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The Old Bridge in Mostar - a magnificent landmark

Updated: May 13

The Old Bridge in Mostar, Bosnia and Herzegovina, is a reconstructed 16th-century Ottoman bridge that spans the Neretva River. It is considered one of the most famous landmarks in Bosnia and Herzegovina and a symbol of the country's cultural heritage. The original bridge was built in the 16th century during the Ottoman Empire and was considered a masterpiece of Ottoman architecture and engineering.

However, the Old Bridge was destroyed during the Bosnian War in 1993. After the war, it was reconstructed with the help of UNESCO and reopened in 2004. The new bridge is a faithful reconstruction of the original and is made of the same type of stone as the original.

Today, the Old Bridge in Mostar is a popular tourist destination and is surrounded by a lively market area filled with shops and restaurants. Visitors can walk across the bridge and enjoy the stunning views of the surrounding hills and the Neretva River. Additionally, the bridge is a popular spot for diving, as many local men still dive from the bridge into the river below as a demonstration of their bravery and skill.
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