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Mostar Bosnia Herzegovina

March 16, 2015 by David Herd

Mostar Bosnia Herzegovina

Mostar Bosnia Herzegovina Mostar Bosnia Herzegovina turned out to be a real surprise package, my hotel by the river is only $35 and the nice couple Arnela & Adis running the place booked me a car to do a 3 hour tour of the area for $70 aud. The funny thing was they said “we are not busy today can we come with you?” So as it turned out I had 3 personal translators and tour guides including Admir the driver. Consequently I was able to see a lot of the surrounding country , we visited a town that has become famous because some children claim to have seen a vision in 1981, now thousands of believers (mainly Italian) flock here every year which has turned the village into a boom-town called Medjugorje.

Adis, Arnela & Admir

Mostar Bosnia and HerzegovinaThis is Adis, Arnela & Admir who were my translators and tour guides, we drove to Medjugorje, Kravice Waterfalls, Pocitelj and Blagaj. Anela & Adis work at the Vila park hotel which is a terrific place to stay, close to the Old Town and the bus station. Anelia helped me so much organizing taxis and even taking me to the phone shop to have a data package put on my phone. The Vila park only costs about $35 per night if you book through Agoda.

Admir is a great taxi driver who will charge you the correct price, he speaks German & the local language but only a little English. You can phone him on +387 62 600 260, or if you are local 062 600 260.

Kravice Waterfall

Kravice WaterfallThe noise of the water was quite loud.

Here is a short video of the falls


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This was a delightful spot, I never would have found it without my guides. 🙂

Pocitelj Castle

 photo IMG_7659.jpgPočitelj is a town in the Čapljina municipality, Federation of Bosnia and Herzegovina. The historic site of Počitelj is located on the left bank of the river Neretva, on the main Mostar to Metković road, and it is to the south of Mostar. During the Middle Ages, Počitelj was considered the administrative centre and centre of governance of Dubrava župa (county), while its westernmost point gave it major strategic importance. It is believed that the fortified town along with its attendant settlements were built by Bosnia’s King Stjepan Tvrtko I in 1383. The walled town of Počitelj evolved in the period from the 16th to the 18th centuries.

The Mosque at Pocitelj

Mostar Bosnia HerzegovinaThe Mosque was destroyed in the war in 1993 as you can see in the following photo, it was rebuilt in 2005.

History of the mosque.

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This photo telling the story was on the wall of the mosque.

Parts of the Mosque when it was destroyed.

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A collection of part of the wreckage in Mostar Bosnia Herzegovina.


Mostar Bosnia and HerzegovinaHere is where all the believers flock to and listen to the stories about the sighting of Maria.

Behind the church

Mostar Bosnia HerzegovinaSeating here for thousands of pilgrims.

Statue of Maria

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Quite a lovely statue of Maria.

The Old Bridge is the star of the show.

Mostar Bosnia and HerzegovinaStari Most is a reconstruction of a 16th-century Ottoman bridge in the city of Mostar in Bosnia and Herzegovina that crosses the river Neretva and connects two parts of the city.

Stari Most

Mostar Bosnia and HerzegovinaThe bridge is a magic sight, just this one attraction makes a visit to Mostar worthwhile.

View from Bella Vista restaurant

Old Bridge MostarBella Vista is a nice place to have lunch with a great view of the bridge.

A cold beer at Bella Vista

Bella Vista Mostar

The local beer was very good indeed in Mostar Bosnia Herzegovina.

Cevapcici at Bella Vista

Mostar Bosnia Herzegovina

The Cevapcici was as good as I have ever tasted.

My new friend at Bella Vista

Mostar Bosnia HerzegovinaA friendly local at Bella Vista.

The view from Bella Vista

 photo IMG_7622.jpgThis reminds me of a mini version of Table Mountain in Cape Town. Funnily enough it was exactly one year ago when I was in Capetown on my Seven Super Cities tour.

Bella Vista restaurant from the Old Bridge

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The restaurant opposite is where I had my Cevapcici.

View from The Old Bridge

Mostar Bosnia Herzegovina

Such a fascinating place, and to think it was never in my original plans.

The Old Bridge

The Old Bridge

I have really never seen a more attractive old bridge anywhere in the world.

From my hotel room in Mostar Bosnia Herzegovina

Mostar Bosnia-HerzegovinaThe Vila Park hotel is great value and in a perfect location, book your room through  Agoda for a great deal.

Thanks for visiting my Mostar Bosnia Herzegovina photo blog.

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