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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Zee S (6 months ago)
I was glad to finally visit Old bridge/Stari Most. We got there late in night with most stores and restaurants already closed and feeling was mesmerizing walking through what looked alike old city. During the daytime we witnessed true beauty of Bridge.
Robert Obłój (7 months ago)
It was 1 day trip to Mostar. Unfortunately bridge was destroyed during war and fortunately fully reconstructed. Still it is a symbol of this city and it's a nice experience to go from one side of river to another. Entire country is beautiful and not so popular as Croatia, so we need to come back and see more in this country.
Abdulkadir Eryildirim (7 months ago)
This famous old bridge was constructed during the Ottoman era. It was one of its kind, designed by the great architect Sinan and implemented by his student. It has a magnificent view in the valley. Mountains are on both side.
Pooja Kukreja (9 months ago)
Being main attraction of Mostar, this beautiful bridge attracts lot of tourists. It gets very busy during the day with many souvenir shops and small food joints on both sides of the road. There are many restaurants at waterfront. Also, there are museums nearby for anyone interested in history. From parking, it’s almost 15 minutes walk. Consider visiting it once if you are in Bosnia.
Steven Kemp (10 months ago)
Absolutely beautiful place to visit. We only went here as an add on trip, but it ended up being out favourite excursion. The architecture is stunning, and walking through the bazaar of Most is also a fantastic experience. It's worth stopping for food in one of the restaurants that overlook the river and the bridge. There are also free drinking fountains where you can fill up bottles of water.
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