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Gallery Aluminium is one of the places in Mostar that enriches the cultural life of the city, applying the European standards. Visitor of this gallery can expect space with a rich oeuvre of top works of art. Superbly decorated and impeccably designed space combines traditional and new.

Blagaj is a small village in the south-eastern of Mostar, which is famous for the beautiful spring of Buna River, the Dervish Tekke and the Old Blagaj Fort. Water flows out of the 200 meters long cliff and forms the Buna River with its quantity.

The Old Blagaj Fort (Duke Stjepan City) is the medieval building, which was the seat of Blagaj Prince Miroslav Hum, Duke Sandalj Hranić and Duke Stjepan Kosača. It has an irregular polygonal shape, with a treasury, the royal palace, prison, two wells, towers and residential buildings.

Šantić Street in Mostar is the most famous place based on love and war close encounters and conflicts of former friends, where the most intense fights between Croatians and Bosnians took place.

Partisan Memorial Cemetery in Mostar is a national monument of Bosnia and Herzegovina built in 1965 by the Serbian architect Bogdan Bogdanović and at the initiative of Džemal Bijedić, in the honor of all who were killed in the National Liberation Front. It was opened by the Yugoslav statesman Josip Broz Tito.

The city of Mostar is a seat of the Mostar - Duvno Bishopric, so the main church is Cathedral of Mary, Mother of the Church, which is one of four Catholic cathedrals in this country. The cathedral was built in the postmodern style, which is generally the main characteristic of architecture in Bosnia and Herzegovina in the second half of the twentieth and at the beginning of this century.

The main aim of Museum of Herzegovina, which was founded in 1950, is to promote and preserve the rich cultural and historical heritage of this region. This interesting museum has tens of thousands of museum objects, documents, photographs and other museum materials as the part of their permanent collection.

There are few Muslim traditional houses built in Ottoman-style architecture in Mostar, which date back to the 17th, 18th and 19th century – Bišćević House, Kajtaz House and Muslibegović House. 

Turkish traveler Evliya Çelebi, who had traveled through Mostar in 1664, said that there were 45 Muslim places of worship in Mostar at that time. Today, only 37 mosques can be located, including the ones in Babun and Musala, which served as a place to perform joint prayers.

In Mostar, there are two single-arch stone bridges – the bigger one, the Old Bridge, on the Neretva River, and another, smaller one, the Kriva Ćuprija, on the Radobolja River. 

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Medjugorje is a little town in west Herzegovina, located about 25 kilometers south-west of Mostar and very close to the Croatian border. It is the main spiritual town in this region and the second-largest Catholic pilgrimage destination in the world, with around 5,000 inhabitants.
Neum is a town in south Herzegovina and the only coastal town in this country, with 24 kilometers of Adriatic coastline. There are around 5,000 inhabitants in this town. Neumene was its historical name, which is first mentioned in 533.
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Ljubuški is a town in the western parts of Herzegovina, located on the left bank of Trebižat River near the Croatian border and 35 kilometers from Mostar. It was first mentioned in 1444 as the acity of Lubussa.
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Čapljina is a town in southwest Herzegovina, located on the right bank of Neretva River, with more than 26,000 inhabitants. The important highways and rail routes connecting the Adriatic Sea with Bosnia and with the Central Europe go through this town.
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Mostar is the biggest city in Herzegovina, located on the banks of Neretva River. It is also cultural and economic center of this area, with more than 130,000 inhabitants. The city is named after bridge keepers, who guarded numerous bridges at the river, back in the medieval times.
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Kupres is a town in north-western Herzegovina, located in the middle of the Kupres Plain (Kupreško polje), with more than 10,000 inhabitants. It was first mentioned in documents of Kingdom of Croatia.
Široki Brijeg
Široki Brijeg is the administrative center of the West Herzegovina Canton, located on the banks of Lištica River. It is also cultural and spiritual center of this area, with more than 30,000 inhabitants.
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