[WORLDKINGS] Exceptional places around the world (P.111) – Mostar (Bosnia & Herzegovina) : The historic town and historic monuments

12-10-2020

(WorldKings.org) The historic town of Mostar, spanning a deep valley of the Neretva River, developed in the 15th and 16th centuries as an Ottoman frontier town and during the Austro-Hungarian period in the 19th and 20th centuries.

Mostar has long been known for its old Turkish houses and Old Bridge, Stari Most, after which it is named. In the 1990s conflict, however, most of the historic town and the Old Bridge, designed by the renowned architect Sinan, was destroyed. The Old Bridge was recently rebuilt and many of the edifices in the Old Town have been restored or rebuilt with the contribution of an international scientific committee established by UNESCO.

STARI MOST (OLD BRIDGE)

The Old Bridge area, with its pre-Ottoman, eastern Ottoman, Mediterranean and western European architectural features, is an outstanding example of a multicultural urban settlement. The reconstructed Old Bridge and Old City of Mostar is a symbol of reconciliation, international co-operation and of the coexistence of diverse cultural, ethnic and religious communities.

KOSKI MEHMED PASINA DZAMIJA (KOSKI MEHMED PASHA MOSQUE)

Completed in 1618, this is the second largest mosque in Mostar. Like Stari Most, this mosque was almost completely destroyed in the Croat-Bosniak conflict but has since been rebuilt. For a small fee, you can tour the mosque and climb the minaret for an unforgettable view of Stari Most.

KRAVICA WATERFALLS

Often erroneously called Kravice, it is a large tufa cascade on the Trebižat River, in the karstic heartland of Herzegovina in Bosnia and Herzegovina. Kravica is a popular swimming and picnic area and, during the summer, it is frequently visited by tourists from Mostar, Medjugorje and Dubrovnik.

According to whc.unesco.org and earthtrekkers.com


Mihan (Collect and edit) (World Records Union - WorldKings.org)

 

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