The Stećci Necropolises near Kalinovik are a group of historic tombstones located in the municipality of Kalinovik in eastern Bosnia and Herzegovina. Stećci are medieval tombstones made of stone slabs, typically with carvings and inscriptions, that were used throughout the region between the 12th and 16th centuries. The Stećci in this area are particularly notable for their intricate carvings and decorative motifs, which include images of knights, animals, and geometric patterns.
The Stećci Necropolises near Kalinovik were designated as a UNESCO World Heritage site in 2016, along with several other groups of Stećci tombstones in the region. The site consists of four distinct necropolises, each with dozens of tombstones arranged in various formations. Visitors can explore the site on foot, following marked trails that wind through the forested hillsides. It is a fascinating glimpse into the region’s rich cultural history and a must-see for anyone interested in medieval art and architecture.