With a rental car we picked up in Croatia, we drove to Mostar in Bosnia-Herzegovina. If it’s possible to have a favorite bridge, Stari Most would be ours. It stood for 427 years before it was destroyed in 1993 during the Croat-Bosniak War but re-built faithfully using Ottoman construction techniques from 1999 to 2004 and at a cost of over $13 million. UNESCO helped to oversee the project, and money was donated by various world organizations and international governments.
Most tourists visit Mostar as a day-trip from Split, Dubrovnik or Sarajevo, so it gets very hectic in the afternoon but can be quite peaceful and calm in the morning and evening. To best experience Mostar, you need to spend at least one night to enjoy it without the crowds.