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ONE MORE REASON TO VISIT BLIDINJE: MOUNTAIN CHURCHES

In my last post, I explained why nature park Blidinje is more than worthy of a visit. If you ask me, Bosnia and Herzegovina is such an underrated destination, for it hides so many stunning natural oasis and hidden gems. This nature park is one of them. Within the park itself, there is so much to see and do. Today I'll show you (once again) the mountain Church of Saint Elias The Prophet. Moreover, there is another church in this nature park I need to bring to your attention. That would be the church of Virgin Mary of the Snow (located in vicinity of Blidinje lake).

 Nel mio ultimo post, ho parlato di Blidinje e vi ho spiegato perché il parco naturale Blidinje merita una visita. Secondo me, la Bosnia ed Erzegovina è una destinazione molto sottovalutata, perché qui potete trovate tante meravigliose oase naturale. Questo parco naturale è uno di questi posti bellissimi. All'interno del parco Blidinje, c'è tanto da vedere e da fare. Oggi vi mostrerò (ancora una volta) la chiesa di montagna di Sant'Elia Il profeta. Inoltre, c'è un'altra chiesa in questo parco naturale che devo portare alla vostra attenzione e questa è la chiesa della Madonna della Neve (situata vicino al lago).

 U svojoj posljednjoj objavi objasnila sam zašto je park prirode Blidinje više nego vrijedan posjete. Ako mene pitate, Bosna i Hercegovina je jako podcijenjena destinacija, jer ona skriva toliko prekrasnih prirodnih oaza i skrivenih dragulja. Ovaj park prirode jedan je od njih. U samom parku ima toliko toga što se može vidjeti i raditi. Danas ću vam pokazati (još jednom) planinsku crkvu svetog Ilije proroka. Štoviše, u ovom parku prirode postoji još jedna crkva koju trebam ukazati, a to je crkva Gospe Snježne (nalazi se u blizin jezera Blidinje).
MOUTAIN CHURCH LOCATED AT ALTITUDE OF 1204 METERS
 I told you in the past that it was primarily due to friar Petar's efforts, that Blidinje became a nature park that spans over three municipalities and 364 square kilometers. Therefore, my visit to nature park Blidinje wouldn't be complete without stopping my this church and visiting friar Petar, the man who is to thank for this mountain oasis becoming a nature park in the first place. As you might remember if you read this post, friar Peter not only helped protect this area but also build an amazing mountain church in Masna Luka, Blidinje. I already showed you this church in another post, but I think another viewing won't hurt. Do you agree? Mountain church of Saint Elias The Prophet is truly beautiful. Located at 1204 meters of altitude and surrounded by breath-taking nature, this mountain church is a quite a sight.
A VIEW INSIDE OF THE CHURCH OF SAINT ELIAS THE PROPHET 
The inside of the church is just as beautiful as the outside, so should you find yourself here, don't forget to step inside this beautiful mountain church. You can enjoy the stunning glass mosaics, art, sculptures and stone work. Besides, mountain churches are always special, aren't they? Personally, I found there is something quite enchanting about them.
BEAUTIFUL AND INSPIRING ART 
If anything I'm an art lover, so visiting this church again, I couldn't help admire its beautiful mosaics and paintings. In fact, I gifted some of my paintings to friar Petar as well. One thing I love about this church are all the beautiful details, sculptures, mosaics and paintings. A bronze door, the work of sculptor Ilija is especially enchanting. But really the whole church is filled with stunning details. It really is such a work of art in itself. The green forest it is surrounded to serves like a perfect frame for this gorgeous mountain church.
This church is relatively new, only about 14 years old. The church of Saint Elias The Prophet and an accompanying house were both constructed in 2005. After that, friar  Petar created an art gallery and a house of prayer. Now, there is a whole complex here. They don't have any vacancies for the house of prayer this summer as upcoming seminars aren't for civilians (just clergy). However, this place is always open for a visit and you can visit in this isolated spot in the mountains whenever you like. Feel free to read about my last visit to this place (and about other things you can do in nature park Blidinje). I will leave you some links for my previous posts about Blidinje park bellow.
VISIT MOUNTAIN CHURCH OF SAINT ELIAS THE PROPHET WITH ME


As always, I'm thankful for your visits and comments. Tell me how do you like this place?

