Mostar - Beautiful and Interesting

posted on 26th of march, 2009

I have recently visited my home town of Mostar after many years. The city has gone through some tough times in the 1990s with war in Bosnia and Herzegovina, but it it slowly but surely getting back on its feet. Here are some recent photos of it.

The symbol of Mostar is the Old Bridge, originally built in 16th century during the times of Ottoman Empire. The bridge was destroyed in war in 1993 and is reconstructed in 2004. The bridge as well as the whoe Old Town in Mostar is on the UNESCO's list of World Heritage Sites.

The Bridge is for pedestrians only, with steps designed originally for horses to prevent them from slipping on the polished stone surface.

Many tourists come to see it every year, including myself this time :)

The Old Town features towers and stone built houses.

Being a part of Ottoman Empire for 5 centuries, Mostar has a lot of examples of Turkish architecture, arts, and culture in general.

Being in the Balkans, means being in the mixture of cultures as well. Here is the Catholic cross, built on top of the hill above Mostar:

Comments (8)

Comment by Dreamframer on March 27, 2009

Beautiful city and nice climate. I can imagine thousands of tourists during summer season

Comment by Goldenangel on March 27, 2009

Thanks Joe!

Comment by Jjphotos on March 26, 2009

Very nice images, Denis.

Comment by Goldenangel on March 26, 2009

Thank you Roberto! I'm glad you like it!

Comment by Roberto1977 on March 26, 2009

I remember very well this Old Bridge... Very nice photos, Denis!

Comment by Goldenangel on March 26, 2009

Thank you guys!

Comment by Littledesire on March 26, 2009

Nice photos! Great place!

Comment by Fultonsphoto on March 26, 2009

Very nice pics, love the color of the water.

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Photo credits: Ivan Paunovic, Denis Radovanovic.

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