Best of Mostar

We booked accommodation in a private house as the forecast promised storms and rain for the night, so we thought it’s better to stay among four walls than in our tent. The house was in the edge of old town (2 minutes walk) and had nice view to a mosque and a church, and to the lightnings as well!

Old town and the Old Bridge (Stari Most) – UNESCO world heritage

One day is enough to visit the city. Maybe even too much. The old town is very small. You can walk across it in few minutes (if there are not so many tourists around you). If you can, visit it on weekdays, it will be easier to take some cool photos! The buildings are pretty, so is the bridge over the Neretva river. They are well repaired after the war! There are many souvenir shops from hand-made things through war metastabilis to Chinese products.

We tried one of the pretty and famous restaurant as well. You cannot call it budget, but the food was good and the waiters and waitresses were dressed in traditional clothes. We took a Bosnian meat plate and it had flavors reminding us home (Poland and Hungary as well!). I guess it is not a question that we liked the food!

Cross on the hill

If you have time, you should climb up to the hill on the south of the town. We did and didn’t regret it (except that I got soaked as the storm arrived and I didn’t have my jacket with me it was a great stop). We could take a look to the city from the top and explore few old bunkers on the hill as well.

In the old town

In the old town.

Souvenirs

Souvenirs.

More souvenirs

More souvenirs.

An old bridge, but not THE old bridge

An old bridge, but not THE old bridge.

The Old bridge

The Old Bridge.

Bunker

Bunker.

The cross on the hill

The cross on the hill.

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  • Christine Krzyszton

    Such a lovely overview of Mostar. It would be helpful if you would tell us where Mostar is early on in your post however. I was ready to Google it but then I read that you selected a Bosnian meat plate so that was a great clue 🙂 It is such a nice article and I will certainly reference it when visiting that area, which I plan to do!

  • Kristine AARSHEIM

    I have seen lots of beautiful photos of Mostar in different travel magazines and on instagram. I really wanna go there one day. Your post makes me feel even more like I need to go there soon. Looks like I’ll have to buy myself some colorful souvenirs too 😉

    • Really lovely old town. Pity that everything was destroyed during the war and rebuild only not so long time ago.

  • Some really stunning pictures and an informative blog about Mostar. This post makes me want to pack up and go and I have never even heard of it before! great share!

  • Sonia Sahni

    Great pictures…especially the lamps. How does one get here…whats the nearest international airport and how much time from there by road?
    Is there place to stay here as well…any cute little BnB?

    • The nearest international airport is probably Sarajevo. And yes, there is a nice little hostel where we stayed. It was in the same house where owner’s family lives so we got nice peek into Bosnian life.

  • Neha Verma

    I absolutely love those lamps. And the other pieces are also beautiful. I dont shop mostly on my travel but if I got to go here, I would come back with bags full

  • I’ve visited years ago and have been thinking about coming back with my husband soon. Mostar may be small, but of big historical importance.

  • Outside The BubbleUK

    I love the lamps and the plates, you have such beautiful pictures and I really enjoyed this article and gets me in the mood to go off travelling asap, but I have to wait until next year.

    • Mostar’s old town has many narrow alleys overcrowded with stalls full of colorful merchandise.

  • I have never heard of Mostar before! Looks very interesting and charming! Those lamps are beautiful also- they have them in Turkey!! x

    • Bosnia is quite strongly affected by Turkish culture. It’s not only the lamps, but also coffee, and many other things.