Mostar, Bosnia and Herzegovina | August, 2017
We spent one night in Mostar to break up the drive from Dubrovnik to Sarajevo. Because there are limited highways in Bosnia, there is a good chance you’ll pass though or get close enough to Mostar to stop in if you are traveling between Sarajevo and Croatia. It was a nice stop, but the town is small and touristy and can be explored in a few hours, so stopping in for lunch and moving on would suffice if you’re short on time.
Mostar is the cultural capital of Herzegovina in Southern Bosnia and is known for its iconic bridge, Stari Most, along the Nerevta River. It was built to connect the two sides of the city in the 16th century and was destroyed in 1993 during the war, and has since been reconstructed and is a UNESCO world heritage site. While in the area we also drove out to Blagaj Tekke, a monastery built into the side of cliff with a natural spring running through it. The photos tell a better story than more words!