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Visit Mogorjelo, the most important archeological site of Herzegovina

Mogorjelo is a Roman villa rustica that dates from the early fourth century. It is situated on a hill off the Neretva branch, 5 km south of Čapljina, alongside the road to Gabela in Bosnia and Herzegovina.

Mogorjelo is the most important Roman archeological site of Herzegovina. The Mogorjelo site was a Roman garrison in one of the strategic Balkans locations. In the first half of the 1st century of the Christian era, a large fortified farm has been built here, as a beautiful building. However, it was destroyed in the 3rd century.

On its ruins, a new Villa Rustica was built and it served as a supplier to the Roman city of Narona and the defender of the area.  During the Visigoths invasion in the 4th century, the settlement was again damaged. Finally, in the mid 5th century, two Christian basilicas were built within the complex.

Graves have also been found in the Mogorjelo area between the round tower and the banks of the Neretva River. Some graves are dating from the antiquity, and some vaulted graves (both dating from the 5th to 6th centuries), some earlier and later Slavic graves (9th to 16th centuries) and graves from later periods, up to the 19th century, have also been found. The Mogorjelo area is currently protected by the state as the monument of culture and is surrounded by a gorgeous park and a horse farm.