Mostar, Medjugorje, and Dubrovnik. There’s a little cafe, a rope swing, a picnic area, and a place to camp for you to enjoy. Best time for visiting is during springtime, when the fall is at its fullest and the arid landscape turns a bright green. Various restaurants are open during the high season, this is the time for some grilled dishes and fish specialty. Another place for you to visit is Fortress of Herzog Stjepan Vukčić Kosača. This historical landmark is a good place for distancing yourself from the crowd of the center. The place is quite damaged by people and it has no information at the spot. This old building offers you the most beautiful view of the city for your camera. People, though, still wish that this beautiful place can be re-managed and seen in the eyes of the tourists. This abandoned place is good for capturing the landscape of the city.

Kravice Waterfall

A must-go-to place for beautiful pictures.

Address : Studenci bb, Studenci Ljubuški 88320, Bosnia & Herzegovina

Fortress of Herzog Stjepan Vukčić Kosača

Beautiful historical place with beautiful sunset view on the mountains.

Address : Ljubuški, Bosnia & Herzegovina