Old Bridge (Stari Most), Mostar

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Bridge Historic Site
Old Bridge (Stari Most) presents a reconstructed version of the 16th-century Ottoman bridge over the Neretva River, which was destroyed in the Yugoslav wars. Considered to be one of the most typical structures of the Islamic architecture in the region, the bridge is reminiscent of the centuries reign of sultans, Suleiman the Magnificent, and the strength and suffering of the Balkan people. After surviving for more than 425 years, the bridge finally fell under an attack of more than 60 shells. Today you can see it standing again, revived, amidst castles and houses. Plan to visit Old Bridge (Stari Most) and other customer-reviewed, writer-recommended Mostar attractions using our Mostar trip builder.
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  • The bridge is beautiful and an absolute must see if you are in Mostar. In terms of architecture it was way ahead of its time and in the war it also played a role. Unfortunately, the current bridge is ...  more »
  • Writing this, I feel like the little boy in the story of The Emperor's New Clothes - going against the crowd to point out the faults. It might have been the searing heat, which made walking so uncomfo...  more »
  • The Bridge is very beautiful and crowded with tourists and you can take beautiful pictures and there البرج جميل جدا يقع بمنتصف المدينه ولابد من زيارته ولتقاط صور له  more »
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  • The bridge is beautiful, the town is pleasant to walk around & it's lovely to relax by the river. However the streets leading to the bridge on either side are a tourist funnel of souvenir shops. I went on a day tour from Dubrovnik, which is perfect if you're just there on holiday. I was travelling around Croatia & wished I'd scheduled to stay overnight here, think it would have a much more laid back atmosphere when us coach tours had gone.
  • Must see. Beautiful. One of a kind in a world. Destroyef in a war , then rebuilt with same stones pulled from the river. Also famous for the high jumps (28 - 36m)
  • The date devil jump from the bridge is breathtaking. Feels like a place lost in time. A small war museum has some good photos of what happened here just 2 decades back.
  • With hindsight we would not have made a detour to Mostar. The bridge is the big draw but it is almost drowned by the number of tourists and tourism related stores. There are much better ways to pass your time in this beautiful part of the world.
  • As the main attraction of Mostar, the Old Bridge is definitely worth checking out if you you're in the area. The centuries-old bridge was destroyed in the Croat-Bosniak war and rebuilt in 2004. The bridge itself is quite slippery and the stone "steps" are quite far apart. Use caution when crossing! Entertainers occasionally jump from the railing in an attempt to raise a few coins from photographing tourists.

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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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