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What to See and Do in Mostar, Bosnia and Herzegovina

Abhishek Velankar May 11, 2020
Mostar, the unofficial capital of Herzegovina is a city rich with Ottoman era mosques and buildings. Situated on the river Neretva, the city is beautiful and even haunting.
Stari Most, or the Old Bridge in English is an important cultural landmark on the river Neretva which divides the city in half. Its importance can be gauged by the fact that songs were written about it when it was destroyed.
Museum of the Old Bridge, located nearby, tells the story of the Old Bridge and even includes remains from when it was destroyed.
Another landmark located nearby is the Koski Mehmed Pasha Mosque from which the whole city can be seen including a view of the Old Bridge.
Another mosque worth seeing is the Karađoz Bey Mosque which was built in the 16th century and is an example of beautiful Ottoman architecture.
Biscevic House is a house from the Ottoman Era that has been preserved quite well. One can learn how people lived in that era and you are even free to explore the house.
Kujundžiluk Bazar is the market of Mostar. Here one can find Ottoman-style shops and can buy artifacts. There are also restaurants and cafes.
Blagaj is located near Mostar. Blagaj Fort is free to enter and is only a short hike. The views from the top are wonderful.
The Museum of War and Genocide Victims is a heart-breaking experience as the museum recalls all the lives lost after the breakup of Yugoslavia in Bosnia and Herzegovina.