Mosque in Mostar

Karađozbeg Mosque

Mostar's most important mosque was built in 1557. Heavily damaged during the war, it has since been completely renovated with a distinctive lead-roofed wooden veranda and a four-domed madrassa annexe now partly used…
Mosque in Mostar

Koski Mehmed Paša Mosque

Entered from a gated courtyard, the rebuilt 1618 Koski Mehmed Paša Mosque lacks a certain finesse in its interior, but you can climb the claustrophobic minaret for sweeping town views.
Museum in Mostar

Museum of Hercegovina

This small museum with archaeological and ethnographic sections occupies the former house of Džemal Bijedić, ex-head of the Yugoslav government who died in mysterious circumstances in 1978.
Bridge in Mostar

Stari Most

The world-famous Stari Most (Old Bridge) is Mostar's indisputable visual focus. Its pale stone arch magnificently throws back the golden glow of sunset or the tasteful night-time floodlighting. The bridge's swooping…
Spectacle in Mostar

Bridge Diving

In summer, young men leap over 20m from Stari Most's parapet. That's not a suicide attempt but a professional sport – donations are expected from spectators. Daredevil tourists can try jumping for themselves but onl…
Museum in Mostar

Old Bridge Museum

Fifteenth-century defence towers guard either side of Stari Most. The eastern one hosts part of the somewhat sparse Old Bridge Museum.
Bridge in Mostar

Crooked Bridge

Resembling Stari Most but in miniature, the pint-sized Crooked Bridge crosses the tiny Rabobolja creek amid a layered series of picturesque millhouse-restaurants.
Hotel in Mostar

Muslibegović House

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 an extremely charming boutique hotel, but several of the sitti…
House in Mostar

Bišćevića Ćošak

Built in 1635, Bišćevića Ćošak is a one of very few traditional Turkic-styled houses to retain its original appearance. Off the small entrance courtyard, three rooms are colourfully furnished with rugs, metalwork an…
Ruins in Mostar

Ljubljanska Banka Tower Ruin

Of several ruined structures remaining around Spanski Trg, perhaps the most disturbing hulk is the triangular nine-storey skeleton of what was once Ljubljanska Banka, used during the 1990s conflict as a snipers' tow…