Enjoy the enchantment of one of the most famous cities in Bosnia and Herzegovina, well-known Mostar, situated on the riverside of the Neretva. Of all the things created and built by humankind as a part of life’s effort, nothing in my mind is better or worthier than bridges. They are more important than houses, more sacred, and more universal than temples.
Mostar is situated in a beautiful valley surrounded by steep mountains. It is the sunniest town in Bosnia and Herzegovina and one of the sunniest towns in the whole of Europe. Thanks to the Neretva River, Mostar has developed as a city. What makes this city recognizable is the Old Bridge, constructed by Mimar Hairudin, the famous architect, in 1565. The Old Bridge dates from the 16th century and represents the first historical monument in Bosnia under the protection of UNESCO. The origin of the name of Mostar is precisely from this period and due to the Bridge, actually to bridge guardians (mostari). Departure is from the main bus station in Herceg Novi. On the way to Mostar, we will pass small towns Ljubinje and Stolac as well as the birth place of St.Basil. After short breaks, we reach in Mostar. The old town will demonstrate its rich history with its beautiful Old Bridge, Kalebija Tower, Clock Tower, Curved Bridge, Mostar Bridge – Kujundzuk with numerous gift shops and craft-workshops. Undoubtedly, what is worth visiting is Blagaj, where there is a spring, a small green cave, which yields 36 m2 of water per second. It is one of the most powerful springs in Europe. Tekia (Tekija), the residence of Dervis religious people, is what emphasizes all the beauty of Blagaj.