Medieval towers, millhouses, streams and cobbled lanes are just some of the highlights of Mostar, a romantic little city built in the 16th century by the Ottomans. The famous bridge stretches above the cerulean waters below, joining its two halves, Christian and Muslim. Deeper in the city, buy your loved one flowers or ornaments off the sellers that throng the streets, or head to a restaurant where the waiters don native dress and visitors find themselves engulfed by some of the most alluring countryside the Balkans has to offer.
It’s hard not to feel charmed by Mostar. The canyon blends in with the old stone construction and you can easily conjure up images of ancient civilizations. The brave divers are cheered on by tourists before leaping off the bridge into the cold water below, and you might hold your breath while you wait to see them resurface.
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