A place where cultures mix
Mostar is a city in Bosnia and Herzegovina located on the river Neretva. It is one of the largest cities in this state. Mostar is known mainly for its historic core with the Old Bridge.
View from the Old Bridge
The city of Mostar is a mixture of many cultures and architectural styles. People of different religions live side by side without any conflicts. We find both a number of Christian churches and mosques.
The dominant feature of the town is the Old Bridge over the Neretva River, built during the Ottoman era. The bridge served its purpose for 427 years until 1993, when it was destroyed during the Civil War along with most of the city. As it was an important monument, the bridge was restored and reopened in 2004. It is now listed as a UNESCO World Heritage Site. The bridge is 29 meters long and 4 meters wide.
Jumps from the bridge
The bridge is 24 meters above the river. The local attraction is men who jump from a bridge into a river after collecting enough money. These people make a living from this and train the next generation of boys who will take over this „craft“ after them.
In Mostar, in addition to the bridge, you can visit the museum (history of the city), mosques including minarets and, among other things, the Turkish House.
Turkish house 2
The Turkish house is period furnished. Here we can see how the people of this culture lived.
There are several mosques in Mostar. This is the oldest of all. It is possible to visit it for an entrance fee and enjoy the view from the minaret.
Despite the fact that Mostar is already largely repaired / rebuilt, the remains of its destruction are still visible.
One of the unmissable landmarks of the city is a new Christian church with a tower higher than 100 meters. From this tower there is a beautiful view of the city and its surroundings.
View of the city
Mostar is located in a valley. If you come here from Croatia, where it is around 35 degrees, be prepared that it will be much warmer in Mostar. Temperatures here rise up to 50 ° C.
View of the historic center
The historic core of the city is very small.
War at every second step
Other remnants of the war are bullet holes in much of the house.
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