Blagaj, a small town located 12km south of Mostar, is a particular highlight of any Bosnia holiday. The main attraction here is the tekija (a Dervish monastery) which has been built at the base of a 200m cliff wall at the powerful source of the Buna River. Constructed under orders from the ruling sultan in the 16th century, the tekija contains Ottoman and Mediterranean elements in its architecture and is considered a national monument. Atop the Blagaj cliffs you will find the ancient fortress of Herceg Stjepan who ruled Herzegovina in the middle ages. Its position provides great views of the Neretva Valley and is an ideal picnic spot.