We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.
Book In Advance
All photos (1,026)
Full view
Certificate of Excellence
Traveler Overview
  • Excellent59%
  • Very good28%
  • Average10%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
Travelers talk about
“the river”(139 reviews)
“dervish house”(48 reviews)
“worth the trip”(12 reviews)
Blagaj village | Localita Blagaj, Blagaj 88201, Bosnia and Herzegovina
+387 36 572-551
Improve This Listing
Ways to Experience Blagaj tekija
from $54.00
More Info
from $275.98
More Info
from $40.82
More Info
from $43.12
More Info
Reviews (774)
Filter reviews
399 results
Traveler rating
Traveler type
Time of year
More languages
Show reviews that mention
All reviews the river dervish house worth the trip beautiful place natural beauty day trip short drive great view boat ride men and women free parking visit this place fresh fish early in the morning visiting mostar little bit restaurants
Updating list...
1 - 10 of 399 reviews
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Set up at the bottom of the sheer face of a cliff and next to a spring that gushes out to feed the Buna River, the Ottoman era Dervish monastery is set in a most beautiful of surroundings. Inside, the monastery rather austere interiors are...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank JeromeLim
Reviewed January 5, 2019 via mobile

Europe’s most beautiful, clean drinkable karst river spring, water comes out of quite large deep caves.

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank zulrubai64
Reviewed December 28, 2018

The building, dating back to 1520, is considered a national monument and is incredibly beautiful, sitting atop the river.

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank Chelsea B
Reviewed November 23, 2018

The tekke was trully THE most lovely spot in Bosnia until now - such a lovely place. I wish I could have vsted it when the derwshes perform zikr and not just as an "ordinary" tourist! Incredible story also about the sheikh whose tomb is...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank aliyyah1939
Reviewed October 26, 2018

We had to park the car little far and then walk along the water till the caves. After spending time at the cave, we decided to have lunch at Restaurant Fajic. This was the best place for fresh fish. We also visited the historic house...More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank Means2Madness
Reviewed October 19, 2018

Fantastic historical place with very good location. Only 15 kilometers from Mostar with bus No. 10-11-12 (the bus stop is at the Spanish square, in front of the orange building)

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Horváth Á
Reviewed October 9, 2018

Loved the cave and the river with many small waterfalls, the dervish house is also interesting. The favorite part of the trip was the first house - when you enter trough the parking ramp there is a small private house that is a beautiful example...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Prince_Brand999
Reviewed September 30, 2018

It's best if you get here before the crowds arrive. We got here early in the morning and were able to park fairly close to the former monastery. It was cool, quite and uncrowded and we had a fascinating visit. You will have to take...More

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank rgeastin
Reviewed September 22, 2018

A pretty place to visit, best view is from the other side of the river. You have to walk through a couple of restaurants to access the bank to get the good view and the parking is about 500m walk away from the monastery. Wouldnt...More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank Danreds18
Reviewed September 21, 2018 via mobile

Beautiful setting on a spring river you can really delve into this historic house dedicated to the Dervish. Besides the incredible connection you get with the house and it’s everyday religious life use you can have lunch in a very calm and serene setting. A...More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank 667bryank
View more reviews
Nearby HotelsSee all nearby hotels
Motel Kolo
23 reviews
3.50 miles away
Motel Sunce
17 reviews
3.59 miles away
Motel Aura
1 review
4.81 miles away
Eden Hotel & Spa
227 reviews
7.07 miles away
Nearby RestaurantsSee all 7 nearby restaurants
Restoran Vrelo
142 reviews
.02 miles away
30 reviews
1.02 miles away
restoran S. Kilaci
11 reviews
1.18 miles away
Restoran Hladovina
14 reviews
.06 miles away
Nearby AttractionsSee all 6 nearby attractions
Old Bridge (Stari Most)
3,809 reviews
7.10 miles away
River Buna Spring
88 reviews
.02 miles away
Old Bridge Area of the Old City of Mostar
2,076 reviews
7.10 miles away
Questions & Answers
Ask a question
April 21, 2018|
AnswerShow all 4 answers
Response from MONichols | Reviewed this property |
There is a large parking lot about 1km away. I saw cars parked along the road but thought they belonged to the vendors who worked in the kiosks along the road. It's slightly downhill getting in, uphill going back. There are... More
Celestial G
November 8, 2017|
AnswerShow all 7 answers
Response from jenedc2016 | Reviewed this property |
Along the lines of what others have said, the Blagaj Tekija is a Muslim monastery, place of worship, and museum. While it may be a monastery or "dervish lodge," it does not, to my knowledge have whirling dervishes but there... More
March 12, 2016|
AnswerShow all 8 answers
Response from Kenan T | Reviewed this property |
If I were you i would take guided tour, probably you are not familiar with the area, do not know language, (even majority of people know at least basic English) and for one day trip they would better organize your trip. Too... More