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The city of Mostar is the main historical, cultural and economic center of the Herzegovina and it is crossed by the river Neretva. It is divided in two parts by a huge street named Bulevard: at east there is the historical Muslim part, while at west there is the Croatian one, which is more modern. Also the inhabitants of Mostar feel they are from two different cultures based on the area where they live: the Herzegovians (of Croatian ethnicity) and the Bosniaks (Muslims). The symbol of the city is the bridge Stari Most, which was built in 1557. It was destroyed in 1993 by croatian cannons, but it was rebuilt in 2004. It is 24 meters high and, from this, young people love diving in the waters of the river Neretva, despite being very dangerous. What characterizes the city are the fascinating alleys that pass trough amd the particular shops, including the goldsmith’s shops. Another two places that we suggest you to visit are the mosque Karadozberg and the Tabahana, an ancient turkish bath that now is a museum.

Altough it is not well known, Mostar is a really beautiful city, mostly for the megnificent terraces carved into the rock that offer a breathtaking panorama.


La città di Mostar è il principale centro storico, culturale ed economico dell’Erzegovina ed è attraversata dal fiume Neretva. È divisa in due parti da un’enorme strada chiamata Bulevard: ad est si trova la parte storica musulmana, mentre ad ovest c’è quella croata, più moderna. Anche gli abitanti di Mostar si sentono parte di due culture diverse in base alla zona in cui vivono: gli erzegovesi (di etnia croata) e i bosgnacchi (musulmani). Il simbolo della città è il ponte Stari Most, che fu costruito nel 1557. Venne distrutto nel 1993 dai cannoni croati, ma fu poi riedificato nel 2004. È alto 24 metri e, da qui, i giovani amano tuffarsi nelle acque del fiume Neretva, nonostante sia molto pericoloso. Ciò che caratterizza la città sono gli affascinanti vicoli che la attraversano ed i particolari negozi, tra cui le botteghe di orefici. Altri due luoghi che vi consigliamo di visitare sono la moschea Karadozberg e la Tabahana, antico bagno turco che oggi è un museo.

Sebbene non sia molto conosciuto, Mostar è una città veramente bella, soprattutto per le magnifiche terrazze scavate nella roccia che offrono un panorama mozzafiato.

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