The Apparition Hill or Podbrdo
The Medjugorje Apparition Hill is 30 minutes’ walk from Gloria Apartments.
This is where Gospa first appeared in the area of Medjugorje. The place is located a few hundred meters above the hamlet of Podbrdo and that is exactly where the names of the Apparitions Hill or Podbrdo.
From the houses in that hamlet leads the steep path to the very place of the apparition, and there are placed bronze reliefs of sorrowful and joyful royal mysteries, the work of Professor Carmel Puzzola. Also on that steep path is a wooden cross which marks the place where Our Lady appeared the third day in a row and called for peace through Marija Pavlović.
Furthermore, there is also a path linking the Hill of Apparitions with the Blue Cross so that all of this can be visited together (prepare for a lot of walking on the rocky terrain and be sure to obey it!). The blue cross is actually at the foot of the Apparition Hill and is a convenient place for all pilgrims who are unable to walk and climb hard on the ground. For many pilgrims, a meeting with this Hill is a personal encounter with the Lord in prayer and faith.