Mostar is a truly wonderful city.
A place to be explored slowly, getting lost in its splendid ancient alleys and cobbled streets, testimony of its Ottoman domination.
A place to be admired through the colors of its historic market, which incorporates the lively and sparkling character of its people.
A village as beautiful as it is romantic. Imagine a sunset, a bridge and a placid river that crosses the city…
VISIT MOSTAR: WHAT TO SEE
Visit Mostar can only start from its symbolic place, which, moreover, embodies the very meaning of the city.
Stari Most (Old Bridge), or Mostar.
A beautiful, elegant arch bridge. A truly wonderful architecture, which connects the two banks that cross the river.
Built in the Ottoman era, it was destroyed in 1993 during the war. Eleven years later it would have been completely rebuilt, thus becoming the symbol of a whole nation.
To be admired during the day, in the evening or at sunset.
Maybe, looking from the bottom up, from the underside, on the beach.
In summer, and when the weather permits, the spectacle of diving from the top of the bridge is a tradition handed down for centuries.
The most iconic place in Mostar, together with the Old Bridge, of which it can be considered a continuation. It was built with the same white stones as Stari Most.
15 meters high, the Tara Tower is probably one of the oldest places in the city, formerly used as an arsenal and later as a clock tower.
Among the most touristic places, always present on photos and selfies. Don’t miss out on what to see in Mostar.
The Muzej Stari most is housed in one of the towers on the left bank of the Neretva. Part of the museum exhibition is an authentic archaeological site below the level of the tower entrance. The floors of the tower display archaeological material, archival and architectural documentation.
Open Tuesday to Sunday from 10am to 6pm. Closed on Mondays.
“Don’t Forget” is the stone engraving placed on both sides of the bridge, in memory of the horrors of war. A topic that is more topical than ever.
Photo ©, Richard Mortel
The Kujundziluk district is located in the beautiful historic center, a World Heritage Site. It is the place par excellence of Mostar: lively, colorful, multicultural. The main street is home to the great Bazaar of the same name, a real attraction of the Bosnian city. You can let yourself be carried away by its splendid atmosphere. buying all sorts of products or souvenirs.
Shops. Shops. Historical buildings. Museums. Mosques and places of worship. A truly impressive list, despite its rather small size.
The horrible memory of the war is clearly visible in every corner of Mostar. No one has ever forgotten the horrors.
The Museum of the Victims of War and Genocide traces in a moving way the atrocities of the conflict, through paintings, works and testimonies.
Open every day from 09:00 to 21:00. It is located in one of the main streets of the Market.
A splendid residential building from the Turkish era, spared from the war and perfectly preserved. It takes up the style and characteristics of a 17th century Ottoman residence. Today it is a must-see house-museum on what to see in Mostar. Shows customs and traditions of the people
In its beautiful courtyard, which gives access to the house, you can sit and relax by ordering a Turkish coffee or tea. You will find benches and tables.
From the farmyard you enter the house, on the upper floor, by climbing a small wooden staircase 8 it is recommended not to wear shoes, as is customary). Inside, decorations, oriental rugs and wooden furniture.
Open every day, from 10:00 to 15:30. Adults pay €2 (free for children).
VISIT MOSTAR: PLACES OF WORSHIP
In the beautiful Muslim quarter, in the eastern part of the city, you will be able to admire splendid Mosques, starting from Koski Mehmed-pašina džamija.
It is a beautiful 17th century white stone mosque with a panoramic view of the river. It is accessed from a courtyard with a beautiful fountain, on Mala Tepa 16. The interior is sober, typical of a mosque. The place is still very popular with the faithful.
The view of Mostar from the top of the minaret is really beautiful. Cost: €3.00.
A little further on, in Braće Fejića, is the Main Mosque of Mostar, built in 1557 by Mehmed Karadoz.
A beautiful religious complex, a true symbol for the Muslim community. Also destroyed by bombing, it was restored between 2002 and 2004.
In addition to the building, you can admire the courtyard with the fountain, the library, the small cemetery with the tombstones in Cyrillic.
Place of great atmosphere, absolutely not to be missed on what to see in Mostar.