How to Visit Blagaj Tekija: Bosnia’s Monastery Built in to a Cliff

In a world where travel is more accessible and affordable than ever, most of us are packing our bags a few times a year to travel the world and discover new places. Blagaj Tekija is a monastery in Bosnia & Herzegovina built in to a cliff and is one of the examples in a new wave of tourism whereby travellers are seeing a photo online, researching the location, and planning a trip based around their findings. If you would like to visit Blagaj Tekija, the good news is it is easier than you might think.


Blagaj Tekija in Bosnia & Herzegovina

Blagaj Tekija is a Dervish monastery built in to the cliffs of Blagaj, overlooking a pristine body of turquoise water that has made the location popular through the likes of Instagram and Pinterest. The monastery is almost 600 years old and can be reached in just 20 minutes drive from Mostar, the popular

Once here there are a few small restaurants lining the banks of the river, most of which have popped up to serve tourism as the town of Blagaj has become a popular add-on for visitors to nearby Mostar.

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