FORTRESS ON THE HILL-HERCEG STJEPAN'S FORT
10 km from Medjugorje
In the Middle Ages, above the city of Ljubuški, on hilltop Buturovica was built a fort, which is usually ascribed to Herceg Stjepan, even though it is older.
When the city fell into Turkish hands the fort had been converted into a military fortification, with all supporting facilities: granary, water reservoir, prison, commander's apartment and settlements for the army garrison nearby.
At the beginning of the 19th century castle lost its military importance and soon began to deteriorate.