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 2004.

The bridge is considered an exemplary piece of Balkan Islamic architecture and was commissioned by Suleiman the Magnificent in 1557. It was designed by Mimar Hayruddin, a student and apprentice of architect Mimar Sinan who built many of the Sultan's key buildings in Istanbul and around the empire.

Stari Most is part of the UNESCO World Heritage Site of Old Bridge Area of the Old City of Mostar.



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Amber Wilkes (25 days ago)
A beautiful old bridge, definitely a must see attraction. The bridge itself was extremely busy, and quite difficult to cross due to how slippy the stones are. However the best views of the bridge are of course from the surrounding area, not the bridge itself! Definitely recommend checking out a few different locations to get a good photo, and coming at golden hour is a bonus as the lighting makes the bridge look beautiful.
Sameer Sultan (34 days ago)
I wanted to visit this historic bridge since a long time finally got an opportunity. It did not disappoint me at all. It is a one of a kind walking bridge over the Neretva. The floor is a bit slippery on the bridge the technique to walk without slipping is to put the foot on the steps and walk. The bridge gets crowded during the day. There are some local boys jumping into the river from the bridge. They keep collecting money from all the people on the Stari Most once a good amount is collected they jump. This is kind of a tourist trap. To get good photos is to visit the Stari Most early in the morning as there a no crowds then. At night too the views are nice. The Stari most is open 24 hours. The views of the historic mosques of old town Mostar are amazing from the bridge.
Damir Krupalija (4 months ago)
UNESCO world heritage site, when in Bosnia it is a must see site, the bridge is part of the old town of Mostar and besides the bridge itself this site is famous for many good restaurants and coffee shops surrounding it. Special experience is witnessing professional jumpers jump from the bridge, or being at the annual jumping competitions ( traditional jumping competition, as well as Red Bull cliff diving completions).
Aleksandra Sokolova (10 months ago)
Stunning views towards and from the bridge. Be very careful, because stone is extremely slippery. I recommend to visit bridge museum as well to see some info about history of the city and the process of reconstruction of the bridge, entrance fee €5
Mary J (11 months ago)
Nicer than I ever imagined it would be. Go in the day and at night as it has two stories to tell. I describe it as a fairy tale bridge. Not big but so spectacular and romantic. I never saw a romantic bridge?!
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