Walk along the Old Bridge and to Mostar’s cobbled Ottoman Quarter, which houses the city’s artists and craftsmen, as well as beautiful 16th – century mosques, museums and cafes. It is believed that before the Ottomans occupied this region in the 15th century, Mostar was only a small settlement with a suspension bridge over the river.
Today, Mostar is the unofficial capital of Herzegovina, which is situated on the Neretva River and is the fifth-largest city in the country. Mostar was named after its famous UNESCO-protected Old Bridge (Stari Most) and the towers on its sides, knows as the ‘bridge keepers’ (mostari). Before its destruction during the Bosnian war in 1993, people from around the world used to come to see the 500-year old bridge, a trend which now continues after it was rebuilt in 2004 and again connects the banks of the Neretva River.