Trg Musala was once the heart of Austro-Hungarian Mostar. Today the square is a messy mishmash of architectural styles around a fountain garden. While the 1914 City Baths building has been restored close to its original glory, the ruins of the once-splendid 1892 Hotel Neretva teeter on the verge of collapse from damage inflicted during the 1990s conflict.

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Nearby Mostar attractions

1. Španski trg

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In the early 1990s, Croat and Bosniak forces bombarded each other into the rubble across a front line that ran along the Bulevar. Even now, several shell…

2. Karadjoz-bey Mosque

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Mostar's biggest and, some might say, most beautiful mosque was built in 1557. Heavily damaged during the war, it has since been completely renovated with…

3. Bišćevića Ćošak

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Built in 1635, this is one of Mostar's very few traditional Ottoman houses to retain its original appearance, albeit now with trinkets for sale and a…

4. Ljubljanska Banka Tower

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Of several ruined structures remaining around Španski trg, perhaps the most disturbing is the triangular multistorey skeleton of what was once a bank…

5. Muslibegović House

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Ring the bell to be ushered into this walled Ottoman courtyard house, built in the late 17th century and extended in 1871. Its main function today is as…

6. Koski Mehmed Pasha Mosque

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Entered from a gated courtyard, this 1618 mosque (substantially rebuilt after the war) has a dome painted with botanical motifs and punctuated by coloured…

7. Nesuh-aga Vučijaković Mosque

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Originally built in 1564, this attractive domed mosque has no set opening hours but its friendly young imam may show you around if he's there. Its…

8. Džemal Bijedić Memorial House

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Part of the four-headed Museum of Hercegovina, this small archaeological and ethnographic museum occupies the former house of Džemal Bijedić, a former…