Tourism | Mostar (Bosnia and Herzegovina)

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MOSTAR

 

Mostar, the glowing city on the emerald green Neretva River, apart from having been the birthplace of famous men who have praised it in their works and have made it known through their own importance, is the administrative centre of the Herzegovina-Neretva Canton, as well as the cultural, geographic and environmental heart of the entire Herzegovina. You can feel its vitality from a historical, artistic and cultural point of view, while walking through its crowded city streets, by visiting its theatres, cultural centres, house-museums and galleries, by talking to its inhabitants, going to its festivals and attending its shows all over the country: places, people and events which speak of all the liveliness and the wish for rebirth that permeates this charming city.

Early Christian Basilica – Cim

The remains of the Basilica in Crkvine, Cim, from early Christianity represent the most significant archelogical site from this period. Besides the architecture, on this site there have been found the fragments of the stone plastics, and numerous tombs from the late Hellenic times, the early Christanity and the late Middle Ages. A representative sacral building from the early Christianity has also been found (5-6A.D).

Cim bb, Mostar


Bishop’s Ordinariate

The new Bishop’s residence is situated in the west part of the city, at Balinovac, between the former Bishop’s residence and the Franciscan church. It was built in 1906 as a project of Max-Maximilian David from 1902. The building was designed in the spirit of the renaissance revivle- an eclectic historical style in architecture at the transition between the 19th and the 20th century on the broader area of Austro-Hungaria.


Crooked Bridge (Kriva Ćuprija)

On the Radobolja River, near to where it joins the Neretva, close to the Old Bridge, stands the Crooked Bridge, a miniature version of The Old Bridge -Stari Most. Built in 1558, eight years prior to the more famous Old Bridge, it is believed to have been built as a trial attempt for the following, more daring, construction. Destroyed in 2001 by the river flooding, it has recently been rebuilt.


Metropolitan Palace (1908)

Built for the Bishop of the Orthodox Church, in 1908, during the Austrian-Hungarian monarchy, the Metropolitan is an interesting example of Neo-Baroque architecture. h e palace soars on a high point of the east sector of Mostar, on the left side of the Neretva River and off ers a romantic, panoramic view of the old city. The inestimable interior decorations and its unusual façade, with niches holding statues of saints, sculptures in shells and urns, render it a decidedly original monument in the local surroundings.


Sports and adventure Park Fortica

Sports and adventure Park Fortica is located on a hill east of Mostar at an altitude of 500m.

The main attraction of the sports and adventure park “Fortica” is the 570m long ZIP LINE with a fantastic view of Mostar.

The starting point of the ZIP LINE is in front of the mountain lodge and viewpoint where the state flag of BiH is located and ends on the steep cliffs of the sports climbing site “Stolac” where 13 climbing directions are marked. There is also a short ZIP LINE for kids about 20m long.

In addition, the park’s location is ideal for mountain biking, as there are several trails where competitions are also held, and nearby Velež Mountain has mapped over 200km of forest roads that can be used for mountain biking.

Within the park, paragliding take off site will soon be arranged and there are conditions for trail running and hiking.

In addition to sports facilities at the park’s location, there are numerous remains of Austro-Hungarian and Italian fortifications from World War I and II which represent the added content of this interesting location.

PARK FORTICA ADVENTURE TOUR

Half-day tour of the adventure park Fortica with a combination of different adrenaline activities. Tour starts from the mountain lodge in Fortica, where the participants are preparing and getting directions on the tour that takes place in the following order::

– Using the ZIP LINE with a length of 570m with a view of the city to the elevation of Stolac – A short hiking tour on the elevation of Stolac with a tour of the Italian fortifications from World War II – Abseil (rappel) down a 25m high cliff – Jeep safari visit to Austro-Hungarian fortresses from World War I – Return to mountain lodge and refreshment with domestic juices


Blagaj – Buna River

At only 12 km from Mostar, near the small town of Blagaj, is the famous natural spring of the Buna River, the largest karst spring in Europe, with an average annual flow rate of 43 m³ per second. The spring is to be found under a 200 metre high rock and, very near it, stands the fascinating dervish Tekija monastery that, together with its surrounding landscape, creates a unique and unrepeatable scenery. The spring flows out of a rock face, 15 metres wide, and skin-divers who have seen the grotto underneath it, have discovered that the underground current of the spring continues inside for 200 metres. Its waters, particularly cold and clean are full of precious trout, endemic of streams.


The Waterfalls of Kravice

Among the most fascinating naturalistic features of this region are the sparkling waterfalls of Kravice, about 40 km from Mostar. The waters of the Trebižat River branch out, cascading from the tuff walls from a height of 30 metres, and they form a natural amphitheatre, 150-metre wide, creating spectacular effects that bring to mind, even if in a more modest dimension, the imposing Niagara waterfalls. Popular in the summer season above all with rafting enthusiasts and locals, it is the perfect place for all those who wish to relax and enjoy themselves in the midst of an uncontaminated atmosphere, accompanied by the constant sound of waterfalls in the background. Near to them, there is also a small grotto with stalactites made of calcium carbonate, an old mill and a sailing ship, all to be admired. The Trebižat River also off ers pleasant canoe trips, organized by local experts, with 10-km river journeys for about 35 Euros per person (inclusive of guide, canoe and equipment). An experience really not to be missed where the frenetic pace of daily life seems to be only a far-off memory.


Tourist Info Centre Print E-mail

TOURIST INFORMATION
Tourist Information Centre(TIC)
Rade Bitange 5 – 88000 Mostar(Stari grad)
tel. +387 (0)36 580 275
Web: www.hercegovina.ba;
Open from May to October:
Working hours: 09.00 – 12.00 h.

Tourist Community of the HNC – Branch city of Mostar
Rade Bitenge br.5
Mostar
HNŽ
BiH
88 000
Tel:00 387 36 580 275
Fax: 00 387 36 580 275
E–mail: mostar@hercegovina.ba



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