In the middle ages, Počitelj was the administrative centre and centre of governance of Dubrava župa (county), and its westernmost point, which gave it major strategic importance.  It is supposed that the fortified town and its attendant settlements were built by Bosnia's King Stjepan Tvrtko I in 1383.

The walled town of Počitelj evolved over the period from the sixteenth to the eighteenth centuries. Architecturally, the surviving stone-built parts of the town are a fortified complex, in which two stages of evolution may be observed: mediaeval, and Ottoman.

It overlooks the town and represents the panoramic place.

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Ruby Philippaerts (2 years ago)
Amazing little town next to the road to Mostar. Easy parking just outside the town. You can walk up (a lot of stairs) all the way up and enjoy this amazing view.
Hajnal Dr. HEGEDŰS (2 years ago)
Beautiful historical place, free to visit. Some attractions are closed (f.e. tower). There could be more information, not only from the history, but if you arrive from above you'll hardly find the entrance of the territory, or to know where can you climb up into a tower and where is this forbidden.
Mirza Durgut (2 years ago)
Počitelj is a place to which we always return or where we stop on the way to the sea. A place where it is enough to close your eyes and immediately go back five or six centuries, see merchants and caravans, guards on towers, horsemen passing through narrow streets.
Yusuf K (2 years ago)
A nicely preserved Ottoman village. It isn't easy to climb to the top, but both sides offer a spectacular view.
Roel Bex (2 years ago)
Medieval city/castle with a lot of history. And free entry!
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