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Old City of Mostar

Old Bridge Area of the Old City of Mostar: Mostar is located in Bosnia and Herzegovina, about 40 km from the border of Croatia. Mostar is known for the Old Bridge, Stari Most, after which the city is named. The Old Bridge of Mostar spans the River Neretva. The Old Bridge was built in 1557-1566 during the Ottoman era. The Stari Most was on completion the widest man-made arch in the world. The Old Bridge of Mostar was destroyed during the war (1992-1995). After the war the Old Bridge of Mostar was reconstructed. The reconstruction with 16th century materials and building methods was completed in 2002. The Old Bridge is the of symbol of Mostar. The Crooked Bridge (approx.1558) is located near the Old Bridge of Mostar. The Crooked Bridge (Kriva Cuprija) collapsed in December 1999 during the winter floods, but mainly because of damage inflicted during the war. The Crooked Bridge of Mostar was reconstructed in 2001. The Tabacica mosque (approx. 1600) and the 17th century Koski Mehmed Pasha mosque suffered damage during the war (1992-1995). After the war the mosques were restored. The Old City of Mostar is also known for its historic Turkish houses. The Old Bridge Area of the Old City of Mostar became an UNESCO World Heritage in 2005.

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Old City of Mostar - Old Bridge Area of the Old City of Mostar: The green tinted waters of the Neretva River flows beneath the Old Bridge of Mostar, the Stari Most....

Old Bridge Area of the Old City of Mostar: The green tinted waters of the Neretva River flows beneath the Old Bridge of Mostar, the Stari Most. The bridge was originally built in 1557-1566, during the Ottoman era. The Stari Most was on completion the widest man-made stone arch in the world. The old bridge area of the historic city of Mostar is an UNESCO World Heritage.

  1. Old City of Mostar - Old Bridge Area of the Old City of Mostar: The green tinted waters of the Neretva River flows beneath the Old Bridge of Mostar, the Stari Most....

    Old Bridge Area of the Old City of Mostar: The green tinted waters of the Neretva River flows beneath the Old Bridge of Mostar, the Stari Most. The bridge was originally built in 1557-1566, during the Ottoman era. The Stari Most was on completion the widest man-made stone arch in the world. The old bridge area of the historic city of Mostar is an UNESCO World Heritage.

  2. Old City of Mostar - The Tepa Market in the Old Bridge Area of the Old City of Mostar. The streets of the Old City of Mostar are paved with...

    The Tepa Market in the Old Bridge Area of the Old City of Mostar. The streets of the Old City of Mostar are paved with cobblestones, along the streets are numerous souvenir shops. The City of Mostar was founded in the 13th century. The City of Mostar is known for its Old Bridge (Stari Most) after which the city is named.

  3. Old City of Mostar - Old Bridge Area of the Old City of Mostar: The Old Bridge and its two towers, the Mostari. The Old Bridge of Mostar (Stari Most) spans the...

    Old Bridge Area of the Old City of Mostar: The Old Bridge and its two towers, the Mostari. The Old Bridge of Mostar (Stari Most) spans the River Neretva. The beautiful green tinted water of the River Neretva flows through the Old City Mostar. The Old Bridge Area of the Old City of Mostar gained the status as an UNESCO World Heritage in 2005.

  4. Old City of Mostar - Old Bridge Area of the Old City of Mostar: The remains of the destroyed Old Bridge of Mostar. The original Stari Most, the Old Bridge of Mostar of...

    Old Bridge Area of the Old City of Mostar: The remains of the destroyed Old Bridge of Mostar. The original Stari Most, the Old Bridge of Mostar of Mostar, was destroyed during the war (1992-1995). After the war, the Old Bridge was reconstructed with 16th century materials and building methods. The reconstruction of the Old Bridge of Mostar was completed in 2002.

  5. Old City of Mostar - Old Bridge Area of the Old City of Mostar: The Old Bridge of Mostar is one of the symbols of Mostar. After the war (1992-1995), the Old...

    Old Bridge Area of the Old City of Mostar: The Old Bridge of Mostar is one of the symbols of Mostar. After the war (1992-1995), the Old Bridge became a symbol of hope and healing. It is traditional for young men to dive from the Stari Most into the river Neretva, a very risky sport. A formal diving competition is held every summer.

  6. Old City of Mostar - Old Bridge Area of the Old City of Mostar: The remains of the destroyed ancient Stari Most on the banks of the River Neretva. The Stari Most is...

    Old Bridge Area of the Old City of Mostar: The remains of the destroyed ancient Stari Most on the banks of the River Neretva. The Stari Most is the Old Bridge of Mostar. The remains of the Old Bridge of Mostar are nowadays a monument. Other remains of the Old Bridge can be found in the Old City of Mostar.

