Medjugorje and its surroundings – what to see?

Parish Church

After the establishment of the parish in 1892, the first parish church was impressive for those times, and its construction was completed in 1897. Due to the unstable ground on which it was built, its walls soon began to crack and the building began to collapse. So, right after the First World War, they started to think about building a new church. The work lasted from 1934 to January 19, 1969, when the new church was consecrated. Church of St. James is today the center of sacramental and prayer life not only for parishioners, but also for pilgrims. The fenced park, which was created on the roundabout, on the eastern side of the sanctuary, reminds of the place where the former parish church was located.

Field Altar

Due to the new needs caused by the arrival of pilgrims, from 1981 to the present day, the church and its surroundings are constantly being expanded. The field altar was built in 1989, and a place (about 5,000 seats) was created around it. The pilgrims gather there in the summer and during great holidays, when tens of thousands of people come to Medjugorje.

Apparition Mountain

The place of the first apparitions of the Mother of God, a few hundred meters above the hamlet of the village Bijakovici called Podbrdo. Today, this place is called the mountain of apparitions. A steep path leads from the houses to the very place of the apparitions, along which in 1989 bronze bas-reliefs depicting the joyful and sorrowful mysteries of the rosary (made by Prof. Carmel Puzzola) were placed.


Križevac is a hill rising above Medjugorje (520 m), on which the parishioners built a cross made of reinforced concrete, 8.56 m high, on March 15, 1934. On the cross there is an inscription: “Jesus Christ, Redeemer of the human race on a sign of faith, love and hope, in memory of the 1900th anniversary of the Passion of Jesus. The relics of the Cross of Jesus, received for this occasion from Rome, were embedded in the plinth of the cross.


Makarska located on the Croatian Adriatic Sea, is a charming city with the rich history and unique climate. Surrounded by beautiful landscapes, Makarska is loved by tourists. One hour from Medjugorje.


Kravica is a picturesque waterfall located in the southern part of Bosnia and Herzegovina, about 40 km west of Mostar and about 24 km from Medjugorje. This is one of the most popular tourist attractions in the region, attracting both: nature lovers and seeking relaxation among amazing landscapes.


Mostar is a charming city located in southern Bosnia and Herzegovina, which is an important cultural and historical center of the region. Known for its picturesque streets and rich history, Mostar attracts tourists from all over the world, offering them extraordinary experiences and fascinating monuments.


Sarajevo, the capital of Bosnia and Herzegovina, is a unique city with a rich history and multicultural heritage. Situated in the valley of the Miljacki River and surrounded by picturesque hills, Sarajevo offers visitors an unforgettable experience and a wonderful mix of cultures that have coexisted here over the centuries.