"Mostar, the pearl of Herzegovina" Mostar by JLBG

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We had never been to Mostar yet, then on our way back home from Albania, we had decided to visit it as a side trip. Mostar is only 110 km from Dubrovnik and 40 km from Neum, the Bosnian city on the coast. This is why that was only a short visit and we have to come back another time, on the occasion of a visit of Bosnia.

We arrived on June 1st at the end of the afternoon and left at 11 AM next morning as we wanted to be towards Rijeka (about 600 km) in the evening.

Everybody knows the name of Mostar. Before 1990, in what was then Yugoslavia, Mostar was one of the tourists’ leading destinations. During the 90’s war, Mostar sadly got another recognition as one of the places, among too many others, where the fights were merciless. The bombing of the old bridge that had given its name to the city was the most striking event.

This period is gladly over.

Minds have been pacified.

Most buildings and the old bridge have been rebuilt.

“Don’t forget!”

That occurred.

That might have occurred anywhere else.

That can occur somewhere else.

Don’t forget!

That must not occur again anywhere!

  • Last visit to Mostar: Jun 2007
  • Intro Updated Feb 5, 2008
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  • Maryimelda's Profile Photo
    Jun 7, 2010 at 3:52 AM

    I hope you don't think I'm stalking you Jean-Louis. I am finding your pages about the Balkan countries really perfect for my planning for next year's trip. We hope to be going there after pedmar's Paris meet. Thanks for another great and informative page.

  • Jan 28, 2009 at 4:18 AM

    Excellent pictures and tips

  • LoriPori's Profile Photo
    Sep 17, 2008 at 10:05 AM

    Interesting page on Mostar. The Stari Most Bridge is particularly impressive as is the Neretva River. Seems you found good & economical accommodations while there.

  • yumyum's Profile Photo
    Sep 4, 2008 at 11:31 AM

    Great page! Will be there in less than a week :) Poor little doggie that wasn't welcome :(

  • deecat's Profile Photo
    Jun 19, 2008 at 2:38 PM

    The iron shutters are really interesting. Never seen anything like it before. Wonderful presentation of Mostar. Do you always travel with your little dog? Great information on the bridges. Interesting hotel tips..Glad you found a nice place.

  • Jun 19, 2008 at 6:16 AM

    "Ćuprija" is adopted from Turkish language and means "bridge".

  • starship's Profile Photo
    May 4, 2008 at 6:47 PM

    Nice page! Very love bridges make the town seem charming. Too bad that restaurant did not accept your little dog--they have lost VT customers now!

  • johanl's Profile Photo
    Apr 19, 2008 at 1:03 PM

    Great pages on Mostar. At the time the bridge was bombed, i was in the city. It was on a cold day, with lots of wind and human suffering going on.

  • ozalp's Profile Photo
    Apr 14, 2008 at 2:49 AM

    I want to visit this place and your pages are great. I've read that Stari Most is rebuilded by the contributions of Turkey, Croatia, France, Italy, Netherlands... Also the craftsman who rebuild the brige was from Turkey.

  • TheWanderingCamel's Profile Photo
    Apr 3, 2008 at 4:13 AM

    We've made 2 visits to Mostar in very recent years now. Its setting is so lovely, hard to reconcile with the devastation it suffered. leyle

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