Mostar is a beautiful city with a dark past. When Bosnia and Herzegovina declared independence from Yugoslavia in 1992, a violent war erupted. Mostar was heavily bombed, and over 90,000 residents fled the city. Over 2000 people died in Mostar during the conflict, including many civilians. Much of the city has been rebuilt, and whilst today it is a modern, vibrant city, the scars of its past can still be seen.
Behind the tourism-oriented façade and looking past the famous Mostar Bridge, many buildings lie abandoned, some with bullet holes still visible. We also explored an abandoned restaurant in Mostar- read about that here.
Last Updated on 2 November 2022 by Michael