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Architecture In Bosnia And Herzegovina

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Architecture In Bosnia And Herzegovina

Architecture in Bosnia and Herzegovina is deeply rooted in the country’s history and culture, evident in the architecture of both its cities and villages. Common features include the thickly-walled multi-story homes found in cities such as Mostar, Sarajevo and Banja Luka, many of which have been built using traditional techniques. Bosnia and Herzegovina also has a variety of mosques and churches, many of which feature intricate and detailed designs. Additionally, the country’s cities are home to a number of modern architecture projects, with many of the most impressive being built during the post-war period.

Bosnia, Herzegovina, Architecture, Design, Traditional, Modern.

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Architecture In Bosnia And Herzegovina

Architecture in Bosnia and Herzegovina is a reflection of the country’s rich cultural history, developed over centuries of transition between different empires, religions and nations. The earliest known examples of Bosnian architecture date back to the Illyrian and Celtic populations of the region, while the Byzantine, Ottoman and Austro-Hungarian Empires left a lasting imprint on the country’s landscape. Bosnia and Herzegovina's architectural heritage includes monumental mosques, turbe (mausoleums), bridges and forts, as well as more recently constructed modernist and neoclassical buildings. These structures often feature unique regional elements, such as Ottoman minarets, Baroque flourishes and elements from the Vienna Secession. The city of Mostar is renowned for its iconic Ottoman-era bridge, and for its walled old town which has been recognized by UNESCO as a World Heritage Site.

Bosnian architecture, Balkan architecture, Ottoman architecture, Austro-Hungarian architecture, Mostar.

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