How To Find Best Photo Worthy/ Instagrammble Places In Mostar, Bosnia and Herzegovina (part 1)
Today I'm back with another post featuring tips for finding photograph worthy locations, and this time I'm writing about Mostar. The second largest city in Bosnia and Herzegovina is a touristic hotspot. I've been living in Mostar for about nine years now, so I think that makes me pretty qualified to share some recommendations. If you want to know how to find gorgeous photography locations in Mostar, read on.
1. HILLS AND OTHER ELEVATED PLACES
In any place you visit, hills and elevated places of any kind are always a safe bet for snapping a great photograph. Most people are naturally driven to an elevated view. A bird eyes perspective is not only very attractive, but supposedly it also contributes to a feeling of happiness. There are two kind of spots that allow you an elevated spots: natural (hills, mountains) and artificial (buildings and other contructions). In Mostar you can find both, but natural views are particually stunning in Mostar. As these photograph will let you know, Mostar is surrounded by mountains and hills, and for that very reason it is a great town to photograph from above. Even if you don't arrive in Mostar with a car, you can opt for a rent-a-car or taxi to visit one of the hills surrounding the town. Taxis are very affordable in Mostar, and you can always ask them to drive you to the top of one of the hills. In case you are short on time, remember that you can get a fantastic view from tower St. Peter and St. Paul Church in Mostar (located in the immediate vicinity of old city centre).
2. OLD CITY CENTRE
Old city centre is very popular with the tourists and for a good reason. There you can find historical sights, including but not limited to Old Bridge. One of the reasons why Mostar is so visually interesting and beautiful is because of the fact that for centuries many different cultures coexisted there. In this city, you will find a mix of Western and Eastern cultures, elements of Catholic Christian, Orthodox Christian and Islamic religions and culture. I do have one specific tip for when you're visiting old city centre: don't wear high heel! Trust me, I always twisted my ankle here.
3. BRIDGES: OLD AND NEW, BIG AND SMALL
True to its name, Mostar is the city of bridges. I already mentioned the Old Bridge, but I would really like to recommend to you that you visit as many as you can. There are so many amazing bridges in Mostar! I really like them all. As I'm sure you have had the chance of seeing on this little blog of mine, Mostar's bridges are not only beautiful but also very unique. Each one has a different history, each one has a different vibe, but they all can provide you with a wonderful photo worthy spot. Why not utilize them and get a fabulous photograph?
4. RIVERS AND CREEKS
If it weren't for Neretva, all those beautiful bridges would lack their purpuse. The mighty Neretva river is the heart of the town. On its banks, you'll surely find a perfect spot for your photography. Whatever you have in mind, photo session or a quick snap, the banks of Neretva river are the place to go. Nevertheless, it is worth noting that Neretva is not the only beautiful river that flows through Mostar. There are other rivers just as impressive. Moreover, in Mostar you can even find a few charming creeks. Don't be afraid to explore this city on foot. That's always a best way to explore any city!
5. CULTURAL, HISTORICAL AND RELIGIOUS BUILDINGS
Every city has its sights. It's only natural that tourists want to take a photograph of them. Historical, cultural and religious buildings and structures are always among the most photographed options. They also provide a lovely background to photographs. When it comes to historical and cultural buildings, there is an abudance of them in Mostar. I'm very fond of many historical buildings and houses in this town. As far as the religious objects are concerned, there are quite a few majestic churches and mosques in this city. Do check them out! Once again, I would also recommend exploring the town on foot. That's the best way to find photo worthy spots.
7. PARKS AND GREEN AREAS
Most tourists towns have their lovely parks, and Mostar is no exception. Parks and green areas are great not only for taking photographs, but for relaxing and chilling. We all look better on photographs when we are relaxed. A bit of greenary is always welcome. So, don't forget to stop by city parks when you visit Mostar.
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4. You can see photographs of Mostar's catholic cathedral here.
6. You can see the park area of one of its most iconic catholic churches here.
7. You can see both photographs of old bridge and my drawing of it here.
8. Another one of my favourites when it comes to streets here.