If you arrive on the Mostar bus or practice station you is perhaps surprisingly underwhelmed and forgiven for considering the great thing about this small metropolis within the south of Bosnia & Herzegovina has been overrated. As you make your approach all the way down to the Outdated City, it’s going to quickly develop into obvious to you simply why this metropolis is so stunning with due to the locals who’ve maintained its’ previous world magnificence and saved town of Mostar trapped in time.
Within the centre of the Outdated City is the Outdated Bridge (Stari Most), a picturesque construction that connects either side of the previous city and turns into a preferred spot for dare devils to leap in to the water beneath in the summertime months. On the japanese financial institution of the bridge you can find the extra attention-grabbing Muslim a part of city, whereby the west is usually house to the Catholic Croats.
The alleys close to to the bridge are stuffed with trinkets and treasures, so in case you are searching for an genuine memento to take house out of your travels, it is a good spot to seek out it. Make sure to observe the slender staircase that leads as much as the Koski Mehmed-Pasha Mosque’s minaret for panoramic metropolis views.
If you’re purchasing for souvenirs in Mostar, you would possibly take into account these distinctive and weird trinkets from one of many distributors close to the Outdated Bridge:
Handicrafts produced from bullets – After the Bosnian battle ammunition was littered all through the nation. Some intelligent locals collected the used ammunition and have turned them in to a wide range of quirky souvenirs like bullet pens and key rings.
Battle paraphernalia – Talking of the battle, there are a lot of possibilities to buy helmets, badges, knives and all method of ex-war paraphernalia to take house.
Pointy slippers – maybe my favorite memento to purchase in Bosnia was the quirky slippers utilized by Bosnians when coming into somebody’s house. Bosnians take away each their footwear and socks when coming into an individual’s house, so it’s common apply to put on slippers indoors.
Day Journey: Blagaj Tekija
Should you’re visiting Mostar for longer than a day, you might want to enterprise past Mostar as this metropolis, fairly as it’s, might be seen in sooner or later. Close by Blagaj is a good place to begin and it’s right here you possibly can go to the well-known Blagaj Tekija, a Dervish monastery in-built to the cliff.
Day Journey: Počitelj, Čapljina
One other nice day journey ought to you’ve gotten extra time is to go to Počitelj, Čapljina a brief 32 kilometre drive from Mostar. The hillside village is often considered one of the vital stunning photographic places in Bosnia.