Mostar

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Mostar is a city in southern Bosnia and Herzegovina, straddling the Neretva River. It’s known for the iconic Stari Most (Old Bridge), a reconstructed medieval arched bridge. The nearby alleys are full of shops and market stalls, and the Old Bridge Museum explores the bridge’s long history. A narrow staircase leads up to the Koski Mehmed-Pasha Mosque’s minaret for panoramic city views. Even mentioning the bridge for years after it fell to the bottom of the Neretva River could invoke tears as it symbolized both the city and the country as a whole. Now, more than a decade later, the beautiful stone structurethat had spanned the Neretva River for over four centuries once again arches across its raging waters. The bridge is Mostar’s core and its reconstruction means that life is slowly but surely returning to normal in what is most certainly the most beautiful city in Bosnia and Herzegovina. The city is the birthplace of many famous people, including Aleksa Šantić, Alois Podhajsky, Džemal Bijedić, Osman Đikić, Avdo Humo, Vladimir Ćorović, Svetozar Ćorović, Elisabeth Radó,Senad Lulić, Predrag Matvejević, Himzo Polovina, Zlatko Ugljen, and Grga Martić. Mostar is also widely celebrated in popular lore, featured frequently as the setting for books, movies, and television programs. Dani Matice Hrvatske is one of city’s significant cultural events and it is commonly sponsored by the Croatian Government and the Government of the Federation of Bosnia and Herzegovina. Mostar Summer is another umbrella event which includes Šantić Poetry Evenings, Mostar Summer Festival and Festival of Bosnia and Herzegovina choirs/ensembles. The city is a home of music festival called Melodije Mostara (Mostar Melodies) which has been held annually since 1995. Theatre festivals include Mostarska Liska(organized by the National Theatre Mostar) and The Mostar Spring (organized by the Matica hrvatska Mostar). If you want to visit the city of Mostar and its cultural and historical riches, please contact us at the contact e-mail: europartnertourism@gmail.com or 0038765707828 (Viber)