Mostar in War: Historical Walking Tour
The Mostar in War Tour (1992 - 1995) is a historic and educating walking tour. The highlights of the tour include a walk in the former front line, personal stories from the war and a 10-minute film about the history of Mostar.
What's included :
- Professional authorized guide
What's excluded :
- Lunch (optional)
- This is a typical itinerary for this product
Stop At: Old Bridge (Stari Most), Mostar Bosnia and Herzegovina
When the Turks invaded Mostar, there was a wooden bridge at the place of today's Old Bridge; it hungs on chains, over which one had to pass very cautiously. As it became worn out in the middle of the 16th century, the people of Mostar asked authorities in Istanbul to build a new bridge from quality material. It was designed by the builder Hajrudin, pupil of the famous Sinan, the great Turkish architect of the 16th century. The Old Bridge was completed and and put into service in July or August 1566.
Its span is 28,70 meters and it has only one big stone arch. It is 4,49 m wide, while the height from the summer water level is 21 m. The bridge was built of square stones connected with iron hooks and cast in lead.
Every passer-by stops here to admire this masterpiece. Mostar is known for its bridge all over the Europe and the world. The central part of the old town, with its forts, towers and gates, developed around this magnificent monument producing a unique architectural whole.
Duration: 15 minutes
Stop At: Crooked Bridge (Kriva Cuprija), over Radoblja River, Mostar Bosnia and Herzegovina
A stone one-arch bridge of small dimension that closely resembles the Stari Most. The arch is a perfect semicircle 8.56m in width and 4.15m in height.
Turkish architect Ćejvan Ketoda built this bridge in 1558. What is interesting is that they made the bridge in order to test structure and building methods to construct its larger version - famous Old Bridge.
Duration: 10 minutes
Stop At: Spanish square, Spanski trg, Mostar Bosnia and Herzegovina
One of the main spots the city. The name was given in 1995 in honour of 21 killed Spanish troops at UNPROFOR in the last war.
The main building that is dominating the Spanish square is one called Stara Gimnazija (Old Gymnasium). The construction of this beautiful building was finished in 1902, and it was one of the oldest schools in ex Yugoslavia. For a long time, it carried a name after a most famous poet– Aleksa Šantić. This building was built in Moorish Revival architectural style also known as Neo-Moorish style.Today, it is also listed as one of the national monuments.
Duration: 5 minutes
Stop At: Old Bazar Kujundziluk, Kujundzije in the centre of town, near the Neretva river and Stari Most - the famous bridge, Mostar Bosnia and Herzegovina
Today's old part of the town on the left bank of the Neretva was called Kujundžiluk after the numerous coppersmiths „Kujundžije“. There were many tailors, but the most numerous artisans were tanners, great masters for processing leather. Nowadays, Kujundziluk is an area of small artisan workshops and fascinating handicrafts.
Duration: 15 minutes
Departure Point :Mostar 88000, Bosnia and Herzegovina
Departure Time :10:00 AM
Return Detail :Returns to original departure point
Hotel Pickup :
- Confirmation will be received at time of booking
- Dress code is smart casual
- This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate
- Gear/equipment sanitized between use
- Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized
- Guides required to regularly wash hands
- Regular temperature checks for staff
- Paid stay-at-home policy for staff with symptoms
- You can present either a paper or an electronic voucher for this activity.
- For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.