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mostar bridge

The historic town of Mostar, spanning a deep valley of the Neretva River, developed in the 15th and 16th centuries as an Ottoman frontier town and during the Austro-Hungarian period in the 19th and 20th centuries. Mostar has long been known for its old Turkish houses and Old Bridge, Stari Most, after which it is named. In the 1990s conflict, however, most of the historic town and the Old Bridge, designed by the renowned architect Sinan, was destroyed. The Old Bridge was recently rebuilt and many of the edifices in the Old Town have been restored or rebuilt with the contribution of an international scientific committee established by UNESCO. The Old Bridge area, with its pre-Ottoman, eastern Ottoman, Mediterranean and western European architectural features, is an outstanding example of a multicultural urban settlement. The reconstructed Old Bridge and Old City of Mostar is a symbol of reconciliation, international co-operation and of the coexistence of diverse cultural, ethnic and religious communities.

The Old Bridge Area, with its pre-Ottoman, Eastern Ottoman, Mediterranean and Western European architectural features, is an outstanding example of a multicultural urban settlement. The reconstructed Old Bridge and Old City of Mostar are symbols of reconciliation, international cooperation and the coexistence of diverse cultural, ethnic and religious communities. 

Why is the Mostar bridge famous?

The reconstructed Old Bridge and Old City of Mostar is a symbol of reconciliation, international co-operation and of the coexistence of diverse cultural, ethnic and religious communities.

Stari Most, also known as Mostar Bridge, is a rebuilt 16th-century Ottoman bridge in the city of Mostar in Bosnia and Herzegovina that crosses the river Neretva and connects the two parts of the cit

The Old Bridge, built in 1566, was representing one of the building miracles of 16th-century Europe, the crowning achievement of an extraordinarily creative era of Islamic culture. The Stari Most (Old Bridge) had contained the meaning and the spirit of all Bosnia and Herzegovina: the essence of the bridge is joining together, which is the beautiful expression of the Bosnian productive co-existence. The Old Bridge is an architectural masterpiece, destroyed in 1993, and became famous once again for its unique restoration and a symbol of post-war reconciliation. The cultural and historical value of the Old Mostar represents the urban agglomeration that had been formed in 16th century around the Old Bridge – the technological wonder of its own age – in complete harmony with the natural agglomeration of the Neretva River.

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