On our tour we will take you on a history journey in our neighbourhood country Bosnia and Herzegovina.
The historic town of beatiful Mostar, spanning a deep valley of the Neretva River, developed in the 15th and 16th centuries as an Ottoman frontier town and during the Austro-Hungarian period in the 19th and 20th centuries. Mostar has long been known for its old Turkish houses and Old Bridge, Stari Most, after which it is named. In our war , most of the historic town and the Old Bridge, designed by the renowned architect Sinan, was destroyed. The Old Bridge was rebuilt and many of the edifices in the Old Town have been restored or rebuilt with the contribution of an international scientific committee established by UNESCO. Afterwards we will continue our tour towards the Međugorje pilgrimage. The parish of Medjugorje was founded in 1892 and placed under the protection of St. James patron. Five years later the old parish church of St. James in Medjugorje was fully completed. But it was built on earthquake prone ground, it soon began to sink so therefore, after World War I plans were made to build a new church, which was completed 1969. At that time, it attracted little attention, even from the people of the nearest surroundings. In the summer of 1981 the church of Medjugorje became a point for the gathering millions of pilgrims from all over the world. People began to come, see and be convinced of the extraordinary events in Medjugorje and feel peaceful.