After an orientation tour of St. James and its surroundings, your guide will also accompany you throughout the day as you follow the path up Apparition Hill where the young visionaries first encountered Our Lady. Contemplate as you climb the inspired artistry of the bronze plaques depicting each mystery of the rosary. Touch and pray before the cross, which commemorates the spot where Mary appeared to the visionaries.
This is places you will see with your local guide
The Church of St. James is the symbol and the heart of the Parish of Medjugorje. This world-known, two-tower church, was under construction from 1934 to 1969.
Candle park area - Light a candle
Here people light candles for their loved ones who have passed away, but also for the numerous intentions they bring to Medjugorje. They leave their burdens, hopes and prayers at the feet of the Crucified Jesus. The area is nicely decorated and convenient for silent prayer and meditations.
Via Domini (the Way of the Lord)
Is a pathway with 5 beautiful mosaics that represent the Luminous Mysteries of the Rosary. After contemplating the public life of Jesus, you will come to the end of the path where the Statue of the Risen Savior is located.
Local cemetery Kovacica - Visit the tomb of Fr. Slavko
A local cemetery in Medjugorje is a place where you can find not only local people praying, bringing flowers and lighting candles, but also many pilgrims.
Blue Cross - Spend some time in reflections and meditations at the Blue Cross The Blue Cross is a special place at the base of Apparition Hill where Our Lady appeared to the children when they were hiding from the Communist police. It is here that Our Lady still appears to the visionary Mirjana at her monthly apparition (every 2nd of the month).
Apparition Hill - The Hill of Podbrdo is the place where the Medjugorje events started. It is on this hill that Our Lady first appeared to six children back in 1981. After that, millions of pilgrims, in a special way, have encountered Our Lady climbing this hill.