Closed Check Point
Real Check Point
Twenty years ago, there was a terrible confrontation. On the whole road to Mostar, one can hardly guess at the events that took place, not so long ago.
The remnants of the Bosnian war are still present throughout the city. Many vestiges of a confrontation remind us of this eventful past. The administration chooses annually, which building should be repaired, but being a Croat majority, the area where Serd and Croat live (west of the river) are being taken care of first.
This area is bounded by the Neretva river, dividing the city in two. The Muslim side or the Croat side. Majdas Hostel was on the east side, only a few minutes from the Old Bridge.
Bruce Lee Statue
Built in the 16 th Century, nobody knew that the Ottoman Bridge crossing the Neretva river, would become the symbol of an armed conflict.
After, giving its name to the city, erosion due to humidity, supporting the passage of Nazi tanks during the Second World War, it was famously bombed in 1993, during the Croat-Bosniak war. Destroyed the day, and repaired every nights.
Fortunately for us it has been reconstructed to it’s former glory, reopening again in 2004, and declared a UNESCO World heritage site.
The Bosnian city, even welcome one of the Red Bull Cliff Diving World Series (September). Class jump are also given (25€), practicing on the smaller platforms. So everybody can attempt the 20-ish meter jump, from the Stari Most, symbolically linking Western and Eastern civilization.
Graffiti cover almost every wall on the inside, with a strong political or anti-war messages.
Hostel Majdas : Private room is $30, and you can park in the courtyard.
Address : Pere Lažetića 9, Mostar 88000
Telephone : +387 61 382 940
Email : [email protected]