In written sources, the name of the city was first mentioned in 1435 under the name “Lubussa”. Ljubuški is recorded on maps and plans with its present name in the second half of the 19th century. According to numerous historical remains, the area of Ljubuški has been a very desirable place for settlement since ancient times. The area of the city is 293 km and has 27,631 inhabitants.
When we talk about natural and cultural sights, it is important to mention:
- Kravica Waterfall:
Kravica Waterfall is located on the river Trebižat. It is 7 km away from Ljubuški. It is a unique natural beauty built by the water of the river Trebižat, passing through limestone terrains and depositing tufa. The altitude of the river Trebižat below the waterfall is 28 meters, while above the waterfall it is 54 meters. In summer, it is possible to swim and enjoy water sports. At any time of the year, due to large changes in water levels and, of course, changes in vegetation, the Kravica waterfall offers different and unique experiences.
- Koćuša Waterfall:
Koćuša Waterfall is located in the village of Veljaci in the city of Ljubuški and it is one of the most beautiful natural pearls of this part of Herzegovina. The beauty of this waterfall and the nearby landscape will not leave you indifferent. The height of the waterfall is five meters, and the length is 50 meters, and in the immediate vicinity there are mills and pillars. The natural resources of this area is the so-called sedimentary rocks that has been deposited for years, makes this waterfall attractive.
- Fortress of Duke Stjepan,
In the Middle Ages, a fortress was built on the top of Buturovica, which is usually attributed to Duke Stjepan, although it is older than him, and in written sources Ljubuški was first mentioned on February 21, 1444 under the name Lubussa. The fortress complex consists of two parts. The central quadrangular tower, popularly called “Herceguša”, built in the late 14th or early 15th century and the perimeter wall in the shape of an irregular polygon with massive towers, built in the Ottoman period after 1472. was declared a National Monument of Bosnia and Herzegovina in October 2003.
- Humac Ljubuški Museum.
In 1884, culturally aware Franciscans led by Fr. Anđelo Nuić founded their museum in Humac near Ljubuški, which is also the oldest museum in BiH. One of the most significant remains is the famous Humac plate, an inscription in Old Croatian Cyrillic from the 12th century. The inscription speaks of the construction of the church of St. Mihovila. The most numerous medieval monuments in Ljubuški are certainly medieval tombstones (stećci). About 600 medieval tombstones (stećaka) have been recorded at 45 sites in Ljubuški.