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The city where West meets East meets North meets South. Mostar is a city of poetry, stone, and of sleepy, narrow, winding streets.

Located in a beautiful valley between the mountains of Herzegovina, Mostar is a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Mostar is sure to be one of the most unique places you'll visit in Europe. Travelers know Mostar for its dwellings and monuments assembled over centuries. The most famous landmark in Mostar is the Ottoman stone bridge. It connects the city over the Neretva River. Nearly half of Mostar's population is Muslim, and its Islamic heritage is clear throughout the city, with its bazaars, Turkish House, tea houses, and mosques.

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The effects of the Yugoslavian wars of the '90s are evident throughout the city. Mostar was the most heavily bombed city in Bosnia. Croat forces destroyed the famous stone bridge in 1993. The government rebuilt it in 2004 and it gained UNESCO World Heritage List status in 2005. A museum near the bridge houses photos that serve as chilling reminders of how much Mostar suffered in recent years. One highlight of any visit is watching local men dive off the bridge into the green waters. You'll find Bosnia a bargain. Bazaars selling inexpensive local souvenirs such as jewelry, ceramics, and scarves line Mostar's streets.

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What we love about Mostar


Team Leader for France, Benelux & Switzerland

I love Mostar because it has little bit of everything, and is a perfect blend of Christian and Muslim heritage. My birthplace, and the home of my very earliest memories, it's a charming and unusual city that leaves an impression on each visitor that passes through it. While the city is not big, it does have everything you need for a great, relaxing vacation. Having different cultures, nationalities and religions so close together makes Mostar Bosnia's cultural melting pot, and a unique community.


Local Teams Specialist & Senior Adriatic Destination Expert

From very first sight, Mostar seemed beautiful and exotic to me. An amazing blend of nature and architecture, and place where East meets West, the town offers the best of both worlds. Don't miss it.


Team Leader for Adriatic Region

Despite being so close to the Mediterranean cities of Dubrovnik and Split, Mostar is culturally very different. The strong Ottoman influences will make you feel like you've suddenly arrived in the Middle East.

Where to stay in Mostar

Mostar's a unique place and when spending just one night here, you're already a long term resident compared to the day trippers who flock here from Split and Dubrovnik. For such a unique city there really is only one place you should stay, and it's an official National Monument: the Ottoman era Musilbegovic House. We include this historic gem in all our overnight Mostar stays for our guests.
Classic Modern Hotel in Mostar
Classic Modern Hotel
Luxurious hotel offering a modern fitness area with sauna, spa, and pool.
Classic Rooms in Mostar
Classic Rooms
Cozy family owned guesthouse, in the heart of Mostar Old Town.
Cozy Traditional B&B in Mostar
Cozy Traditional B&B
Cozy rooms, traditionally decorated, a great choice to experience traditional Mostar.

Things to do in Mostar

Mostar is best seen with a local guide as it is a city rich in history and culture. We're glad to arrange private guide services so you can enjoy a walking tour of this one-of-a-kind city. Often we suggest Mostar as a day trip from Dubrovnik but if you want to further explore the regions of Bosnia or spend more time in the city than a day trip allows, Mostar should be at the top of your list as an overnight destination. The Mostar is quite compact, but offers a lot for its size. Highlights of any visit include the famous old bridge which historically linked the two sides of the town, Turkish House, and the Old Bazaar.

Herzegovina Wine and Food Half-Day Private Tour
Herzegovina Wine and Food Half-Day Private Tour
Mostar Private Walking Tour
Mostar Private Walking Tour

Frequently Asked Questions about travel to Mostar

What are Mostar's prices like?
A quick lunch with a drink in the city center, is around 11 KM/$6. Visiting museums and landmarks only costs a few dollars. For dinner, budget around 18 KM/ $10 per person.
How can I get around Mostar?
Mostar's Old Town is compact, so getting around by foot is pretty easy. If you need to get a ride, the local taxi rates are quite low.
Is Mostar safe?
Mostar is a safe town, although the usual precautions should be taken against pickpockets in crowded areas. If coming by rental car, don't leave valuables in sight when leaving the car, and park in a hotel or public garage if possible.
Does Mostar have options for people with dietary restrictions?
Options in Mostar are limited, although we can recommend restaurants with vegan/vegetarian/gluten-free options.
How long should I stay in Mostar?
We recommend spending a night in Mostar, although it can be a day trip from Split, Dubrovnik, or Sarajevo, or can be a stop on a transfer between any of those places.
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