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Citadel of Honor (Počitelj)


Place: Canton (note: administrative-territorial unit in some countries) Herzegovina-Neretva, Chaplin municipality. Built in 1383 by King Stepan Tvrtko I.

The Citadel is in Honor.

Everything was closed, and a few tourists were hanging around the neighborhood.

The Gavrakanpetanovich House (in the middle).

Gavrakanpetanovich House: it is a complex of two smaller and one large building (divided into a selamlyuk, i.e. a zone for men, and a haremlyuk, a zone for women), built in the 16th and 17th centuries. It is the largest and most highly developed example of residential architecture in the city. It is characterized by a row of windows on the western facade. Other features are similar to other houses in the city, influenced by Mediterranean and Islamic architecture. The influence of Mediterranean architecture is evident in the use of gabled roofs, pronounced stone construction (rustic) and small, widely spaced windows. The influence of oriental architecture is reflected in the use of four-pitched roofs, pointed windows in dense rows, the arrangement of rooms with a hajat ("hallway") on the ground floor and an open sofa ("living room") on the ground floor and a mutually fenced courtyard. By the middle of the 19th century, Gavrankapetanovich's house was abandoned and falling into disrepair, so in 1961 a project was launched to turn it into an art colony in order to preserve and restore the building. It was completed in 1975, and the central building was converted into housing for artists.

The remains of the fortress walls.

Grenades over the Neretva.

Secret symbols and signs.

Descent to the river.

Shishman Ibrahim Pashina Jamiya Mosque or Haji Aliyah: built in 1563 by Haji Aliyah, the son of Musa. It was renovated in the 17th century by Shishman Ibrahim Pasha. The locals subsequently gave the mosque its name. The domed mosque has a special acoustics. The mosque was rebuilt in the 1970s, but was severely damaged during the Bosnian War in 1993. It was restored in 2002.

Mosque and Sahat Kula, a bell tower located closer to the river and on the south side of the Old Town.

The mosque of Shishman Ibrahim Pashina Jamiya or Haji Aliyah.

Kula. Fortress.

Kula is a silo-shaped fortress towering over the village from the top of the hill. Guards and military personnel used to be stationed here to guard against possible incursions from the Neretva Valley.

Do not be afraid, these are just geodetic reference points - such small iron marks that indicate to you the exact coordinates of a point in space.

This reference point, for example, is 0-297. There is no other information on it.

At the suggestion of the University of York, United Kingdom, and the University of Sarajevo, the Monument was named in 1996 by the World Monuments Watch as one of the 100 most endangered cultural heritage sites in the world. In 2000, the Government of the Federation of Bosnia and Herzegovina launched a permanent protection program for the Resident. The program includes the protection of cultural heritage from destruction, the restoration of damaged and destroyed buildings, the promotion of the return of refugees and displaced persons to their homes and the long-term protection and revival of the historic urban area of the city.

Finally, they wanted to treat themselves to syrup juice, which the locals make from almost everything, but even that was closed. Apparently, it's not the season at all. For reference: sage - sage, elderflower - elderberry, cornel - dogwood, heather - heather, juniper, well, you know - juniper.

How to find it: we drove from Trebinje, then Ljubinje, Stolac, Crnici, Capljina, Pocitelj. It was the road to Mostar.


March 19, 2024 03:31 pm



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