Old Bridge (Stari most) What to visit in Mostar
The Old Bridge of Mostar, (Stari Most), was a stone bridge with a single span of almost 29 metres and a curvature close to a lowered centre half-circle, (with some peculiarities at the impost level and at the key stone). It was characterised by very slender and elegant shapes: its profile and its skyline were so thin and so high over the river waters that it was hardly to believe that such a structure could be worked out of huge stone blocks. Built in tenelija stone, it was of a light tone colour, bright and changing during daytime depending on sun colours. The bridge was mainly conceived as a functional structure, aimed mostly at connecting the two banks of the river: it may hadn't, originally, any additional ceremonial and monumental meaning, and its design has been quite influenced by the morphology of the site which is totally matched by its abutment walls.
- UNESCO: World Heritage List
- Built by: Mimar Sinan
- Made in: 16th-century