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What to See When Visiting Mostar, Bosnia

Perhaps the most popular tourist destination in Bosnia and Herzegovina, after Sarajevo, is Mostar. Despite its devastating past, Mostar has grown to be one of the most colorful and vibrant cities in the Balkans.
Sucheta Pradhan Jul 4, 2020
Be it medieval edifices or bustling markets, Mostar never disappoints. With a plethora of places to see for sightseers, history buffs, adventurers, and amateur tourists, the city not only impresses, but also entertains.
Here are some places you should never miss seeing during your stay in Mostar!
Stari Most
Swooping over the mighty Neretva River, Stari Most, a.ka. the Old Bridge is Bosnia’s most iconic landmark. A UNESCO World Heritage Site, it is popular with sightseers and adventure seekers alike!
Koski Mehmed Pasha Mosque
Another popular attraction in Mostar, this mosque has a picturesque courtyard and colorful interior. If you’re not claustrophobic, climb to the top of the minaret for some exhilarating views of the city!
Kriva Cuprija
Just some steps away from the Stari Most is the Kriva Cuprija, Mostar’s Crooked Bridge. This is actually miniature Stari Most and is said to have been constructed as a trial run before building the actual Old Bridge.
The War Photo Exhibition
Located high above the Stari Most in the Western Town, this museum exhibits some incredible pictures from the Bosnian War. If you’re into military history, a visit here is worth every dime you pay for the entry fee!
Blagaj Monastery
A 15-minute drive from Mostar is  picturesque Blagaj Monastery, a.k.a. Dervish House. This is 600-year-old Sufi monastery sitting near the cliff alongside Buna River. If you’re up for an excursion, there are many souvenir stalls and restaurants nearby.
Kajtaz House
This is perhaps Mostar’s most interesting old house. Once a harem of a 16th century Turkish judge, it is full of original artifacts and is now UNESCO’s protected monument.
Radimlja Necropolis
Located near Stolac in Bosnia and Herzegovina, Radimlja is a stećak necropolis containing well-preserved medieval tombstones. It is 30 minutes away from Mostar by car and is a UNESCO World Heritage Site in Bosnia.
Počitelj
Only 28 minutes away from Mostar by car, the ancient fortress village of Počitelj is a must-make stop on your way to the city. The view from the top of the citadel is breathtaking!
Mostar Peace Bell Tower
This is a rather disproportionately tall church bell tower; however, it provides wonderful panoramic views of Mostar from up top. There are total 370 steps to the tower, but the lift takes you half way up, saving at least 222 of them.
Kujundžiluk
This is Mostar’s famous Old Bazaar located amidst winding cobblestone streets of the Old Town. It dates back to the 16th century and is full of traditional restaurants, craft stores, trinkets, and souvenirs.