Stari Most, Bosnia and Herzegovina
In the city of Moster span over the Neretva River proudly stands a hump-backed bridge connecting people and destinies for generations. The bridge is exactly 4m wide, 24m high and 30m long. Stari Most is definitely one of the most recognizable symbols in this former Yugoslavian country and an important part of Islamic architecture.
Stari Most was the heart of the city for 427 years. It was designed by the Turkish architect Mimar Hajrudin in 1566 during the rule of the Ottoman Empire. The Bridge was built from exactly 456 blocks of stone and has one of the greatest comeback stories in history.
Since the bridge was destroyed during the raging war in Bosnia it took almost ten years until it was finally rebuild and open to the general public one again. This bridge is far more than stones it`s an idea that connects people and brings them together.
Locals still use it for diving into the cold waters of Neretva to show off their skills and bravery.