There are many stories about how this city got its name. The most valid is the one that says that the city got its name because from that city you can look forward into the world.  (Prozor – window)
When you look at the city from close spot called Lug, you cannot actually see the city because of a stone block that has little holes in it that remind of windows.

This is a small city that long time ago was a really important milestone of roads.
It was first mentioned 11th of august, 1336.
Threw the history of course, it was occupied plenty of times, has been in different wars, and it is still here, and brings the attention of a lot of people.

You’ve noticed that the city has two words in the name, and I have explained one word.
Now I’m going to explain the other one, or what does it stand for, and which part.

People of this place are living next to the river Rama that is nowadays Lake Rama.
Name Rama was always considered as the name of the river and the parts beside the river.
After the river was turned into artificial lake, that lake was border between lower and upper Rama.

Lake is really gorgeous, has the surface of 1500 hectares, and the biggest depth is 95 meters.
Lake has a lot of springs, that are not just on surface, there are springs underneath the surface, and that makes this lake even more interesting. That lake is limited by the mountain crown, but that makes it even more beautiful. Water is really clean, good for some swimming with your friends, and having a barbecue near that stunning lake.
What can be more beautiful than that?
I can’t think of anything. J

I was planning my trip to Bosnia, when I realized that I hadn’t seen much of Herzegovina and that this time around I should visit Herzegovina. A town a friend had told me I should someday visit is Stolac. I had never heard of Stolac before and honestly I was kind of hesitating weather to go and visit Stolac or not, I mean it is a city that I had never heard of before and it wasn’t on the regular tour guide sites or books. But I mean the prettiest things are always hidden, aren’t they?

I decided to do some research on Stolac. Stolac is situated in Herzegovina, in an area known as the Humina. According to the info I found online and pictures I had seen, Stolac was a beautiful city. So I added it on my list and by no time it was time for me to go to Bosnia.

Of course I had booked a tour and we had a tour guide in English. I had no idea that there had been settlements that have been dated a long 16,000 BCE. Only three kilometers west of Stolac are home an impressive stećak dating back all the way to the 15th century. These stećak tombstones are carved with epitaphs, detailed portraits of the deceased, and motifs such as grape vines, hunting scenes, and wild animals.

stolac bosnia

Stolac even though a small city, contains unique cultural and aesthetic values. Stolac’s historic core is truly one of a kind. It is full of culture and heritage from four empires: The Roman, Byzantine, Ottoman and Austro-Hungarian and three kingdoms Bosnian, Hungarian and Yugoslav. The historical core of Stolac is coherent and harmonious cultural-historical monument with individual properties grown together into one beautiful. Stolac has a beautiful old town and it has a beautiful fortress that you can visit.

Stolac is a city that I need to revisit because even though it is a small city it is full of life and soul.