Bosnia and Herzegovina is a country that lies in the heart of southeast Europe. It is a country where the two world’s largest civilizations, eastern and western meet. Bosnia and Herzegovina covers an area of over 50.000 km², bordering with Croatia to the north and south-west, Serbia to the east and Montenegro to the southeast.
In the central and southern interior of the country the geography consists of mountainous regions; in the northwest Bosnia and Herzegovina is predominantly flatland. Geographically, the inland is the larger region and has a moderate continental climate with hot summers and cold snowy winters. The southern tip of the country has a Mediterranean climate and plain topography.
Bosnia and Herzegovina is a stunningly beautiful country with a vast array of landscapes, cultures, traditions and people. And as the old cliché goes ‘people make the place’ – B&H prides itself on its hospitality and treatment of all its guests as if they were family members.
The city of Mostar
The city of Mostar is situated in a beautiful valley bedded between high mountains of Herzegovina. It is thanks to the river Neretva that Mostar was able to develop as a city in the desert-like landscape of Herzegovina. Neretva’s size turned Mostar very early in to a trading centre of the region. What makes this city known is it’s famous bridge. The Old Bridge was built by the Ottoman empire in 1565. It was the great architect Mimar Hajrudin who had succeded with the impossible mission to cross the Neretva river with a single span stone bridge.
Mostar got its name after that same Bridge, or more precisely after the bridge keepers. They used to guard the bridge and were called “Mostari”, thereby the city got its name. Mostar’s population is 105.448. With its hot summers and mild winters, Mostar is also one of Europe’s sunniest cities.
The most attractive places to see in Mostar are the Old bridge and the Old town, Biscevica house, Crooked bridge, bridges, mosques, churches, shrines, Dom culture, Partizan memorial, Clock tower, Bath House, Muslimbegovića house.
The city excels in the spheres of art, cuisine, music, theater, museums, and literature. The city is the birthplace of many famous artists; including Aleksa Santic, Osman Đikić, Vladimir Ćorović, Svetozar Ćorović, Elisabeth Radó, Ivan Zovko, Predrag Matvejević, Himzo Polovina, and Grga Martić. Mostar is also widely celebrated in popular lore, featured frequently as the setting for books, movies, and television programs.
“When you spend a night in Mostar, it is not the sound that wakes you up in the morning, but the light. I know this from my own experience. It was the light that welcomed me when I arrived, it followed me from the morning to the evening, and when I left, that light forever stayed in me as the main characteristic of my memories of Mostar…”
An interactive map of Mostar.