Mostar and Blagaj - The Living Fairy Tale

Bosnia-Herzegovina, Mostar Guide (B): Mostar and Blagaj - The Living Fairy Tale

Mostar is a truly "living fairy tale" town. The Stone Bridge, the cozy houses and the unreal, green river will transport you to a different, fantasy world. Mostar is very easy to get to, not so expensive and still considered off the beaten path. However, due to its tiny size, during the peak season, you may find it hard to believe as there are so many crowds everywhere that it's difficult to squeeze through while walking down the narrow, little streets.

It's unbelievable that this unique, one of a kind place was almost completely destroyed by the devastating war as recently as 30 years ago. You won't find many traces of it in the old town area, however. It’s been perfectly restored but it’s a bit sad to realize that the amazing bridge is rebuilt, not original. There are still a few bullet holes in some of the walls that are silent witnesses of those tragic events. Nevertheless, nowadays, the overall atmosphere is idyllic and Mostar is extremely picturesque. If you didn’t hear about the war, after visiting Mostar, you wouldn't even notice that it actually happened. It’s perfectly safe and it's one of those many amazingly charming towns you must see in the Balkans. ...... (follow the instructions below for accessing the rest of this article).
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Guide Name: Mostar and Blagaj - The Living Fairy Tale
Guide Location: Bosnia-Herzegovina » Mostar
Guide Type: Self-guided Walking Tour (Article (B))
Sight(s) featured in this guide: The Stone Bridge   War Photo Exhibition   Ottoman Muslibegovic House and Museum   Koskin-Mehmed Pasha's Mosque   Dervish Monastery  
Author: Tomasz Lisowski
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