Stari Most, Mostar’s Old Bridge
The old bridge, Stari Most, is the main attraction in Mostar. And quite rightly so. It’s looks stunning. If you’ve never visited Mostar, seeing this bridge is reason enough to go.
Many people visit Mostar on day trips, but I would suggest you stay much longer than that. It’s a beautiful city and there is plenty to see. We stayed for two weeks.
If you walk down to the river on the west side, this is the view of the bridge that you’ll see. Surprisingly, there are not many people that wander down there, even though it’s a great place to get great photos of the bridge.
For a different view, head to Lucki Most, a bridge a couple of hundred meters downstream. You’ll have the bridge almost to yourself and can take some awesome images of Stari Most.
When we arrived in Mostar, it was very cold and cloudy. The views of the bridge were still fantastic.
When you walk across the bridge, it seems steeper than you’d expect. If it’s been raining, be very careful because it can get very slippery.
The bridge itself looks fantastic, but the views from the bridge are also great. In the image above you can see three minarets. There are many, many more dotted around the town.
In this view of Stari Most you can also see the Millennium Cross on top of Hum Hill on the west side of the Neretva River. It was constructed in 2002 and is 33 meters high. It’s possible to either walk or drive to see the cross.
Either side of the bridge there are cobbled street with restaurants, cafes, and shops selling all kinds of souvenirs.
Unlike many tourist areas around the world, we found everything for sale in this area to be reasonably priced and the vendors weren’t pushy like is often the case. It makes for a pleasant change.
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Mostar is a must-visit location if you’re in Europe. The old town is one of the most beautiful places in Europe.