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Počitelj near Čapljina

Počitelj near Čapljina

Počitelj is the small town of great historical importance, situated on a steep cliff on the left bank of the Neretva River in the municipality of Čapljina. The name of this town was first mentioned in February 19th, 1444 in the charter of the Duke of Herceg Stjepan Vukčić.

Origin of the name Počitelj is still not resolved. Honor to those who decided to come live in this rocky ridge, the kingdom of fig trees and pomegranates: they could not have chosen a better place. The afternoon sun makes Počitelj wonderful. An octagonal tower, an ancient fortification of Hungarian kings (Matthias Corvinus) and Herzegovinian dukes (duke Vlatko), still defends the town. A set of walls protects the village from behind. The minaret of Hadži-Alija Mosque, son of Musa tries to reach the sky.

In the seventeenth century, Sisman Ibrahim Pasha restored the mosque, built baths, the Koranic school and the great clock tower. The beauty erased by the war was given back to this village on the Neretva River by reconstruction and restoration in 2000.


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