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Prozor and Rama are the northernmost points of Herzegovina. The entire area is dominated by the beautiful Ram Lake. In the middle of the lake is the island Šćit with a Franciscan monastery.

Discover the municipality of Rama

Lake Ram is an artificial lake in the municipality of Prozor - Rama, in northern Herzegovina. It was created in 1968 by the construction of a dam on the Rama River and occupied an area of 15.5. km2. The greatest length of the lake is 12 kilometers, the greatest depth is about 95 meters, while the water oscillations are up to 55 meters.

The lake is surrounded by the slopes of the mountains: Raduša, Makljen, Ljubuša and Vran. The water in Lake Ram comes from the springs of the Rama, Buk, Krupić and several smaller streams and springs, in springs from the surrounding mountains.

Every year it attracts thousands of visitors who walk, swim, sail and do other activities on this beautiful pearl. The lake and its surroundings are suitable for sports and recreation, fishing and hunting tourism, rural tourism, eco-tourism and religious tourism.

Stunning Rama Lake

Rama lake is another hidden gem of the Herzegovina region, among many others. But this one is really special. In the northern part of the region, about 80 km from Mostar, you will find one of the most beautiful sights in all of Bosnia and Herzegovina.

Bosnia and Herzegovina is not a country of big cities. Instead, the beauty is in smaller towns, villages and municipalities with beautiful landscapes. The city of Prozor is one of them. A small town in northern Herzegovina, there is not much to see. But if you drive 10 km further, you will witness spectacular scenes. Lake Ramsko as if from a fairy tale and in the middle of it the beautiful Franciscan Monastery Šćit, a place full of history.

You can read more about the monastery in the second part of the text.

Ram Lake is actually an artificial lake. It was created in 1968 on the Rama River in the municipality of Prozor-Rama, after the authorities built the Ram Dam. Many locals were not satisfied with such an act of the authorities, because the flooded terrain was very fertile. But today I cannot imagine my life without this wonderful lake.

Lake Ram is an unexplored treasure, and its unique shape combined with the beautiful nature that surrounds it has a special charm. Located in a mountainous area, the lake winds around numerous hills and offers a wonderful view. Climb any major hill or mountain and enjoy the spectacular view!

Most tourists have not even heard of Lake Ram, let alone discovered it. So, there is no crowd and you will enjoy this beautiful nature in peace. If you are tired of the tourist hustle and bustle, a visit to Lake Ram will certainly relax you and return you to nature. But this place cannot be described in words, you have to experience it yourself! Also, for the last few years, the lake has been the training base of several national rowing teams, such as Croatia and Australia.

Monastery Heritage & Ethnographic Museum Šćit

If you think it's about Lake Ram, you're wrong. As beautiful as it is, the lake would be less miraculous without the Rama-Šćit Franciscan Monastery. Standing proudly in the middle of the lake, to which the road leads, this picturesque monastery is a witness to the rich history of Bosnia and Herzegovina.

The Franciscans built the monastery in the 15th century, before the arrival of the Ottomans. Throughout history, it has been demolished several times, but rebuilt every time. The monastery also served as a prison during communism in the former Yugoslavia. Around the museum there are also beautiful sculptures, such as the famous "Rama cross" and "The Last Supper", by eminent Croatian sculptors.

The Ethnographic Museum will tell you a lot about the turbulent life of the Franciscans and this region throughout history. The museum is located in an old monastery and is a unique building in Bosnia and Herzegovina. It is the only institution of its kind from the time of Turkish rule in Bosnia and Herzegovina, built in 1857. Until the construction of the dam, the shield was located along the Rama River in a fertile valley. After that, the monastery and the buildings surrounding it remain on a small peninsula.

The Ethnographic Museum on Šćit tells a different story, different from other museums. There you will find a rich collection of the old way of life in the Ram region. Exhibitions of old trades, economy, means of transport and housing culture are set up on two floors. The third floor represents textile work - the production process and all types of products in use. There is also a brother's monastery cell. The fourth floor presents the flora with one hundred of the most common plants with their names and basic characteristics, and the fauna - a family of animals in their full life form.

All this makes this museum truly special and one of the richest ethnographically in the whole country.

The entire cultural landscape, the monastery and the museum were declared national monuments of Bosnia and Herzegovina.

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