Comments

  1. What a beautiful place, I really love the expanse around it, looks so peaceful :))) I hope you're having a wonderful week x

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  2. What a beautiful church to visit! You always find the best historical sights! :)


    Hope that your week is going well! We have a day off today for the Ekka holiday, yay!

    Away From Blue

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  3. This is another beautiful place my dear- I like them so so much. I like so much this mix pf colors on you :-)

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  4. Pročitala sam prošli post o Blidnju i on, kao i ovaj sada su me oduševili. I zaista je tačno da je Bosna podcijenjena destinacija i da zaista ima jako lijepih mjesta koja mogu tamo da se posjete. Sjajan post.<3

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    1. hvala, Bosna i Herzegovina stvarno obiluje prirodnim ljepotama.

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  5. Wow, what a stunning place! Thank you so much for sharing these amazing pictures!

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  6. le Chiese di mantagna sono sempre così pacifiche e caratteristiche!
    Vale sempre la pena visitarle!
    bellissime foto, si respira proprio un'atmosfera di relax! :)
    Baci!
    S
    https://s-fashion-avenue.blogspot.com

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  7. What a beautiful place and church. I like art on the windows and architecture of it. Also view on nature is amazing. I would definitely visit it. Thank you for sharing.

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  8. Beautiful church. The architecture is stunning!

    Marie
    The Flower Duet

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  9. Love it! It looks very quite and peaceful!

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  10. Such a beautiful landscape and architecture, these views are absolutely magical! Also that church looks really interesting, I like especially the mosaics, stained glass and the building form.
    Thank you for sharing dear!
    Btw. also you look so lovely!

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  11. There seems to be so much history with the buildings! Thank you for sharing :)

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  12. So fascintating! I just love your blue nautical print dress.

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  13. It looks like an incredible place to visit! I love your shoes that you have paired with the dress.

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  14. Dear Ivana, I understand you like this very beautiful place and I do this as well - so far due to the pictures you show here but I'm convinced I would love the place in reality, too! I was surprised that the churchs is only 14 years old, and impressed by the tasteful art and architecture. I see you are very happy at this place - and I love your look! Thanks for sharing!
    xx from Bavaria/Germany, Rena
    www.dressedwithsoul.com

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  15. That place looks very cozy, surrounded by nature and those imposing mountains, thanks for showing us this beautiful corner of the world.

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  16. hai scritto l'introduzione in 3 lingue? brava! Sì ffettivamente la Borsia-Herzegovina è davvero sottostimata e invece è bellissima davvero!
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    1. grazie! Non è molto difficile scrivere in 3 lingue ma prende tropo tempo.

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  17. Estupendo post! Gracias por la información! Me encantaría verte pronto por mi blog! Feliz día! ♡♡♡

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  18. What a lovely church, and it's mind boggling to think that it's only 14 years old. It really looks like it has been there for absolutely ages, and looks perfectly at home in the mountains. The artwork is gorgeous too, and I'm particularly enamoured by that charming stained glass. I'm also loving that dress you're wearing very much! xxx

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    1. Thanks dear. The stained glass is indeed beautiful.

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  19. muito lindo o lugar

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  20. The mountain location of the Church of Saint Elias The Prophet definitely already sets it apart and then there's the marvelous architecture. It was a little surprising to read that it is only 14 years old. I don't know why but I always expect churches in Europe to be old and historical but I guess that will come in time for this one. Thanks for showing us around!

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    1. typically they are historical, but not this one. Thank you for reading.

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  21. Такое интересное место! Я бы хотела там побывать !

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  22. So much history here! And the church is so beautiful!

    -Ashley
    Le Stylo Rouge

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  23. Lovely picks Hun it all looks gorgeous!! x

    Grace Louise || http://gracelouiseofficial.blogspot.co.uk

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  24. what an amazing post dear :) happy weekend!
    Kisses, Buba

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  25. Che bel luogo da visitare!!! Il tuo outfit mix & match è top!!!
    Kisses, Paola.

    Expressyourself

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  26. It really is a beautiful church and that mountain view is absolutely incredible! I always love mountain views as there's something incredibly romantic about them.

    Kathrin | Polar Bear Style

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    1. yes, I feel exactly the same way. Thank you!

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