Neretva River, Mostar

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#2 of 14 in Nature in Bosnia and Herzegovina
Flowing under the famed Ottoman bridge, the emerald-green Neretva River stretches 225 km (140 mi), offering  popular sites for rafting excursions and highlighting the area's diverse ecosystems. Known as the setting for numerous battles and historical events, the river has strong cultural implications for the Ottoman era and World War II. In addition, the river was an invaluable natural resource for numerous peoples, such as the Illyrians millennia ago, the Romans, and the Byzantines. Today local residents use it for drinking water, fishing, and generating hydroelectric power. Many visitors like to photograph the river as it flows under the Mostar Bridge. To visit Neretva River on your trip to Mostar, use our Mostar trip itinerary planner .
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  • Bosnia and Herzegovina is certainly a land full of mountains and rivers. The Neretva is so clear and the colour is amazing. An absolute must see!  more »
  • Neretva river that adorn a necklace that may seem less how cool I think. Perfectly preserved city scales such as balancing and around serene. Would recommend it to anyone.
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  • The river gives a "plus" the city, after all without it there would be no bridges and even the "geographical and religious Division that exists. On one side the population Bosnia and Muslim and the other side Croatian Christians.
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Well equipped for its many visitors, Mostar boasts a diverse range of hotels and hostels. For easy access to the best of the city's attractions, choose somewhere near the old town, which is a World Heritage Site. You'll find a number of affordable establishments just meters away from the famous medieval bridge, the town's focal point. Luxury hotels offer spas and swimming pools, which can be a welcome relief in the one of the Balkan's hottest cities. To make the most of the town's scenic surroundings, splurge on a room with a balcony.
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