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Excursion

AGROSYM Symposium organizes whole day tour to Mostar Old town and other famous tourist attractions nearby (Blagaj Tekija and Pocitelj Old City). Excursion will take place on Saturday, 7th October 2017 and this trip is included in the price of the registration fee.
Included: professional tourist guides; lunch in Mostar city; refreshments; and typical Bosnian mix fruit snacks.

Mostar

Mostar is a city and municipality in Bosnia and Herzegovina, the largest and one of the most important cities in the Herzegovina region, its cultural capital. Mostar is situated on the Neretva river and is the fifth-largest city in the country. Mostar was named after the bridge keepers (natively: mostari) who in the medieval times guarded the Stari Most (Old Bridge) over the Neretva. The Old Bridge, built by the Ottomans in the 16th century, is one of Bosnia and Herzegovina's most recognizable landmarks. Mostar's Old Town is interesting for its lively narrow streets. There are a lot of catering facilities and handicraft shops around which offer a variety of traditional goods. In the Old Town there are a lot of cultural-historical and religious buildings. Every year international cliff diving champions joined local heroes to leap the 25 meters from the top of the graceful 438-year old Stari Most (Old Bridge) in a competition. The divers of Mostar  symbolize courage, strength, and a healthy lifestyle.

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Blagaj Tekija

Blagaj is a village-town in the south-eastern region of the Mostar basin, only 12 km far from Mostar. Blagaj is the oases of peace and natural harmony and it was most likely named for its mild weather patterns since "blaga" in local language means "mild".This lovely touristic destination is situated at the spring of the Buna river and a historical tekke (tekija or Dervish monastery). The Blagaj Tekija was built around 1520, with elements of Ottoman architecture and Mediterranean style and is considered a national monument. The source of the Buna river (Vrelo Bune) is a strong karstic spring. The Buna flows west for approximately 9 kilometres and joins the Neretva near the village Buna. The river Buna is one of the cleanest rivers in this part of Europe, very rich with fish, unpolluted and cold (8.C0 degrees).

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Pocitelj Old City

Počitelj is beautiful old stone town, the UNESCO heritage site. The historic urban site of Počitelj is located on the left bank of the river Neretva, on the main Mostar to Metković road, to the south of Mostar, in the territory of Čapljina Municipality. 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. Today, the historical town of Počitelj, built under the fortress , has an oriental style, and as such is completely in the function of tourism and cultural events. The town is 3 km away from Čapljina and 30 km far from Mostar.

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HALF DAY GUIDED POST-CONFERENCE EXCURSION
(price 20 euro per person)

AGROSYM Symposium organizes a half day guided post-conference excursion to Sarajevo Old Town. Excursion will take place on Sunday afternoon (4 hours), 8th of October 2017 and the price is 20 euro per person.
Included: visit to Sarajevo Old City; visit to spring of the river Bosna; professional tourist guides; refreshments and typical Bosnian fruit mix snacks.

Sarajevo Old Town

Sarajevo is a city in which even strangers can feel at home. This city epitomizes a partial centuries-old struggle against outside influences combined with the absorption of these influences into one of the most diverse cultures in Europe. Indeed, few places on earth feature an Orthodox and a Catholic church, a mosque and a synagogue within easy walking distance of each other. That is why the city today is often referred to as the European Jerusalem. If there were any city in Europe that effortlessly straddles east and west, it is Sarajevo. Here the Byzantine and Ottoman empires of the east and the Roman, Venetian and Austro-Hungarian empires of the west left an indelible mark through culture, traditions and religions.A walk through Sarajevo is a walk through its past. From the oriental Ottoman quarters lined with sweet shops, cafe's and handicraft workshops, to the administrative and cultural centre of Austro-Hungarian times, Sarajevo encompasses the very best of both worlds. The Sarajevo Old Town called 'Bascarsija' may be hard to pronounce but it is certainly one of the most impressive and charming market centers in the country. The word "Baš-čaršija" literarily means "main marketplace" and designates the area of market square around the fountain called „sebilj“, and later this name spread on the whole nowadays Old Sarajevo's marketplace. Bascarsija has been a trading and meeting place since the 15th century.