Mostar is one of the most beautiful and most visited attractions in Bosnia and Herzegovina. Thanks to its outstanding natural beauty, architecture, and, of course, its famous UNESCO World Heritage Site, the Stari Most, this city has lots of tourists and foreigners that pour in the city every year. It is full of architecture that Ottoman brought with themselves, with plenty of traditional restaurants, market stalls, mosques and other historic buildings. It is also surrounded by stunning landscape waiting to be explored.
Scroll down your page and discover the top things to see and do in and around Mostar:
1.Old Bridge in Mostar – Stari Most
The Old Town of Mostar has been attracting millions of tourists from all over the world because of its unique blend of rich history, picturesque architecture and exotic locations. The Old Bridge is the most magnificent monument in Mostar and it has become the worldwide known symbol of Mostar. During the civil war, however, the bridge was destroyed but it has since been rebuilt. It is now a UNESCO World Heritage Site, having received this status in 2005 soon after it was rebuilt, and it attracts thousands of tourists to Mostar every year.
2. Koski Mehmed Pasha Mosque
Today the iconic Koski Mehmed Pasha Mosque is probably among the most famous symbols of Mostar. It`s the second largest mosque in Mostar, situated on the left bank of the Neretva river, just about 150 meters north of the Old Bridge. Forget the Taj Mahal and the Colosseum as some of the world’s most impressive structures remain out of the public eye. So when planning to visit Mostar. for the best places to visit include the Koski Mehmed Pasha Mosque on your list. We promise – you will not regret!
A short drive south, around 40 minutes from Mostar are the Kravice Waterfalls. The best time of year for visiting is during the spring time when the fall is at its fullest and the vivid landscape turns bright green as the surrounding nature is blooming with life.The area around the waterfall is very popular for swimming and having picnic.
4. Franciscan Church
Today’s church with its dimensions, appearance and the bell tower (107m high), dominates the city of Mostar. Due to the increased number of catholic community in Mostar, there was the need for larger church so during the latest reconstruction in 2000., the new church was built on old foundations but following the tendency of massiveness from the Middle Ages.
Now visitors can enter the church, take photographs and enjoy the singing of the church assembly. There is also a large parking lot in front of the church, which serves for visitors and tourist groups.
5. Muslibegović House
One of Mostar’s best examples of Ottoman architecture is the protected national monument, Muslibegović House located in Brankovac area.
Due to its cultural and historical importance, as well as its preserved traditional artifacts, the Muslibegovič House is a unique tourist destination in Mostar.
This residential complex of unique architecture was inscribed on the list of national monuments and has a dual function, as a harmonic museum with educational component, and as a top class hotel in the category of cultural and historic heritage.