City Orientation Walk, Mostar

Mostar is one of the major cities in Bosnia and Herzegovina. The city is filled with a rich history which includes Byzantine and Ottoman origins. Mostar has survived two wars in the past century and has since resurrected from its own ashes, showcasing a city with amazing architectural sites.
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City Orientation Walk Map

Guide Name: City Orientation Walk
Guide Location: Bosnia-Herzegovina » Mostar (See other walking tours in Mostar)
Guide Type: Self-guided Walking Tour (Sightseeing)
# of Attractions: 9
Tour Duration: 1 hour(s)
Travel Distance: 1.7 km
Author: derek
Catholic Church of St. Peter and St. Paul

1) Catholic Church of St. Peter and St. Paul (must see)

The Catholic Church of Saint Peter and Paul was built in the Ottoman era (19th century), but completely destroyed during the 1990s. The church was rebuilt with a much higher tower and a Franciscan monastery right in...   view more
Franciscan Church Bell Tower

2) Franciscan Church Bell Tower (must see)

The Franciscan Chruch is an old minaret from the medieval time period. The church belonged to the Franciscan Order and was a place of both religious and historical value. Today, it is also a highly visited tour...   view more
Hadzi-Kurt Mosque or Tabacica

3) Hadzi-Kurt Mosque or Tabacica

The construction of this mosque lasted from the 16th to the 17th century, according to the desire of Hajji Kurt, member of the prominent local aristocratic clan. The mosque stands on the right bank of the Neretva River, some 100 meters from the Old Bridge, adjoining the ancient Tabhana district which was once inhabited by leather tanners and contained many of their workshops. Hence the name of the area, deriving from Tabaci which means "leather tanner". Being surrounded by numerous...   view more
Crooked Bridge

4) Crooked Bridge (must see)

The Crooked Bridge is even older than Old Bridge, and dates back to the middle 16th century. The bridge crosses a tributary to the Neretva River. Floords destroyed the bridge in the 1990s, but was also reconstructed by UNESCO in...   view more
The Two Towers

5) The Two Towers (must see)

On either side of the Old Bridge, you'll discover two towers that date back to the age of the Old Bridge. The towers were used to house bridge guardians, armories, and store gunpowder. Today, one of the towers is a mosque and offers an exhibition of Mostar's history and the destruction of the Old...   view more
Stari Most (Old Bridge)

6) Stari Most (Old Bridge) (must see)

Stari Most, or Old Bridge, is a 16th century Ottoman bridge that crosses the river Neretva and connects two parts of the city. The Old Bridge stood for 427 years, until it was destroyed on November 9, 1993 during the Croat-Bosniak War. Subsequently, a project was set in motion to reconstruct it, and the rebuilt bridge opened on July 23, 2004.

Stari Most is hump-backed, 4 meters (13 ft 1 in) wide and 30 meters (98 ft 5 in) long, and dominates the river from a height of 24 m (78 ft 9 in). Two...   view more
Sight description based on wikipedia
Metropolitan Serbian Ortodox Church

7) Metropolitan Serbian Ortodox Church

The church is a sacred place for Orthodox Christians from the Balkans, as well as a relic of Byzantine architecture. The church was battered during the war, but then reconstructed with a project financed by a British...   view more
Old Catholic Church

8) Old Catholic Church

Given the Orthodox Serbian surroundings, an old Catholic church may appear unusual, however this modest Catholic Church has persevered through old age and destruction from the...   view more
Karadjoz-Beg Mosque

9) Karadjoz-Beg Mosque (must see)

Karadjoz-Beg (Karađozbey) Mosque in the town of Mostar is the largest mosque in Herzegovina. Designed by Turkish architect Koca Mimar Sinan, it was built in 1557. Similarly to other local mosques, Karadjoz-Beg has suffered great damage from wars fought in the region, including WWII and the recent Serbian invasion of Bosnia-Herzegovina during which it was almost totally destroyed. After a long restoration, the mosque once again serves the community. Situated slightly away from the downtown area,...   view more