Mostar and Blagaj City Tour

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Mostar and Blagaj City Tour
 
Mostar was founded in the 15th century and will stun you with its beauty. The architecture is a precious combination of Turkish ingenuity plus Herzegovina’s and Dalmatian workmanship. We will spend the late morning and afternoon exploring Mostar. Undoubtedly, you will have heard much about this city, which was split during the conflict in the early 1990s. You will still see the scars of war, but these days Mostar is once again a warm and bustling place with a fascinating history.
Sites to see include:
1. Ancient oriental old town
2. Remnants of the Old Bridge
(being reconstructed) – 1566
3. Koski Mehmed Pasa Mosque – 1618-1619
4. Kriva Cuprija (Oblique Bridge) – 1558
5. Kujundziluk Street - old coppersmiths street
6. Karadzozbegova Mosque – 1577
7. Cardak (Watch tower)
8. Biscevica House (Traditional Turkish house with courtyard)
9. Medresa (Muslim religious secondary school)
After lunch we take a short 15 minute drive to the nearby village of Blagaj. Blagaj’s highlights are the Buna Spring and the adjacent Ottoman house/monastery. The spring here is amazing. It flows out of a 200m cliff wall and single-handedly creates the Buna River. Unsurprisingly, the Ottoman sultan was impressed, and ordered a Tekija to be built right next to it. This 16th century house/monastery was built for the Dervish cults and is still one of the most mystical places in all of Bosnia and Herzegovina. Blagaj's Old Town is worth taking a walk through. This lazy Herzegovinan town moves at a slow pace and many of its old structures are reminiscent of Ottoman days. A newly built heritage trail around the town is a rather pleasant 30-45 minute walk around the town starting at the Tekija Dervish House and visiting the Velagic house built in 17th century, a beautiful example of Ottoman stone masonry. In the vicinity are also old watermills that the strong Buna River used to power.
Period: Every day and by request
Total Site Seeing Hours: 4
Price: 60 EUR (5 group minimum), please contact us for smaller groups
Departure Place: We will pick you up anywhere in Sarajevo
Departure Time: 08:00 AM
Estimated Time of Return: 20:00 PM
What to Bring: City clothes, and camera
What is Included: Experienced and knowledgeable city guide, transport, entrance to all places in the program (where possible), and lunch overlooking the Stari Most (Old Bridge).
Option: All ready in Mostar? Why not have Sulejman our guide meet you there? In everyday life Sulejman works as an architect and has been directly involved in the restoration of the Old Town, including the Old Bridge.  His insightful 2 hour city tour of the old town starts from 25 EUR per person (2 group minimum).