Mostar is the most famous town of Bosnia and every holiday gets flooded with tourists on a daytrip from Dubrovnik. The town of Mostar is pretty small and the only real sightseeing is the bridge in the centre but there are many other beautiful places you can visit in the area! Find out the 5 places to visit while in Mostar!
The bridge across the Neretva river is called Stari Most (Old Bridge) and connects two parts of Mostar. The bridge was built in the 16th century and is the main reason tourists visit this town. In 1993 Stari Most was destroyed by the Croats during the Civil War in Bosnia. After the war the bridge got rebuilt and it took until 2004 to reopen! The most interesting thing i did during my stay was visiting the museum about the bridge. Here you can see a documentary about the rebuilding of the bridge and how difficult it was to actually rebuilt it!
Not to far from Mostar you’ll find Blagaj, a small town with a very special sightseeing you can’t miss out on: Blagaj Tekija. This is a Dervish monastery and was built at the beginning of the 16th century. It’s located near Vrelo Bune, the source of the river Buna. The history of the Tekija and the location are what makes this one of the best places to visit near Mostar!
This historical village is located south of Mostar in the region of Capljina and is on the list to become an UNESCO Heritage Site. Unfortunately the old town was destroyed during the Bosnian War in the 90’s but for the most part it is rebuilt.
This waterfall is also located in the Capljina area, south of Mostar. It isn’t the easiest place to get to but there are tours you can take from Mostar. The waterfall is not that high but the landscape around it is beautiful. There’s a lake in front of the waterfall where you can take a swim!
Even if you’re not religious this still might be worth a visit. Medugorje is a pilgrimage in Bosnia not to far from Mostar. The story goes that in 1981 there were multiple people who claim they saw Maria but this was never recognized by the Catholic Church. Every year many tourist visit Medugorje just for this.
Because Mostar is not too big you can easily see the whole historical centre in just one day. For the other places in this list you’ll need another day. It’s possible to do a daytour, it will probably cost around €25 (Normal price for a daytrip).