Boljuni Necropolis

Stolac, Bosnia and Herzegovina

The necropolis in Boljuni has 274 stećak tombstones, 92 of which are decorated and 9 of which have epitaphs, making it one of the Bosnia's few large necropolises. Original motifs found in Boljuni are a lion, a woman cradling a child in her arms, stylized rosettes, fabulous lizard-like beasts, and a round dance with the leader riding a deer. Most of the monuments have been carved between 13th and early 16th centuries.

The necropolis is situated in the valley below the village houses, and distributed into two groups some 400 meters apart. In the surrounding area there are traces of Illyrians (fort and tumuli), and nearby there is the site Crikvina, probably from late antiquity, and the remains of the cemetery (early medieval).


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Armin Isic (9 months ago)
Historical landmark in Bosnia Hercegovina. A beautiful place to visit called Boljuni that takes you back centuries. The necropolis contains over 250 stećak tombstones, which are in very good condition, many of them are richly decorated.With beautiful nature scenery to enjoy.
Sejo Tvprodukcijasejo (10 months ago) extremely historically significant place..
Edvin Tihic (12 months ago)
A very beautiful necropolis divided into two parts. There are many laid stećaks, some with decorations. Next to the necropolis itself is the Neveš well, for cattle, a well that is 2000 years old and has never been recorded to have dried up, and is still used today. The road to the necropolis is good, most of it is asphalt, less of it is macadam, and the road signs are clear
Mali Leos (14 months ago)
The people of Steć have a lot to tell us about how Bosnia was created, how it developed, how it survived and how it will survive, we just need to be patient listeners. The Boljuni Necropolis is less well-known and poorly organized than Radimlja, but no less interesting. It has its own charm and when you are alone in a place like this, the silence is somehow special in this and similar places. The road to Boljun itself is special.
3B I (3 years ago)
Beautiful! Some 10-15 km near Stolac. An extraordinary history that we can be proud of and that we should preserve
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