Fly to Mostar
Visit the iconic bridge, symbol of hope

Mostar is one of Bosnia and Herzegovina’s best-known attractions. Only a couple of hours’ drive from Sarajevo, it is well worth visiting.

It is well known for its Ottoman architecture and, of course, its iconic bridge. Built across the sparkling Neretva river, to a design crafted by the famous architect Sinan, it was famously destroyed and rebuilt as a symbol of hope and reconciliation, following the old traditional methods.

A small city surrounded by forested mountains, it takes its name from the bridge keepers, the Mostari, who guarded it. The streets on both sides of the bridge are lively and bustling with many excellent restaurants, boutiques and coffee shops.

Diving off the bridge is an ancient tradition performed by the locals during the month of July every year, where a few brave (or perhaps, foolish!) people dare to jump into the fast-moving, chilly water.

One of the best views of the area is from the minaret of the Koski Mehmed Paša Mosque – reached by climbing the narrow, winding staircase. Alternatively, enjoy a thick Bosnian coffee or tea in the peaceful gardens of the Mosque, with its ornate fountain.

Just 40 kms from Mostar you will discover the spectacular Kravice Waterfalls – around 25 metres high, the waterfalls cascade into a stunning emerald-coloured lake. It’s well worth stopping off at the small village of Blagaj en route, and visiting the Blagaj Tekija, which is considered to be one of Bosnia and Herzegovina's most holy and ancient sites. It is a half-timbered Dervish Monastery set beside the fast-flowing Buna River, which spills out of a darkened cliff-cave.

Whether you have a few hours or a few days to explore Mostar, it will be an unforgettable experience!