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“Weird and tacky village, site of totally unconfirmed apparitions by the Virgin Mary - basically a tourist trap!”
Review of Medjugorje

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Reviewed 13 September 2017

This was a dirt-poor small village until some local kids in 1981 claimed to have seen the Virgin Mary. Since then, a tacky and ugly small town of hastily erected hotels and restaurants, various so-called 'sacred sites', a very ugly church, massive 'confession' factories, countless souvenir shops peddling Chines-made Mary statues, and the usual crowd of misguided miracle-seekers turned it into a dusty Balkans version of Lourdes. In reality, there is really nothing worth seeing here - no monuments, no history, no great scenery, just an assemblage of commercial establishments dedicated to ripping off the gullible visitors. To its credit, the Vatican so far classified these alleged 'miracles' as not proven, but this does not seem to deter the pilgrims. No sane person could believe what is claimed here; the most obvious give-away is the extreme vacuity and banality of the Messages claimed to be handed down by the Virgin - tantalising promises of 'ten secrets' to be revealed, suggestions to using the rosary (which didn't even exist in biblical times), and encouragements of love and piety in this sinful world. Frankly, if this is all she came down to reveal, the journey was obviously wasted... On balance, unless you inisist on believing all this nonsense, there is no reason to come here at all - visit the region's truly interesting and fsacinating historical and scenic sites instead!

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Reviewed 12 September 2017 via mobile

Best trip ever. Zana the organiser and Philip the bus driver were very professional, reliable and comfortable for a 5 hour round trip from Dobrovnik. I booked this trip from Australia and communication was excellent. I highly recommend this company for value, reliability and comfort.

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Reviewed 4 September 2017 via mobile

We spent the most WONDERFUL week here. It was a beautiful peace filled place of tranquility and faith.
Fantastic food, company, weather, prayer.

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Reviewed 20 August 2017

We visited this church and town as part of a day trip from Dubrovnik to Bosnia and Herzegovina.There was a supposed sighting of the Blessed Virgin Mary on two occasions by groups of children.There was a mass taking place while we were there.The grounds are structured to allow large numbers for outdoor mass and confessional.The town has made a business area across the street with tacky souvenirs but other than that,it was a pleasant experience for about an hour as a stop over

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Reviewed 22 July 2017 via mobile

We first visited this very spiritual place in 1999 . We made our 10th visit in june , have things changed a little ? We just noticed the following:
Restaurants , waiters charging for items not ordered , wrong change being given etc.
Where we stayed , money missing from our apartment.
Id hate to think medjourje is going down that road , as we still feel it is a fantastic place , with lovely people and prayer comes so easy over there, its on returning home you realise the graces that flow from it, hope we wer,nt too negative , but its an honest review.

6  Thank John M
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