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Old Bridge (Stari Most), is a work of Ottoman-Turkish architecture and designed by Mimar Hajruddin. Construction began in 1557 and took nine years. The bridge is 30 meters long and has an arch 24 meters high. With its elegance, rising above the Neretva River, it adorns this part of the city and leaves an unforgettable impression to all who visit it. Old Bridge was also the victim of the ’90s war. It was completely demolished on November 9, 1993. Between 2001 and 2004, the bridge was completely reconstructed and most of the original stone could be rescued and pulled from the bottom of the Neretva River, to form part of the Old Bridge again. Stylish in its simplicity, Stari Most represents a very important historical value for the whole of Bosnia and Herzegovina. After you visit it, you will see for yourself the beauty of the bridge, and beauty of the old part of the city that surrounds it. In the old part of town, you will have the opportunity to buy handmade souvenirs and other handicrafts from local craftsmen.
DIVING FROM THE MOSTAR OLD BRIDGE
Jumping off the Old Bridge is a traditional competition, which is organized every year at the end of July. The first jump was recorded in 1664, and the formal competition was established in 1968. For the past few years, the diving from Old Bridge have also attracted the best jumpers from around the world in the form of the Cliff Diving World Championships organized by Red Bull.