Top Historic Sights in Mostar, Bosnia and Herzegovina

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Mostar Bridge

Stari Most (lit. Old Bridge) is a rebuilt 16th-century Ottoman bridge in the city of Mostar in Bosnia and Herzegovina that crosses the river Neretva and connects the two parts of the city. The Old Bridge stood for 427 years, until it was destroyed on 9 November 1993 by Croatian Defence Council during the Croat–Bosniak War. Subsequently, a project was set in motion to reconstruct it and the new bridge was completed in ...
Founded: 1557 | Location: Mostar, Bosnia and Herzegovina

Koski Mehmed Pasha Mosque

The Koski Mehmed Pasha Mosque in Mostar represents another extraordinary piece of Ottoman architecture in Bosnia and Herzegovina. It was built in 1618/1619 and represents the large construction of the classical Ottoman architecture in Bosnia and Herzegovina.  During the war in Bosnia (1992-95), it was badly damaged by the Croatian military forces, and its restoration took place during 1996-2001. The Mosque used to have ...
Founded: 1618 | Location: Mostar, Bosnia and Herzegovina

Herzegovina Museum

The Herzegovina Museum was established in 1950 with the purpose to find, collect, keep and present the cultural and historical heritage of Mostar and Herzegovina. It is housed in the former home of Džemal Bijedić, the head of the Yugoslav Government who died in a plane crash in 1977. The building, constructed during the Austrian-Hungarian period, is an example of a mixture of architectural features between the Austrian- ...
Founded: 1950 | Location: Mostar, Bosnia and Herzegovina

Karadoz Bey Mosque

Karađoz Bey Mosque was built on the foundations of the Catholic church of Saint Stephen the Protomartyr. An Arabic foundation inscription on the mosque records that it was commissioned by Mehmed Beg b. Abu al-Saʿadat’ who was a brother of a vizier in the year AH 965 (1557-58). Some scholars have claimed that the vizier was the grand vizier Rüstem Pasha, but Rüstem Pasha is recorded as having only a single brother, S ...
Founded: 16th century | Location: Mostar, Bosnia and Herzegovina

Blagaj Tekke

The architectural ensemble of the Blagaj Tekke (a Sufi lodge) stands by the source of the Buna river, not far from the centre of Blagaj. The musafirhana (guest house) and türbe (mausoleum) are tucked into the natural surroundings, constituting a single entity with the cliffs, source of the Buna river and mills. The musafirhana of the Blagaj tekke and the türbe have been preserved to this day. The musafirhana was built b ...
Founded: 16th century | Location: Mostar, Bosnia and Herzegovina

Partisan Memorial Cemetery

The Partisan Memorial Cemetery in Mostar was built in 1965 in honor of the Yugoslav Partisans of Mostar who were killed during World War II in Yugoslavia. It"s located on Bijeli Brijeg and displays all the features of a complex architectural, aesthetic and landscape design. It is a unique monument in the urban scale of the city of Mostar, and is of particular ambient value. In 1992, the cemetery was badly damaged by ...
Founded: 1965 | Location: Mostar, Bosnia and Herzegovina

Blagaj Castle

Blagaj Fortress is a town-fortress complex built on a high, inaccessible karst hill. The archaeological material scattered above the slopes of Blagaj hill indicate that settlements existed here during the prehistoric and Roman periods. Remains of fortifications were discovered on each of the summit"s highest points: On the north-eastern summit, there are the remains of a Roman or late antique fortification or observa ...
Founded: 10th century AD | Location: Mostar, Bosnia and Herzegovina

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Medieval Walls of Avila

The city walls of Avila were built in the 11th century to protect the citizens from the Moors. They have been well maintained throughout the centuries and are now a major tourist attraction as well as a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Visitors can walk around about half of the length of the walls.

The layout of the city is an even quadrilateral with a perimeter of 2,516 m. Its walls, which consist in part of stones already used in earlier constructions, have an average thickness of 3 m. Access to the city is afforded by nine gates of different periods; twin 20 m high towers, linked by a semi-circular arch, flank the oldest ones, Puerta de San Vicente and Puerta del Alcázar.