Medjugorje has been a site of Catholic pilgrimage since the Virgin Mary allegedly appeared on Apparition Hill in 1981. There is a ‘Queen of Peace’ statue marking the site and another in front of Saint Jame’s Church. Liquid has been said to drip from the ‘Risen Christ’ statue near the church.
The experience is very much a personal one particularly if you are a practising catholic. Ceremonies take place in and around the parish church throughout the day, and into the evening that you might find of interest and you can even attend a mass.
Medjugorje has been fairly commercialised with tourist shops, restaurants and hotels. A guided tour can also be taken. A day trip here could be included with a visit to Mostar (a 40-min drive further north) or Kravice waterfalls, a great way to cool off (30-mins south).