Medjugorje, in Bosnia and Herzegovina, is the most sacred place in the region. For nearly 40 years it is a place where pilgrims from all over the world gather to pray and to celebrate God and Virgin Mary. It is a great place to visit if you are interested in religious tourism.
Since 1981, when six local children claimed they had seen visions of the Blessed Virgin Mary, this village has become an unapproved destination of Catholic pilgrimage.
Medjugorje is a village of 4500 people, located in the Herzegovina region of Bosnia and Herzegovina, close to the Croatian border and the town of Mostar. The village, that is inhabitant by Croatian Catholics, became famous in 1981 when 6 local children allegedly saw the Virgin Mary on a hill above the village. Since then, Medjugorje has become a popular site of Catholic pilgrimage.
Over the years, Medjugorje has turned into a sought-after tourist destination that receives more than million people per year. The entire village is involved in the development of the religious tourism.