We made our way to the old town of Pocitelj, just as the sun was beginning to set. The grand walls of this old fortification were bathed in the pale orange glimmer and a soft wind was blowing from the north, bringing cold air to this rugged landscape.

Pocitelj presents one of few urban ensembles in Bosnia and Herzegovina preserved in their integrity to the present time developed through the several phases of the history, beginning with the medieval period.

Nevertheless, I think that late autumn is the perfect time for a visit. The weather is nice and you can really explore all the places Pocitelj has to offer.

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The tower of Pocitelj was built between the 15th and 18th centuries.

In the middle ages, Pocitelj was the administrative center of the region, and the westernmost point of the county, which gave it major strategic importance.

A grand view in front of the tower and fortification, shows the scope of this place.

Pomegranates are hanging from the trees, waiting to be picked.

The sun was giving off its last rays of light as I made some shots inside the walls.

Pocitelj was built on a rocky cliff sloping steeply down to the bank of the river Neretva.

The glow of the sunset was leading us back through the stone gates, as we were leaving Pocitelj.

Thank you all for stopping by. I hope you enjoyed these sights from days past, and another cultural site Bosnia and Herzegovina has to offer.


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