Old bridge - the most important information
This famous Mostar bridge was built in the 16th century, in the period between 1557 and 1566. It is considered to be the work of the Turkish builder Hajrudin. Over time, the old bridge has become a real symbol of this city and something that makes Mostar recognizable. This stone bridge was built over the river Neretva. Below you can learn more about its history and the ways in which you can reach it in the fastest way.
History of the Old Bridge
There used to be a wooden suspension bridge on the site of this famous Mostar bridge. At the ends, that bridge was attached to the towers where the guards were staying, that is, the people who were collecting the toll at the time - the toll. The current stone bridge was built during the Ottoman rule. During the war in Bosnia and Herzegovina (1992-1995), the Old Bridge unfortunately suffered an attack, which is why it was partially damaged. This bridge has always been a symbol of the union of different religions and communities, so the academics estimated that this is probably why it was targeted by the opposing army. However, this Mostar symbol was renewed in 2004, while the following year it was on the UNESCO World Heritage List. Today, you are free to visit him and make sure that he continues to unite different cultures and communities and testifies to some past times and conflicts, which must never be repeated.
The old bridge today
You are free to visit the Old Bridge in Mostar today and make sure that it continues to unite different cultures and communities and testifies to some past times and conflicts, which must never be repeated. This place is widely known for its unforgettable weddings, as well as adventurous diving. The popular ancient bridge with an arch over the river Neretva will forever remain in the memory of every visitor, who admires its perseverance and timeless beauty.
How to get to the Old Bridge?
- From the center of Mostar to the Old Bridge you will need only 7 minutes by car (via M6.1).
- You can easily reach the popular Mostar bridge on foot (in 20 minutes of relaxing walk across Adema Buća Street).