Bridge as a witness of ancient times
Mostar, the town that lies on the river Neretva, is the economic, cultural, university, transport and tourist center of Herzegovina. The town was built around the old bridge, dating from 1566, near the former suspension bridge. The bridge is the main symbol of Mostar, one could say - its beating heart for centuries. The poet and Nobel Prize winner Ivo Andrić wrote "... From everything a man erects and builds in his life, in my eyes nothing is better and more valuable than bridges. They are more important than houses, more holy, more general than the temples. They belong and are equal to everyone, useful, always built with a purpose, in the place where the largest number of human needs intersects, more persistent than other buildings and do not serve anything that is secret or evil. "
The Mostar bridge is under the protection of UNESCO and represents the link between past and present, connecting different worlds in different times in the history. Nowadays, in June and July, the competition in jumping is held on the bridge, where the bravest can show their courage by diving off the bridge.
A walk through Mostar is actually a walk through time. In this town, the traces of the past are visible at every step. They are situated next to each other, leaning on each other, intertwined in a strange and remarkable symbiosis of incredible elements. Apart from the bridge, there is a Kriva Ćuprija (Crooked Bridge), the towers Tara and Halebija from the 17th century, the Sahat tower and the recent attraction from 2005 - a statue of Bruce Lee.
The recommended departure time is at 08:30. In approximately 1,15 minutes we reach the border crossing of Bosnia and Herzegovina, where for the crossing it is required to provide the passport or ID card. A short 20-minutes coffee break is foreseen in the town of Neum, approx. 1 hour after departure. Foreseen arrival to the main border crossing of Bosnia and Herzegovina is around 11:00, depending on the traffic. The nearby village Počitelj we will travel around 20 minutes, where we can go for a short sightseeing. The arrival to the town of Mostar is around 12:00, where we will go sightseeing and have lunch. The foreseen departure for the town of Dubrovnik is around 16:00, and arrival there around 18:15.