Moving to Mostar!

There is so much more to Mostar than the famous Old Bridge. From hiking through the nearby forested mountains, to taking in holy sites, posing with weird and offbeat statues, walking through medieval towns, swimming under waterfalls, exploring abandoned ruins, and hunting down street art, There isn,t any reaseon why Mostar is not on more peoples’ travel and moving routes

Mostar is located near the adriatic coast so it,s enjoy a beatiful weather almost all year time.

Also there is a strong start-up community in Mostar with a lot of think thank capacity to start your own business in profitable manner. The people are hospitable and worm like the weather so you will learn to enjoy life in the Mostar.

Here is some landmarks of Mostar to get you imagination going for this beatiful place.

Stari Most!

Let’s start with the most obvious reason you should visit and move to Mostar..

Stari Most is a 16th century, Ottoman-style bridge and Mostar’s most notable architectural landmark. Stretching 28 metres across the Neretva river, it connects the two sides of the city.

Stari Most proudly stood there for 427 years, until it was destroyed in 1993 during the Bosnian War. Thanks to post-war restoration efforts, a new bridge was built in 2004.

These days, tourists are going to the bridge to pose for sexy photos and watch brave yet talented local men dive off the bridge, plunging 20 metres into the cold river below. The practice of diving off the bridge started back in 1664 and became a tradition for the young men of Mostar. In 1968, the city even held a formal diving competition, which still continues today.The bridge is pretty steep and the surface is slippery. Even with the addition of small pieces of raised concrete to help, you’ll need sturdy footwear to make your way across the bridge without looking like a fool. Wear sneakers to avoid looking silly..

Throughout the day, you’re likely to spot rather fit looking men walking around collecting money. After a certain amount has been collected, you’ll get the extreme pleasure of watching one of them dive off the bridge.

Do not attempt to jump off the bridge yourself. It’s dangerous and people have been injured and even died doing it. For you brave (crazy?) souls out there, for about 20 €, you can receive “training” from locals who will teach all you need to know about Stari Most bridge diving. You’ll even get a certificate for your successful dive, jump, or belly flop off the bridge.

You can also go for a dip in the river. You’ll notice that just below the bridge, there’s a place where several people are gathered, tanning, and occasionally jumping into the river. No one seems to swim as the current’s fast and the water’s chilly.

Koski Mehmed Paša Mosque!

On the left bank of the Neretva river, just about 150 metres north of the Old Bridge, stands the second biggest mosque in Mostar – the Koski-Mehmed Pasha Mosque. Construction of the mosque took a few years after it started in the early 17th century, and was completed in 1619. Visitors are allowed to climb the minaret, which offers a panoramic view of the city. Like most buildings in the old town of Mostar, the Koksi Mehmed Pasha Mosque was seriously damaged during the war in the 1990s and was later restored.

Built in 1618, Koski Mehmed Paša Mosque is a simple but pretty mosque.

For a small fee, you can enter the mosque and even climb the very narrow winding staircase in the minaret for one heck of a view of Mostar and Stari Most. Outside the mosque is a garden area and fountain taps. You can also visit a lovely café, where you can relax with Turkish tea or coffee and watch the sunset.The climb up to the top of the minaret can be tough for Take your photos quickly and get out of dodge because the stairs are super narrow

There is a fee to enter the mosque (2 €) and another fee to climb the minaret (5 €).

You’ll be asked to cover up: they supply shawls near the entrance. You can keep your shoes on.

Photos are permitted inside the mosque.

Street art in Mostar!

Another reason to visit Mostar, Bosnia and Herzegovina? The abundance of street art.

There’s no denying that the Bosnian War left its mark on Mostar. To this day, there are abandoned buildings riddled with bullet holes, left to decay and neglect. Although it’s heartbreaking, local young artists have done something quite extraordinary to turn this around. They use these buildings as a canvas to express themselves creatively and offer up messages of peace, criticism of wealth, and protest of past and even current oppression. There’s an annual street art festival held each spring, where artists from all around the world come to Mostar to create new murals and other works of art.

The Sniper tower!

The Sniper Tower in Mostar used to be a bank. Positioned along the frontline during the Bosnian War, the building was a base for snipers who would hide in the tower to take aim at their targets below.

Today, the tower is decorated with street art and is a site for those looking to take part in less mainstream urban exploration activities. Although it’s not encouraged or exactly permitted, the building is fairly easy to enter – simply  jump over the back wall (near the Nelson Mandela quote).

You can explore its various floors, check out the street art and take in another lovely view of Mostar from the top floor. Locals advise that the best time to enter is around sunset.

Neretva hotel!

What used to be a grand and opulent hotel, nicknamed “Tito’s palace” as it was a favourite of Josip Broz Tito (the former leader of Yugoslavia), is now a building that sits in ruin.

