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Address: Mostar, Bosnia and Herzegovina

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A Focal Point

A rebuild of the old Catholic church which the Ottomans had helped to build in 1866, destroyed in the recent war but now built in a modern style, in contrast to the nearby old... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 18 October 2016
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 October 2016

A rebuild of the old Catholic church which the Ottomans had helped to build in 1866, destroyed in the recent war but now built in a modern style, in contrast to the nearby old city. The high bell-tower is a guiding landmark. It's fairly stark but arresting inside; look up at the stained glass windows. Has 'photos of the many... More 

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Drachselsried, Bayerischer Wald
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 October 2016

This was completely re-built after the Balkan wars and is all concrete. The tower is 107 metres tall and dominates the town, easy to use as a land mark for the car park. It did not feel like a church.

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Belfast, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 September 2016

Take the lift! The views from the top of the campanile are breathtaking and a great way to get orientated in Mostar. There is a gift shop at the top selling everything from souvenirs to history books. I picked up a brilliant one on the history of the Franciscans in Mostar.

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Smederevo, Serbia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 59 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 August 2016

Many in Mostar will say to you that the tower of the church was built intentionally so high so as to ruin the overall balance (and average height) of buildings in Mostar. The tower really looks disproportionate when compared to other parts of the city (especially it's center), which doesn't give that good overall impression. But, that's the impression of... More 

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Nicosia, Cyprus
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 August 2016

The church is over 100m height but is not yet ready as there is still o lot of work to be done inside.

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Singapore
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 July 2016

If I’m not mistaken, most tour buses will stop at the parking space next to this church, so I’m guessing this will be the starting point for most visitors to Mostar. It also helps that the imposing spire of the church easily dominates the Mostar skyline, making it a good place marker to remember. To get to Mostar Old Town,... More 

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Manresa, Spain
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 July 2016

Saint Peter and Paul Monastery is a new church located in Mostar, outside the old town. It has the biggest bell tower in the city and it was built in the 90s, after the Balcan War. Pitifully after the war the three religions (catholic, orthodox and muslims) begin to compete to built the biggest religion building, instead of helping each... More 

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Bosnia and Herzegovina
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 June 2016

Unfinished catholic church with a oversized tower which is in disproportion with the rest of the building. It was built like that just to show religious domination. There is nothing especially to see inside too, it has very simple interior.

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Grand Bend, Canada
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 May 2016

I've seen enough churches, mosques and cathedrals to last a lifetime, and certainly many that were more ornate than St Peter and Paul. It's hard to miss ... the bell tower is 350 m high. It marks the boundary between Christian and Muslim in Mostar ... one wonders if the tall bell tower was meant to dominate the many small... More 

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Cluj-Napoca, Romania
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 April 2016

It is a different example of architecture and you can't miss it, especially due to the very tall tower (around 350 m). Unfortunately, not all of it was open when I went, but the outside is interesting enough. Definitely a place to clear your mind after running around surrounded by tourists, whether you are religious or not.

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