Travel guide | City Break 2 days in Mostar


Let's explore together the city of Mostar, one of the most important tourist cities in Bosnia and Herzegovina, located in UNESCO world heritage. It is an important economic, cultural and political center in this country, having as its main symbol the Stari Most bridge.

They say that after going through a tough time (it was quite a war-torn city), you have more to offer. That's what Mostar does too. It is a place that seems to have been reborn from its own ashes.

Let us be your guide for 2 days, and let's discover together this wonderful city, a special cultural melange, full of spiritual charge, miracles, and a special mix of Islamic architecture.

where are you staying

Accommodation prices are for all budgets, and they start from 25 Euros per night for a double room.

We have made a selection for you, the best quality-price ratio, close to the city center.

  • Hotel Mostar located in a quiet area, near the old city center. This is a 4-star hotel with free WiFi and free private parking. The price starts from 70 Euro/night with breakfast included.
  • Hotel Villa Milas is a 3-star hotel with free WiFi and free private parking. One night's accommodation starts from 50 Euros with breakfast included. It is located in one of the most popular areas in Mostar with a location score of 9.7.
  • Sinan Han Hotel of 3 stars has its own parking, WiFi Internet, and the room is spacious and provides you with everything you need to make your stay as comfortable as possible. One night's accommodation starts from 55 Euros with breakfast included. It is located in one of the most popular areas in the city.

Tourist attractions in Mostar - What are you visiting? Itinerary for 2 days

Day 1

Stari Most (Old Bridge)

Except maybe the bridge Stay Most plays the main role in the old center of Mostar, as all the main attractions are located around this bridge. But you can't get to it without going through the labyrinth of narrow streets in the old center, also visiting the main street called "Golden Street".

Stari Most unites the city divided in two by Neretva river and was built in the 16th century by the Ottomans (more precisely at the order of Suleyman the Magnificent) and rebuilt in 2004 following the war. The name of the city comes from "mostari" which means guardians of the bridge.

An old and interesting tradition, dating back many years, is the competition of jumping from the bridge. Some of the locals are used to jumping from a height of 20 m (against some money from tourists).

After you finish taking pictures, admiring the bridge, or even the jumping of the locals, we let you "lose yourself" in the colorful, typical Ottoman bazaar, where you will be able to spend a few good hours shopping.

Given the rather strong Islamic imprint, Mostar it has many unmissable places, among which we mention the multitude of mosques, but also Orthodox and Catholic churches. The most famous churches are the Franciscan and Catholic.

On the main street in the old center you will discover the two most beautiful and interesting mosques.

Koski Mehmed Pasha

Located right in the heart of the old center, this mosque was built in the early 17th century by Koski Mehmed-Pasha. Only five meters from the Neretva River, one can admire a spectacular panoramic view of the city. The welcoming atmosphere in the courtyard offers a pleasant, relaxing break in a unique and romantic context.

Karadjoz-Bey Mosque

It is considered to be the largest and most imposing mosque in the region. It was built by the Turkish architect Mimar Sinan Kodza in the 16th century. This mosque was not spared by the war either, being quite seriously damaged. Since 2002, it has been completely renovated, and since 2004 thousands of visitors enjoy it.

Day 2

Kravice waterfall

You will reach it very easily by car or through an organized tour, considering that this location is located approximately 50 km from Mostar.

This one oasis in stone, as Bosnians call it, as spectacular as it is difficult to describe in words. The waterfall is located on the Trebizat River and has a width of 120 meters and a height of 25 meters. "Little Niagara" as it is called, it will exceed all your expectations. 

And as a picture is worth a thousand words, we leave it to you to tell us if it is worth visiting.

Medjugorje - the place where miracles happen

After walking and relaxing at "little niagara" on the way to Mostar, we recommend you make a stop at Medjugorje (which means "between the mountains").

It is a place where miracles are said to take place, thanks to apparitions Virgin Mary. The legend says that in 1981, the Virgin Mary appeared to six children on Crnica hill, at the named place Podbrdo. These people have been called "visionaries" and are invited all over the world to give lectures.

Although there has been speculation that the whole thing is a hoax, numerous scientific tests with high-tech equipment have been done on visionaries, and some experts have concluded that, in trances, they are really in a state of ecstasy, finding no evidence of untruth.

It is said that even today the Virgin Mary still appears among the faithful. In the year 1994, Pope John Paul II declared Medugorje to be a holy place. Since then it has become a place of pilgrimage extremely loved by the faithful, which welcomes over 1 million pilgrims annually from all corners of the world. The city of Medjugorje thus becoming, the third most visited place of pilgrimage in Europe, after Lourdes in France and Fatima in Portugal.

St. Jacob's Church it is the prayer center of the city, a church with two pyramidal towers, here gather the faithful who come to find their peace of mind and peace of mind.

If you want to visit Medjugorje, this place full of spiritual charge, you can do it through an organized tour from Mostar, more details here 


In each of our trips we were looking for well-being, relaxation. Well, discovering new things can also contribute to our well-being. The cuisine of Mostar is a balanced one with western and eastern influences.

The star of the kitchen is ćevapi with lepinja  – a kind of light, airy pita, ajvar  – a spiced paste of bell pepper, eggplant and garlic and a thick, slightly fermented cream, which is called kaymak. Ćevap comes from the Persian language, from the famous kebab. Ionac Bosanski is another well-known dish, more precisely a meat and cabbage stew

Considering the Ottoman influence, the most common desserts are baklava and bushes, which is an apple cake.

Below, you have a list of the best restaurants that we have chosen for you, known for both hospitality and food:

Useful information

The national currency is Bosnian brand convertible. Locals use both currencies, so you can pay with both euros and marks.

Prices are very similar to those in Romania, in some places you may be surprised to find lower prices. Also, a big advantage is that Mostar can be visited in any season of the year, but in summer, it seems to have a special charm.

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