Mostar is a city in Bosnia and Herzegovina, the economic and cultural center of Herzegovina. Located at the foot of the slopes of the mountains Velež, Hum and Čabulje, in the valley of the Neretva river at an altitude of 60-80m.
The climate is pleasant Mediterranean, with the emphasis that the summer is extremely hot and long. When it comes to Mostar, it is impossible not to mention the Old Bridge and Neretva. The Old Bridge, one of the beauties of the city, is a bridge over the Neretva River. It was built in the 16th century and it is the work of the Turkish builder Hajrudin.
In the war period (1993) it was demolished, and after its reconstruction with the core of the Old Town since 2005, it is on the list of protected cultural heritage of UNESCO. Apart from the beautiful Neretva, the river Radobolja passes through Mostar.
Built in the floral and vineyard valley of the Neretva river, this city is a stone rose. Its mild climate is protected by the mountains of Velež, Čabulja and Hum. It was created around the Old Bridge that was erected in 1566 near the former chain bridge. From that period and later, valuable cultural monuments remained.
Old Bridge in Mostar is a symbol of the city of Mostar, built in 1566. It is a one-way building that connects the left and right banks of the Neretva River.
The diameter is 28.7 m and the height 21 m from the summer level of the river. High altitude jumps are held in July each year. It was enrolled in the UNESCO World Heritage List in 2005. By coming to the Old Bridge you will enjoy unforgettable views of the Neretva River and the old structures that surround you.
The city of Mostar is one of the largest urban tourist centers in Bosnia and Herzegovina. Its most famous sights are:
• Old Town – the historical quarter of the City with the Old Bridge and a number of other contents from the rich history of the city
• Karađubeg’s mosque
• Franciscan church, with the highest bell-tower in Bosnia and Herzegovina
• Bišćević’s sokak, with the famous Turkish house
• The historical settlement of Brankovac, with houses and boards of old Mostar families, built in the Ottoman style
• The old village of Blagaj with Vrelo Bune, the well-known treasury of Tekija, and the old town of the founder of Herzegovina, Herzeg Stjepan Kosača
• Nature Park “Ruište” on Mount Prenj, known for its endemic species of swine, as well as the endemic species of Bosnian lily
• Nature Reserve “Diva Grabovica”, almost untouched nature
• Mostar mud, nature park in the West of Mostar
• House of Aleksa Šantić, giant of Bosnian poetry
• Museum of Herzegovina
• Partizan cemetery in Mostar