The Museum of
Herzegovina (Bajatova 4; tel/fax: 036 551 602) is situated
in a beautiful part of the Old Town. It was founded in 1950
to promote the archaeological, ethnographic, literary and
cultural history of Herzegovina.
There are several sections:
The Hamam Museum
The "Hamam Museum" in Mostar is an authentic cultural
monument, which takes visitors back to the distant past and
witnesses the most beautiful stories of the former way of
living. The Hamam where museum was located, built in the
late 16th and early 17th century, and today is the only
preserved hamam in Mostar. It was built in the classical
Ottoman style. It has modest exterior due to the economy and
it was built next to the town square, a mosque or a public
kitchen for practicality.
Hamam was visited by women and men regardless of their
religious affiliation...During the visit of the "Hamam
Museum" visitor experiences the true historical picture with
a story about customs - although more accurate to say the
rites - related to the cleanliness, massage and relaxation
of the body and of the mind as well. Open hours: from
Tuesday to Sunday 10:00 – 18 h.
Address: Ul.Rade Bitange bb, 88000 Mostar
Phone: +387 36 580 200
The Head Office of the Museum is located in the Old
Town in the Memorial House of Dzemal Bijedic. It is
open from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. on weekdays.
The Memorial House of Svetozar Corovic on 178 Titova
Street is open for visitors from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. on
The Museum of Stari most (Old Bridge) is the third
department of the Museum of Herzegovina. The museum is
comprised of the original bridge towers and preserves some
archaeological documents. From the top of the tower you can
see the Old Town and surrounding area. The museum is open
for visits from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.
address: Bajatova 4
phone/fax: + 387 36 551 602
National Monument Muslibegovic House is located on 41
Osmana Dikica Street near the Karadoz-Bey's Mosque. Its
authentic monumental structure, items and documents provide
an insight into a life of a wealthy bey family from the
time. Hotel accommodation offering ten luxuriously decorated
rooms and suites, as well as conference and wedding venue is
available at Muslibegovic House.
The Museum is open to visitors 15 April – 15 October from 10
a.m. to 1 p.m. and 4 p.m. to 6 p.m. Entry fee is 4 KM.
phone: + 387 36 551 379
A bit off the centre circuit of the old town is the
best-preserved Ottoman-style house in Herzegovina called the
Kajtaz House (Gase Ilicica bb). The
Kajtaz House has been named a UNESCO heritage site and is
now the finest example of an authentic Ottoman home.
Aluminij Gallery on Stjepana Radica Street exhibits
works of eminent artists. Youth Cultural Centre “Abrasevic”
on the other hand exhibits alternative art and hosts
address: Alekse Santica 25
phone/fax: + 387 36 561 107
The Pavarotti Music Centre on Titova Street in the
Brankovac area gives the people of Mostar, particularly the
younger generation, an opportunity to learn, create and play
music with modern equipment and facilities. There is a café
in the main lobby that exhibits local art.