With the event called “It is possible to bridge the gap” (in Bosnian: ”Sve je premostivo”), Mostar will celebrate the 17th anniversary of the completion of the Old Bridge renovation and the 16th anniversary of its inscription on the UNESCO list of cultural heritage. The grand opening of the event has been announced for June 21st and will last until mid-August.
JUMPING seven storeys from the Old Bridge in Mostar is a rite of passage. For the past 450 years local lads, eager to impress the girls, have been daring the 80ft leap to the distant waters of the river Neretva.
Would you dare take this leap of faith?. For those seeking adventure, head to the ancient Bosnian town of Mostar where on can get their high by jumping off a historic bridge into a fast-flowing river. Welcome to the annual traditional diving competition. For those who won’t dare to do this, here’s a glimpse of what takes place.
Red Bull has been organizing cliff-diving competitions since 2009, but when it included Mostar on its list of venues two years ago, it came to a place with its own, centuries-old, tradition of diving.
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Mostar is a fascinating UNESCO World Heritage Site, with a rich history, traditions, and unique architecture in the protected Old Town.
The gravity defying stone bridge binds the two sides of a city whose story begins with its construction by a student of ‘the Michelangelo of Ottoman architecture.’
For 450 years, people have been jumping off of Mostar’s old bridge and flying for three seconds before hitting the water.