This handsome bridge over the Neretva River is one of the most potent symbols of the 1990s Balkan War.
Stari Most (Old Bridge) was built in the 16th century to replace its Roman predecessor, and is an important example of Ottoman architecture. It was destroyed, along with much of the Old Town, in 1993, but was rebuilt in 2004.
Stari Most (Bosnian, Croatian and Serbian: Stari most, Serbian Cyrillic: Стари мост; lit. ’Old Bridge’), also known as Mostar Bridge (Turkish: Mostar Köprüsü), is a rebuilt 16th-century Ottoman bridge in the city of Mostar in Bosnia and Herzegovina that crosses the river Neretva and connects the two parts of the city. The Old Bridge stood for 427 years, until it was destroyed on 9 November 1993 by Croatian Defence Council during the Croat–Bosniak War. Subsequently, a project was set in motion to reconstruct it; the rebuilt bridge opened on 23 July 2004. Wikipedia