Saturday, July 7, 2018


Received from: Bosnia and Herzegovina (sent from Croatia)
Category: from family
Date: July 2018

Stari Most (literally, "Old Bridge") 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. It was built by Mimar Hayruddin, apprentice of the famous architect Mimar Sinan who built many of the key Sultan’s buildings in Istanbul and around the empire. The Old Bridge stood for 427 years, until it was destroyed on 9 November 1993 by Croat military forces during the Croat–Bosniak War. Subsequently, a project was set in motion to reconstruct it; the rebuilt bridge opened on 23 July 2004.

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