Springs, lakes, basins and caves and other geomorphological forms make Blidinje Nature Park extraordinary site to visit.
Blidinje Nature Park is a nature park in Bosnia and Herzegovina, established on 30 April 1995. It is situated in the heart of Dinaric Alps and represent important natural, hydrogeological reserve in Dinaric karst of Bosnia and Herzegovina, with significant cultural and historical heritage. It consists of major mountains of Dinaric Alps range, plateau Dugopolje, Blidinje Lake, Grabovica valley and other characteristic karstic features. Park is accessible from direction of Rama, Jablanica, Tomislavgrad or Posusje.
Blidinje Nature Park takes total area of 364 square meters and it is named after Blidinje Lake, which is situated at the bottom of Dugo Polje on the altitude of 1, 184 meters. The Lake take the average area of 3.2 square kilometers and it is not too deep. Alpine lake is considered the most important hydrogeological phenomena in the Park and this is the largest lake of this kind in Bosnia and Herzegovina. Lake water arrives from the surrounding mountains Vran and Cvrsnica.
Establishing of the Nature Park and construction of skiing resort present an incentive to faster development of the region and while winter tourism presents the biggest attraction for tourists, residents are exploring the option of summer tourism, relaying on climate advantages and natural beauties, which are equally appealing in all seasons. Blidinje Nature Park offers horse riding in the nature, as well as diversity of floral species. Up until now, 1,500 different floral species have been registered in this Nature Plant, 200 of them being endemic.
“Stecak”, medieval stone sleepers – Christian tombstones dating back to the period between 12th and 14th century, are located in Blidinje Nature Park, at two large necropolises and several other locations; their beauty and history defy the ravages of time and are a testimony of different, past centuries.
The necropolis Dugo polje is one of 30 medieval stone sleeper necropolises that were included on the UNESCO World Heritage list in 2016. They are located in Jablanica municipality, on the road leading to Kedzara. The necropolis consists of 150 “stecak”, most of which are plates and coffins, and some of them are also decorated. They are well-preserved and constitute one of the most important cultural attractions at Blidinje Nature Park.