Types of journeys: Religious, Religious / Cultural

On a small territory with a small number of people who speak the same language, three Mediterranean civilizations met – of Western Europe in the form of Catholicism, Byzantium in the form of Orthodoxy and the Ottoman Empire in the form of Islam.

The turbulent past and the events of the past centuries have led to the territory of Bosnia and Herzegovina to the creation of an enviroment in which differetn religions co-exist, interact and complement each other. So in Bosnia and Herzegovina, in Sarajevo which is its capital city, it is possible ti visit various religious shrines in ten minute walk – shrines of Muslims – Gazhi Husrev Bey Mosque. Orthodox – Congregational Church, Catholics – the Cathedral of the Scared Heart, and the Sarajevo synagoge. After the appearance of the Virgin Mary, Medjugorje became modern center of a pilgrimage site for pilgirms all over the world. Groups of pilgrims come from all over the world every day, and the rough statistics show that Medjugorje is visited by more than a million worshippers every year that have approximately 15,000 beds available in hotels and family pensions adjusted to modern requiements of religious tourism. Apart from Medjugorje, the most attractive destination on the mapr religious tourism is Ajvaz dedina cave. i.e. the Muslim relogious and cultular event in Ajvatovica at Prusac. Today the start of the day of Ajvatovica is marked by organizing various scentific, cultular and sporting events. Ajvatovica is the famous pilgrimage site of Bosniaks in Bosnia and tens of thousands of Muslim pilgrims from Bosnia and Herzegovina and the world come every year to Ajvatovica to study the „rain prayer" for Allah's mercy and for a successful new year. Bosnia and Herzegovina is decorated with many objects of religious and cultular signicicanse of the worshippers of the Orthodoy faith, which represent true national shrines. They are very important monasteries dating from 13th and 15th Tvrdoš, Dobričevo Dobričevo, Ozren, Gomionica, Liplje, Moštanci, Dobrun and a church in Čajniče, which stores the miraculous icon of the Virgin, which, according to tradition, from Three Hands, was painted by the Apostle Luke. No less important, and at the same time the most attractive of religious tourism in Bosnia and Herzegovina are also: Olovska Gospa, Monastery Žitomislići, Kraljeva Sutjeska, Humac Herzegovina, House of Peace Prozor - Rama, and the Maiden cave and the pilgrimage site in Brateljevići at Kladanj.
The Vekil-Harrach or Hadžijska mosque
The Vekil-Harrach or Hadžijska mosque (Bosnian: Vekil-Harač ili Hadžijska džamija) is a mosque in the city of Sarajevo, Bosnia and Herzegovina.
On a small territory with a small number of people who speak the same language, three Mediterranean civilizations met
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Derrick DeKlerk, Canada
History Professor
"As a history professor I always wanted to visit Bosnia for its rich history..."
“As a history professor I always wanted to visit Bosnia for its rich history. Thanks to Velvet Life and their professional organization I witnessed all the historical sites from the period of Ottoman Empire, the transition to modern day Bosnia and impact of it. Thank you Velvet Life for meeting my expectations”.
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