UNESCO World Heritage Sites in Bosnia and Herzegovina

Posted: December 29, 2014    Categories:

There are three UNESCO World Heritage Sites in Bosnia and Herzegovina. They are all cultural sites.

  • Mehmed Pasa Sokolovic Bridge in Visegrad (2007)
  • Old Bridge Area of the Old City of Mostar (2005)
  • Stecaks-Medieval Tombstones (2016)

Mehmed Pasa Sokolovic Bridge in Visegrad (2007)

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This historic bridge is a culturally important site recognized as one of the UNESCO World Heritage Sites in Bosnia and Herzegovina. It was added to the list in 2007. Historians believe that the architecture and civil engineering techniques used to build this bridge reflect the classic Ottoman period with which it was built in. It also features contemporary Italian Renaissance architectural style.

Old Bridge Area of the Old City of Mostar (2005)

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This 16th century Ottoman bridge is one of the most iconic landmarks in Bosnia and Herzegovina. The bridge connects two parts of Mostar along the Neretva River. The bridge has been around for over 400 years. Although it was destroyed during the Croat-Bosniak War in 1993, it was reconstructed to its current state. It features an arch design and measures 29 meters in length.

Stecaks-Medieval Tombstones (2016)

This is the newest addition in this list of UNESCO World Heritage Sites in Bosnia and Herzegovina. It is also a cultural site. The monument medieval tombstones are scattered along some territory of Bosnia and Herzegovina and near the borders to Croatia, Serbia and Montenegro. The epitaphs to these tombstones indicate that they were around since the 12th or 13th century.