  7. Old City of Mostar - Old Bridge Area of the Old City of Mostar: The Mostari are two fortified towers. The Mostari were built to protect the Stari Most, the Old...

    Old Bridge Area of the Old City of Mostar: The Mostari are two fortified towers. The Mostari were built to protect the Stari Most, the Old Bridge of Mostar. The Tara Tower houses now a museum. The Helebija Tower was used as a storehouse for gunpowder and weapons.

  8. Old City of Mostar - Old Bridge Area of the Old City of Mostar: During the guided city tour, the city guide show you to most historic sights of Mostar,...

    Old Bridge Area of the Old City of Mostar: During the guided city tour, the city guide show you to most historic sights of Mostar, such as the original 16th century foundations of the Old Bridge of Mostar, the Stari Most. The foundations are situated in the Mostari, the two towers at the entrance of the bridge.

  9. Old City of Mostar - Old Bridge Area of the Old City of Mostar: The Mostari gates, the Helebija Tower and the Tara Tower are the entrance to the Stari Most,...

    Old Bridge Area of the Old City of Mostar: The Mostari gates, the Helebija Tower and the Tara Tower are the entrance to the Stari Most, the Old Bridge of Mostar. The Stari Most only carries pedestrians. The Stari Most is probably the most important monument of the UNESCO World Heritage: Old Bridge Area of the Old City of Mostar.

  10. Old City of Mostar - Old Bridge Area of the Old City of Mostar: The Crooked Bridge (Kriva Cuprija) is a tiny stone arch bridge and looks like a miniature version of...

    Old Bridge Area of the Old City of Mostar: The Crooked Bridge (Kriva Cuprija) is a tiny stone arch bridge and looks like a miniature version of the Old Bridge of Mostar, the bridge was built close to the Old Bridge around 1558. The Crooked Bridge is crossing the Radobolja, this creek flows into the Neretva River nearby the Old Bridge. The Crooked Bridge collapsed in December 1999 during winter floods but mainly because of the damage inflicted during the Bosnian War (1992-1995). The bridge was reconstructed in 2001.

  11. Old City of Mostar - Old Bridge Area of the Old City of Mostar: The Koski Mehmed Pasha mosque was built around 1617, it stands on the banks of the...

    Old Bridge Area of the Old City of Mostar: The Koski Mehmed Pasha mosque was built around 1617, it stands on the banks of the Neretva River. The small Tabacica moskee was built around 1600, is also situated in the Old City of Mostar. The Tabacica mosque and Koski Mehmed Pasha mosque suffered damage during the Bosnian War (1992-1995). After the war, both the mosques were restored. 

  12. Old City of Mostar - Old Bridge Area of the Old City of Mostar: The šadrvan is the fountain in the courtyard of the Koski Mehmed Pasha mosque. The...

    Old Bridge Area of the Old City of Mostar: The šadrvan is the fountain in the courtyard of the Koski Mehmed Pasha mosque. The Koski Mehmed Pasha is the second largest mosque in the Old City of Mostar. The idea of building šadrvans comes from the Persian culture, it was brought to Bosnia and Herzegovina during the Ottoman period.

  13. Old City of Mostar - Old Bridge Area of the Old City of Mostar: The entrance to the Koski Mehmed Pasha mosque. The most important element in the mosque is...

    Old Bridge Area of the Old City of Mostar: The entrance to the Koski Mehmed Pasha mosque. The most important element in the mosque is the mihrab, a niche in the wall that indicates the direction of Mecca. The minaret of the mosque offer beautiful views of the Old Bridge Area of the Old City of Mostar. The mosque is situated nearby the Old Bridge of Mostar.

  14. Old City of Mostar - Old Bridge Area of the Old City of Mostar: The fountain in the courtyard of the Biščevića Kuća, one of the historic Turkish houses in...

    Old Bridge Area of the Old City of Mostar: The fountain in the courtyard of the Biščevića Kuća, one of the historic Turkish houses in Mostar. The old city of Mostar is also known for its historic Turkish houses, built during the Ottoman period. The historic Turkish house was built in 1635, the courtyard is in a beauriful example of the Ottoman style.

  15. Old City of Mostar - Old Bridge Area of the Old City of Mostar: A room in the Biščevića Kuća, one of the historic Turkish houses in Mostar, it is...

    Old Bridge Area of the Old City of Mostar: A room in the Biščevića Kuća, one of the historic Turkish houses in Mostar, it is one of the finest preserved houses in Mostar from the Ottoman period. The Turkish house is situated on the left bank of the Neretva River, it is still furnished in the traditional Turkish style, such as carved wooden furniture and colourful Turkish tapestries.