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This region is characterized by the diversity of its above-ground and underground water. The source of the Buna is one of the largest and most beautiful in Europe. This is one of the finest examples of groundwater karst river.
Sights you can visit in Blagaj:
Blagaj Dervish House
Tekke on the Buna in Blagaj is an important monument of the early Ottoman period in Bosnia and Herzegovina. It is a place where, by special ritual, the dervishes performed – and perform today – Zikr (praising God). Tekke in Blagaj belonged to various dervish orders, first there were Bektashi order, then Halveti and Kaderi orders. Today the place is headed by Vekil (Deputy Shaikh) of Naqshbandi order. Tekke on Buna was established shortly after the fall of Herzegovina under the Turkish rule in 1446. year, at the latest around in 1520. year. In the earliest period, bektash order was the ruling ideological doctrine of the Turkish conquests, especially of the Army (light shock cavalry) and Janissaries. First mention of Tekke in Blagaj. The first mention of Tekke in Blagaj we find in Travelogue by Evliya Çelebi, who traveled through this place in 1664. He says the mufti effendi of Mostar raised along the cliffs and source of river Buna one tekke of Khalwatiyyah order in which the dervishes could have friendly talks and scientific discussions.