Blagaj Fort (Stjepan grad)

Historic town-fortress in beautiful Blagaj - in 15th century the seat of herzeg Stjepan Vukčić Kosača, after whom Herzegovina was named.

Stjepan grad also known as a Blagaj Fort is a beautiful town-fortress. It is located near Mostar, close to a place called Blagaj, Bosnia and Herzegovina. Blagaj Fort was built on a high karst hill and under it there is beautiful karst spring of river Buna. It is the biggest karts spring in Europe. By the river, there is also an old Tekke, mystical dervish monastery. Combination of those three is a “must-see” location for all visitors in this area.

TheFort is at an elevation of 275 meters above sea level and 231 meters above the source of river Buna. From that height, you have a beautiful view on the surrounding area, river Buna, the city of Mostar and all the smaller settlements from his south side. But, besides that, you can have a beautiful view on sunsets on clear Herzegovinian sky.

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History of Blagaj Fort

This medieval fort is best known in history by two famous rulers who had their residence in this fort. First of them is Sandalj Hranić, a Bosnian duke. Blagaj became one of his residences in 1404. After him, Blagaj becomes a residence for Stjepan Vukčić Kosača, also known as a Herzog (count). He was a very important person in the history of this area. The whole area of Herzegovina is named after his title (Herzog), and this fortress is also named after him (Stjepan Grad). In the second half of the 15th century, Ottomans come and occupied Blagaj. They repaired fort twice and had their garrison in Blagaj until 1835. The legend also says that Herceg Stjepan buried his treasure here. Blago meaning treasure in our language(s), and that is how Blagaj got its name.

Today this fortress, Stjepan grad, is under state protection and is also on the Provisional List of National Monuments of Bosnia and Herzegovina. This whole area is ideal for one-day trips for all the people who are interested in fortress, climbing, nature, beautiful sights and all the rest that Stjepan grad provides.

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