Stari Most (english: Old Bridge) is one of the most recognizable landmarks in Bosnia and Herzegovina. It crosses the river Neretva and connects two parts of the city of Mostar. The actual structure is a reconstruction of a 16th century Ottoman bridge which stood for 427 years until it was destroyed during the Croat-Bosniak war in 1993.
Old Bridge is a reconstruction of a 16th-century Ottoman bridge in the city of Mostar in Bosnia and Herzegovina that crosses the river Neretva and connects two parts of the city. The Old Bridge stood for 427 years, until it was destroyed on 9 November 1993 during the Croat–Bosniak War. Subsequently, a project was set in motion to reconstruct it, and the rebuilt bridge opened on 23 July 2004.
MOSTAR: AlexGaflig and me managed also to visit during out last photo roadtrip Mostar in Bosnia and Herzegovina.
Mostar is a city and municipality in southern Bosnia and Herzegovina. Inhabited by 113,169 people, it is the most important city in the Herzegovina region, its cultural capital, and the center of the Herzegovina-Neretva Canton of the Federation. Mostar is situated on the Neretva River and is the fifth-largest city in the country. Mostar was named after the bridge keepers (mostari) who in the medieval times guarded the Stari Most (Old Bridge) over the Neretva. The Old Bridge, built by the Ottomans in the 16th century, is one of Bosnia and Herzegovina’s most recognizable landmarks, and is considered one of the most exemplary pieces of Islamic architecture in the Balkans.
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