While there is no official border distinguishing the Bosnian region in the north, from the Herzegovina portion in the south, it is generally accepted that the borders of this southern region where I live, are Croatia to the southwest, Montenegro to the east, Mountain Maglić to the northeast, and Mountain Ivan to the north. The name Herzegovina means "duke's land", referring to the medieval duchy of Stjepan Kosaca. Herceg is derived from the German title Herzog.
Prominent Landmarks of Herzegovina
1. Medieval tombstones Stećci in Rotimlja
Stećak (plural: Stećci) is the name for monumental medieval tombstones that lie scattered across Bosnia and Herzegovina, and the border parts of Croatia, Montenegro and Serbia, although almost exclusively following the borders of the medieval Bosnian Kingdom. In Rotimlja, near the town Stolac, you can find a lot of them in one spot. Lots of visitors flock to this place throughout the year and it's definitely a sight the region is known for.
2. Hajducka vrata in the Cvrsnica Mountain
The so called Hajducka vrata (Rebel's Door) is located on the east side of the Cvrsnica Mountain. Located at 2000m/6500ft, the stone formation is a natural wonder and the product of wind erosion, that brings in hikers from all around the country. It's not easy getting here, and most visitors even make a weekend trip out of it.
3. Jablanica Lake
The Jablanica Lake (Jablanicko Jezero) is a very important resource. The lake borders many of its settlements and is used for several purposes. The lake is used to generate electricity while it also serves as a top summer destination for fishing, swimming, water sports and other activities. Notable settlements include Ostrozac which hosts the start of the annual rowing marathon and Donje Paprasko, the location of a public beach and the host of the marathon finish line.
4. Hutovo Blato
5. The Old Bridge in Mostar1557.
6. Vjetrenica Cave
Vjetrenica (which means "wind cave") is the largest and most important cave in Bosnia and Herzegovina, and one of the most important caves in the Dinaric Alps mountain range, which is famous worldwide for its speleological riches. It is located in the Popovo field in Ravno, West Herzegovina. Vjetrenica is the richest cave in the world in terms of subterranean biodiversity: among more than two hundred different species are registered in it. Guided tours can be booked on the official website. The cave is open to visitors from the beginning of April to the end of October.
7. Boracko Lake
8. Kravice Waterfalls
9. PodvelezjeYou can drive further into the mountains for isolated views and rugged landscapes.
11. Blagaj and the Fortress of King Herceg Stjepan
12. Nature park Blidinje
Traces of Illyrian graves and Roman roads indicate that Blidinje has been settled for at least 2,500 years. The large necropolis at Dugo Polje indicates that the waves of Slavs that came in the 7th century also made this area their home. The park is set in long sweeping valleys. In the winter time you can also venture out to the ski center here or make a road trip through the mountains.
I hope you enjoyed seeing these landmarks of Herzegovina. As I said there are many more to put here, but the post has to end eventually. Hopefully this will be inspirational to the future traveler.