Through Capljina pass important highway and railway route connecting the Adriatic Sea to Bosnia and further to Central Europe. Here are the remains of the largest Roman military camp in the region. Mogorjelo was built at the end of the 3rd century and two basilicas from the 5th century. Villa Rustica is restored, and since 1903 open for visitors. Next to the site is located paddock Equestrian Club “Vranac” which offers the possibility to rent riding horses or hire coaches. After visiting Mogorjelo, travel can continue to Gabela, rich archaeological site on the right bank of the Neretva River, which is only 5 km south of Čapljina. Interesting to note the story of this region is linked to the claim Mexican Roberto Salinas Price’s to the Old Town Gabela Elijah – the capital of the state of Troy. Many tourists come here to enjoy canoe safari on the river Trebižat. Safari takes 5 hours, and it is 10 km travel Trebižat River, northeast of waterfalls Kravice. For the driving tourist canoes used sofas. The trip includes lunch in nature and swimming break in the clear and refreshing river. -Landmark Pocitelj old townThe medieval city of Počitelj was first mentioned in another 1444 years. It was built on a cliff on the left bank of the river. A mainstay in the defense against the Turks was in Pocitelj. This fortress was built by King Tvrtko in 1383, and had strategic role in controlling the way to the sea through the Neretva valley. Today, the town of Počitelj, built under the tower has an eastern look and it is a touristic and cultural events. It is only 3 km away from. Art Colony Pocitelj
This art colony is the biggest colony in southeast Europe. Every year in summer this colony gathers many artists from different parts of Europe and as such is very interesting for tourists visiting the old town Pocitelj.
One of the most important monuments of Roman times in BiH is certainly Mogorjelo.
It is the remains of the fortified villa built in the early fourth century, although already in the I century AD here existed agricultural estate with residential buildings, warehouses and devices for processing of agricultural products.Meanwhile the villa, behind large walls with projecting towers were located and remains part of an old villa from the first century, which was destroyed by fire sometime in the third century, such as the mill, bakery, oil mill and blacksmith shop.
Burglary Western Goths, probably between 401 and 403 led to the destruction of the villa by the surviving residents are no longer able to restore in full glory.
About the name of Mogorjelo there are two theories. The first assumes that this place is often burned, so that the root word was derived from the word burn. Another, probably assumed that the church, built in the late fifth century on the ruins of the villa, was dedicated to St. Hermagor – Mogor, after which the then and the entire site was named.
No matter what is correct, it pays to come see Mogorjelo.
Today Gabela is on the right bank of the Neretva, while the historic located on the left bank of the river. Throughout history, due to its geo-strategic position was under the influence of various rulers and conquerors. 1715 years was destroyed by the Venetians and was not renewed.
Old Town Gabela today is located 5 km away from. Mexican archeologist Roberto Salinas Price claims that Gabela was actually Homer’s Troy.
Until the 40’s of the nineteenth century, the area where the village is Trebižat was uninhabited. Today we do not know the lexical meaning of the names Trebižat, but the addition of many records, it’s interesting opinion of Professor B. Rupcic, where it states that the name Trebižat could arise from an Italian (now obsolete) words Il trebizatto, which means eel. The dr. Karl Patsch, the renowned Austrian archeologist and historian who has researched this area states that odavnina river flowing through the village called Trebižat. The river is rich in fish, especially eel that in the fall hunt in large quantities, so it is possible that the river because of the catch eel named Il trebizatto.Ovaj site is known for singing performances: male choir and female choir.
Hutovo Blato is a nature reserve that covers approximately 7,000 hectares. It stretches southeast of Capljina, at an altitude from 1 to 432 meters. It consists of two parts: South or Svitavsko mud and northern or Deransko mud. This is a unique sub-Mediterranean swamp in Europe. It is known from ancient times as a green oasis and is very important for historical, scientific, environmental and tourist aspects. Few places in Europe to have such a diversity of vegatecije.
It is considered one of the largest wintering birds throughout Europe. This area is located on the Adriatic Sea, so it is influenced by the Mediterranean climate. Hutovo mud was declared a nature park in 1995. 1980 years has been included in the international project for the protection of Mediterranean wetlands. Lakes of Hutovo Blato are true crypto depressions, because they are located below sea level.