Pońćitelj - Back to the 15th century

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The Citadel
Pońćitelj was founded in the 15th century and was a place where the Turkish caravans could rest. It was the first Turkish town founded in Herzegovina. This picturesque little place situated in the steep rocky hillside really takes you back to the 15th century. The building of an old hamam is still there, but unfortunately closed. You are welcome to visit the mosque or you can climb the hill up to the citadel.

Following the bombing in the 1990¬īs conflict, Pocitelj's sixteenth-century master- works of Islamic art and architecture were dynamited. Today much of it has been repaired. The old stone homes that remain in ruins add to the antique atmosphere of the place.

Back at the bottom of the hill vendors are just too happy to sell you locally made honey, brandy and different kind of fruit. If you don¬īt have the local money you can pay with euro (1:0,5) or kuna (1:4), euro being the best deal.
Africancrab says:
I should love to visit there soometime, wow! I love the ancient ways and histories of such places, looks very cultural and the architecture is charming.
Posted on: Sep 27, 2009
Chokk says:
They were everywhere when I was there but they only went for locals
Posted on: Sep 07, 2009
sarahsan says:
No, didn¬īt see one Police.
Posted on: Sep 07, 2009
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The Citadel
The Citadel
The Citadel
The Citadel
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Pońćitelj
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Pońćitelj
Pońćitelj
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The old hamam
The old hamam
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Pońćitelj
Entrance to the mosque
Entrance to the mosque
Inside the mosque
Inside the mosque
Inside the mosque
Inside the mosque
Ceiling of the mosque
Ceiling of the mosque
Ceiling of the mosque
Ceiling of the mosque
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