Registration Criteria

C (vi). to be an outstanding example of a traditional human settlement, land-use, or sea-use which is representative of a culture (or cultures), or human interaction with the environment especially when it has become vulnerable under the impact of irreversible change.

Historical Reference

  • The historic town of Mostar, spanning a deep valley of the Neretva River, developed in the 15th and 16th century as an Ottoman frontier town and during the Austro-Hungarian period in the 19th and 20th centuries. Mostar has long been known for its old Turkish houses and Old Bridge, Stari Most, after which it is named. In the 1990 conflict, however, most of the historic town and the Old Bridge, designed by the renowned architect, Sinan, were destroyed. The Old Bridge was recently rebuilt and many of the edifices in the Old Town have been restored or rebuilt with the contribution of an international scientific committee established by UNESCO. The Old Bridge area, with its pre-Ottoman, eastern Ottoman, Mediterranean and western European architectural features is an outstanding example of a multicultural urban settlement. The reconstructed Old Bridge and Old City of Mostar is a symbol of reconciliation, international cooperation and of the coexistence of diverse cultural, ethnic and religious communities.
Mr. Ljubo Beslic
Mayor
City of Mostar
Hrvatskih branitelja bb
88000 Mostar, Bosnia and Herzegovina
Tel:
036/44 74 09
Fax:
036/44 74 45
Email:
ljubo.beslic@mostar.ba
Arch. Senada Demirovic Habibija
Senior Advisor for Urban Planing
City of Mostar
Adema Buca 19
88000 Mostar, Bosna i Hercegovina
Tel:
387.36.334284
Fax:
387.36.334283
Email:
senada975@gmail.com
Literally OWHC 2013: copyright Jiri Havlik