While you can’t enter, you can see it from different vantage points. The newly constructed building adjacent to the hotel provides a dark contrast of progress and … lack thereof in Mostar.

Airport hangar!

A massive, formerly top-secret underground airport hangar disguised in the mountains near the Mostar airport. Here Tito stationed fighter planes that were hidden away from the eyes of the Soviets. The planes were always on the ready, should Yugoslavia ever come to be under attack.

You can now walk through the erie space from one end to the other and there are even various rooms you can explore. You can see this place by booking a Death of Yugoslavia tour through a local tour operator.Wear sneakers if you visit the Sniper Tower as there’s a lot of debris and broken glass scattered throughout the building.

Avoid visiting the Sniper Tower at night as there are homeless people who sleep there sometimes. Be nice, allow them a good night’s sleep and leave them undisturbed.

If you manage to find your way to the airport hangar, bring a flashlight and a friend or two. It’s pitch black and not a place you want to enter alone.

As with the Sniper Tower, there is a lot of debris and broken glass found throughout the hangar. So again, wear sneakers.

The Bruce Lee statue!

You’ll find this weird and offbeat statue of Bruce Lee in Zrinjevac Park. Standing at 1.68 metres high, this near life sized tribute of the martial arts star is a curious site to find in Mostar.

Created by Croatian sculptor Ivan Fijolic in 2005, the statue was originally placed in the Spanish Square back in 2005. Intended to be a fun and lighthearted symbol of peace (it was thought that everyone liked Bruce Lee regardless of their ethnic background), some locals took a dislike to the statue and vandalized it shortly thereafter.

The statue was only put back in 2013 and has remained there ever since. Now tourists can go and take cheesy photos of themselves with Bruce Lee and pretend they’re engaging him in an epic martial arts fight sequence.

Kravice waterfalls!

Just 40 kms outside of Mostar, Kravice Waterfalls is the absolute perfect place to spend a summer day. Around 25 metres high, the waterfalls cascade into a stunning emerald coloured lake.

This little piece of paradise is not well known to tourists and is frequented mostly by locals. Swim in the lake and even under the waterfalls. You can even pass the time on a tire swing! There’s also a cafe where you can drink beer and take in some of the local specialties like cevapi. Even in the ultra hot weather (it was around 35 degrees Celsius when I visited), the water was fairly cold. Dive right in and give yourself a few moments while your body adjusts to the change in temperature.

While you can walk under the waterfalls and jump off some of the ledges into the water below, be extremely careful. A lot of people get injured this way. So just watch what others are doing or ask locals for advice.

Blagag tekke!

Blagag Tekke is considered to be one of Bosnia and Herzegovina’s most holy and ancient sites. Also known as the Dervish Monastery, the tekija was built to host gatherings of the Sufi Brotherhood. The stunning half-timbered tekija rests beside the fast-flowing blue green Buna River, which spills out of a darkened cliff-cave.

Erected around 1520, the tekija reflects Ottoman and Mediterranean style of architecture. The upper part of the building also houses two 15th century Tajik dervishes. Miraculously, this mystical place remained untouched during the Bosnian war, despite so much death and destruction happening so close by.

Only 12 kms outside of Mostar, Blagaj Tekke continues to be popular with pilgrims and tourists alike.Visit Blagaj Tekke at night when it’s much less crowded. Your experience will be all the more special and you’ll appreciate the solitude and opportunity for reflection.

For a small fee, you can take a boat into the cave.

The best view of the tekija is from across the river. Follow the footpath behind Vrelo Restaurant.


Resting on the left bank of the Neretva River, Pocitelj is a fortified medieval town that remains close to its original form. Just 30 kms outside of Mostar, this is another site that begs to be seen.

Established in 1383 by King Stjepan Tvrtko I, the walled town evolved through the 16th-18th centuries and showcases both Ottoman and medieval influences in its architecture.

Unlike Blagaj Tekke, Pocitelj was heavily damaged during the 1992-1996 Bosnian War by Croatian forces. Sadly, many great Islamic works of art and architecture were completely destroyed. Even more unfortunate was that most of the townsfolk were completely displaced.

Thankfully, in 1996 the World Monuments Watch named Pocitelj as one of the 100 most endangered cultural sites. Then in 2000, the government of Bosnia and Herzegovina finally placed the site under permanent protection. The protection is ongoing and focuses on the restoration of the town, continued preservation and encouragement to the former population to return.

To this day, only a handful of people live in Pocitelj.Walk around and hike through the site for beautiful views of the town and surrounding areas. Climb the citadel for a truly incredible panorama.

As it’s quite hot and there are no stores to buy drinks from, be sure to come equipped with water to keep yourself refreshed during your explorations.

So INTERMOVE find that Mostar is a nice place for moving and relocation because of it,s unique places and beatiful terms of life there.

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